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NYCC 2008: Rocket USA

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Rocket USA had a NY Comic Con booth that was stacked to the ceiling with Gus Fink designed products.  The Boogily Heads, Boogily Bunnies and Stitch Kittens were all shown off.  There were a few rare variants that you were able to get your hands on.

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Fresh off the heels of his Boogily Heads Series 3 release, Fink was showing off a few new plush designs.  You might remember them some of them from his earlier Boogily designs...including Squiggie, Skullgnome and Scantron. (Am I the only one who breaks out into a cold sweat when I read Scantron?  It's like I'm taken back to 4th grade Science class.) 

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They also had some of the first Puff Puppies on display.  From the looks one them, they should be big with kids.  Look for them later in the year.

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And finally, they had the Mr. Redbones plush from the Dreary & Naughty book.  John LaFleur and Shawn Dubin are responsible for the story and designs.

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NYCC 2008: adFunture

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This is the first convention we've seen adFunture at since back at Toy Fair 2005.  It's not like they haven't been busy producing pieces.  They have...and some pretty cool ones at that.

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They had a nice setup at NYCC, showing off the Pork Dumpling Shawnimals, the DGPH vinyl line (a personal favorite), some Teddy Troops, BUKA Series 1 and a few other lines.

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NYCC 2008: Shawnimals

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Whether you like Shawnimals for their ninjas and various plushies or you're into their vinyl stuff...all was on display at NY Comic Con.  Two versions of their Wee Sticker Pork Dumpling vinyls (produced by adFunture) were shown off.

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Also of interest is the Plushform plush.  It's the first plush that's really being marketed as a customizable, blank plush.  Could the ninja form become the platform toy of the plush world?  Quite possibly!  Just check out what some of the artists did...amazing.

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NYCC 2008: Sok-O

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The Sok-O booth was full of socks...luckily it didn't smell like a gym locker room.  That's because these socks were made into cute, 100% handmade Sok-O plushies.  We gave them a spot in our top 10 plushies of 2007 for a good reason...they just make you smile.

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Having never seen the packaging, it's interesting that they are in rather ornate boxes.  And each one comes with a birth certificate.  Another nice touch.

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NYCC 2008: ESC-Toy

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Per square foot, the ESC-Toy booth had the most to offer collectors at NY Comic Con.  It could partly be due to the small booth, but more importantly...it had to do with the number of products they had on-hand.  Erick Scarecrow was showing off a number of his new figures, including his newly announced Kissaki and 3 different colorways of his Old Skool Kaiju - Dizign vinyl figure.  Oh...and then there were the DIY Soopa Coin-Up Bros vinyls.

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As far as sneek peeks, we got to see what the Mousey Micci vinyls will look like.  And there were a few, smaller Mousey Micci plushes...we'll call them the medium and small versions.

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There were also a number of ESC-Toy produced products including Carnival Cartoon's Green Harriet Carney colorway, Mike Schupbach's Konjoined Kitty plush, the Dookie-Poo vinyl and Steff Bomb's Franken Kern.

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NYCC 2008: Blackpeach

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If you made your way to the Blackpeach booth, you got to see their gini-gini plush line.  Straight from DreamForest, these plushies are designed by Ru Sun.  Even though I knew that how large they were (15" long), that doesn't sink in until you hold one in your hands.

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And if you're able to pick one up at NYCC, the first 100 people will receive a mug and a high-quality black bag.  There were also a number of one-off pieces from artist Ru Sun, but they seemed to be for display purposes only.

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NYCC 2008: Chaotic Unicorn

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The Chaotic Unicorn booth was all about Dookie-Poo!  The cute, little elfchidna from Pooville was represented in plush, vinyl and paper mediums.  When it comes to the vinyl figure, they had the exclusive Sleepy-Time Dooki-Poo, which apparently glows in the dark.  But my favorite of the prototypes shown is the screaming vinyl.  Hilarious!

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There were also a number of custom plushies.  They were done up like a few iconic superheroes.  If you're not sure who they are...there's nothing I can do to help.

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NYCC 2008: Tonner

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The Tonner booth had what was possibly one of the sought after exclusives - the NYCC exclusive Harley Quinn.  Packed with extras such as a pop gun, a giant hammer and a shorter hairdo, it's only a matter of when the limited edition (100 pieces) Harley will sell out.

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And though he might look familiar, Tonner has redone their Aquaman figure.  He has a different head sculpt, a new hairdo and a nice, sparkly shirt.  Great for clubbing!

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Also at the booth, we got our first up close look at the Elizabeth Swann Tonner Character Figures.  A must-have for Pirates of the Caribbean fans!

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And the Harry Potter fans will be excited to see that Professor Snape (a perfect sculpt of Alan Rickman) and Kreacher were on display.

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To all of the readers who wanted The Last Mimzy plush...Tonner has a big stack of them!  Of course, I don't think these will talk to you telepathically.  And if they do, you might want to get that checked out.

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