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Books, Plush!, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Jade Stars – Year of the Horse

Background To celebrate 2014 - the Year of the Horse – Mini Magellan has released the first of twelve limited edition plush toys from their book “Jade Stars: The Great Race”. The book is written by Charles Huang and Stacey Hirata and illustrated by Jerome Lu of Hyperactive Monkey. The Year of the Horse plush […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Monstermatic App and 3D Monster

Background After successfully funding their iOS app via Kickstarter, Monstermatic launched a unique iOS app that allows you – as the user - to select a pre-made animated monster or create one of your own. You then have the option of swapping out parts, changing colors, and even drawing on the monster. The app gives […]

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Hot Toys, Sideshow Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Hot Toys’ The Wolverine

Background Released in July 2013, The Wolverine is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series. The movie is based on the 1982 four issue limited comic book series from Chris Claremont (writing) and Frank Miller (pencils). In the X-Men timeline, the events of The Wolverine follow X-Men: The Last Stand, with Wolverine traveling to […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: AJ’s Toy Boarders – Surf Series 1

Background To date, AJ’s Toy Boarders has released four series of their namesake figures. Following the release of two series of Skateboard figures and one Snowboard series, they’ve dropped yet another board-based – Surf Boarders. The Toy Boarders – Surf Series 1 is similar to the previous three. There are eight different designs, featuring different […]

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DKE Toys, Necessaries Toy Foundation, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: NTF’s B-KAWZ

Background The latest vinyl figure from Necessaries Toy Foundation is called B-KAWZ: B-KAWZ there isn't enough shit at Comicon already. B-KAWZ you are not a very discerning toy collector. B-KAWZ absolutely everyone bastardizes everyone else. B-KAWZ art imitating art is still art, geddit? Call it what you will, is it a blatant rip-off or a noble tribute? We at […]

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Books

We Are Indie Toys (Make Your Own Resin Characters)

We Are Indie Toys (Make Your Own Resin Characters) by Louis Bou is the follow-up to the 2010 published We Are Paper Toys. The 208 page softcover book features handmade art pieces from 30 different artists. Those artists include: Emilio Garcia; Jon Knox; Le Merde; Patient No6; Plaseebo; Dave Pressler; Cris Rose; Paul Shih; Suckadelic; […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Plastic Toy of the Year

Our final Plastic and Plush Awards category is the Plastic Toy of the Year. While the term "plastic" encompasses a whole array of collectibles, we are mainly looking at vinyl toys here. So here are the top five plastic toys of the year 2013... 5. Oliver & Mortimer from Artoyz Originals (Kathie Olivas and Brandt […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Plush Toy of the Year

We haven't seen much of a change in the realm of plush toys. While some of the smaller brands have become much bigger, there still are a number of artists out there making small run releases. This year, we take a look at five of our favorites from 2013. 5. Universal Monster Uglydolls from Uglydolls […]

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Hot Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Iron Man 3 – Series 2 Cosbaby (S)

Background Iron Man 3 was the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first film following the enormously successful 2012 film – The Avengers. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, it was just as successful at the box office as the first two. And like the first two films, collectible and toy […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Best Resin

We move on to highlight some of the best resin figures from 2013. This year, we saw the transition from vinyl to resin continue to gain speed. Since it's much easier (and more affordable) for artists to self-produce resin figures, we've seen this sub-genre take off. Here are our 5 favorites. 5. Vulpes: Exploration Rover […]

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