Toy Fair 2015 kicks off this weekend and your two favorite Towelites will be there in the center of it all! Last year I had the opportunity to tour The Coop‘s booth (they were known as ‘A Crowded Coop’ at that point), you can check out our coverage here, and I can’t wait to see what new and exciting products they have to offer this year! The best part? They make Geekly items for your best furry friend as well! Be sure to keep it tooned to DFAT for our coverage of the big show! Here’s the official Toy Fair release from The Coop!


Seattle, WA, February 2015/PR Newswire/ – The Coop, a licensed consumer products company, swoops into Toy Fair 2015 (New York, February 14-17) Booth #4401 with an ever-expanding list of licenses, its deepest line extensions to date and an introduction to The Coop Originals, an irreverent collection that will make you LOL.

Their list of licenses includes AMC® The Walking Dead®, Star Trek: The Original Series™, Halo®, Valve (Team Fortress 2® and Portal 2™), Adventure Time™ from Cartoon Network, Justin Hillgrove’s Imps and Monsters™ and Elvis Presley. The Coop makes unique pop culture products for people and pets.

“The Coop staff are pop culture fans and pet lovers. We love well-made merchandise. And to top it all off, we have some super cool licenses that we design and produce great merchandise for. To create authentic items that represent the license well and pass the all-important fan test, we really get to know the property inside and out. That helps us capture its essence and identify key visual elements that are incorporated into everything we make,” said Brandy Tanner, co-owner of The Coop.

People and Pets

AMC® The Walking Dead® – this line includes a variety of bags for carrying what you might need in the event of a walker outbreak. All of them are made of durable materials and made to look worn as they would in a post-apocalyptic world. A partial list: Daryl Wings Messenger Bag (MSRP $89.95), Michonne’s Katana Sling Bag (MSRP $59.95) and Rick’s Sheriff Duffel (MSRP $79.95). Accessories include wallets and luggage tags. The pet line is made up of collars and leashes, toys (The Governor Chew Toy MSRP $14.95) and t-shirts (“Walker Bait” MSRP $19.95).

Star Trek: The Original Series™ – this collection offers some iconic takes on this revered show. A few highlights include the Tricorder Replica Small Messenger Bag (MSRP $39.95), Enterprise Messenger Bag (MSRP $79.95) and Tribble Coin Purse (MSRP $12.95). Accessories include luggage tags and coin purses. The pet collection features the Captain’s Chair Dog Bed (S/M MSRP $79.95, L/XL MSRP $99.95), Spock Hoody (MSRP $39.95), and the Communicator Poop Bag Dispenser (MSRP $19.95), along with collars and leashes and t-shirts colored in the differing Starfleet uniform ranks.

People Only

Halo® – this best-selling video game franchise has a rich history, providing some compelling elements to represent in this line. The UNSC Fleet Officer Bag (MSRP $59.95) is a perfect example of that. Other items include the Infinity Courier Messenger Bag (MSRP $89.95), the Ammo Crate Tin Lunch Box (MSRP $29.95) and the super popular authentic in-game Light-Up Cortana Data Chip Keychain (MSRP $16.95). Additional accessories include lanyards, keychains and keycaps.

Team Fortress 2® – the highly detailed blind box TF2 vinyls, the Buff Banner Backpack (MSRP $79.95), Red and Blu team scarves (MSRP $19.95) anchor this collection.

Portal 2™ – the Lemon Grenade Mug (MSRP $14.95) has been added to an already successful accessories line.

Imps & Monsters™ – working with artist Justin Hillgrove, The Coop has turned his fun and soulful paintings into lovable 3-D plushies, backpack clips and keycaps.

The Coop Originals Are Products That Make Everyone Laugh Out Loud

Kitsch on the Rocks: This line of 70’s inspired gifts and accessories pay tribute to the era with tongue planted firmly in cheek. The lineup includes foam koozies, trucker caps, and cocktail-focused bar towels. (MSRP range of $4.95 – $24.95)

Whim Whams: Each of these six high-quality plush characters is a blend of three trends, with detailed premium satin stitch embroidered appliqués. Meet ‘The Great Depansinator,’ a blend of Abe Lincoln, underwear and tattoos (MSRP $14.95) and five more.

Twisted Timmy Toys – From the depths of Twisted Timmy’s diabolical imagination comes a line of toys unlike anything you’ve ever seen before…concepted and illustrated by Justin Hillgrove.

  • Arty Farties: We all know someone who thinks they’re more highbrow than they are.When squeezed, this series of three plush characters emit four different fart sounds (MSRP $14.95).
  • Floaters: A ‘whimsical’ twist on a classic bath toy. These glow-in-the-dark rubber toys come in three sets of two dead and/or disgusting items, like a rat and a pile of poop (MSRP $9.95).
  • Backdorables: From beginning to end, these six reversible plush toys are adorable. Turn it inside out through the ‘backdoor’ and it becomes a different-yet-related character, like the dinosaur that becomes a gas can (MSRP $14.95).

Pet Collections

Adventure Time™ – This new collection, which includes pet collars, leashes, t-shirts, toys and even a poop bag dispenser, is based on Adventure Time, the Emmy® Award-winning animated original series from Cartoon Network, that follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a dog with magical powers.

Elvis Presley™ – Yes, the King loved his dogs, too, just like The Coop. This line features collars and leashes, t-shirts, a poop bag dispenser and two chew toys: a Blue Suede Shoe and a Peanut & Banana Sandwich (MSRP $14.95).

 The Coop, formerly known as A Crowded Coop, is a Pacific Northwest-based creator and marketer of licensed consumer products focusing on pop culture and pets with worldwide distribution. The Coop also produces branded promotional swag and is a private label manufacturer. Formed by Mary Olson and Brandy Tanner in 2010, this woman-owned company insists on respecting their consumers by developing smart, insightful and well-made merchandise. Buyers can contact [email protected]. Their newly-launched e-store can be found at Their website is