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6:00 PM on 07.21.2011

The most brilliant (or terrifying) Harry Potter baby dolls for sale on eBay

Some of these, and I'll have to use the same terms as io9's Meredith Woerner, are simply "nightmare fuel." The Voldemort baby doll (header) in particular is just terrifying. I don't think I'd be able to sleep at night with th...

Kristina Pino

7:00 PM on 04.01.2011

NSFW: Let this Octopus take a dip into you under the sea

Don't worry, the tentacles are pretty small, so you're not getting into crazy territory, here. Just taking a little jog on the wild side, without saying you're having tentacle sex. I wasn't really kidding about the "under the...

Kristina Pino

9:00 PM on 02.22.2011

Bob Conge is once again making my nightmares reality

Bob Conge! My arch nemesis and greatest ally at the very same time, the man responsible for about 90% of my current phobias, Bob Conge is back again with some new creations to show off. And as usual, they are a rare breed of ...

Chris Pranger

5:00 PM on 02.12.2011

McFarlane Toys makes The Walking Dead into tangible items

McFarlane Toys, that wacky place where Spawn and Halo toys come from, is introducing two new lines of action figures this fall based on one of the greatest properties ever, The Walking Dead. Zombies are totally played out the...

Chris Pranger

11:30 PM on 02.11.2011

Sideshow's terrifying life size Venom bust now has an arrival date!

Sideshow's newest Marvel creation is both absolutely terrifying and amazingly well done. This life size bust of Spider-Man's nemesis, Venom was created by artist Steve Wang and the Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development...

Crystal White

11:30 PM on 01.31.2011

Paper + Plastik's Symptoms figurines bring humor to illness

Paper + Plastik Records has come out with their Symptoms figures, each a humorous take on various illnesses and generally unpleasant symptoms. There are seven symptoms available: Hot Flashes, Depression, Headache, Dry Skin, I...

Crystal White

2:00 PM on 01.19.2011

Daniel Goffin brings Bob Conge's NIGHT GAMERS to terrifying life

Bob Conge! Oh Bob Conge! How my life constantly intersects with the man and his site's work! Fate has seen fit to bring us together again, though for another artist's amazingly horrifying rendition of something Conge has crea...

Chris Pranger

2:00 PM on 09.06.2010

Patricia Wallers' plushes strut the fine line of genius, dark-humored insanity

We take a break from your usual squeezable, happy, adorable Tomopop plush toy programming to bring you something frighteningly awesome. Enter German-based artist Patricia Waller's crocheted collection. It's like going throug...

Meghan Ventura

10:00 AM on 08.07.2010

Under the Radar: NECA T-800 Endoskeleton 18 inch figure

Y'all know me. I loves me some robots. Transforming robots, space-farin' robots, even human killin' robots! And this here? This is the most human-killinest robot ever. Behold the NECA 18 inch T-800 Endoskeleton from the Termi...

Nabeel "Touya" Mohammed

10:00 AM on 07.12.2010

Transformers Hailstorm and repaints put us through the emotional spectrum

File under awesome: new pictures of Generations Hailstorm in both his vehicle mode and his beast of a robot mode. In robot mode, those missiles will be friction-launched from their rack, giving this toy a really nice play gim...

Nabeel "Touya" Mohammed

The Circles of Figure Hell:  Limbo / Shoddy Design photo
The Circles of Figure Hell: Limbo / Shoddy Design
by Pedro Cortes

Collecting figures is not unlike being in a dark wood at midnight. You have the light of your ambition and desires to light your way, but there are a ton of foot falls and tree roots that can snag your feet and pull you down into the darkness. Even those with experience can occasionally fall victim to an errant branch in their path. At times like that, you need a guide to move you around obstacles that would make figure collecting a living hell.

That's where we come. Allow me and the editors of Tomopop to be Virgil to your Dante as we take you through the circles of figure hell. We'll point out the nastier bits of PVC culture so that you won't have to go into things blind. Follow me after the jump to learn more about shoddy design, the Limbo of the figure world.

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6:00 PM on 04.04.2010

BRAAAAAAAAAINS! Resident Evil Archives wave 2 to be rereleased this May!

It seems that NECA has been on a rereleasing binge as of late. They have reissued all of their horror movie lines for Gremlins and Beetlejuice and have rereleased the first wave of their 2006 Resident Evil line. Well, they ha...

Anthony DePasquale