Thursday, July 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Beginning of the Minimate Problem

As you can tell by my blog, I adore minimates. They're ridiculous, unnecessary, and absolutely trivial but I love them. They don't take up much space and have more detail than any 2 inch toy ought to. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who still buys these things and they keep getting harder and harder to find. 

For #ThrowbackThursday we're going back to when the problem started: my first year of university (gulp) over ten years ago. My friends bought me 3 packages of minimates (for Christmas maybe?) and it was all down hill from there.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vision (Avengers: Age of Ultron): Funko Mystery Minis

It has taken a few days but I've processed my feelings about Avengers: Age of Ultron (liked it, didn't love it) and am finally ready to talk about the newest addition to my Funko family. I present you with Vision the Mystery Mini. This toy review will contain spoilers for the film so read at you own risk. You have been warned!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Classic Captain America & Winter Soldier Minimates

Avengers Assemble!!!

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens this weekend and since I'm a Marvel geek I feel compelled to make a post in honour of its nerdy goodness. I even scoped out my local comic book store for the new batch of minimates so I could review something new and exciting. When I got there something strange happened. I realized I didn't want any of them.

As excited as I am about the movie, I just couldn't shell out the cash. I already have a pretty great Thor and since I'm in Canada I will probably never see the Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver exclusives. The only one I really considered was Black Window (sadly I missed her and Falcon in the Captain America 2 series) but she's packaged with Iron Man and that's the Avengers equivalent of being packaged with Wolverine.

Instead, I'm digging back into my Fanexpo loot and taking a look at the star-spangled Avenger and his eye-liner wearing pal from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

I'm not quite sure when I became a fan of Captain America. I never found his comics all that interesting. To me, he had the same problems as Superman--he was just a little too perfect to hook me. Slowly, my attitude has been changing and I really loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Game of Thrones Pops!: Series 4 (Sansa Stark, Petyr Baelish, Samwell Tarly)

Rejoice fantasy fans! This Sunday marks the return of Game of Thrones on HBO. To celebrate Season 5 of the television show, I'm reviewing Series 4 of the Funko Pops! It's a 3 for 1!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Will Graham (Hannibal) Funko Pop

Poor Will. He just can't catch a break. In the show, Will Graham is played by the delightful Hugh Dancy and in the second season finds himself arrested for the cannibalistic murders committed by Hannibal Lecter. As a wonderful homage to Silence of the Lambs, Will is transported in a mask and straight-jacket, similarly to the iconic image of Anthony Hopkins.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal) Funko Pop!

I finally have him!

My wait is over. Yes friends, I've managed to find the Hannibal Funko Pops! It took me 3 stores and a little digging but Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham are mine. There was only 1 Hannibal left (stashed behind a box. Clearly someone else was hoping I wouldn't find him) and I still haven't seen the Wendigo in the flesh. So were they worth it?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones) by Dark Horse

Welcome to my first review of the new year! I have a back log of things to talk about (Fan Expo swag, minimates, my ever growing Pop! problem) but I've decided to take a look at one of my favourite Christmas gifts. He's cocky, handsome, and has the bad habit of throwing children out windows. Today I'm reviewing Jaime Lannister by Dark Horse.