Other than the Momtrends blogs, Goose Grease Ninjas ($18) are the coolest things to come out of Brooklyn. The mastermind behind the designs (you've got to love the wooden ninjas!), Michelle Crafton, makes simple, designs that are modern yet old fashioned too. There's a full line of dolls and kits on her ETSY shop, but these are my current fave.
These hand crafted toys were made with love and care right in Willliamsburg, Brooklyn. "These ninjas were hand painted and varnished, using non-toxic materials. almost 2" in height, and probably wouldn't be suitable for little people who'd like to find out if ninjas can survive their tummy."
The mom behind the brand is a bit of a celeb after being featured on Martha Stewart--her wooden people are also lovely cake toppers. This dynamic duo is meant for play--but feel free to put them on cupcakes if it makes you happy.