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! Moxy…

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. Chris Lee’s Urbanites were on display for those who did…

2006 Toy Fair: DKE Toys

DKE Toys is Dov Kelemer’s distribution company. Anyone in the business knows that Dov is a great guy, and it was nice to see him and his wife showing off their great new setup. DKE had a bunch of new…

2006 Toy Fair: mimoco

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…

2006 Toy Fair: Kuma Central

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…

2006 Toy Fair: Primer

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…

Custom Mechabot

February 14th, at the Showroom NYC, the latest book in the MTV Overground series will be launched. Its topic is the designer and vinyl toy scene. There will be a number of one off customs on display. One of them…

Bespin Han Solo

Sideshow Toys launched the pre-order of their 12-inch Bespin Han Solo figure. Within 2 hours of the exclusive going up on the site, it was already sold out. The exclusive includes a Mynock. The regular version is still available, but…

10″ Teddy Troops

While adFunture is working on theie Artists Series of Teddy Troops, they decided to release a new line of 10″ tall Teddy Troops. This big Teddy Troop is not just an enlarged version of the small one, the 10″ Teddy…

Too Many Robots!

Walt Disney television animation has given the greenlight to Attaboy’s creator driven short cartoon Too Many Robots! Based on Atta’s upcoming kids (and for adult kids) book (published by Baby Tattoo Press). The 5 minute short has just begun production…

From the Island of Misfit Toys

Artists: Elizabeth Berdann (blu), Deborah Brown, Nathan Cabrera, Jonathan Callan, Jeroen de Vries, Dan Goodsell, Kelly Heaton, Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz, Anne Walsh, and 8 Bit Weapon Opening: Friday, February 10, 7-10pm Reception for the artists with live music…

Whaleboy Prototype

Cranky Studios has introduced their first prototype of Patrick Morgan’s Whaleboy. The plan is to turn this into a limited edition vinyl piece with a changeable face and detachable Sucka (the fish on the back of his head). I’m really…