2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Vinyl Toy of the Year

We save the biggest category for last. It's always difficult narrowing down all of our reviews for the best vinyl toy of the year. But I think these ten figures were the strongest of the past year. You disagree? Let us know about your favorites. #10 - Pierce and Dogboy by Carnival Cartoons Yeah...we might […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Plush of the Year

2009 was another strong year for plush releases. Whether you like to display them, cuddle with them or throw them at people...there was a plush dropped over the past year that will catch your eyes. Right here, we're taking a look at our ten favorite plushies of the past year. #10 - Stepper (Bunk Bots) […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Best Articulated Figure

So what exactly qualifies as a highly articulated figure? Well, they usually have multiple points of articulation (over 20) and are often 1/6  scale or - in the case of the TCF line - larger. We've put together our top ten list of favorite (reviewed) articulated figures of the year past. #10 - Maxwell Smart […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Artist of the Year

There are so many talented artists currently creating, designing, and producing designer toys that it's difficult to whittle them down to only five. So we're looking at five artists that made a big impact in 2009. #5 - Matt Doughty (Onell Design) Some folks might not know who the man behind Onell Design and the […]

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2009 Toy Awards

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 […]

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2009 Toy Awards, Contests

2009 Plastic and Plushies Prizes – 5 Days Left!

On Tuesday, we asked you to send in your favorite toys of the past year. Check out this post to refresh your memory. Well, here are the prizes that you could win! Complete set of Treeson and Other Stories Figures (Thanks to Crazy Label) Custom Star Trek Bunk Bot (Thanks to Jason Hilbourne) Plastic and […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Best Resin

Over the past few years, resin figures have really grown in popularity. Whether it's that artists can hand make small run art pieces at home - and you don't have to outsource production to a factory in Japan or China - or the medium just works better than rotocast vinyl, resin figures are starting to […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Best Customizer

Toy customizing is an art form in and of itself. Some of the top customizers are able to take a rather bland base figure and turn it into a masterpiece. Often, the prices of these customs overshadow those of original paintings. So here are our top five toy customizers of 2009. #5 - WuzOne Responsible […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Best Blind Box

Whether you love or hate blind boxes, you have to admit that they're a big part of the designer toy world. Rarely, do blind box series feature an entire set of strong designs...but these five come pretty close. Even though you don't know which figure you'll get, you should be happy with the result. #5 […]

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2009 Toy Awards

2009 Plastic and Plushies: Best Sculpting

Sculpting work (like paint application) can either make or break a toy. And while you need both to perfect a figure, it starts with the sculpt. If you're sculpting a likeness of Harrison Ford, and it looks more like Bea Arthur...that's not going to cut it. So we're looking at the top 5 sculpts that […]

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