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JINX’s Iron Golem Minecraft Plush

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JINX has released a new Minecraft plush. The 13.5-inch tall Iron Golem plush will likely tower over your other Minecraft collectibles. "The peaceful Iron Golem is happiest when protecting villagers and picking flowers. But just because he is made of iron, does not mean he should be harvested for it. So please, treat these gentle giants well, because you never want an angry Iron Golem on your hands." You can order your own - for lots of Iron Golem cuddling - for $34.99.

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REVIEW: Distressed Baby Sperel

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Background

It was way back in 2011 when I featured Orion Spellman’s (or Orion Sperelman) Sperel plush in a toy review. At the time, they were touting the “Save The Sperels” campaign…which went something like – “adopt one of these endangered Sperels and give it a good home”.

Well, those original Sperels appear to be entirely adopted out. And the last four years must have been filled with copious amounts of Sperel breeding (there’s no National Geographic footage of this, luckily), as Orion is back with a new line of Baby Sperels.

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The Baby Sperel plushie flock #002 consists of baby Sperels with three distinct personality types: Sadness, Distress, and Stubbornness. How can you tell which is which? Well, it’s all in the eyes. But be careful, because sadness and distress look very similar (there is a slight difference, though). We're looking at the Distressed Baby Sperel in this review.

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Measuring in at 6-inches in height, the babies are 3-inches shorter than the original. They’re also a little slimmer, as they haven’t hit Sperel puberty. And, of course, the wings are much larger.

Those wings can actually wrap around the Sperel, and there’s a button that will fasten the two wings together. So you have the option of either secure, pupal-like Sperel or his unfurled, bat-like brethren.

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My kids actually thought the Sperel plush was supposed to be a bat. It makes sense. The little blue guy with the crazy red hair looks like the lovechild of Skull the Troll (from Scott Kurtz’s PvP), a vampire bat, and a wild-haired troll doll.

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Kickstarter: Seawater Sweeties

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Shelly Rodriguez is looking to Kickstarter to create her third successful crowd-sourced plush project - the Seawater Sweeties. The series will be made up of three characters: Eclair the Sea Otter; Loin Shark; Mint Chocoturtle. Each one is based on an animal that is currently endangered, with the goal to raise awareness as to the plight of the real life animals. This trio of plush toys are the newest members to join the inki-drop crew. Each plush measures around 10-inches and is individually available at the $39.00 funding level.

This project will only be funded if at least $26,000 is pledged by Monday, September 7th 2015 at 6:59PM ET.

Zelly, The Monster of Envy

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Monsters In My Head, LLC has announce that on September 25th 2015, they will release a new character to the WorryWoo Monsters series - Zelly, The Monster of Envy. From artist and author Andi GreenThe Monster Who Wanted It All is a 72 page long story featuring hand illustrations (pen and watercolors). Also, the 11-inch tall Zelly plush will be available to purchase. Pre-Orders are currently being accepted via the above link. The book runs $14.99 and the plush runs $21.50.

Zelly, the Monster of Envy is never happy with what he has. He becomes so focused on what others have that he doesn’t notice what is right in front of him: good friends, lots of love and tons of attention. What Zelly needs is someone to teach him the ABCs of appreciation. You can begin by explaining how caring and sharing are related. Then introduce Zelly to someone you care for and share his story with them! 

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SDCC15: George R.R. Martin – Deluxe Talking Plush

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Factory Entertainment has announced probably the second most anticipated George R.R. Martin product (yeah...when's that new book coming out?) - the George R.R. Martin Deluxe Talking Plush Signature Edition. This 2015 Convention Exclusive will be available at San Diego Comic Con Booth #2647. The Convention Exclusive Deluxe Talking Plush Signature Edition features 12 audio quotes recorded exclusively for it by Mr. Martin himself and comes with a numbered limited edition collector card hand-signed by George. It's a limited edition of 500 pieces and sells for $60.00. And if you're not going to be able to make it to the show, you can pre-order one now with shipping after SDCC.

SDCC15: Edwin Morose Coffin

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Applehead Factory has announced their San Diego Comic Con Exclusive for 2015. The Teddy Scares 2015 San Diego Comic Con exclusive is an 8-inch tall Edwin Morose Coffin. Entombed in his coffin packaging and a bed of dead roses, Edwin is bound in a bright orange straitjacket with a numbered pin and Certificate of Authenticity. The plush is limited to only 195 pieces. Edwin will be available at Booth #4923, where you can pick one up for $30.00.

SDCC15: The Funky Felines

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Furry Feline Creatives has announced their 2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive. Purridge & Friends introduces The Funky Felines. The Psychedelic Purridge and the Groovy Ringo are each 16-inch tall handmade plush. Handmade and hand-stitched by Cheri Ong, these Funky Felines will be available for $70.00 each. If you won't be able to attend SDCC, you can currently pre-order one via the above link. Those pre-orders will begin shipping out on August 31st 2015.

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