Hello Uglydoll

Hello Kitty UglydollThe good, the bad and the ugly…well not so much the bad, are the best words to describe the new collaboration between Hello Kitty and Uglydoll. The new co-branded line will feature Hello Kitty decked out in a variety of Uglydoll costumes. Under development for two years, the Hello Kitty Uglydoll plushes are made by Gund are set to make their entrance at this years San Diego Comic-Con.

Source: Kidscreen

Take Flight With The Flying Squirrel Mario Plush

Super Mario Brothers WiiU Flying Squirrel Mario PlushWhile Mario is best recognized in his usual plumber attire, Nintendo’s lovable character also tends to gain power-ups that grant him new abilities and sometimes even change his appearance. In the WiiU launch title, New Super Mario Bros. U, Mario turns into a Flying Squirrel upon eating a Super Acorn, which provided inspiration for a new plush figure (pictured above). The¬†Flying Squirrel Mario Plush will be available in two sizes; medium and large. The medium plush measures nearly 15 inches tall and is priced at about $30 while the small plush measures 9.5 inches and is priced at roughly $17.50.

Source: Game Watch

Sanrio Offers Up A Brand New Assortment Of Hello Kitty Plush Items

Hello Kitty Year of the Snake - Gold and Red

With Valentines Day and the Chinese New Year approaching, Sanrio has released a host of new Hello Kitty Plush items. Some of the Plush items mark these occasions, while others, simply show off Hello Kitty in a different skin. Hello Kitty is celebrating the year of the snake, which begins on February 10th, with the Hello Kitty Year of the Snake Red and Gold Plush items ( pictured above).
And while Hello Kitty is a Japanese Bobtail cat, she doesn’t seem to mind taking on the role of other animals as well, as can be seen by the plush items below: Continue reading Sanrio Offers Up A Brand New Assortment Of Hello Kitty Plush Items

Building Sets Top Preformer In U.S Toy Sales

Green Lantern "Lantern Leaders" 4-Pack Figure AssortmentAccording to data compiled by the NDP group, building sets saw their sales increase a whopping 17% year over year as of September, 2012. Unfortunately, other toy categories did not fare as well. Dolls saw sales remain flat while every other category saw a decline, such as that of action figures, where sales fell 11%, or plush, where sales declined  19%.

KRE-O TRANSFORMERS OPTIMUS PRIME Construction SetBuilding sets appear to have had a stellar year thanks in part to releases such as Mega Blok’s World Of Warcraft, LEGO’s The Lord Of the Rings and Kre-O Transformers. But sales that occur this holiday season may provide a better long term perspective of what toys are hot and what toys are not.

Source: Globe Advisor , Mattel (Picture)

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