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Yellow Scout Cavey Raffle

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The Yellow Scout Cavey is the one-of-a-kind friend of the Green Scout Cavey that we introduced you to yesterday. This plush can be won via a raffle that will take place at Blythecon UK (or purchased via the HeyCavey shop) for £1.00 a raffle ticket. All proceeds from the raffle go to BlytheconUK’s chosen charity, Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs to little girls who have lost their hair due to illness.

You can buy raffle tickets online until 9:00AM London time (4:00AM ET) on October 1st 2011. You will also be able to purchase tickets in-person on the day of the event. The draw will take place that afternoon at Blythecon and Holly will announce the winner on her blog the following day.

REVIEW: Doodle Darlings

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Background

Doodle Darlings are a new series of plush animals targeted primarily towards children, but collectors will enjoy them as well. Artist Megan Kochanski states that “a simple doodle for my darling little girl brought Doodle Darlings to life”. Currently there are four different animal characters: Snap Dragon – a dinosaur; Laurie – a lion; Bramble – a bunny; Honey Suckle – a horse. There are also 100% organic cotton onesies featuring illustrated versions of all of the characters available.

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The Facts



Doodle Darlings
Series: Doodle Darlings
Manufacturer: Doodle Darlings
Artist: Megan Kochanski
Material: Plush
Dimensions: From 6" to 8" tall
Designs: Snap Dragon (Dinosaur), Laurie (Lion), Bramble (Bunny), and Honey Suckle (Horse)

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Tag

The tags on the Doodle Darlings line are very simple. One one side, they have the Doodle Darlings logo. On the other side, they have the name of the character. Since these are definitely marketed towards youngsters...those tags will probably be cut off by mom or dad as soon as they get them.

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Our Opinion

I always test out plush toys with my son. While he's only 16 months old, he has a good grasp of what he likes in a stuffed animal. He likes to grab all four Doodle Darlings and throw them up in the air...and then bury his face in them.

I think I know why. It's because they are super soft. The stuffing is on the softer side, but it's the plush material that makes these very soft. The stitching on these is fine. I didn't see many stray strings and now open seams.

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I like the characters chosen and the fact that they look like the doodles. But I think the illustrated character should be on the swing tag. It would give me a connection to the Doodle.

As far as a favorite Doodle Darling, I'm going with Honey Suckle the horse. There are three people in my house, and each one of us chose a different favorite.

They sell for $8.88 each, which is about what I would have expected for factory produced plushies of this size. And 10% of your purchase will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Overall, I think the Doodle Darlings can go in one of two directions. If they want to simply keep it for the kid, what they are doing is great. But if they want to appeal to the collector community, I think pushing the artist (Megan Kochanski) and the doodles behind the characters is important.

You can pick one up at the following:

DoodleDarlings.com: $8.88 ea. (Onesies - $17.00 ea.)

Doodle Darlings Grades

Plush Quality: 8/10
    Stitching: 8/10
    Material: 9/10
Softness: 8/10
Packaging/Tag: 4/10
Cuteness: 8/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 9/10

Bramble - Bunny: 7.8/10
Honey Suckle - Horse: 8.6/10
Laurie - Lion: 8.4/10
Snap Dragon - Dinosaur: 8.2/10

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Kings of Atlantis Glyos Series

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Eric Nocella Diaz from Argonaut Resins is showing off some photos of the second half of the Onell - Argo project that he's collaborating on with Matt Doughty of Onell Design. This round will feature the return of the Kings Of Atlantis...in Glyos form. As with the Tuttz Glyos, Victor Durango will be handling the paint work.

The background story:

The Tuttz are looking for a ancient relic that was taken from their home world a very long time ago. They have finally found the location of a world they believe to hold their relic but it is inhabited by a race of beings older and more powerful than them. The Kings of Atlantis have settled on this hidden planet for thousands of years after plundering many galaxies of their riches. Everyone who has come the Kings of Atlantis's planet in search of the Universes greatest treasures have all perished. The Tuttz Bad Luck Squadron will have their might tested trying to recover their ancient relic on this hostile world hidden deep within the outer regions of space.... On a alien world - there will be war!

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Scout Cavey hitting Blythecon UK

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Hey Cavey will be attending Blythecon UK this year (October 1st 2011). There will be a special Cavey designed for Blythecon, the Scout Cavey. This plush is made of bottle green ‘hoodie’ fabric with a hand-cut yellow scarf and plastic woggle. This Cavey is limited to only 50 numbered pieces and will go on sale at Blythecon UK. Each piece comes with a Cavey carry bag and purple enamel badge for £15.00 (about $24).

Any remaining Scout Caveys will go into the Cavey online shop on Sunday October 2nd 2011 at 4:00PM ET.