A boy and dad passion for action figures.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flea Market Hunting : Ben 10

We found another 6" figure of Heatblast! We already had it but it was so cheap we picked it up. Isaac will take this one to his mom's.

Heatblast is one of our favourite character from the original TV series.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Flea Market Hunting : Ben 10

At the flea market we found these cool Ben 10 watches or bracelets or whatever they are from the original series. We had never seen those before. Very cool!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lego + Lego Star Wars

Isaac loves doing some new Lego creations. Its a great concept of toys that let him be creative and come up with some cool things.

The Lego Group began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen (7 April 1891 – 11 March 1958), a carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. In 1934, his company came to be called "Lego", from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well".

Here's a look at the soon to be release Lego Star Wars 2012 summer sets!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Grendizer and Captain Future

Found those two comic books, one if Goldorak (Grendizer) while the other is Capitaine Flam (Captain Future). These are based on probably my favourite TV shows as a kid.

UFO Robot Grendizer is a super robot TV anime and manga created by manga artist Go Nagai. It is the third entry in the Mazinger trilogy. It was broadcasted on Japanese television from October 5, 1975, to February 27, 1977, and lasted 74 episodes. The robot's first appearance in the United States was as a part of the Shogun Warriors line of super robot toys imported in the late 1970s by Mattel, then in Jim Terry's Force Five series, both under the title Grandizer. It is still widely popular in the Middle East, and it was especially popular in France and Quebec, as well as among French speaking Canadians where it was aired under the title Goldorak. In Italy, the series was as popular and known as Goldrake.

Captain Future is a science fictional hero pulp character originally published in self-titled American pulp magazines during the 1940s and early 50s. In 1978, one year after Hamilton's death, Toei Animation of Japan produced a Captain Future TV anime series of 53 episodes, based on 13 original Hamilton stories. Despite the strong cultural differences and the large gap between a literary work and animation, the series was close to the original in many ways, from the didactic scientific explanations to the emphasis on the usefulness of brains as opposed to brawn.

The series was translated in several languages and distributed globally. The four episodes comprising the series' second story arc were dubbed into English and released on video by ZIV International in the early 1980s as The Adventures of Captain Future. In the late 80s, Harmony Gold dubbed the series' initial four-part story as an edited "TV movie" simply entitled Captain Future.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vintage Star Wars

Look at what I found! I guess I must have kept them all that time and didn't remember it. These are original cards. I still have all these action figures and more.

I remember as a kid, looking again and again at those cards to see which action figures I already owned and which ones I wanted next. Good times!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lego, Lego Series 8 & Lego Batman Arkham City

I found some Lego minifigures series 5 at a book store! These are already hard to find so I grabbed the two we wanted and another Godzilla!

And here is the list of what to expect from series 8. The projected availability date is 27th August.

- Ancient Thespis
- Pirate Captain
- Conquistador
- Enemy Robot
- Evil Female Alien
- Diver
- Vampire
- Fairy
- Football Player
- Trader
- Skier
- Red Cheerleader
- Santa Claus
- Boy in Bavarian costume
- DJ
- Cowgirl

And here's what would happen if Lego Batman 2 would look like the Arkham City video game!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Batman Arkham City

Here is one proud little man with all of his new Batman Arkham City series 2 action figures! We both love the video game and those figures are simply awesome!!!

And here's a look at the upcoming third series! Those six are Batman, Ra's Al Ghul, Azrael, The Penguin and two different models of the Joker's thugs. Each stands around 6-7" tall (Penguin excepted), and they'll be out in late September.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Batman Arkham City

The last one we got from the Batman Arkham City series 2 was Hush. Created by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Jim Lee, the character first appeared in Batman #609 (January 2003), as part of the 12-issue storyline, Batman: Hush.

And here is the E3 trailer of the upcoming Wii U Batman Arkham City Armored edition!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Batman Arkham City

Another figure we got was the Mad Hatter. Its a small yet cool figure but we haven't run into this character in the video game. He is modeled after the Hatter from Lewis Carroll's novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a character often called the "Mad Hatter" in adaptations of Carroll. He made his first appearance in Batman #49 in October 1948.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Batman Arkham City

We also got the Riddler! While he was part of the first game, Batman Arkham Asylum, this was the first time seeing him. He's a cool, twisted character.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Batman Arkham City

Probably our most wanted action figure of the entire Batman Arkham City series 2 was Catwoman. Have you seen Catwoman? Wow! Its an amazing figure! She comes with her whip and balls!

And in the video game she is simply delicious and amazing! Isaac and I almost have to fight to play her, ahahahhahhA!!

And here's the new trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Batman Arkham City

Isaac and I were waiting for the new Batman Arkham City series 2 action figures! The day they came out we went to our location comic book store, La Boîte à B.D. and got all of them!

Here's the first one, Detective mode Batman. Its a great and detailed figure thats stand about 6.75" tall.

Also remember that today is the release of the highly anticipated Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes video games for most consoles out there! We got ours for the PS3... guess what we will be doing tonight?

Monday, June 18, 2012


Isaac and I found some Lego Series 7 mini figures! We love them!! Here's the first three we got.

Ocean King
“Beware the wrath of the lord of the seas – and no splashing in the pool!”

“Make LEGO models, not war!”

Evil Knight
“Surrender…to whichever boss I’m taking orders from today!”

All three are extremely cool but personally the Ocean King was the one I wanted the most. Now we need Bunny Suit Guy, the geek and Little Red Riding.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


So we decided to build a Lego city in and around the Lego space monorail. Right now we added the Batcave, Joker's hideout and the Spider-Man labs.

More will be added soon and probably some Lego plates to make it all fit together.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lego Marvel Super Heroes

The Quinjet Aerial Battle set (#6889) is great! It has 735 pieces and features 5 minifigures: Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Loki and a Chitauri foot soldier. Iron Man and Thor have become our favourite figures! We love how Iron Man's mask open itself to reveal Tony Stark.

The Quinjet itself is huge and features adjustable wing tips, 2 opening cockpits with space for 2 minifigures, detachable mini-jet, 4 missiles, prison pod and rear door while the Chitauri chariot features dual flick missiles and control platform that raises or lowers.