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6:00 PM on 10.02.2013

The Eccentric Family plushies on the way

The Eccentric Family has been one of the highlights of the past season for me. It combined Japanese mythology with average life in a way that was really enjoyable -- and adorable. Tanuki, tengu, and more are part of the tale,...

Ben Huber

6:00 PM on 08.14.2012

A huge Teddie plush and more in upcoming Persona merch

You lovely readers are Persona fans, right? It's about time I did a quick little round-up of the kind of figures and plush available if you're into that kind of thing.  Starting off, the most recent big thing (literally)...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 09.15.2011

Plush Kyubey spreads love, hugs and fear

"What happens if you cross a hugging pillow with pure evil?" It's a question that many of us have asked ourselves. Japanese character-goods designer Cube snagged a license for Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, and their lates...

Chris Walden

Otakon 11: a foray into Artist Alley  photo
Otakon 11: a foray into Artist Alley
by Pedro Cortes


We're finally up to the last video out of this year's Otakon and it was a hoot to shoot. Kristina and I walked around Artist Alley, a room filled to the brim with artists peddling their wares. While that may seem pretty shallow, you'd be surprised at things you'd find in there, including plush stars, zombie bunnies, cuddly squids, things of that ilk. It was a great place to see many different talents and to see what the anime/manga community can produce.

Hit the jump to watch the vid and get links out to the artists we spoke to!


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4:00 PM on 03.02.2010

Sega's February Kimi ni Todoke plushes are HHHNNNGGG!

My God. The cuteness, it's killing me. Sega, for their UFO catchers, decided to put these cute little Kimi Ni Todoke bag straps as one of the prizes, ensuring that whoever takes a look at your bag will suffer an instant overl...

Brad Rice

12:17 PM on 02.21.2009

Butamin plushie is available for pre-order

I find it fairly disturbing that a transformation of my precious Kagamin~ into a pig has gained such traction as to make this Butamin figure -- buta being the Japanese word for pig. She's not actually called that, it's just t...

Brad Rice

10:27 PM on 06.12.2008

Lucky Star plushies show that Kagami is still better than Konata

If you don't mind forking over about $25 a piece, these two plushies can be yours. Words of Songs brought these to my attention, and made me hurt inside. I know I should save my money for other things, but these are so tempti...

Brad Rice