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2009 Plastic and Plushies: Best Toy Line

We previously looked at our favorite blind box series, but what about all of the other vinyl, articulated and plush lines? In a mishmash of various styles and materials, we'll take a look at our five favorite lines from the past year. What makes up a "toy line"? It can't be a one-off figure...that's about it.

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#5 - IWG Movie Icon Series by Rocket World
Rocket World re-imagined their three most popular Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo characters (Titus, Affonso and Hannibal) from various classic action movies.

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#4 - Uglydolls by Pretty Ugly
David, Sun-Min and the rest of the Uglydoll crew released several new Uglys in 2009. Our favorite? Uppy - pictured above.

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#3 - Lubies by RocketUSA
In 2009, RocketUSA released their line of super-soft, softball-sized Lubies plushies. Two series were released, featuring a number of cute little animals. Lions and Tigers and Bears...yep, they have all of them.

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#2 - Glyos System Series by Onell Design
Onell continued their strong Glyos line by adding several new sculpts - Buildman, Armodoc, Beanbot, Gobon - to an already strong series. And they've expanded to include rotocast vinyl figures in the line.

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**WINNER** #1 - G.I. Joe by Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow teamed up with Hasbro and brought all of the children of the 80's a line they've been waiting for. Not only did Sideshow hold true to the classic line's styling, but they also released a quality product.
 

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Phil Reed
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I chose Marvel Universe as the best toy line, but Glyos was most playable designer toy line of the year and Sideshow’s G.I. Joe came out strong and awesome.

Uglydolls have never done anything for me. They’re cute, but there’s nothing about the designs that makes me want to collect them.

Phil Reed
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I chose Marvel Universe as the best toy line, but Glyos was most playable designer toy line of the year and Sideshow’s G.I. Joe came out strong and awesome.

Uglydolls have never done anything for me. They’re cute, but there’s nothing about the designs that makes me want to collect them.

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