Posted by Miranda September 20, 2016
Introducing – Anime NYC!

Calling all anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture fans! Our friends at Leftfield Media have launched a brand new NYC-based convention just for you – Anime NYC! 

Taking place November 17th - 19th, 2017, at NYC's Jacob Javits convention center, this event promises to bring together the brightest and most...

Posted by marc September 20, 2016

From signings at cons to exhibitions all over, it’s really not that hard to meet your favorite designer toy artists. Unless that artist is from Japan, that is. While Konatsu visits California once in awhile, it’s very rare to catch her on the East Coast, which is why her exhibition at myplasticheart is such an important event for her fans, sofubi enthusiasts, and lovers of anything cute. I...

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Posted by brittandpuppycat September 19, 2016
VOTING is now OPEN for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards!

Thank you everyone, for all of the amazing nominations for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards! Our nomination committees worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees and finally we are happy to announce the shortlist of FINALISTS!

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our committees for all their hard...

Posted by marc September 19, 2016

Rato Kim's BoxCats have quickly become a monthly highlight. October's resin kitty was bound to be Halloween-themed, but Pumpkin Cat is still surprisingly adorable. Perched on top of a wood and moss pedestal, the gourd-kitten is cast in cast in deep, glossy orange and painted with a matte orange and yellow and green detailing. You can get a better look at PumpkinCat's face over on...

Posted by marc September 19, 2016

Each month, the UK's Collect & Display release a series of custom toys from a new artist. September's guest artists are Jen and Tony Bot, who have created four custom Dunnys based on a carnival theme.

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With a carny, dunk tank clown, vomit comet victim, and "you must be this tall" sign holder, their sculpting skills...

Posted by marc September 19, 2016

James Jarvis is a name you don't hear too often anymore in the world of designer toys. And while this isn't exactly a designer toy, it's close enough for me. Case Studyo have teamed up with one of the fathers of Western vinyl for a new ceramic piece titled AMPHORA. The character, which features Jarvis' signature eyes and frown, doubles as a cute sculpture and a functional vase. Standing...

Posted by marc September 19, 2016

It was only a matter of time, but it's still exciting news: Kidrobot will be releasing a huge series of enamel pins in November. Mascots, Dunnys, Labbits and more are all included in the Pinning & Winning blindbox project. A bunch of these pins have caught my eye - especially the Illuminati Dunny and skeleton Dunny - so I'll definitely be picking up a bunch of them. We'll keep you...

Posted by marc September 15, 2016

We recently got a sneak peek at Andrea Kang's customs coming to myplasticheart's NYCC booth. The piece was clearly adorable and perfectly painted, but the full reveal is still astonishing. These Trikkys - collectively titled "SAINTS" - hit the perfect spot between cute and bizarre. The kittens are suited up in pajamas - normal enough - but they have one and three too many eyes! The third,...

Posted by kristina September 15, 2016
Tokidoki ICC 2016 Unicorno

Heads up Unicorno lovers! There's a new 5-inch Unicorno design coming out this fall. The downside? It's exclusively being released at this year's Indonesia Comic Con. The design is similar to other Unicornos but it's the colors and extra details that make...

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