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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 Toy Awards

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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2013 Toy Awards

2013 PAPAs: Best Sculpting

We start out the 2013 Plastic and Plush Awards with the Best Sculpting Award. The top five examples of excellent sculpting work are listed below: 5. Mike, Sulley, and Archie Monsters University Set by Hot Toys We've seen a whole lot of figures based on Mike and Sulley from the Disney/Pixar Monsters films. Hot Toys […]

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2013 Toy Awards

2013 Plastic and Plush Awards: The PAPAs

It's a little late, but the 2013 Plastic and Plush Awards (PAPAs) have been tabulated. Over the next week-plus, I will be announcing winners in the following categories. • Artist • Sculpting • Packaging • Resin • Sixth Scale • Toy Line • Plastic • Plush The awards will recognize those artists/collectibles that shined throughout […]

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Books, Uglydolls

REVIEW: Uglydoll: Eat Dat!

The third Uglydoll graphic novel from VIZ is called Uglydoll: Eat Dat!. The 80 page full color comic focuses on a central theme - food. Like the first two, David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim have brought it some guest artists to lend their art and narrative to the Uglyverse. In Volume 3, they are joined […]

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Miscellaneous, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Mystical Warriors of the Ring Series 1

Background The Mystical Warriors of the Ring toy line was created by Mark Vasquez and Fantastic Plastic Toys, with help from artist Jazyl Homavazir, sculptor Simon Grell, and prototype-master Marty “The GodBeast” Hansen. While the line had been predominantly produced as small run resin figures, late last year they released the first PVC series. The […]

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Hot Toys, Sideshow Toys, Toy Reviews

REVIEW: Hot Toys’ Joe Colton

Background G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the 2013 action film based on the Hasbro toy license. The second live-action G.I. Joe film is a follow-up to the 2009 box office success – G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Even though reviews of the film were mixed to negative, Retaliation grossed big money at the box office. […]

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