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Toylines (alphabetical order)
Germs (1988)
Teddy Ruxpin (1985)
Toylines (chronological order)
1985 Teddy Ruxpin
1988 Germs
Company history
About Worlds of Wonder Inc    
February 1985: Mr. Donald Kingsborough becomes the founder of Worlds of Wonder as the commercial umbrella to manufacture and distribute Teddy Ruxpin dolls. After "borrowing" people he knew from Atari, he traveled coast to coast to raise $15 million to cover initial production costs. Within one year, Teddy Ruxpin became a mass market reality and earned $8 million profit on $93 million gross sales. Worlds of Wonder went out of business in 1991 Worlds of Wonder is a hi-tech toy company that was famous for Teddy Ruxpin and LaserTag.
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Wonder Festival 2009 [Summer]

Posted 7/26/2009
Wonder Festival Summer 2009 Sexy figs

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Posted 7/26/2009
Mattel July 2009 Awesome Wonder Twins 2 Pack Packaging!

You know you're a full-blown action figure geek when you get all excited about brilliant action figure packaging. MAtty Collector has released a video on YouTube showcasing their stunningly genius package design for the forthcoming San Diego Comic Con exclusive Wonder Twin 2-pack, complete with flashing lights and voices of the characters.
The box comes in two parts, hinged together that allows collectors to fold the two sections together, making Zan and Jayna bring their clenched fists together in their classic power igniting pose, thus triggering the lights and making the sound chips start projecting their voices to bellow things like, 'Form of water!' and, 'Form of an eagle!'
Most SDCC action figure exclusives (and there seems to be a ton of them this year) are already destined to be hot commodities, but add to this an astounding package design like this and collectors are going to be clawing over each other to get their mitts on one.
 
Posted 7/26/2009
Figure Maniacs June 2009 Otome-Gumi 32 - Liquid Stone Yuki Nagato Strike Suits resin kit, Wonderful Hobby Life Fore You!!
Price: 1,600 yen
Series: Figure Maniacs
Manufacturer: Media Works
Release Date: Jun 2009
Type: Figure Books/Magazines
Description:
Media Works' Figure Maniacs and Figure Navi Otome-Gumi have combined to form this excellent magazine, offering coverage of figure-related hobby events, and photos of the latest and upcoming PVC figures, resin kits, and action figures! This issue's main topics include Liquid Stone Yuki Nagato Strike Suits resin kit, Wonderful Hobby Life Fore You!! 9 & 9.5 event report, Gift Touhou Project plush dolls, Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Gurren Lagann, Macross Frontier, and To-Love Ru prize items, Nendoroid Petit The Idolmaster Stage 02 lineup, Bandai Gakuen Gattai Moebine trading figures, and much more! The issue comes with an all-color 16-page Event Figure Maniacs booklet. All text is in Japanese.
This publication depicts full or partial nudity and is not intended for immature hobbyists. Please be aware that customs regulations for your country may prevent this publication from being delivered to you (contact your country's customs agency if you have questions about this). Parental regulations may also prevent you from receiving it. Please use discretion when ordering.

Posted 7/26/2009
MegaHouse Oct 2008 Excellent Model Core - Spirit of Wonder - Melancholy of Chaina-san - PVc 1/8

Excellent Model Core Spirit of <b>Wonder</b> - Melancholy of Chaina-san - (PVC Figure)
Item name : Excellent Model Core Spirit of Wonder - Melancholy of Chaina-san - (PVC Figure) 
Manufacturer : MegaHouse
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC
Producer : OSIRIS(Heavy Gauge)
Series : Excellent Model
Original : Spirit of Wonder
Release Date : Late Oct., 2008
Regular Price : 5,700 yen  about 58.95 USD  42.4 Euros
Posted 6/20/2009
Square Enix Nov 2008 Disney Characters Formation Arts Alice In Wonderland 6 Pieces Pvc

Disney Characters Formation Arts Alice in <b>Wonder</b>land 6 pieces (Figure)
Item name : Disney Characters Formation Arts Alice in Wonderland 6 pieces (Figure) 
Manufacturer : SQUARE ENIX
Scale : Non
Material : PVC
Release Date : Late Nov., 2008
Regular Price : 6,000 yen  about 62.05 USD  44.63 Euros
Posted 6/20/2009
Shinzen Institute - Wonder festival 2004 - Oh My Goddess - SUKURUDO

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Posted 7/26/2008
『SkuldLab』 Wonder Festival 2004 - Oh! My Goddess! figures

『SkuldLab』(Flower Shop)
 
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Posted 7/26/2008
『pumkin King』 Wonder Festival 2004 - Evangelion figures

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Posted 7/26/2008
Maria Shobo July 2008 Hitomi #16: Animal Wonderland
Price: 2,800 yen
Series: Hitomi
Manufacturer: Maria Shobo
Release Date: Jul 2008
Type: Figure Books/Magazines
Description: This fascinating softcover book features art of fictitious animals that were created by combining characteristics of real animals. Some of the pictures even humanize the animals and have them wearing clothes or playing instruments. All color, with all text in Japanese.

Posted 7/26/2008
P-Unit at Mai 2008 WonderFest - To Heart2 AnotherDays - sexy girl,.., and more

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Posted 6/23/2008
Wowwee June 2008 Wow-wee Femisapien aka EMA Robot
As reported last week the Sega E.M.A female toy robot is actually the WowWee Femisapien which will be released in the States soon for $99. Besides the good looks the Femisapien is actually quite powerful. Through simple posing of the robot you can program whole sets of scripted moves.

The videos below show how to teach the Femisapien to fence against each other.

The fight is just staged as the WowWee female robot is just executing programmed moves and does not have a mind of her own.
Posted 6/23/2008
Griffon Enterprise April 2008 Wonder Show Case - Pleinair Shark Backbreaker Version PVC
Price: 4,800 yen
Series: Wonder Show Case
Manufacturer: Griffon Enterprise
Release Date: Apr 2008
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Sculptor Taichi Kato perfectly realizes one of Takehito Harada's sweet illustrations of Pleinair in 3D as this gorgeous PVC figure! Beautifully finished and ready for display right out of the box, 17cm Pleinair is doing backbreaker on her stuffed shark, Same-san, who's chewing on toy bunny Usagi-san! A display base is included. Please note that figures such as this are mass produced, and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/23/2008
Happinet May 2007 Alice in Wonderland

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POP Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Statue Description:
We're through the looking glass, people! We've seen numerous takes on Alice over the years, but this version if the character from the Japanese picture book POP Wonderland reinvents the character for today. Based on Japan's mega-popular illustration style, this 7-inch statue is fully painted and includes a display base. (She's even got a caterpillar!) With a blue dress and big blue eyes, Alice is a great addition to any collector's shelf.
Posted 1/6/2008
Nov 2007 Wow Cookie Dolls Kit
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Wendy Wiener, creator of Wow Cookie Dolls, assembles the kits for shipment to stores that sell her invention. (Zahira Torres / El Paso Times)
Bending the edges of a piece of paper to change the outfits on paper dolls was a memory Wendy Wiener revisited when she was creating a gift for her friend's daughter.
But Wiener, a nurse, whose hobby is baking, hand-carved doll clothing from cookie batter and used icing to decorate edible outfits for paper dolls.
'That was four years ago,' said Wiener, who added that her friend's daughter loved the toy and she was encouraged to market the idea. 'I started drawing right away, and I started thinking about who could do it. I needed someone to produce it and make the molds for me. It took more than a year because I was testing out different companies.'
Wiener, a native El Pasoan, designed a concept, found manufacturers willing to make the product and, with help from her father, Ed Oppenheimer, created the Wow Cookie Dolls Kit.
Each kit contains eight cookie cutters shaped like clothing, three color gels, edible sprinkles, a spatula, six icing bags, a pad with 12 paper dolls and an instruction booklet.
'I did a lot of research, and thank God for the Internet, because it makes things much more attainable,' Wiener said. 'After trying products made in China and in Mexico, I ended up going with a U.S. producer. Now, I'm really glad I decided to have a USA- made product with everything going on in China.'
The $30 kit was introduced in El Paso stores last year. Sales since have since expanded to states including California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Posted 12/1/2007
Alter 2007 Fate / Zero - Saber & Irisviel 2-pack Wonderfest Exclusive - Gallery
This two pack is a Wonderfest Show Exclusive set.

Irisviel von Einzbern isn't hard on the eyes either as she has to be the cutest homunculus ever (which if you've read Hellboy is pretty gross but that's Hellboy). Both are from the prequel to FATE/STAY NIGHT - FATE/ZERO.

  

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Posted 11/24/2007
Wonderwall Nov 2007 Kaiju For Grown Ups - Chupacabras!!!

One of my favorite bands - Super Furry Animals - once sang the following in their song Chupacabras:
Have you heard about the bat,
Eats your goat and then your cat.
Soon enough you will not smile,
If you see it you'll run a mile.

Well, David and Sun-Min took the mythical(?) Chupacabra figure and put their spin on it for Wonderwall's Kaiju For Grown Ups line.  This Chupacabra figure is the Puerto Rico Type.  Eyewitnesses in Puerto Rico began reporting sightings of the goat-sucker back in 1990.  You can see it shortly, since it'll be released in December.
Posted 11/24/2007
Udon Studios July 2008 Ame-Comi Wonder Woman & Cheetah Vinyl Figures

AME-COMI: WONDER WOMAN VINYL FIGURE
Designed by UDON STUDIOS
Don’t miss out as the world’s greatest superheroine goes from Amazonian princess to Ame-Comi warrior!

The WONDER WOMAN VINYL FIGURE is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in a 9” scale. This non-articulated plastic display figure comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; On sale July 23, 2008 • Vinyl Statue • $49.99 US

AME-COMI: CHEETAH VINYL FIGURE
Designed by UDON STUDIOS
Wonder Woman’s number one nemesis joins her in the world of Ame-Comi!

The CHEETAH VINYL FIGURE is a limited-edition, hand-painted piece in a 9” scale.

This non-articulated plastic display figure comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 23, 2008 • Statue • $49.99 US

Posted 11/24/2007
DC July 2008 Woman Of The DC Universe Series 2: Wonder Girl Bust

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Terry Dodson’s Wonder Girl! Seen here standing atop Titans Tower, this fearless teen wonder has Ares’ lasso twined at her side.

Collect all of the Women of the DCU: Series 2 busts in 2008!
Wonder Girl joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman and more!

This WONDER GIRL BUST measures approximately 5.5” tall x 2.5” wide
x 2.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 2, 2008 • Bust • $55 US
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Posted 11/24/2007
Alter & Happinet March 2008 POP WONDERLAND Alice in Wonderland PVC 1/8
POP <b>WONDER</b>LAND Alice in <b>Wonder</b>land (Completed Figure)
Item name : POP WONDERLAND Alice in Wonderland (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : Alter/Happinet
Scale : 1/8
Material : PVC ABS
Producer : Hiromitsu Morikawa
Original : POP WONDERLAND
Release Date : Late Mar
Regular Price : 6,980 yen 
Posted 11/17/2007
Nov 2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (New York Times)
'Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” was written and directed by Zach Helm, whose previous major credit was the screenplay for the Will Ferrell comedy “Stranger Than Fiction,” which envisions a sophisticated adult version of the same kind of magic. But if the concept is ingenious, its execution is erratic. The story is arbitrarily divided into chapters of varying length that have no clear beginning, middle or end, and the movie’s narrative drive is sporadic.


The story finds Mr. Magorium planning to leave the world because he is down to his last pair of the shoes he has stockpiled for decades. He intends to leave the store to his devoted clerk and right-hand woman, Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), a once-promising classical pianist and composer who lost her inspiration. But when he announces the bequest, she balks, believing she lacks the power to keep the store alive. (One of the movie’s weaknesses is Ms. Portman’s attitude of disengagement. Even when magic is all around, the sparkle in her eyes is dim.)


Mr. Magorium engages an accountant, Henry Weston (Jason Bateman), whom he calls Mutant, to go through years of erratic bookkeeping, determine the store’s value and help arrange its passage into Molly’s hands. A prototypical uptight numbers cruncher, Henry seems like the last person in the world who would understand what the store is about. With the emporium’s future up in the air, its most devoted customer (and the movie’s narrator), Eric Applebaum (Zach Mills), a shy, lonely 9-year-old, makes a pitch for it.


In the most exciting scene the store, sensing its days are numbered, rebels and stages a full-scale temper tantrum. The toys turn on the customers (not violently, I hasten to add), and nothing works as it should. After the tantrum subsides, the magic rapidly dissipates. The brightly colored walls warp and turn black, and the place eventually resembles a charred ruin in which nothing stirs.
Posted 11/17/2007
Wowwee Oct 2007 Wowwee and Evolution Robotics Partnership
Wowwee Limited and Evolution Robotics, Inc. today announced a joint agreement to launch a new category of breakthrough entertainment robots, functional robots and robotic toys. At least three products are planned for release in 2009, with additional products under development. Each product will be powered by Evolution Robotics' latest NorthStar(R) 2.0 technology and deliver breakthrough robotic capabilities that have never before been available to the robot and robotic toy mass market.
'Evolution's technologies are revolutionizing the way we interact with robots and consumers will be truly amazed when they see what these products can do,' said Davin Sufer, Chief Technical Officer of Wowwee. 'Together we plan to create an entirely new category of products to match the excitement and interactivity of video games, with blazing speeds and real-time action.'
The product initiatives are the result of a strategic partnership between the two companies involving 18 months of research and development to design an innovative positioning and tracking system that will enable a robot to autonomously interact with people, environments, other robots and objects with pinpoint accuracy and control.
Under the latest agreement, Wowwee and Evolution Robotics will work closely together to take the completed products to market, leveraging the strengths and skills of each company. Wowwee will manage the product manufacturing, marketing and sales, and Evolution Robotics will provide the key enabling technologies and apply their expertise in robotics to integrate the products' functions.
'We are extremely excited to have Wowwee as our go-to-market partner for this new category of robotic products,' said Paolo Pirjanian, President and CEO of Evolution Robotics. 'Wowwee, which revolutionized the consumer robotics market with the introduction of Robosapien(TM) in 2004, is the premier brand in the category. They offer an incredible marketing and sales platform for getting new and exciting products in front of consumers and into their homes. Also, as a company and as a group of individuals, the Wowwee team brings an incredible amount of energy and creativity to the product development process, and we are confident that the market will be 'wowwed' by the results.'
Posted 10/27/2007
Wonder Festival 2001 Shiyuran - Sexy

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Posted 10/18/2007
WowWee Sept 2007 Optimal Group to Acquire WowWee

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(MARKET WIRE)--Sep 27, 2007 -- Optimal Group Inc. (NasdaqGM:OPMR - News) today announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of WowWee Limited (www.wowwee.com), a privately held Hong Kong-based developer, marketer and supplier of technology-based, consumer robotic, toy and electronic products, as well as substantially all of the assets of WowWee Marketing, with offices in La Jolla, California, and WowWee Group, with offices in Montreal, Quebec. WowWee Marketing and WowWee Group provide services to WowWee Limited in the operation of its business.WowWee, with a team of design engineers based in Hong Kong and through the WowWee Marketing design team based in La Jolla, designs, develops markets and distributes technology-based consumer products and toys. WowWee is best known for its line of Robo-branded consumer robotic products. WowWee's Robosapien, introduced in 2004, was the first in a line of robotic products that use biomorphic motion technology and is uniquely programmable to perform a variety of functions. Since its launch, Robosapien has been honored with numerous awards in markets around the world. Today, the Robo line includes Roboraptor, a robotic dinosaur; Roboreptile, a robotic reptile; Robopet, a robotic dog; Robopanda, a robotic panda; Roboquad, a robotic quadraped; Roboboa, a robotic snake; Robosapien V2; and RS Media a technologically advanced version of Robosapien.
WowWee also develops and markets products in its 'Alive' series, based upon highly sophisticated and realistic animatronic technology. In early 2007, WowWee launched the 'award winning' Flytech Dragonfly, adding the radio-controlled flight segment to its product base.
WowWee's core competency and key competitive advantage has been its ability to identify cutting-edge technologies and through its unique, creative, and flexible design process, to incorporate these technologies in the development of innovative consumer-focused products. WowWee has demonstrated the ability to be at the forefront of consumer trends with emphasis placed on evolving consumer preferences for technology-based electronic products. WowWee has continued to expand its award-winning portfolio of entertainment robots to incorporate 'smart', task-based features, setting a standard for affordable, high-end, consumer-robotic and electronic devices. WowWee's products are sold through its direct sales channel as well as through international distributors. Approximately 65% of its products is sold in North America, with the balance being sold internationally.
In 2006 and 2005, WowWee's revenues were approximately US$117 million and US$131 million, respectively, and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization were approximately US$5 million and US$27.5 million, respectively.
Under the terms of the purchase agreement, the WowWee assets and business will be acquired for US$65 million, US$55 million of which is payable in cash and US$10 million of which is payable in Optimal Group Class 'A' shares valued on the day preceding the closing date, plus a warrant to purchase up to an additional 820,000 Optimal Group Class 'A' shares at a price of US$5.56 per share.
Senior management of the WowWee business, including the majority shareholders of WowWee Limited, will continue to be employed in the business following completion of the acquisition.
 
Posted 9/29/2007
Sept 2007 Cranium WOW

Technological advancements have given us video games, 1,000 cable channels, hi-definition, iPods and countless other products to distract us.  So, how does something as seemingly archaic as a board game elicit excitement?  Well, this is no ordinary board game…it’s Cranium WOW.
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Cranium WOW is the latest iteration in the immensely popular Cranium line of games.  The game is recommended for teens and adults, not due to any saucy content, but because of the difficulty of the game.  You still have to draw, sculpt, hum, whistle, act out and answer some difficult questions.
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So how does the game work?  You need between two and four teams of two people to play.  Each team gets to choose from one of the four Gary Baseman inspired vinyl movers (and add a hat or hairdo for more fun).  As you make your way around the game board, you pull cards from categories such as Data Head, Creative Cat, Word Worm and Star Performer.  There are pencils, pads of paper, and sculpting clay included with the game.  You supply the imagination and talent.
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If you’ve never played Cranium, you’re missing out on a ton of fun. Personally, it’s one of my favorite board games.  With the ...
Posted 9/22/2007
Square Enix Dec 2008 It's A Wonderful World Static Arts Shiki Polyresin
It`s a <b>Wonder</b>ful World Static Arts Shiki (Completed Figure)
Item name : It`s a Wonderful World Static Arts Shiki (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : SQUARE ENIX
Scale : Non
Material : Polyresin
Original : It`s a Wonderful World
Release Date : Late Dec
Regular Price : 4,800 yen 
Posted 9/22/2007
Square Enix Dec 2007 It's A Wonderful World Static Arts Neku Polyresin
It`s a <b>Wonder</b>ful World Static Arts Neku (Completed Figure)
Item name : It`s a Wonderful World Static Arts Neku (Completed Figure)
Manufacturer : SQUARE ENIX
Scale : Non
Material : Polyresin
Original : It`s a Wonderful World
Release Date : Late Dec
Regular Price : 4,800 yen
Posted 9/22/2007
Wave Jul 2007 Wonder Festival Log
<b>Wonder</b> Festival Log (Cover C)
Item name : Wonder Festival Log (Cover C) Restock Item
Manufacturer : Wave
Original : Books
Release Date : Late Jul., 2007
Regular Price : 1,905 yen 
Posted 9/10/2007
Wave Jul 2007 Wonder Festival Log
<b>Wonder</b> Festival Log (Cover A)
Item name : Wonder Festival Log (Cover A)
Manufacturer : Wave
Original : Books
Release Date : Late Jul., 2007
Regular Price : 1,905 yen
Posted 9/10/2007
Orchid Seed Aug 2007 Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Ignis The Red - WF Limited Edition -
 
Posted 9/10/2007
Kanda Aug 2007 WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR Wholesaler & Retailer Show - Good Smile Booth and more...
Posted 8/26/2007
Wonderful Hobby Life Expo Aug 2007 Not open to Public
I was invited by Good Smile Company together with Akibablog and Moeyo.com to a figure event called 'Wonderful Hobby Life for Wholesaler & Retailers.'

The event was set up for folks in the figure industry to talk business and is not open to the public. This is the second time that this event was held and takes place after the Wonfes. The last one was held at the Good Smile offices - this time it was one stop away from Akihabara in Kanda.
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I finally got to meet up with Monpuchi from Moeyo - our schedules had put off our meeting for months. Also met the man who runs Akibablog too. Apart from the bloggers, also got to network with companies such as Organic, Orchid Seed, Hobby Stock, Atelier-sai, Solid Theater and others.
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Posted 8/26/2007
WowWee Ltd Aug 2007 Will make Astroboy film, and also Gatchaman Toys
Exciting news for the Astroboy toy collector. This past week came the announcement from Hong Kong that the upcoming toy lines for the scheduled 2009 Astroboy film will be made by WowWee Ltd, makers of sophisticated robot toys such as the Robosapien. What does this mean exactly? Well, not only will the toys look super cool, they will most assuredly possess dazzling robotic powers designed to impress the most discriminating toy collector.

The deal between WowWee Ltd. and Imagi Animation Studios gets even better. WowWee also announced that they will also be making the toys for the upcoming Gatchaman film.

src=http://www.fpsmagazine.com/blog/uploaded_images/eatery-712869.jpgIn other Astroboy toy news, a giant sculptural Astroboy montage can now be seen hanging in the hip Kitsilano sushi shop, The Eatery at 3431 West Broadway. Vancouver mixed media artist Noel Macul made the illuminated sculptural Astroboy out of hundreds of dissected toy parts. Specially commissioned by the restaurant, it now hangs permanently above the bar. Noel also crafted a giant tiger made of toys (perhaps inspired by Brazilian animator Guilherme Marcondes' Tyger?)

The Eatery already hosts a mini museum of Astroboy collectibles, along with lots of hanging sea creatures, and a vast array of Asian cultural décor, right down to the cute vintage Japanese autos parked out in front of the shop. If mixing sushi and anime sounds like your thing, be sure to add this stop to your itinerary the next time you visit Vancouver.
Posted 8/26/2007
Cranium WOW

Part board game...part designer toy...Cranium WOW is set to hit store shelves this coming September.  Cranium, Inc. Creative Crusader Michael Connell stated:

"The look and feel was inspired by vinyl culture of today along with influence from Cranium's history with artist Gary Baseman. This game will be a centerpiece for fun in your living room and replace that book on modern architecture that's been on your coffee table for the past three years. Have you even read that book?"

Cranium WOW contains all of the fun things that made the original game one of the most popular board games ever.  You still must hum, whistle, sculpt, draw, spell and answer questions.  Each game is packaged with 4 of the 12 Cranium WOW vinyl movers.  Now wouldn't you rather have a Gary Baseman inspired vinyl piece than fight over who gets to be the little metal thimble? (They aren't actually designed by Baseman, just influenced by his artwork)
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 [Summer] Lady Bird Girl

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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Upcoming Figures from Kotobukiya
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Kaiyodo Booth - Revoltech Yotsuba,
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Griffon Booth

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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Mega House Booth
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Slave Girl PVC 1/6, Duel Maid Figures, more...
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Posted 8/19/2007
Yamato Aug 2007 Figure Shown At Wonder Festival

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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Paper Moon Life-sized dolls
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Cosplay Girls...
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Aug 2007 - Cosplay Time
 
Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Good Smile Booth

The Good Smile booth: Not only do they make great figures, they have a great company culture.

Kyon's sister Mikuru
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Mini Nendoroids.
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Got to look at this closely in the GSC offices after.
Good Smile (click to enlarge)
Posted 8/19/2007
Good Smile Aug 2007 Skygirls Wonder Festival Booth
Good Smile booth:
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Kaiyodo Booth: Revoltech
Revoltech stuff by Kaiyodo: Its interesting how Kaiyodo are the hosts of the Wonder Festival but their offerings are much less than Good Smile for example. I didn't notice any of the Bome figures on display either (or I missed them).

Didnt get the name of this one but I'm guessing from the leg joints that its from Patlabor?
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I dont own any Revoltech figures at the moment. While articulation is great, the paintwork on some of them looks a bit rough around the edges. The ones on display however looked pretty decent - hope the released versions end up looking cool too.

These two figures look awesome - more Patlabor?
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They are releasing all the Valkyrie types - a must have to keep you awake during boring meetings.
Revoltech (click to enlarge)
 
 
Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Kotobukiya Booth
Next up is the figurines at the Kotobukiya booth.
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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder festival Summer 2007 Garage Kits - Shirley Fennette and many more...

Garage kits:
Starting off with a figure I hope they make into a PVC - Shirley Fennette.

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Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Armored Core
Next up are the Armored Core kits.
While a lot of us mecha fans will appreciate the good designs, I get the feeling that the majority of people who buy the kits are the ones who have actually played the games.
Armored Core (click to enlarge)
Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Shuraki - Rizfis Luttiva Mente Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Klondike sexy Girls, among many other figures... Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Dragons, warriors and other figures Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Beautifyul Girl Figures Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Sexy Anime girls by P-Unit, and more ... Posted 8/19/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Sexy Girls by MOE, and more.... Posted 8/19/2007
Mattel - August 2007 Barbie - Alice in Wonderland Doll Posted 8/11/2007
Wow Wee Aug 2007 Alive Elvis - animatronics Bust Posted 8/11/2007
Wave July 2007 Wonder Festival Log 28 C (Book) Posted 8/11/2007
Wave July 2007 Wonder Festival Log 28 B (Book) Posted 8/11/2007
Wave July 2007 Wonder Festival Log 28 A (Book) Posted 8/11/2007
Wonder Festival Summer 2007 Max Factory News Posted 8/5/2007
Takara Aug 2007 Exclusive Worlds Smallest Transformer Bumblebee to be Offered at TRU Japan. Posted 8/5/2007
JAKKS Pacific® July 2007 Signs Licensing Agreement for Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! - Business Wire Posted 8/5/2007
WowWee 2007 Roboquad Toy Robot - review Posted 8/5/2007
Wonder Festival 2004 Bubba Rei (2), and more Posted 7/21/2007
Mattel July 2007 Barbie - Alice in Wonderland - Mad Hatter Doll Posted 7/21/2007
WowWee July 2007 Roboquad Toy Robot Posted 7/21/2007
Max Factory 2000 Wonder Festival - Card Captors Sakura Posted 7/15/2007
WowWee July 2007 Roboquad Toy Robot Fun for Kids Posted 7/15/2007
CM's Corp July 2007 Transformers Zone Diatlas WonderFest Figure Posted 7/15/2007
Wonderall July 2007 UMA (Unidentified Mysterious Animal) Posted 7/5/2007
Wonder Festival 97 - School girls Posted 7/5/2007
Wonder Festival 97 - various girls Posted 7/5/2007
POP Wonderland Figure Collection #1: 1 Box Published 7/5/2007
Wow Wee March 2007 Robosapien to get his own movie - Mobile Digest Posted 3/29/2007
Wonderwall - Kaiju For Grownups - Flatwoods Monster - review Posted 3/9/2007
Feb 2007 Wonder Festival 2007 - gallery Posted 3/9/2007
Man robs comic shop of cash, Wonder Woman figure - Greensboro News Record March 2007 Posted 3/9/2007
WowWee March 2007 RoboSapien Coming to the Big Screen in 2009 - MovieWeb Posted 3/9/2007
WonderFestival 2007 [Winter] Kaiju Posted 3/4/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter LE figure Posted 3/4/2007
Feb 2007 We didn't go to Wonderfest! Posted 3/4/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Griffon and More Posted 3/4/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 More... Posted 3/4/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 And More.... Posted 3/4/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Gill Gill and more Posted 3/4/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 and some more... Posted 3/4/2007
MAX Factory Electric human [zabogasutoronguzaboga] Sold at Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Posted 2/27/2007
WonderFestival Feb 2007 [Winter] More girls Posted 2/27/2007
WonderFestival Feb 2007 [Winter] DreanTech - Honami Fujieda - swimwear ver Posted 2/27/2007
WonderFestival Feb 2007 [Winter] LADY figures Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Alter Booth Posted 2/27/2007
Kotobukiya at Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Good Smile & Max Factory Booth Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Vance Project - Pinky Street Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 WAVE Posted 2/27/2007
February 24-25 2007 - WanFesu (Wonder Festival) Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Alter booth Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 BOME Figures Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Max Factory & Good Smile Booth - WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Kotobukiya booth Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Mega House Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Girls in Costumes Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Cerberus Project Booth - Halloween Daughter + others Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Swimwear Heaven Booth... Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Haruhi Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 The Really naughty Girls.... Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 - Lots of pictures Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 More girl figures Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Max Factory & Good Smile Booth Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2006 Alter Booth Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Type-Moon Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Girl Figures Photos Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Figurines Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Gundams Posted 2/27/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 2007 Bubba, Cerberusproject, Studio monkey ,... Posted 2/27/2007
WonderFestival 2007 [Winter] Posted 2/25/2007
WonderFest 2007 Winter - Extensive Photo Report of new sexy Figures Posted 2/25/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter - Transformers - Black Convoy Exclusive Posted 2/25/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter - Transformers - Tele Beast Wars Posted 2/25/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter - Transformers - Masterpiece Megatron Posted 2/25/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter - KISS Players Display Posted 2/25/2007
Wonder Festival 2007 Winter - Revoltech Megatron Posted 2/25/2007
WowWee robots invade McDonald's Happy Meals - engadget Published 2/24/2007
Wonder Festival Feb 25 2007 - Catalogs... Posted 2/16/2007
Wonder Festival Catalog Feb 25 2007 Posted 2/16/2007
Dark Horse July 2007 Classic DC Character #3 Wonder Woman Statue Posted 2/10/2007
NY Toy Fair Feb 2007 "Wow" toys are hot sellers Posted 2/10/2007
Feb 2007 'Wow' toys are hot sellers - Seattle Times Posted 2/10/2007
WowWee Jan 2007 Next Robosapien V2 Controlled with Wii Remote - I4U Posted 1/6/2007
Tonner Doll Co 2007 Super Girl and Wonder Woman Tonner Character Figures Posted 1/4/2007
McFarlane Dec 2006 Spawn Series 31 Other Worlds Posted 12/23/2006
Black Wonderland Posted 12/21/2006
Translucent Worlds Smallest Transformer Optimus Prime Replica Published 12/4/2006
Volks Rei Ayanami Wonder Fest Limited 1/4 Figure Posted 10/30/2006
Wonderfest 2006 ALTER Booth, and more.... Posted 9/7/2006
Wonder Festival 2006 Summer Posted 9/6/2006
Wonder Festival 2006 Godzilla Toys and more Posted 8/25/2006
Wonder Festival 2006 Cute Girls Posted 8/25/2006
Wonder Festival 2006 Suku Figures Posted 8/25/2006
Wonder Festival 2006 Dolls and Figures Posted 8/24/2006
WonderFest 2006 - more stuff Posted 8/24/2006
Hobby Stock: Tsuyokiss Tsundere series Otome WonderFest 2006 LE with black panties Posted 8/24/2006
WoW Crusade Test Underway Published 8/24/2006
Wonder fest 2006 - figures... Posted 8/23/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 - some of the adult figures Posted 8/23/2006
WonderFest 2006 Gundams and more Posted 8/23/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 Figurines Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 - More Cute Merchandise Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 Attendees & Hosts in Costume! Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 - Lots of sexy figures! Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 - lots of Cute Girls! Posted 8/22/2006
Wonderful Hobby Life for You! Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 - more... Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest 2006 - Anime Figures Posted 8/22/2006
Wonderfest 2006 - More Erotic Figures! Posted 8/22/2006
Wonder Festival 2006 [Summer]: Anime Figures Report Posted 8/22/2006
Event Report: Wonder Festival 2006 Summer Published 8/22/2006
Wonder Fest Summer 2006 Posted 8/22/2006
Gargamel @ Wonder Festival '06 Posted 8/20/2006
Where are the protesters at ‘Body Worlds’? - Boston Herald Posted 8/16/2006
Wonder Man - Comic Book Bin Posted 8/1/2006
Wonderwall @ TTF Posted 7/11/2006
Touma's Magman from Wonderwall Posted 6/21/2006
Those wonderful toys Posted 6/16/2006
Berry-kun by T9G from Wonderwall Posted 6/14/2006
Touma's New 6" Knuckle Bear from Wonderwall Posted 6/12/2006
Chaos Creates New Worlds Published 6/1/2006
WoW Heads To Movies Published 5/9/2006
Wonder Still Drafting Published 5/3/2006
Sawyer's Neanderthals Wow Japan Published 5/1/2006
In loving memory of a wonderful Sideshow friend… Posted 4/14/2006
Scary Lampoons Worlds Published 4/10/2006
Ty to Make Its Mark in the Pet Toy Industry With the Introduction of Bow Wow Beanies (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) Posted 3/31/2006
Evolution Robotics Supports Next Generation of WowWee Humanoids with its Highly Advanced Robotic Technologies Posted 3/22/2006
Touma's Goon from WonderWall Posted 2/26/2006
New Pics of T.H.S.-02 G1 Convoy from Wonder Festival 2006 Posted 2/19/2006
Wonderfest Japan 2006 Winter Coverage Posted 2/19/2006
Frank Kozik's Ika-Gilas Kaiju from Wonderwall Posted 2/8/2006
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