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S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury coming March 2016

It was announced that Bandai's latest offering in their deluxe articulated S.H. Figuarts banner will be famed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The figure was designed using 2D and 3D scanning to give a high level to detail in matching Freddi...

 
 
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Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online

After the arduous journey through conception to release at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky, is available for purchase via the artist's online store. Dragon Boy's canine companion is currently availabl...

 
 
 
SDCC 2014: We Love Fine photo

SDCC 2014: We Love Fine

We Love Fine's San Diego Comic-Con booth was broken up into three different locations: one near the Star Wars exhibits, one in the designer toy area, and another just chilling in the center of the action. The last of the trio had many new t...

 
 
SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek photo

SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek

The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-D9 car charger,...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu photo

SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu

I was very excited to visit Martin Hsu's San Diego Comic-Con booth and see his brand-new figure, Blacky the Dragon Dog. The companion piece to his popular Dragon Boy character was revealed way back in the Summer of last year. And I must tel...

 
 
 
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Gaming Heads tackles Street Fighter in latest plush line

Gaming Heads expands on its plush line with their entry into the world of Capcom's Street Fighter. Available now for US$ 19.99 each are Series 1 of this new line starring Ryu (sporting some fantastic eyebrows), Ken (rivaling ...

 
 
 
New Uglydoll toys photo

Uglydoll brings its comic series friends to plushie life

David Horvath's Uglydoll line of huggable monster plushes seems to constantly be finding new ways to add more cuteness to to the brand. We have seen cross-overs with Universal classic monsters along with the DC Comics superheroes&...

 
 
Firefly toys photo

Get Wash's iconic dinosaur toys from Firefly

One scene from Firefly that really made me smile was Wash playing with the toy dinosaurs that sit near the controls to Serenity. They were just plastic toys but seeing the way the pilot loving played with them, combined with the humoro...

 
 
Vinylmation signing photo

Vinylmation Cutesters Series 6 signing on January 17

The latest Vinylmation release takes a cue from the season and adds a dollop of sugary cuteness to the mix in Cutesters Series 6: Snow Day. The new set, designed by Maria Clapsis and Caley Hicks, features fuzzy animals like a polar bear and...

 
 
Penny Arcade plushes photo

Three new Penny Arcade plushes now available for purchase

The plush inventory of Penny Arcade's online store was expanded with today's launch of three new toys based on characters from the popular webcomics. The plush version of Mr. Toots the rabbit (US$19.99) along with the plush s...

 
 
Rilakkuma comes to US photo

Coming to America, Rilakkuma-style

US-based fans of San-X's ursine Rilakkuma and his pals, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, will be happy to hear that finding his products just got a whole lot easier. Aliquantum International, also known as AQI, has purchased the rights to bring ...

 
 
Monster High photo

Monster High's Catty Noir now on the prowl

Previously revealed at this summer's San Diego Comic Con, Mattel's Monster High Catty Noir is finally out! The doll was released on Friday the 13th, rather fitting for a monster girl resembling a black cat. According to her bio, Catty Noir ...

 
 
SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya photo

SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya's booth at this year's San Diego Comic Con was like a four-sided gallery of beautiful new figures, peppered with teaser placards for ones that have yet to be seen. It was all very exciting! Let's start with some of the new figure...

 
 
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First fan-designed Squishables now available

Fans of Squishable may still be voting on Project Open Squish's fan-submitted designs but some of the early winners are already starting to become available. Tera S.'s Werewolf (for which Squishable held a pre-order last...

 
 
Vinylmation in Japan photo

Tokyo Disneyland is getting two cool new Vinylmation

If you happen to be in the Land of the Rising Sun's version of Disneyland this summer, be on the lookout for a new pair of Vinylmation. Entitled "Summer Fun Mickey and Minnie," the figures show the famous couple attempting to cool off in th...

 
 
My Little Pony photo

Three new My Little Pony Hug Me plush backpacks available

Plushes and cute accessories are two things I can totally get behind. Add My Little Pony into the mix and you have a recipe for magic! WeLoveFine seems to agree with me on that front, if their line of My Little Pony Hug Me plush backpacks w...

 
 
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Mikie Graham's Mechanized Mad Men are brilliant

Mikie Graham will be honoring some of history's more quirky minds with his upcoming custom Android series, Mechanized Mad Men. The release marks Mikie's first entry into the realm of blind boxes. The seven figures in the set include Warhol,...

 
 
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Squishable Fezzy grows a moustache, wins my heart

Squishable had teamed up with the artist Andrew Bell several times before, resulting in the birth of such plushes as the Worrible, Deville, Batty, and Skettle. However, none of those compare, at least in my mind, to the sheer hardcore cuten...

 
 
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New Chumbuddy store opens, expands line-up

Tomopop has been there since the very first (and subsequent second) of Patch Together's Chumbuddy, the ingenious shark-shaped sleeping bag. That was way back in 2010 and 2011. The man-eating plush has since evolved, expanded its family, and...

 
 
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Bartholomew Punchyface releasing April 13 with a party

It has been a near unbearable wait but Bartholomew Punchyface, the nerdy bear plush collaboration between Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson (produced by 3DRetro), is finally being released on Saturday, April 13. If you live in the Los Ange...

 
 
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More Wooper Looper goods coming this Friday

I loved Gary Ham's Wooper Looper when it was originally released as a Sofubi last year. I loved the little fellow even more (if such a thing were possible) when the axolotl later took the forms of two plushes, one made by Gary himself ...

 
 
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Toy Fair 2013: GIANTmicrobes

Drew Oliver's GIANTmicrobes branched out into the digital realm with their latest set of releases, revealed at the New York Toy Fair. The Computer Virus series of dolls have bodies made up of metallic-looking numbers, ones and zeroes specif...

 
 
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Let Skettle shake, rattle, and squish your bones!

A skeleton for Valentine's Day? Sure, you bet!  Squishable and Andrew Bell surprised fans with this odd concept just a few days ago. The new plush's name is Skettle and the roly-poly ball of bones just wants to be loved. He s...

 
 
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Vinylmation Whiskers and Tales series now available

Today marks the release of the next Vinylmation figure series bound for the Disney Stores rather than the Parks. Whiskers and Tails features the lovable animal companions we have come to know from movies and, in the case of Lambert the lion...

 
 
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Animate launches US online store

A few hours ago, Viz Media's twitter feed revealed that Animate had launched an online shop for US-based customers. Among the series represented at the store's launch are Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, Sword Art On...

 
 
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Myths & Legends Vinylmation series is releasing soon

The Disney Store is getting another Vinylmation series beginning Monday, January 7. Loaded up with Yetis, Medusas, and Ogres, the upcoming Myths & Legends series will explore the monsters of our past. I haven't found an official list of...

 
 
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Chimeras plush toys now arriving in stores and online

A while back, we featured a Kickstarter project showcasing plush animals that had swappable appendages. Well, I am extremely pleased to say that Walrus Toys' new line, the Chimeras, are now available for purchase! You will be able to f...

 
 
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GIANTmicrobes' White Lab Mouse scurries into my heart

I am a sucker for many things, chief among them are rodents, unsung heroes, and plushes. And, what do you know?, GIANTmicrobes managed to nail all three in their latest release, the White Lab Mouse plush. We have lab mice to thank for many ...

 
 
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Shawnimal's final NotM, Ragdoll Ninja, releases today

It is both a sad day and a happy one. Shawnimals' final Ninja of the Month plush releases today and, from the ashes of the plush subscription service, rises the Legends of Ninjatown. NotM is going out with a bang and its grand finale, Ragdo...

 
 
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Super7 releases Thanksgiving Dessert Milton today!

Like a ghostly embodiment of all those holiday leftovers in your fridge comes Super7's latest release, Thanksgiving Dessert Milton by Brian Flynn. This designer toy will be released today at noon Pacific at Super7's online store. Much ...

 
 
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Tentacle Kitty plush is now available to order

The time has come. The first edition Tentacle Kitty plush is now available to order. If the header image alone does not convince you to purchase this plush of unknown birth, maybe its description from the store website will: Longingly...

 
 
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Squishable unveils two new Andew Bell plush collabs

During Squishable's Cyber Monday hub-bub, site-goers may have noticed two additions to the plush roster. The two new members of the Squishable family, Deville and Batty, were created in collaboration with Andrew Bell. You may recognize Devi...

 
 
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Have you met Good Smile Company's Wooser plush?

Wooser's hand-to-mouth life must be a pretty popular show for Good Smile Company invite them aboard their merchandise train. And what a cutie, Wooser is! Even if his nose (or is it his mouth?) is a bit off-putting, but I digress. Thank...

 
 
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Duffy the Disney Bear is ready for winter

The weather is getting cooler and Duffy the Disney Bear is breaking out his winter clothes. A sweater and cap set (US$20) sized for the 17 inch plush was recently released at the Disney Parks. I also spotted the outfit over at the Disney St...

 
 
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Upcoming GIANTmicrobes releases are seasonal, scientific

GIANTmicrobes seems to just be getting better and better. I mean, I was always a fan, just check out my reviews of their skin cell and bone cell plushes and last year's plush ornament box to get an idea. But, these lates...

 
 
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Disney Store online's update adds new toys, exclusives

If you have visited the Disney Store online in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that something's different. The site has changed format and I am still trying to decide whether I like the update or not. I will confess that I do ...

 
 
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More Vinylmation news than your wallet can handle

With the recent influx of announcements and releases, it's a good time to be a Vinylmation collector (or perhaps a bad time, if you are trying save money). Disney announced sale dates for two new series and released three more and I can't w...

 
 




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Tomopop DC Bishoujo Wonder Girl by Kotobukiya"The power of Zeus compels you"

 

Tomopop Cu-poche Friends Alice by Kotobukiya"Going down the Cu-poche rabbit hole"

 

Tomopop Nendoroid Shoukaku & Zuikaku by Good Smile Company"The pride of the 5th Carrier Division!"

 

Tomopop Kagamine Rin Tony Ver. by Max Factory"Pop stars aren't usually this cute"

 

Tomopop Velvet with Cornelius by Alter"A homeless princess and a Tiny Toon"

 

Tomopop Parfom Labrys by Phat Company"Class president or killer robot?"

 

Tomopop SDCC Exclusive Transformers Combiner Hunters"Walk quietly and carry a massive sword"

 

Tomopop Titanfall Stryder by Threezero"The craziest thing I've ever reviewed?"

 

Tomopop Kotobukiya's ARTFX J Cardcaptor Sakura"Nice to see you, good to meet you"

 

Tomopop Transformers Combiner Wars Quickslinger"He may have a new name, but Slingshot is back!"

 

Tomopop Super Action Noriaki Kakyoin Second"Anyone have cherries for this handsome man?"

 

Tomopop Eye Think, Inc.'s BusyBody"A fun animation tool at the tip of your fingers"

 

Tomopop Threezero's RWBY Ruby Rose"Red like roses (and just as sharp)"

 
 
 
 
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