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Category Archives: Toys
Earlier this month I visited the Fumetto comics festival in Luzern, Switzerland. One of the main items on the agenda was an exhibition by Peter Poplaski on the 20th Century super-hero and his precursors, relation to classical pantheons and appearances … Continue reading
I always enjoy discovering newspaper strips and comics that try and add a little extra to just that story on the page. in the 1930s the syndicated Walt Disney strip, Silly Symphonies, used to include extra panels with toy dollar … Continue reading
Never mind the ever expanding series of Lego superhero sets, this is the real deal. Lego virtuoso Paul Hetherington builds vast and intricate scenes full of drama and narration, with little details and grand motorised animation, and so far he’s … Continue reading
Forgive my childish gibber, but could somebody wake up whoever’s at the helm at Lego and point their noses towards these creations byÂ Tyler Clites? I mean, this must be the best Tintin moon rocket in Lego I have ever seen. … Continue reading
Edy Hardjo likes to imagine what your action figures and toys do when you are not around. And judging from his photos, they’re up to not a lot of good. Hardjo uses superhero action figures that he poses picture perfect. … Continue reading
This I like very much. To promote her quite fantastic debut graphic novel, The Miracle of Vierves, Flemish cartoonist Inne Haine created an original board game featuring the book’s characters and replicating its theme, namely the hunt for a stag’s … Continue reading
The excellent Lego blog Brothers Brick recently reported on master builder Paul Hetherington winning the Best In Show award at this year’s BrickCon with an hommage toÂ David Petersenâ€™s wonderful graphic novel series,Â Mouse Guard. This must be my personal favorite Lego … Continue reading
While browsing around on his Flickr stream after discovering his amazing Iron Giant, I came across this proposal for Lego 2000AD Minifigs that Ken Levell did a couple of years ago. Talk about complete – the list even includes Zombo. … Continue reading
Veteran Lego builder Chris McVeigh (well-known for his magnificent Commodore 64 and Classic Mac models) has started combining the best of many worlds by doing some comic sketch cards in Lego. In addition to the Batman above, he’s also done … Continue reading