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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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Kickstarter, Plush!, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: 8 Little Zombies Plush

Background Eight Little Zombies, rising from the dead. One got shot and lost his head. Neighbor called the Sheriff and the Sheriff said, “No more zombies rising from the dead!” John LaFleur and Dave Metzger have taken to Kickstarter to get their 8 Little Zombies hardcover book produced. The story is a zombified spin on […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Best Sixth-Scale Figure

Sixth-Scale figures have pretty much taken over my personal collection. The level of quality in this genre of action figures has made it difficult to determine if you're looking at a photo of a toy or an actual person. We've seen a ton of sixth-scale figures this past year, so choosing only five was a […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Artist of the Year

I like to make the artist of the year category as broad as possible. From customizers to toy designers to artwork to paper to plush...they're all included. Also, I like to include new faces every year...which is probably why no on ehas won this category more than once over the past 8 years. 5. Ashley […]

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2013 PAPAs: Best Toy Line

The Best Toy Line category is really about toy lines that have produced a consistently good/entertaining lineup over the past year. As we look at five of them...there's pretty much something for everyone here. 5. Topozoo by Geared For Imagination The Topozoo line features wooden animals and robots that you can put together (or take […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Best Packaging

Choosing the best toy packaging is always a different venture. Is it the most attractive? The best to display? The easiest to open? Well, here are five examples that run the gamut... 5. Leo Corazon by Mystical Warriors of the Ring This DIY packaging from the Mystical Warriors of the Ring resin series is nice […]

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