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SDCC 2014 Tokidoki

SDCC 2014: Tokidoki


Cute trinkets to make you happy
Jul 27
// Tianxiao Ma
Tokidoki drew a pretty large crowd at SDCC. People were just eating up their shirts, bags, and small figures. Fortunately I was able to get into their booth to take a look at what they were selling. The aesthetic is very cute, and they have a wide variety of merchandise. Check out the pictures after the jump!
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tokidoki's Mr. Black

tokidoki's Mr. Black is back, and Mr. UK is here, too


Made to celebrate the opening of Karl Lagerfeld's London shop
Mar 31
// Brian Szabelski
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has opened up a new store in London, and to celebrate, tokidoki have reissued Mr. Choupette in a new matte black colorway. The limited edition is being called Mr. Black on tokidoki's blog post,...

Tomopop LinkUP: Walking in a winter Wonder Festival

Jan 30 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
7-Eleven in Japan (yep, that's a thing) is now base to its own Gundam. A special version of the RX-93 Nu Gundam HG Gunpla is now calling the convenience store chain home. Done up in green, white, red, and yellow the kit is only running for ¥2,625. ToysREvil posted these really cool throw pillows based on game handhelds and controllers by Castella Natalia. Love the cartoonish look to them. Studio Ghibli fan Nendojin went above and beyond simple fan art to make a sculpture of the man himself: Hayao Miyazaki. RocketNews24 has posted video of the piece being made from start to finish. Job well done! Wave previewed a pair of girls from Majestic Prince being added to the Beach Queens line. Not Wave's best work and even they don't seem enthusiastic about them considering they haven't delivered their promised additional info on the girls despite being available for pre-order now. I guess they can't all be winners. And this is what it looks like when Wave tries hard. Akiba Hobby has posted a photo review for the upcoming Beach Queens Illyasviel von Einzbern from Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA. The effort they put into a figure this cute speaks for itself. In case you missed it the three figures from Hunter X Hunter are now available again for re-release. While there's nothing particularly new about them the official figma blog has posted the trio together. The real attraction is a quick three-panel comic. Check out CLayz newest Kuroneko figure from OreImo featuring a school swimsuit with cat years and tail. Oh man, she's perfect! Akiba Hobby posted a preview of Kotobukiya's Wonder Festival exclusive Kobato figure from Haganai. This is a red-dressed repaint of the figure Koto released just this past October. Looking good. Piapro posted a gallery for the upcoming Snow Miku 2014 Licca-chan doll. I kinda don't want to admit that it's growing on me... Also coming to Wonder Festival is a repaint of Orchid Seed's many Super Sonico figures. Based on a figure only just released back in December she is now sporting a chrome silver bikini. Not my kind of thing, but she does look really well made. Dark Horse has licensed the figure rights to the Powers series of comics and graphic novels. Their first piece is the impressively big Retro Girl statue which will later be followed by vinyl figures. More info can be found at the link. Kahotan posted a great gallery for Nendoroid Yoshino from Date A Live. Stiff contender for one of the cutest Nendoroids of all time! Tokidoki is collaborating Pullip on new doll Lunarosa. She's completely clad in Tokidoki fashion and even comes with a Donutella plush. She even gets her own tattoos! No price was given, but she'll be out in February. Sonico hasn't always been her full-figured self. Even she was a kid once. That's the message that Wing is sending with the prototype of their new child version of Nitro+'s digital diva. It actually is a rather cute figure in a much different way than we're used to seeing Sonico. Plum has made a new mini figure for their original character Sarah. She comes in two versions, either red or green. Both are exclusives, starting with sales at Wonder Festival for only ¥600 each. After that the red version will be sold throughout Nagano prefecture while the green one will be sold at the Lake Suwa SA (service area) for ¥700 each. Customizer Jared Flores created this really amazing Vinylmation version of the classic and iconic Dumbo ride found at Disney parks. The piece uses four Vinylmation Dumbo figures and one three-foot Vinylmation figure. Nicely done! That's all for this week! Come back next week when I'm sure we'll have another pile of Wonder Festival 2014 [Winter] previews to look at among other great things.
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Welcome to the start of winter convention season
Hello and welcome back to an action packed Tomopop LinkUP. Packed is definitely the right word for this edition as we're looking at probably our biggest LinkUP yet! And no wonder, it's the winter convention season! UK Toy Fai...


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tokidoki creates mascot for Peggy Guggenheim collection


Celebrate the introduction of Peggy Guggenheim's mascot with a limited edition statue
Sep 10
// Vanessa Cubillo
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is creating a mascot for themselves for the first time ever, and they've asked tokidoki to do it. So tokidoki did just that and created the mascot, Cappuccino. This design was based on Peggy G...
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Kat Brunnegraff Unicorno

Custom Delights: Kat Brunnegraff's Clouded by Crystals


It's a very pretty custom Unicorno
Aug 09
// Brian Szabelski
We haven't heard from Kat Brunnegraff in a while, but she's sent us word of a new piece that she's just finished up. It's a little custom tokidoki Unicorno called Clouded by Crystals, with the body of the beast painted a...
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Karl Lagerfeld and tokidoki collaborate on new line


Lagerfeld and his cute cat take over tokidoki
Jul 02
// Vanessa Cubillo
Tokidoki will once again be partnering up with famous fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld. With this new collaboration, tokidoki will be releasing another Lagerfeld figure, this time called "Mr. Choupette". This limited edition...
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tokidoki x Karl Lagerfeld: Mr. Black, St Germain Edition


The fashion icon returns in time for the first Karl Lagerfeld store
Feb 28
// Rio McCarthy
Karl Lagerfeld, the King of Chanel, is opening the first Karl Lagerfeld concept store and he's making a wonderful return to the vinyl world. tokidoki has previously made a Karl figure (that I absolutely adore), but this is th...
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Toy Fair 2013: tokidoki


Everyone's favorite cactus pup is now a plush, plus there's new phone accessories
Feb 14
// Brian Szabelski
At the tokidoki Toy Fair booth, we got to see a few old friends and a couple of new ones. The newest of those happens to be the new Phonezies accessories for smartphones. Each is based on a tokidoki character and plugs into y...
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Tokidoki rolls out new toys just in time for the holidays


Tokidoki's Unicorno Series 2 and mini Donutella plushies are perfect
Dec 05
// Kristina Pino
I was a fan of the first Unicorno series of figures by Tokidoki, so I'm glad to say that the second set looks just as good -- actually, perhaps even better. Series 2 will see the addition of a rocking Unicorno (fun!) as well ...
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NYCC 2012: tokidoki


Silver and grey are the colors of the day
Oct 13
// Brian Szabelski
The NYCC booth for tokidoki, tucked down in a corner of The Block, may not have been as big as at past shows, but it did feature a few new surprises. For starters, we got a glimpse at the DIY Stellina, first mentioned to us a...
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Get ready for 2013 with tokidoki's new calendars!


Aug 07
// Pedro Cortes
Fans of the ridiculously cute tokidoki designs will be happy to hear that they can carry them around all of next year, thanks to the 2013 calendars revealed today at the tokidoki blog. You have the option of a mobile, spiral-...

SDCC 2012: tokidoki

Jul 17 // Brian Szabelski
First, let's talk exclusives at the show. We had a silver Truffle, silver Porcino and the recently-released Cactus Rocker in his event-exclusive blue-haired colorway. Cactus Rocker is a great little piece, feeling right at home with the rest of tokidoki's figure offerings. And speaking of rock, Simone talked a bit about his newest line, Punkstar (which Natalie wrote about earlier this month). Releasing sometime in July, Simone says the Punkstar line of vinyl and plush pieces get their inspiration from his teenage years and his love of punk rock. The characters themselves are neighborhood kids who are all members of a band (named ... well, Punkstar), using elements incorporated from some of Simone's musical heroes. In all, the line has about 25 to 30 characters that Simone created and he says the fit well with the brand, but they could easily stand alone, too. The upcoming Punkstar Frenzies blind-boxed series will feature 20 pieces, probably covering quite a bit of the Punkstar character family, and they'll be US$5.95 each when they arrive in stores later this year. The big news, though, was that Simone told us about a future release from tokidoki: a 5-inch-by-5-inch Unicorno DIY blank figure! Each one will come with a special tokidoki x Sharpie marker, with the colors coordinated to match tokidoki characters. For example, green would be paired with a Bastardino design, blue with a Bruttino one, etc. Simone's got some other projects down the line, too, including a collaboration with artist Mr. Cartoon and a special piece for the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. There's also a Unicorno coming for Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention that will feature the STGCC logo on it.  As for the Marvel license ... well, tokidoki's contract won't let them do larger vinyl figures of their designs, so don't expect any. Sorry. However, Simone mentioned that they've had talks with Capcom about the Street Fighter license, but there's nothing set in stone on that. Simone also mentioned that he would like to work with other franchises and licenses in the future, but didn't want to take too much on his plate. In particular, when I asked him what his "dream" franchises to work with might be, he mentioned DC and Star Wars, both of which I think would be awesome.  Thanks again to Simone for talking with us, and stay tuned; it sounds like we'll be hearing a lot more from tokidoki in the future!
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One of the busiest booths at San Diego Comic Con was tokidoki's, as it was filled with folks checking out their T-shirts and collectibles almost every time I walked past. Then again, it was like that last year when I went as ...

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The italian company, tokidoki, will be joining other designer toymakers at next week's Comic Con and, to celebrate the occasion, they are featuring a countdown on their blog and FaceBook page that is unveiling news and e...

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tokidoki's Truffle the cactus bunny now in stock


Apr 04
// Natalie Kipper
Truffle the cactus bunny, tokidoki's new vinyl figure, came out just in time for Easter. Well, sort of. If you haven't placed your order online already and don't live near a tokidoki retailer, then this little bunny just migh...

Toy Fair 2012: tokidoki

Feb 16 // Natalie Kipper
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Toy Fair 2012 had its share of glamorous cuteness at tokidoki's booth. The Italian brand is known its Japanese kawaii culture-inspired designs. Both new and classic goodies were out in full force at the event. Starting o...

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7-Eleven Hong Kong gets Hello Kitty x tokidoki TVC


Dec 08
// Rio McCarthy
I can outright say I am so jealous I don't live in Hong Kong right now! At 7-Eleven in Hong Kong they're having a Hello Kitty x tokidoki Wonderland from December 7th through the beginning of 2012. There are 22 keychain figur...
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New tokidoki plushes are candy-coated cuteness


Dec 06
// Natalie Kipper
Tokidoki, the Italian purveyor of sugary pop cuteness, has just released their next batch of toys based on the brand's characters. The characters in question are Donutella the donut girl, Kaiju the monster, and Stellina the U...
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NYCC 2011: tokidoki


Oct 18
// Brian Szabelski
So what's new at tokidoki's New York Comic Con booth? Well, not a whole lot, besides it being packed for a good chunk of the show, according to our NYCC crew. There's some new caps from tokidoki on the fashion side that look ...
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Tokidoki Barbie is a real thing you can now buy


Oct 11
// Brian Szabelski
Do not adjust your screens: you are indeed seeing a tokidoki Barbie. Launched Saturday at tokidoki's Santa Monica store, the new Barbie is, of course, dressed in tokidoki apparel, carrying a tokidoki bag and has tokidoki-insp...
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Tokidoki has all your adorable superhero needs covered with this new phonecharm set


Aug 18
// Jackie Zysk
Waaay back in March, we brought you news of the new Marvel x Tokidoki collaboration: a set of phone charms based on 20 Marvel characters. Well, now you, too, can have a chibi Wolverine hanging from your phone because they're ...
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Today, we have something extremely special to make your Friday better, Tomopop readers. FREE UNICORNS. That's right. You can't get better than that. Thanks to our friends at tokidoki, we have ten prize packs to give away toda...

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Enjoy this gallery of tokidoki's upcoming Unicornos figures


Mar 31
// Brian Szabelski
As you might have read previously on Tomopop, tokidoki's releasing a new blind-boxed line of figures, the Unicornos. But now, we've got individual shots of the entire crew — Bellina, Dolce, Fumo, Metallo, Mooka, Peperin...
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Marvel, Tokidoki collaborate on an adorable zipper pull series


Mar 21
// Brian Szabelski
Talk about cute: Marvel and Tokidoki are continuing their collaborative partnership with the forthcoming release of a set of 30 blind-boxed zipper pulls called Frenzies. The little zipper pulls feature a number of classic Mar...
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Lethally adorable: tokidoki's Unicornos mini-figures line


Jan 28
// Colette Bennett
When I think of tokidoki, the first descriptor that comes to mind is "masters of cute". And I think that is a pretty reasonable thing to think of them, because they've become a pretty big thing. It must be a challen...
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NYCC 2010: Tokidoki booth overview


Oct 15
// Tomopop Staff
Tokidoki, everyone's favorite designer of chibi animals, people, and now characters from Marvel and Capcom, was in the full Comic Con spirit at their booth at New York Comic Con. Featuring shirts with Tokidoki's iconic charac...
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SDCC 2010: Glimpses of tokidoki's Royal Pride figures


Jul 23
// Colette Bennett
I've followed tokidoki for a long time, and I can vouch that they have grown from a little company with a really distinctive flair for great design into a vast, evergrowing empire. I'm so happy for their success, and it was n...
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A look at the next Touhou Project Nendoroid Petit exclusive set


Jun 24
// Jonathan Tubbs
You like Nendoroid figures? You like them petite? What about Touhou Project? Awesome. What about exclusives? Wait! No! Come back~!!Mika-tan updated her blog with a preview of the follow up to the first Touhou P...
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Tokidoki x Marvel clothing line comes to stores February 25


Feb 12
// Andres Cerrato
Back in September, Rio brought us the news of the awesome collaboration between Tokidoki and Marvel. A complete clothing line with caps, hoodies, and of course plenty of shirts. The awaited date has finally arrived,...
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tokidoki x Marvel is the cutest apparel combination to ever hit stores


Sep 03
// Rio McCarthy
This week you pretty much couldn't go anywhere without people whining, complaining, or at least talking about the Marvel and Disney merger, but there's one thing for sure - You can't whine about this Marvel and tokidoki cross...
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Tokidoki bringing their clothing to the toy buying, game playing consumer on Xbox Live


Aug 07
// Bryan Coffee
It seems in only a few short years, Tokidoki has exploded to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. I remember last year at SDCC that girls were screaming when Simone made it to the booth to sign, as if the Beatles had just walked ...
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New dreamy tokidoki pillows and more, at Japan LA


Mar 21
// Emily Smalara
Thanks to Jamie over at Japan LA, we've been informed that they've recently started to carry a sizable number of new items that are sure to catch the eye. What jumped out at me was a set of new tokidoki pillow cases, though I...
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tokidoki Frenzies zipper pull collection open for preoder now


Mar 05
// Colette Bennett
If the price of a tokidoki bag makes you shudder (and trust me, they often elicit that reaction from me when I'm buying them), this new zipper pull series may be the perfect way for you to add a little bit of tokidoki in your...
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New tokidoki plushes are deathly cute


Jan 27
// Emily Smalara
While I've only known about tokidoki for a short while, I've been a big fan of almost everything they design. Anything colorful really catches my eye, and anyone that's followed tokidoki for any length of time knows that they...
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tokidoki takes on My Little Pony


Sep 21
// Colette Bennett
I know the average vinyl or PVC collector wouldn't be caught dead with a My Little Pony -- or at least, wouldn't have been caught dead before now. However, rabid tokidoki collectors may have to swallow their pride if they wan...

Tomopop Review: tokidoki White Tiger

Sep 11 // Rio McCarthy
First things first, this piece is made of a seemingly durable plastic as opposed to vinyl. Of course this doesn't really bother me, other than I about asphyxiated myself when I popped open the box. The smell was pretty bad compared to the amazing vinyl smell, so be prepared.Like a lot of you, I absolutely love Simone Legno designs on pretty much anything, but especially animals. This toy is no different and definitely translates the original design beautifully. Design-wise I couldn't be happier with this little tiger. I can especially vouch that his personality comes across very well. His description on the box reads "The white tiger is the most aggressive; he is a natural born hunter who loves deer venison carpaccio." From his facial expression to his partially bitten ear, his aggressiveness shines through. There are very few problems that I have with him -- they're so insignificant that it's not going to stop me from ordering the rest of the set when I have the money to do so. There's a very visible seam across the top of his head, but it doesn't affect the paint in any way and everything is still aligned perfectly. There are also a few visible seams in other places, but again they're not horribly distracting and don't make anything appear misaligned. Both the legs and arms are posable, though that doesn't really mean much with the legs as the tail is in the way. Since the tail doesn't move there's not really much you can do position-wise with them. This doesn't really affect me as I would just have him standing there anyway, but if you wanted to plan out a diorama of tigers, this might be detrimental to you.All in all if you're a fan of tokidoki, or especially of tigers, then I'd say this is for you. I'm insanely happy with my purchase and definitely want to nab the rest of the cuties. You can pick them up for $20 plus shipping on tokidoki's online store. What are you waiting for? Everyone needs an adorable tiger in their life.
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White tigers have been my favorite animal for as long as I can remember. (Sorry dolphins, I love you second best!) So when I saw that tokidoki was going to release the Onisuka tiger, I lost my mind with excitement. Thankfully...

Tomopop review: SDCC Exclusive Tokidoki Keith Poon Kaniza

Sep 08 // Rio McCarthy
I was most saddened when I learned that I would again be sitting out on SDCC due to lack of funds, but a friend was good to me and nabbed up a few of the exclusives for me since I couldn't personally get them myself.One of the top items on my list was the exclusive Tokidoki Kaniza. I am definitely a sucker for cute animals, and Tokidoki are the supreme rulers of such. I absolutely hate snakes but I'm sure that if Tokidoki made a snake character it would be the most adorable thing ever. So, when I learned that their exclusive at the ToyQube booth was pirate related, I knew I had to have it.I couldn't have made a better choice. Not only is the Kaniza itself adorable, but the packaging it came in is so freaking cute it almost makes my head explode. Even the treasure is cute! Just looking at the box I want to fill my entire room with Tokidoki creatures. Since this little guy's only around 4 inches tall, I could make a lot of them fit if I just had the money to fund such a project.I honestly have no real beef with anything against this figure as it's one of my favorites and there's just not really anything wrong with it. The only thing that's slightly odd is how the back is shaped, but that's to be expected since the front slants backwards. There are also minor marks of character here and there, but I have yet to ever receive a piece that doesn't, and it doesn't detract from this one. What's yet another great thing about this piece? The pricetag! This little guy has brought me so much joy and it was only $15 at the show. Sadly, now if you're wanting to get your hands on it now, the cheapest I've seen it on ebay is $40. I guess that's to be expected since it was limited to 1,000 pieces, but also that it was that cheap and adorable. I will definitely urge you to pick up this piece if you're even remotely interested. I'm so happy I got this one and it's one of the favorites of my collection. It fits in extremely well with my pirate bathroom, but even if you don't have your own pirate ship I'm sure it'd love to come home with you. This is one of the few pieces I don't have anything bad to say about so it's definitely worth trying to find! Best wishes on your treasure hunt, matey!
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As per my last review, you can see I'm quite a fan of pirates and all things landlubber. This year's SDCC exclusive over at the ToyQube booth definitely fit my fancy, as not only was it pirate related, but it was decked out i...

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Fujitsu encourages the craze with exclusive Tokidoki laptop


Aug 21
// Colette Bennett
Mark my words: by the end of the year, we will see Tokidoki food products. Simone Legno's tremendously popular brand ascends further and further towards the heavens with each passing day (in fact, if it keeps going that way, ...
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Tokidoki's OnitsukaTigers: the cutest thing to happen to one of my favorite animals ever


Aug 18
// Rio McCarthy
These are the best thing I have seen in a great while. White Tigers are one of my favorite animals of all time and I definitely need these. Tokidoki makes anything cute, of course -- it could be something completely morbid bu...
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Tokidoki's Simone Legno speaks about his adorable empire


Jul 28
// Colette Bennett
Seeing Tokidoki's booth at this year's San Diego Comic-Con truly drove home the realization that Tokidoki is no longer an underground brand. Creator Simone Legno has made the jump from indie success to mainstream giant, and i...
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STRANGEco announces SDCC Tokidoki and Vivisect Playset Exclusives


Jul 09
// Colette Bennett
STRANGEco's booth (#4629) at San Diego Comic Con this year is aiming straight for my personal weak point: Tokidoki. I hadn't made up my mind about the 8' Dunny or Tokyoplastic geisha exclusives, believe it or not -- I can on ...

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