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2006 Toy Fair: Monkey Fun Toys

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Monkey Fun Toys is a division of Slave Labor GraphicsFiller Bunny, Spooky and the new Z? Mug have all been created by Jhonen Vasquez.  The new, guitar-rocking Mummy figure was designed by Eric Jones.  Our 2006 Toy Fair sponsor, FreeBento.com, will be carrying this figure once it is released in March 2006.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have the Milk and Cheese vinyl figures on display.  These 7-inch tall vinyl figures should be released in July.

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2006 Toy Fair: Teddy Scares

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Teddy Scares Series 2 is a line of 5 truly cursed stuffed bears.  Each bear is a little over a foot tall and made of some of the softest plush material available. 

Mundy Drudge has a removable face (with a bloody head underneath) and a tattered sweatshirt.  Mazey Podge has been created from bits and pieces of other household items.  Eli Wretch is a truck stop bear that comes with his own tire iron.  Sheldon Grogg is decked out in his pajamas…and has some sleeping pills in his hand.  Granger Evermore is all dressed up in his jail attire.  He has a ball and chain as well as a sledgehammer.

Look for Series 2 to launch around June, with a new series of minis around July.  The minis will have two versions of Granger.  1 out of 48 will be wearing a striped jail suit as opposed to the orange jumpsuit.  Look for a SDCC exclusive Rita Mortis figure…right now there are plans for a mini version of Series 1 to be the exclusive.

 

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2006 Toy Fair: Uglydolls

I arrived at the Uglydoll booth just in the nick of time.  David and Sun had just trudged through the snow to show off two brand new Uglydoll characters.  And I must say…these might be my favorites so far!

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Moxy is the new, bluish Ugly.  It has long, rabbit-like ears.  Look for Moxy around May 1st.  Will that be too long for us to wait?

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Chuckanucka should land about 6 weeks later.  What ever happened to names like…Ox? I asked David to spell that one for me…and I think he might have even had some trouble.  Nevertheless, I think this guy might be my favorite Uglydoll so far. 

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Also, they have introduced an Uglydoll Card Game.  And be on the lookout for more Uglys as we approach San Diego Comic Con.

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2006 Toy Fair: Wheaty Wheat

Wheaty Wheat had a truckload of new designs and prototypes on hand for Toy Fair 2006.  This is the second straight year I have come away from their booth overwhelmed. 

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Chris Lee’s Urbanites were on display for those who did not see them at SDCC.  There is the giant orange Mellow (with his Jell-O), Cleubus the radish farmer, the Beatnik Brother and Polly & Wog.

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Series 2 of the MAD*L line was being shown off.  There are six different designs (with the Save Huck version also being shown).  Also, check out the poster for the MAD*L Minis. 12 designers, 2 inches tall and blind-boxed.  I know I see a Shawnimal one.  The first in MAD’s line of Clownies was also being shown.

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We previously saw glimpses of Sket’s Buckeye Rot, but it’s even more impressive in person.  It really leaves Eggster in the dust.  Buckeye has two removable knives that fit into the body and hands.  And the case is going to be wild, it a wooden, crate like box.

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Chronic Fatigue’s Mixy and Joe should be on their way soon.

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Brandt Peters figures might do what the Ledbetter’s did for Wheaty Wheat last year.  These figures should be hot!  The Boiler is just that...a fiery boiler.  He includes a cool little oilcan.  Ink Slinger No. 5 might be my favorite new figure from Toy Fair.  It’s a tattoo artist who is an octopus.  He can be removed from his stool as well.

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The Tragnark figure is Cait: The Alchemist.  (Cait is a male by the way)  His little bird friend is Bungee (I believe) and there are plans for the bird to come in variants.  This figure will also be packaged with a 3 minute long DVD animation that sounds very cool.

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2006 Toy Fair: mimoco

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The folks at mimoco, creators of mimobots, introduced a brand-spanking new design at Toy Fair 2006.  They are teaming up with TADO and the folks at Flying Cat for their latest artist series lines.  Hero, by TADO, might be the most colorful mimobot yet!  Evan at mimoco has some great stuff on the horizon...look for cool designs in the future.  And if you’re not familiar with this line, remember that these are also USB flash drives loaded with cool artist content (and packed full of storage).

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2006 Toy Fair: Kuma Central

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I’ve been aware of Kuma Central for some time now.  They create cute little – theme based - plush and vinyl bears.  (Kuma is Japanese for bear)  As you can see below: Love, Ninja, Kuma and Urban.  Kuma also has a line of smaller, vinyl figures.  These characters are similarly based on a one or two word theme and sell in the $12-14 range.  The larger vinyl figures are still in the “thinking stages”.  The ladies at Kuma Central are looking for input as to how they would sell.  I really like them.  How about you?  I think Maria Sarmiento has created a sweet line.

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2006 Toy Fair: Primer

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The first day of Toy Fair 2006 brought a TON of snow to the New York City area.  Most of the companies were there and had great displays on hand.  The snow didn’t slow them down!  However, the most…umm...interesting…part of the show was listening to William Hung sing YMCA and She Bangs.  It was great entertainment as I say down to eat my $10 hoagie and $4 Diet Coke. 

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(Disclaimer: us Eastern Pennsylvanians use the term Hoagie…you might call it a Hero or Sub)

Thanks to FreeBento.com for sponsoring Toy Fair 2006.

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