REVIEW: The Mythicals – Cthulhu

Background Toronto-based Monster Factory started a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds to produce The Mythicals line of handmade plush toys. The Mythicals started as a series of three … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More


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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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!” … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More