Now with a new fresh scent! (or Keeping up with the Lackies)

Hello there!  Welcome back to another exciting post on Chris Lackie – The Blog!

I’ve been away from this little corner of the internet for a while now, busy with the responsibilities of a parent with a young child, and a regular job that has required me to put in a lot of extra hours over the last while. But do not think I have forgotten about you!  I’ve actually been working on something that has turned out to be a fair bit larger than I had originally thought it would be, but that only means that when it’s ready (which will hopefully be soon-ish) it will be the greatest (or at least largest and newest) thing I have ever done! So keep your eyes open for that!

Speaking of things I am working on, I am also planning on doing another Funko Fight Club in the relatively near future (after the other thing I am working on is done) which will be functionally similar to the other versions, but with a twist (which isn’t much of a twist… it’ll just be… very slightly different)! To whet your appetite for that, I thought I would share a couple pictures of some of the Funko figures I have recently acquired.  First, let’s head to Sunnydale to see what’s going on near the Hellmouth!

From left to right: Oz, Willow, Buffy, Angel, Spike and The Gentleman (also featured - Silent Bob, because I am a terrible photographer)

From left to right: Oz, Willow,Buffy, Angel, Spike and The Gentleman (also featured – Silent Bob, because I am a terrible photographer)

It pleases me to no end that Buffy is holding a little tiny spike (not a euphemism), and that Spike has a scar on his eyebrow (just like the show!).  I think the people at Funko did a great job with these figures, but how does the first release (I assume there will be more) not include Xander? It’s like doing a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures and not including Donatello.  Xander is part of the Scoobies and he should have been included in the initial release.  I assume the lack of Xander figure will be rectified in the near future.

Now let’s move away from the Hellmouth and head to the literal hell on Earth that is Arkham Asylum!

There's nothing Batman likes better than being surrounded by his friends.

There’s nothing Batman likes better than being surrounded by his friends.

Of all the different versions I have, these may be my favourite renderings of Joker, Harley Quinn and Batman. Joker’s outfit and face are incredibly detailed (it’s hard to see, but Joker’s got a bunch of wrinkles on his forehead, and if you’ve played the Arkham Asylum games you would know why), Harley’s costume looks plain awesome.  They’ve even found a way to make Batman look like he’s wearing armour, which is consistent with the games. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate the Poison Ivy and Killer Croc figures that are part of this line, but hopefully I’ll get my hands on them relatively soon.

Okay, lets change direction now and take a look at what is happening in my life.  First, Sarah has decided that the main floor of our house needs a new coat of paint.  Here is what our front hallway and foyer look like now.

It's blue now!

It’s blue now!

Beautiful, no?  My wife has excellent taste (which I guess means I also have excellent taste because I chose to marry her).

And did you guys know that Sarah and I have our own podcast called Our Kid is Asleep? You can download any or all of our episodes from iTunes (just search for Our Kid is Asleep!), or you can listen to the latest episode here:

Our Kid is Asleep! 6 – Keanu Reeves is the Greatest Actor of Our Generation

In this episode, we talk about the amazing acting of Keanu Reeves, John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, as well as a bunch of other cool stuff, like telemarketing and furnace repair!

Moving on, earlier I mentioned my parental responsibilities.  Well, I feel I would be failing in those responsibilities if I did not share that our little baby boy is now one year old! This kid is practically a giant.  Take a look at how big he is now.


He’s the one on the left.

Super adorable, right? I guess that means that I am also super adorable since, you know, I helped make him.

So that’s it for now. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Hopefully you’ll be hearing from me again soon, but this time with something so huge it will blow your socks off!*

*Sock blowing not guaranteed.



RESULTS – Funko Fight Club 2: Comic Book Bracket Quarter-Finals

The people have spoken, and now we know who has survived the Comic Book Bracket Quarter-Finals of Funko Fight Club 2!

Health Ledger Joker absolutely destroyed Christian Bale Batman by a vote of 6 to 0.  While I usually pout when a Batman loses, this one doesn’t bother me that much.

In a result that completely defies logic, Superman defeated General Zod by a vote of 5 to 1.  Really?  How am I the only one who voted for Zod?  Didn’t you guys see Man of Steel?  Whatever.  I’m not mad, I’m just really disappointed in all of you.

Looks like Joker’s main squeeze won’t be moving on, as Deadpool beat up on Harley Quinn by a vote of 4 to 2.  (Is it bad form to say that a male character “beat up on” a female character?  Please don’t write any letters.)

And in the most thrilling contest of Funko Fight Club 2 so far, we have a tie between Judge Dredd and Adam West Batman who each received 3 votes!  In the case of a tie, the winner is the character that I voted for.  So in the battle between Judge Dredd and Adam West Batman, the winner is….












Shocker, right?!?!  You thought I would have voted for Adam West Batman, but you are wrong.

What a thrilling conclusion to this round of Funko Fight Club 2!  Come back on Monday, July 7th to see who will competing in the Movies and TV Bracket Quarter-Finals!


Funko Fight Club 2: Comic Book Bracket Quarter-Finals

Welcome to the Comic Book Bracket Quarter-Finals of 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. Previously, we saw Adam West Batman and Captain Kirk earn the right to participate in the tournament proper. You have until 9 PM Eastern Time on Friday, July 4th to pick the winners of the battles below.

So here we go with the Comic Book Bracket Quarter-Finals of Funko Fight Club 2! Let the best figures win!

Christian Bale Batman vs Heath Ledger Joker

bale ledger

Were you one of the many people who wanted the Joker to win in The Dark Knight? Well, now is your chance to change history! It’s the greatest Joker of all time going up against one of the greatest Batmen (as long as he keeps his mouth closed). Who will emerge victorious? You decide!


Superman vs General Zod

superman zod

Look, we all saw Man of Steel; the Zack Snyder reboot of the Superman film franchise. We all know what happened in the end. We all know it was stupid. Here is another chance to change history! I try to stay neutral in these Funko Fight Club battles, but I just can’t do it this time. Who is going to win this fight? Zod. It damn well better be General Zod.


Harley Quinn vs Deadpool

harley quinn deadpool

Deadpool is going up against a former psychiatrist, which is a good thing because he definitely needs his head examined. That said, this particular doctor is likely to just shoot him instead. Both are dangerous. Both are deadly. And both are more than a little nutty. Which nut is going to crack? It’s all up to you! The only thing certain in this battle is that it’s going to be epic!


Judge Dredd vs Adam West Batman

dredd west

In this contest we see the premier judge from Mega City One take on the (not really) Dark Knight of Gotham. Will Judge Dredd take it easy on one of his fellow purveyors of justice? Absolutely not! Dredd hates vigilantes, and now he is dealing with one of the most… campy. Will the Lawgiver lay waste to the utility belt, or are Batman’s old-timey toys too much for even the baddest of bad ass cops? Only time will tell.


So there it is, folks!  Come back on July 4th to see who makes it to the next round of Funko Fight Club 2!