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REVIEW: Kabbalah Dolls – Sanoi



FAO Schwarz teamed up with Israeli designer Ken Goldman to produce a line of plush Kabbalah Dolls.  The line is based on ancient Kabbalistic amulets that were hung over children’s beds for protection.

There are currently three different designs:  Sanoi (green velour), Sansoni (blue sheepskin) and Samonglif (orange plush).  But for purposes of this review, we’ll only be looking at Sanoi.



Since these are produced by FAO, you’ll probably find these shipped in a box to your house or on a shelf in one of their stores.  While not in any packaging, each plush does have a tag with a background description.

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Doolie Box by Anna Chambers


TooBaa Doolie is the first character released from Anna Chambers' Doolie Box gang.  The
Doolie Boxes are plush stackable, hugable blocks.  They are made of
soft fleece and terry cloth and the
included hang tag can double as a coaster.

TooBaa loves to dance, and he can certainly teach you a move or two.  The plush measures 9" wide, 7" tall, and 4" thick.  Limited to 500 pieces, each one is individually bagged.  Wholesale inquiries can contact DKE Toys.

BEit Dude Sculpts


Here are a few new pre-production sculpt photos of the BEit Dude figure from Kicktoys.  There's a knight, a cowboy with a microphone...I'm just wondering where are the construction worker and Indian...??


Dookie Poo Vinyl


presents Manny Galan's Dookie-Poo in vinyl.  Yes, you might remember those wonderful little plush characters, but the ground burrowing Elfchidna from Pooville is now made to stand on your shelf. The figure is approximately 4" in height and should retail in the neighborhood of $25

He might look good enough to eat, but I'd probably stay away from consuming anything from Pooville.  And if you'll be at NYCC, you will want to check out Chaotic Unicorn's booth (#2354) for an exclusive colorway.  Wholesale inquiries can be directed to DKE Toys.





Sideshow Collectibles currently distributes the Medicom line of Star Wars Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCD).  The most recent release was the super-deformed version of everyone’s favorite protocol droid…C-3PO.

As you might already know, the character (played by Anthony Daniels) was in all six of the Star Wars films and even the Star Wars Holiday Special.  And for that reason, the figure is sure to pique the interest of collectors.



The packaging for the Star Wars VCD line is somewhat unique.  They take the character’s face and use that for the front of the box. C-3PO’s eyes and mouth are cut out and replaced with a plastic windowpane, so you can get a glimpse of the figure inside.  And Medicom secures the figure in an interlocking tray.

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Uglydolls Live


Friday night gave Uglydoll fans another chance to chat live with David Horvath.  David showed off a number of new products, including the vinyl kaiju figures and t-shirts. 

One of the special versions of the Wage Kaiju Vinyl (from intheyellow) will be colored clear green.  If you remember, a few years back, Tower Records released a special green Wage plush to help raise fund to help the tsunami victims.  Can't wait!

Toy Break Episode 31: Flavors


Toy Break Episode 31, entitled Flavors,  brings collectors an up close look at some of the newest available products.  And if the above image doesn't make you want to watch...I don't know what else I can say to entice you.

This week we take a look at Night Gamer from Plaseebo, zPix 200 from
Carson Optical, Gorilla Grodd from DC Direct, and more news, events,
and toy tidbits!

REVIEW: Glyos System – Crayboth



Onell Design recently released the newest character from their Glyos System series line…Crayboth.  The new mini figure is available in 10 different colorways, being sold in 5 separate two packs.  The character joins Exellis and Pheyden as the first three designs made available, but what do we know about the Crayboth?

Inhabitants of the Sporian Planet Alcray, the creatures collectively known as the Crayboth use their energy disrupting abilities and advanced psychic communication to protect themselves from off world invaders.



The Crayboth are sold as a set of two figures.  They are packed in the same box, one on top of the other.  The box has a window front with a pullout plastic tray.  Each pair is packaged with a photo card of the series and small pamphlet that details the character.

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Tokidoki mimobot Series


Renowned Italian artist Simone Legno’s Tokidoki brand is crossing over
to the consumer tech world with today’s announcement of the Tokidoki
collection of designer USB flash drives.  The latest entry into
the mimobot Artist Series should become available on April 18th.

The three mimobot characters will each be available in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities.  Those characters are as follows:  Meletta, Pastaio and Pirate Nero.


Keeping Up With The Joneses


"Take A Break" & "The
exhibitions feature works from Matt Jones aka Lunartik is taking place at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
. The shows are open to
the viewing public through April 8th.

Exploring themes of productivity, motivation and
self-realisation, Matt Jones, aka Lunartik, brings two exhibitions of conceptual
art, designer toys and paintings to Birmingham City University (BIAD) – from
which he graduated in 1999.  Returning to the site of where his artistry was first
formally harnessed, fits beautifully with the introspective themes of the two
shows. As a multi-discipline designer with clients ranging from blue-chips to
start-ups, the work also asks questions of the balance between commercial and
personal artistry.