Category Archives: Toys

Becoming part of the family with Furry Feline Creatives

A few years, I had the pleasure of meeting Alvin and Cheri Ong, the couple behind Furry Feline Creatives. The designer toy team’s main focus has been handmade plushes of their own lovable line of characters, consisting of a pair of cats (Purridge and Ringo), an octopus, a turtle, and, well, there are too many to list in one sitting but each critter is bursting with personality. Before I dive into some exciting news surrounding Furry Feline Creatives, I want to talk about my experience with Alvin and Cheri. Now anyone who has met this couple at a con or event will attest that they are some of the warmest folks you […]

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Evilos reveals ‘Cosmic Samus’ custom Amiibo

Nintendo’s Amiibo figures are something we seem to chat about quite a bit over here at FigWiz. Custom Amiibo have sprouted up here and there on the web but here is one with a pedigree. Toy artist Evilos is probably best known for his work customizing Disney Vinylmation figures but has recently expanded to Skylander figures. Today, he revealed a very special Samus Amiibo, dubbed “Cosmic Samus,” painted with a cosmos motif. Limited to 15 numbered pieces, each costing US$59.99, these special figures can purchased on Evilos’ eBay page. [via Amiibo Inquirer]

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Let’s talk Disney merch: New and upcoming toy lines in the Parks

I am a huge Disney fan, as in the over-a-hundred-visits-per-year-to-Disneyland-annual-passholder kind, and as a toy collector, I am always eager to see what new items are available in the Parks. Recently, the Haunted Mansion has seen some love in the toy realm with plushes of the Hitchhiking Ghosts and the Ghost Bride (also called Constance Hatchaway) along with a diecast model of the hearse outside the ride and some glow-in-the-dark action figures of some of the Mansion’s residents. Now if they could just make a plush of the Gravekeeper’s dog, I can rest in peace. Seriously, Disney. Make it happen. Oswald the Lucky Rabbit must truly be lucky because he now has a […]

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Happy New Year AKA Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015 pre-order day!

As you probably know, today is the first day of 2015 and Good Smile Company is welcoming the new year with the opening of pre-orders for Nendoroid Racing Miku 2015. It seems fitting that their first figure announcement of the year be dated. Well played, GSC. Fans of the blue-haired Vocaloid can pre-order this figure as a sponsorship to the GSC racing team. There are several levels of sponsorship available, ¥50,000, ¥30,000, ¥12,000, and ¥8,000. Every level comes with the Nendoroid but extras differ depending on the tier. You can place your pre-orders here. Note that pre-orders close on February 28, 2015. In my opinion, 2015’s Racing Miku may have the most interesting design […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 2 – In Amiibos We Trust

We follow up with the massive release of everything Nintendo this weekend and addressing some big news in the toy hobby industry as on big name swallows up a corner stone company in the urban collectibles world! Plus, hear what the Keep and Carlos have been up to with more shopping/hunting stories! Your links and resources for this cast! Wii Fit Trainer amiibo Amazon’s Lightning Deals Page (now known as Gold Box) Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter for Wii U Mayflash Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii/Wii U – Next Best Thing Power Rangers Dino Charge – Deluxe Dino Charge Morpher Power Rangers Dino Charge – […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 1.5 – Slinging Toys for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and that means there’s a whole lot of opportunity in them there figures! Today we talk a little on the fast-paced, high demand, and sometimes unethical sport of reselling popular toys. We discuss how to get a good read on ups and downs of fast price changes in various seller environments as well as some of the rules of engagement when handling the criticism of bashers. Here are few online resources to see what’s hot and poppin’ in the markets! Amazon’s Toys & Figures Best Sellers Amazon’s Best Toys of the Month – Figures Amazon’s Best Toys of the Month – Dolls Ebay’s How-To Guide […]

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FigWiz Podcast Episode 1 – Hottest Hobby Toys 2014 Holiday Season

Hey, guys!  Here we talk about our top 5 things we’re looking forward to this holiday season and some of the brands to really look out for that’ll definitely put smiles on any fan’s face!  Links to special items to follow below! NOTE: The Pokemon Heritage Collection seems to be an Australia exclusive… suck. balls.   Notable Products Mentioned for this Holiday! Skylanders Trap Team: Kaos Trap Pack Disney Frozen Sisters Giftset Big Hero 6 11″ Deluxe Flying Baymax with 4.5″ Hiro Action Figures Link amiibo Super Smash Bros. – Nintendo Wii U Pokémon Omega Ruby – Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – Nintendo 3DS Big Hero 6 Armor-Up Baymax […]

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