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He knows you've been naughty
Warpo is bringing the seasons greetings with a Kickstarter for a Krampus plush! It even includes a 80s/90s-themed toy commercial! The Krampus is a formerly obscure mythological counterpart to Saint Nicholas (ie, Santa Claus) ...

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Pikachu is coming to Build-A-Bear in 2016

Complete with Pokemon costumes
Oct 21
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Build-A-Bear Workshop is no stranger to pop culture plushies these days. Having done everything from My Little Pony to Star Wars and even a zombie bear for Halloween, they're now teaming up with the Pokemon Company for a Pika...
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Probably won't turn into a plush dragon
Okay, Funko, you got me. You've released a wide mix of characters in your Fabrikations line so far, including the likes of Greedo, Rocket Racoon, and Jack Skellington, but up until now I haven't thought, "I really want this o...

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100% Soft

100% Soft releases first plush Kaiju Kitty, Boomu

Hide your yarn collection!
Aug 20
// Vanessa Cubillo
If Godzilla was ever lonely and wanted to get a pet, this is the cat Godzilla would get. This Kaiju Kitty is named Boomu and it looks like a cross between a cat and a dinosaur. Boomu has a cute, cat face with a horn, claws, a...

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Do you cuddle with them or eat them?
After a slight delay, Inki-Drop's Saltwater Sweeties Kickstarter campaign is currently underway and will run until September 7th. The campaign seeks to raise US$26,000 to fund the creation of three food-themed animal plushies...

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A tasty new campaign is on the way
Fans of sea creatures and food may be excited to hear about Inki-Drop's upcoming Kickstarter which will feature three food-styled animal plushies. The line-up includes the Mint Chocoturtle (a mint chocolate chip ice cream san...

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Phunny brings Kidrobot back to the plush world

Gremlins line due in August
Jun 08
// Brian Szabelski
Kidrobot's done plush before, but not quite like this. Instead of original creations like Frank Kozik's Labbit or Heidi Kenney's Yummy characters, Kidrobot is jumping headfirst into the licensed plush world with their new Gre...
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Disney Tsum Tsum

July's new Tsum Tsums will be... Stitch and pals!

Jun 06
// Kristina Pino
On the first Tuesday of each month, there's a new set of Tsum Tsums released at Disney Stores and online. July 7th will see the fuzzy debut of Lilo & Stitch-themed Tsums featuring: Stitch, Angel, Lilo, Scrump, Dr Jumba, and the Ugly Duckling. The duckling is an odd choice, but all of them look pretty dang cute nonetheless. I'll probably be picking up a Scrump one, myself.
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Disney Tsum Tsum

Get ready for PIXAR's Inside Out with some adorable new Tsum Tsums

Wear your feelings on your... shelf
Jun 05
// Kristina Pino
This past Tuesday, Disney released a new set of Tsum Tsums as part of their promotions every first Tuesday of the month. Since Inside Out is showing in theaters starting the 19th, this series was a no-brainer. All of Riley's emotions are there: Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear, and Sadness, along with Bing Bong, Riley's imaginary friend. Are you going to see Inside Out in theaters?  
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Goonies plushes

Hey, you guuuuyyyyys: Goonies plushes are here

Kickstarter ongoing, too
Jun 01
// Brian Szabelski
Do you happen to need some Goonies in your life? Well, if you're OK with plush, good news! The folks at Gordos Plush have the license and designs for a series of 8-inch Goonies plushes! The line launches this weeken...
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C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Jellykoe

Colorful and hazardous?
Apr 30
// Tianxiao Ma
Jellykoe continued its line of Tox City plush creations at C2E2. They're colorful characters that make me think of something you'd see in a Cartoon Network show. Maybe one day... You can get a rundown of the Tox City line fro...
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C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: House of Darkly

Sweet desserts
Apr 30
// Tianxiao Ma
You can find a plush for just about anything. Do you want plush dessert items? No problem. Plush weather phenomena? Got it covered. Plush... rocks? You bet! In fact House of Darkly's booth featured all of that stuff and more....
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C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: BeeFy & Co.

Lots of Poo
Apr 29
// Tianxiao Ma
BeeFy & Co. was started by Menh Voong, an aspiring graphics artist who decided to go into business for himself. I'm bad at keeping tabs on who's been where, but looking through Tomopop's history, Menh has apparently been ...
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Cloud Crystal Cuties

Kat Brunnegraff returns with Cloud Crystal Cuties

Kickstarter up for new plush series
Mar 24
// Brian Szabelski
Kat Brunnegraff has been kept busy rather recently, but she's had enough time to announce a new project on Kickstarter, Cloud Crystal Cuties. Yes, they're plushes, all done in Kat's usual fantasy style, complete with big ol' ...
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Creepy as hell

Creepy stuff I've found on ebay: Giant-sized Renamon and other stuffed... things

What has been seen cannot be unseen
Mar 04
// Scarecroodle
Anybody who's used ebay for any length of time knows that there's a lot of weird stuff on it. Some of it is weird in a cool way, other things are a case of WHY WOULD ANYBODY WANT THIS?! This, of course, is a case of the latte...
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More League merch

Riot Games adds more League collectibles to store

A bunch of new mini figures, plus some plush
Mar 02
// Brian Szabelski
The Riot Games store has just gotten a boatload of new League of Legends merchandise, most of it in figure form. Expanding upon the initial offerings, we now have the following: The newest statue collectible is Ziggs (US$15...
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Tsum Tsums

Frozen Tsum Tsums will melt your heart

Or at least thaw it a little
Mar 02
// Rachael Chambers
Disney is certainly sticking to their promise of releasing a new set of Tsum Tsums every month! Starting March 3rd, The Disney Store will make available six new characters. All your favorites from Arendelle will be in attenda...
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Green, but not so mean
inki-Drop's Toxika Squid Plush is currently available for pre-order. This adorable squid plush is listed as being green because the character is venomous, not because she's a zombie (although, with those x'ed out eyes, I have...

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Felt Mistress Momo

Felt Mistress assembles Avatar's Momo for upcoming show

Will be part of Gallery Nucleus' March 7 show
Feb 17
// Brian Szabelski
Gallery Nucleus is playing host to an impressive looking Avatar: The Last Airbender tribute show next month, and Felt Mistress has just revealed her piece for the event. She's made a plush -- of course -- of Momo and the...
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Tsum Tsums

Keep stacking with Cinderella Tsum Tsums

So many mice to choose from
Jan 30
// Rachael Chambers
It's almost time for another infusion of soft, stackable plushies! Conveniently coming out right before the live action movie, February's Tsum Tsums are all about Cinderella. It looks like this set will include Prince Charmin...
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Disney Plush

Disney store BO-GOing out of their minds with a plush sale

You can build an army with all the dalmatians
Jan 28
// Oansun
The Disney Store online has a Buy One, Get One for US$1 sale on a variety of plush items. That variety is pretty much Star Wars to Doc McStuffins (with its dorky dragon guy and all). A sale is a sale, and personally I'm alway...
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8-bit Space Invaders can come to YOUR home

Net yourself a crab!
Jan 14
// Soul Tsukino
ThinkGeek can make your old school gamer dreams come true with an officially licensed Space Invaders Crab plush pillow. Selling for US$29.99, this 17.75" x 13" x 4" pillow memorializes the monumental Tomohiro Nishikado video ...

Tomopop About Town: Custom plushies at Kollision Con 2015

Jan 09 // Tianxiao Ma
The header is a shot of Love You Sew's booth with showrunner Muggy. She started as a cosplay enthusiast who created little plush toys as accessories for her costumes (and for friends). Eventually she decided to make a business out of it, focusing on plushes that can go with popular cosplay characters. I don't know why more people haven't thought of that! What drew my eye was the fact that Muggy was dressed as Ragyo from Kill la Kill. I might have made some awkward noises when I saw the plush Ryuko and Satsuki sitting on her table. These catbug plushies from Bravest Warriors were my second favorite. The other offerings were also cartoon-based: Hambo and Gunter from Adventure Time, and Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. Next up is DragonFly's DreamShop, who had a set of plush dragons both large and small. As you can see above, the big ones were pretty darn big - very huggable as well. The black one features ornate eyes and a nice contrasting cloth on the underside. On this one you can see how they actually have a few points of articulation. There were all sorts of other toys and trinkets at the booth, but the plush dragons really stood out. There are more photos of both booths in the gallery, so check those out. And maybe click those links to their Facebook pages while you're at it!
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Sure to bolster your cosplay
Anime conventions are great, aren't they? You go to see the cosplay (the good and the bad), maybe visit that same "Understanding Evangelion" panel that's at every con, and blow lots and lots of money at the vendor hall. Well,...

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Disney Attractionistas

Disney Attractionistas and more coming to parks this year

A new set of dolls? Count me in!
Jan 09
// Rio McCarthy
I have to start off by saying I am so excited for Summer suddenly that I just can't stand it! Coming this Summer are the new Disney Attractionista dolls! From the concept images they look to be similar to Monster High dolls (...
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Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels' Chopper goes beanie

This IS the droid you are looking for
Jan 07
// Soul Tsukino
The C1-10P droid nicknamed ''Chopper'' may be indifferent to the sentiments of humans, but you may just want to give this soft-stuffed service robot a hug just in case. The little droid is 7 1/2 inches tall with a movabl...
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Pre-orders up for 4DE Fluttershy & Twilight Sparkle plushies

Add these ponies to your herd.
Jan 03
// Rachael Chambers
If you've been looking for some extra plushies to round out your collection, 4DE has a couple new ponies up for pre-order on their website! Fluttershy will be available around March of 2015, along with a re-release of Un...
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Borg Pony plush wants you to join the herd

Resistance is futile.
Dec 31
// Rachael Chambers
This highly detailed and exquisitely cuddly Borg Pony was created by EquestriaPlush, master creator of handmade equine plushies. The quality and attention to detail on all of her ponies is remarkable, but this one takes the c...
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Let your Hobbit flag fly with a DIY plush Sting

The best kind of DIY is the bookish kind
Dec 29
// Kristina Pino
If you've got some time to kill this winter break, might I suggest making a plush version of Sting, the blade Bilbo Baggins carries in The Hobbit? The adorably-titled craft blog Sew Desu Ne? has this great pattern with detail...
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Tsum Tsum

101 Dalmatians Tsum Tsums impawssible to resist

It would be 'Cruella' to pass up these pups.
Dec 24
// Rachael Chambers
Starting Tuesday, January 6th you can add these precious pups to your Tsum Tsum lineup! These cuties will kick off Disney's "Tsum Tsum Tuesdays" in which the company will release a new collection of the stackable plushies the...
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OMG Sales

Disney Store Online's Toy Mania Sale is ON

Upto 30% off select toys
Dec 16
// Kristina Pino
Disney's online store has just launched a big toy sale, with a bunch of items up to 30% off. I've put a little list together of some items that are now reduced in price: Large Simba plush. There's also a big Nemo one on sale...
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Tentacle Kitty KS

Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift makes purple, heads for MIA!

Let's get this Tentacle Kitty going
Dec 11
// Rio McCarthy
I recently brought you word that the Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift Kickstarter was kicking off and ready to go, but in that short time they've already made the goal of their purple Tentacle Kitty! They're only a couple thousand...
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Vamplets release 4 new terrifying plush and cell phone covers

It's time to get spooky
Dec 10
// Rio McCarthy
The Vamplets Nightmare Nursery is ready to welcome four new babies, and six new cell phone covers into the mix. Feraline, the werewolf baby, Vamzomkey, the vampyre monkey (who was bitten by a zombie), Mourning Gloom, the bad ...
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League merchandise

Riot Games finally, finally opens League of Legends merch store

No Nendoroid Ahri, but plenty of other collectibles in store
Dec 05
// Brian Szabelski
After a long, long wait, Riot Games have finally opened up an official merchandise store for League of Legends (and presumably, any other games they make), and no surprise: collectibles are a significant part of the offe...
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Digimon Megahobby Expo

MegaHouse rounds out the remaining Digimon DigiDestined at Megahobby Expo

Hail, hail, the gangs all here
Dec 03
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
MegaHouse showed off the finished sculpts for the remaining Digimon Adventures DigiDestined at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. What started with Tai and Matt in 2014 and continued with Kari and T.K. looks to be possibly wrapping ...
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Tentacle Kitty

Tentacle Kitty has some Cyber Monday deals for you!

Time to get ALL of the plushies
Dec 01
// Rio McCarthy
Have you been wanting to get your hands on several of the Tentacle Kitty plushies? Well, today is a great day to do it. Head on over to the Item Shop to get some awesome Cyber Monday deals. If you use the coupon code: CYBER20...
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Tentacle Kitty KS

Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift plush up on Kickstarter

Huzzah! New Tentacle Kitty colors inbound!
Nov 25
// Rio McCarthy
We at Tomopop are huge fans of Tentacle Kitty, and are always excited to see what new things they have in store. Currently they have started a new Kickstarter called Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift, and are working on a slew of c...

Tomopop Review: inki-drop's Tentatrio plushes

Nov 21 // Natalie Kipper
Plush name: Sweetoof, Jellyblub, Ika, and StarwhalPlush maker: inki-dropRetail price: US$24.95 eachAvailable at: inki-drop Let's dive right in! The first of the Tentatrio I looked at was Sweetoof the octopus, measuring four and a half inches tall and six inches wide. His most notable characteristic is his little embroidered tooth sticking out from his mouth. He also has several pink-ish purple spots on his brow of various sizes. Add that to the snaggletooth and Sweetoof gives off a certain preteen vibe (acne and in need of braces). I am not sure if that is intentional, but I found it hilarious all the same. Flip Sweetoof over for a delightful surprise: he's got embroidered suckers! They look so perfect, no loose threads or flaws of any kind. Here's Ika, who I actually consider the weakest link in the Tentatrio chain. I am not saying he isn't cute or well-made. He is definitely both of those things. But he feels like just a recolor rather than of the previously released Gummy Ika. Both toys are even the same height, four inches tall. As you can see, the back is entire bare sans tush tag. The bottom is also a little boring but I will forgive that. The source material, mother nature's lovely squid, is of a simple design and there isn't much to be done about that. Now we come to my favorite member of the Tentatrio, Jellyblub. This little lady jellyfish is just too sweet for words. I just loved her wide-eyed, innocent expression. She measures four inches tall and six and a half inches wide. Details abounds on this toy. The little embroidered white dots on the top of her head add to her youthful look while the peach and pink frills around her lower body resemble a skirt.  But the most adorable piece of Jellyblub's ensemble is, without a doubt, her little fabric bow on the side of her head. It is made of the same minky fabric as her body and looks ever-so-dainty. I love this detail so much! Finally, we come to the Starwhal, measuring four and half inches tall and seven inches long. I had been really excited to get my hands on this one and let me tell you, she did not disappoint. Her facial expression is similar to Jellyblub's, with the big, dark eyes and simple "u" mouth. Her horn has embroidered grooves on it and is moderately stuffed. As you can see, the Starwhal's star pattern is different on each side of her body. The bigger stars have a soft, fuzzy fabric on the inside portion (a different texture than her minky body) while the smaller ones are just embroidered. The variety in the stars' size and shape looks great and you can tell took some effort.   So now you have met the Tentatrio (plus the legendary Starwhal). I loved working with these guys. The designs are adorable and make me smile. If I had my druthers though, I would make them a bit bigger. That way, there is more to hug! [a big thank-you to Shelly Rodriguez of inki-drop for supplying me with these samples!]
Review: Tentatrio photo
With a Starwhal included for good measure
I have been a fan of Shelly Rodriguez for a long, long time. I loved her work way back when her studio was called inki-Jinx rather than inki-drop. There's a little snapshot, right there. Her plush line has grown from the Crab...

Tomopop Review: Hashtag Collectibles' Grumpy Cat puppet

Nov 19 // Natalie Kipper
Toy name: Grumpy Cat puppetToy maker: Hashtag CollectiblesRetail price: US$35Available at: Hashtag Collectibles Meet the Grumpy Cat puppet. It says, "Hello", or it would if I was playing with it and not typing up this review. Uh, let's move on, shall we? The tag hangs on the puppet's right ear. The simple design, with just a Grumpy Cat's face and the toy's name on a matte black background helped to focus on the toy itself, and not be distracting should you choose to leave the tag on.  The puppet measures 10 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 6 inches deep. Its tail adds on about 5 inches to the back. Speaking of the tail, it is lightly stuffed and has a nice curve to the middle of it, almost giving it a "C"-shape. The body is moderately stuffed but not so much that it is difficult to use as a puppet. Here we see were the puppeteer's hand goes when playing with their Grumpy Cat. The lining feels slightly webbed and airy. I was pleased to note that it did not feel scratchy or sweaty, even after having my hand in there for over five minutes of continuous play. I was surprised to discover that the softest part of the Grumpy cat puppet is the blue portion of its eyes. The whole toy is pleasingly soft and snuggly, don't get me wrong, but this tiny area takes it to a whole new level: silky yet fuzzy with just a hint of woolen texture to it. A pure delight. The only issue I had with my Grumpy Cat puppet was what appeared to be a manufacturing flaw in its mouth. One corner opens wider than the other which, unfortunately, makes the toy harder to manipulate in puppet form. I can't imagine that this problem is present in all of the puppets, but it may be something to look for. I could still get the puppet to make the signature scowl rather well. I also made it say phrases like, "I love rainy days", and "Cake makes me happy." It is the little things in life, you know. Despite the one manufacturing flaw in the mouth, I would still recommend Hashtag Collectibles' Grumpy Cat puppet. Mine may not have made the best puppet, but I think it is definitely the cutest piece of Grumpy Cat merchandise made and that, to me, is worth just as much. Plus, she still makes a darn good cuddle buddy. [A big thank-you to Hashtag Collectibles for supplying me with this sample!]
Review: Grumpy Cat puppet photo
The time I made Grumpy Cat say "Yes"
The internet sure does love cats and I can totally understand the sentiment. Lil Bub, Colonel Meow, and of course, Grumpy Cat (also known as Tardar Sauce) never cease to entertain. Being a fan of said kitties as well as a plu...

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DCon: Beefy & Co.

DesignerCon 2014: Beefy & Co.

Mostly oldies, but definitely goodies
Nov 14
// Natalie Kipper
The DesignerCon booth belonging to Beefy & Co.'s Menh Voong was like a treasure trove of con-exclusives past. There may not have been a specific toy dedicated to DCon but the sheer amount of awesomeness that fans lik...
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Explorers Playground

DesignerCon 2014: Explorers Playground

The Horndriblles arrive in numbers
Nov 11
// Brian Szabelski
Explorers Playground showed up at DesignerCon with their Horndribbles plushes, though their biggest news was the new Horndribbles book, "Meeks and the Great Invention." Most of the plushes on display were from the smaller Nim...

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