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Action Figure Lamps

9 Sep

As a child I had a massive collection of action figures. I’ll admit I had my fair share of Barbies and My Little Ponies, but they tended to be the victims in my childhood fantasies that needed to be rescued by Michelangelo, Optimus Prime or Gambit…whoever was working that day. As I got older my action figures became decorations in my room and eventually ended up in a box somewhere for “safekeeping.”

When I moved out of my parents’ house, I had no idea where my mom put my action figures. To this day she claims she doesn’t know what happened to them. I suspect they found a new home through the local Value Village. Thankfully, I have a best friend who shares my nerdy interests. One night while drinking in university, she shamelessly went into her closest and produced a large bag of action figures. Since she’s a woman after my own heart, the majority of her action figures were X-Men and Batman characters.

I’m not sure how many nights we drunkenly talked about comic books and played with action figures, but when I moved out West she gave me her bag of beloved action figures to take with me. They’ve travelled with me over 7 years from place to place, but have never gotten out of the box I stored them in. I would never get rid of them, but it’s not the same to play with action figures when you’re 31.

One night while perusing the internet for nerdy home décor, I found action figure lamps by Evil Robot. The designers will customize the lamps with your choice of action figures. As you can imagine with the customizable design and shipping, the lamps can get pricey. Since I’m a cheapskate I decided to try and create my own. The majority of action I used were from my collection, but I picked up a used bag of figures for $1.99 from Value Village too. I also bought primer ($4.99), black spray paint ($4.99) and a glue gun ($8.99) from Home Depot. I used an old lamp that had a flat base.

It only took me two hours to put everything together and spray paint it, then another 24 hours for the lamp to dry. There’s some great YouTube tutorials as well that give you the basic for designing the lamps. If you’re in a crafty mood, this is a great way to repurpose your old lonely action figures.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Posters

24 Jul

Check out the pretty awesome posters of Charles Xavier and Magneto for Days of the Future Past.

The Wolverine: New Poster

3 Nov

I’m finding it hard not to love The Wolverine’s new poster.

X-Men Sequel: Days of Future Past

3 Aug

Producer Brian Singer confirmed that the sequel to X-Men: First Class will follow Marvel’s Days of Future Past storyline. Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men:First Class) will direct the sequel.

If you don’t know about Days of Future Past, here’s a little synopsis…

The storyline alternates between present day, in which the X-Men fight Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a future timeline caused by the X-Men’s failure to prevent the Brotherhood from assassinating Senator Robert Kelly. In this future universe, giant robots or Sentinels rule the United States, and mutants live in internment camps. The present-day X-Men are forewarned of the possible future by a future version of their teammate Kitty Pryde, whose mind traveled back in time and possessed her younger self to warn the X-Men. She succeeds in her mission and returns to the future, but despite her success, the future timeline still exists as an alternative timeline rather than as the actual future. (The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe: Alternate Universes 2005 gave the numerical designation of “Days of Future Past Earth as Earth-811).

Bryan Singer is excited and promises us a great movie.  Uh-huh, I heard that before and then audiences were given X-Men: The Last Stand.

The Black Panther

8 Jun

Oh yehhhh! According to rumors, Marvel has given the go ahead for production to start on a Black Panther movie. Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966, Black Panther is the first black superhero in mainstream American comics.

Black Panther (T’Challa) hails from the African nation of Wakanda, where he rules the country and is chief of various tribes. Over the years, Black Panther has adventures with The X-Men, Fantastic Four and The Avengers.

It’s exciting that this movie might actually happen.  There’s been talk of a Black Panther movie since the late 1990s when Wesley Snipes was attached to the project.  A few names thrown around for the role including Chiwetel Ejiofor (Redbelt, Serenity), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker).  I think the best person for the role would be Chiwetel Ejiofor.  Boyega is far too young and Mackie doesn’t have presence.  Idrias Elba would be a great choice, but he already has a recurring role in the Thor movies.

More news to come…

 

 

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