Funko Fight Club 2: Play-in Matches

Welcome to the beginning of the Funko Fight Club 2! If you don’t know what this is, you can read up on it here. But basically, this is a series of fights between Funko Vinyl Figures where you choose the winner. You have until 9 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 2nd to pick the winners of the battles below. The winners of these contests will move on to the tournament proper which begins later this week.

So here we go with the play-in matches of Funko Fight Club 2! Let the best figures win!

Comic Book Bracket Play-in Matches:

Terry McGinnis Batman vs Adam West Batman

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It’s a battle of the Batmen! It’s the Batman of 1966 going up against the Batman of the future! The winner of this battle may seem obvious. I mean, Terry McGinnis is Batman Beyond! He has rockets in his boots and he has every other futuristic weapon that you can imagine. And look at that menacing growl! But Adam West does have something that Terry McGinnis doesn’t: A sweet ride. Vote now!

 

Movies and TV Bracket Play-in Match:

Captain Kirk vs Klingon

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It’s James Tiberius Kirk versus a generic Klingon! How many Klingons has Kirk taken out in his day? I have no idea, but I know he didn’t have to deal with any of the Klingons with the forehead ridges (you know, like Worf). At least, I don’t think he did. Anyway, set phasers to stun (or fun, or whatever it is you set phasers to) and get to picking who will win this epic battle!

Come back on July 2nd to see who wins these matches!

BAMPF!

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Father and Son: A Discussion

Hey folks!  Are you ready for another exciting post that a lot of thought went into and was definitely not written in 15 minutes?  Of course you are!  You read this blog for the insightful discourse and the thought provoking debate that follows.  According to some very reliable sources (that I did not make up in my head), Chris Lackie – The Blog is the most intelligent website on the internet.

On a related note, have you guys ever seen the movie Zack and Miri Make a Porno?  I like the scene where the girl poops in the guy’s face.

Anyway, for this week’s post, I thought I would interview my not quite one-month old son.  Everyone wants to know what children are thinking, so why not ask one of the more handsome ones directly?  What I thought would be a fascinating discussion turned into the most interesting conversation I have ever had.  Without further adieu, here is my interview with my son.

Father:  Well son, you joined this world almost a month ago.  How have you been enjoying life?

Son: 

Father:  Yes, it’s really hard to put into words, isn’t it?  Life is a most extraordinary thing, with so much adventure and excitement.  How about we focus on your home life?  What do you think of your parents?

Son:  *Blurp*

Father:  That’s a little harsh, isn’t it?  I mean, we’re new at this parenting thing.  You seem to be doing okay.  You appear to be eating enough, and you don’t really need much else.  Is there something you think we could improve on?

Son:  *Gyuk*

Father:  Hrm.  That’s a fair comment.  It’s something that your mother and I discussed before you were born.  I thought we settled on the right answer, but from what you’re saying it sounds like we’ll need to go back to the drawing board and re-evaluate our position.  I appreciate your feedback.

Son:  *Gurgle*

Father:  You just experienced your first Christmas and you were given a lot of presents.  Santa Claus even stopped by to give you an exer-saucer for when you’re a little older.  What do you think about your first big holiday?

Son:  *Eh-eh-eh-eh*

Father:  Yes, I agree that Christmas has gotten way too commercial, but it does give people a nice excuse to spend time with family.  For my birthday, your mother gave me the Batman Beyond box set.  You and I have watched about a dozen episodes already.  What do you think?

Son:  *Gah-ya-ya-ya-ya*

Father:  Haha! Yes!  Batman is the best, isn’t he?  Now I know you’re very busy, so how about I ask you one last question?  Do you need Daddy to change your bum?

Son:  That question is demeaning to us both.

Father:  Huh?  Sorry, what did you say?  I was distracted by a bit of lint on my sweater.

Son:  *Hiccup*

Father:  Aw do you have the hiccups, buddy?  Come here.

After I held my son until his hiccups went away and changed his bum, he promptly fell asleep.  Clearly our interview took a toll on him.  *Yawn*  Geez, I guess it took a lot out of me too.  Alright, I guess it’s nap time for everyone.

SLEEPY-BAMPF!

Have you seen my sweet beard?

So, I am not a dad yet, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t already started to prepare.  In honour of my upcoming fatherhood I decided to grow a sweet dad-beard.  Have you seen it yet?  Check it!

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Boom.

Move over Abe Lincoln, your beard is so four score and seven years ago.  That was some timely humour right there.  Booya!

Our baby was due this past Sunday, which means we are in the overtime period of life without children.  To make the most of it, we decided to watch kids kill each other in a dystopian world where the youth are forced to battle to the death for the amusement of the masses.  After finishing A Charlie Brown Christmas, we went to go see the Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

I remember when I saw the first Hunger Games, I was struck by how jarring it was to watch children viciously attack each other. This one doesn’t have that, but it does have a fair bit of (strangely misplaced) humour and what can best be described as a relatively lacklustre climax.  That said, it’s still a pretty entertaining movie (especially for a middle act) due in large part to its strong cast.  I really enjoyed the performances of Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and, of course, Jennifer Lawrence.  How can any man not be a fan of Mystique?  Don’t worry guys; she’s 23, so it’s okay to have a crush on her… I think.  Anyway, if you liked the first Hunger Games, you will probably like this one.  Or maybe not.  What do I know?

Switching gears from killing people for entertainment and keeping poor people afraid (frowny face) to vinyl toys (happy face) I have recently picked up some new Funko Pop Vinyl Figures for my collection.  Check them out!

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Here we have a Harley Quinn and a Batman Beyond (I realize that Batman Beyond is the title of a TV show and that this character is just Batman, but that’s what Funko decided to call the figure) bookended by two Heath Ledger-based Jokers. These guys are cool, but check out my favourite acquisition:

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That’s an Adam West Batman in an old-school Batmobile.  Cool, right?

With all these new figures I now have in my possession, I can smell another Funko Fight Club coming up.  Maybe it’ll happen once I get my hands on this guy:

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Or maybe these guys:

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Snoogins, am I right?

Either way, there will probably be a Funko Fight Club in the near future (because it is fun and I have very few original ideas).

Well I think that wraps things up for this week.  For the sake of my wife, I hope that the next time I write I will have a little bundle of joy to talk about.

BAMPF!