Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Crow Eric Draven by Funko

At last! I've finally got my hands on the awesome "ReAction" figure of  the Crow / Eric Draven by Funko!!! Released in 2014 this figure was a hot seller and disappeared fast! It can still be found through certain online vendors such as e-bay and Amazon (which is how I got this one) but has already become a rare find at Comic Conventions, nostalgia shows and comic book stores.

This figure is so cool, I just love it! Not only am I a huge fan of this movie but I also adore Brandon Lee! I wish Funko had also made a version of the Crow with his trench coat that included a small crow bird! They could have also made a shirtless version of Eric Draven that comes with his guitar, along with other characters from the film such as Sgt. Albrecht, Top Dollar, Funboy, and Sarah. That would have been a really cool series to see!

Here is a closer look at the figure itself which, along with the packaging and "ReAction" logo, is styled after the original Star Wars Kenner action figures from 1978.... because retro stuff is cool! :) This Eric Draven figure comes with the decorative rod (lighting rod?) that he swiped from the Church roof during his climatic fight scene with Top Dollar at the end of the film.

Above is the back of the card. This figure was released as part of a "Horror Series" which I find odd as The Crow movie wasn't a horror film. There were a couple of scenes involving eyeballs that were a bit gross, but to me that doesn't make this a horror flick. The film is certainly stylized to have a dark, gothic look, but if that qualifies The Crow as being a horror movie then so were the Batman / Dark Knight movies! In any case, I'm very happy to finally add this awesome little figure to my collection!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Join me at Ottawa Comiccon 2017


Upcoming Event for 2017

As a puppet maker and artisan I sell originally designed hand-made puppets at various events throughout the year. Please join me at the Artelle Puppets booth at Ottawa Comiccon in May!
Ottawa Comiccon
EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.
Ottawa, ON Canada
Friday to Sunday, May 12, 13 and 14, 2017
Friday 1:00PM to 8:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Sunday 10:30AM to 5:00PM
Artelle Puppets booth number 2810
For ticket pricing see the Comiccon site at the link below:
The Comic Book Shoppe also sells advance Comiccon tickets
at both of their store locations:


Monday, September 19, 2016

Visit my booth at Ottawa Geek Market this October, 2016!!!

Action figure collectors!
I'll be selling vintage action figures, toys and original hand-made puppets
at the next Ottawa Geek Market! Hope to see you there!
Ottawa Geek Market
Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON Canada
Sat & Sun, Oct 15-16, 2016
Sat 10:00 to 6:00pm
Sun 10:00 to 5:00pm
Admission: $5 in advance, $8 at the door
Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult
For the last hour of each day admission is $2
"Join us to celebrate the thriving geeky community in Ottawa!"

Free Parking! Lots of free parking spaces around the back of the building. 
OC Transpo Bus: "95 Barrhaven" in the transit way stops on Woodroffe directly across the street from the Sportsplex.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Collectors! Join me at the Nostalgia Show!

Ottawa Nostalgia & Collectables
Show & Sale
Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON Canada
Sunday, March 20th, 2016
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Admission: $6.00, children under 12 are free
Free Parking!
To park near the closest entrance to the show, go around to the back of the building.
Free admission for everyone after 2:00PM
This year I will have two tables packed with a wide variety of collectables. That's 12 feet of really cool, awesome, amazing stuff!!!
Muppet fans take note! I'm paring down my Muppet memorabilia collection which I've gathered for the last 35 years!!! Some of the items that will be available have been featured on my blog, Mikey's Muppet Memorabilia Museum, and some I never got around to posting! There will be items based on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Muppet Babies, Bear in the Big Blue House, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, and the Dinosaurs TV series!  Also up for grabs will be the Fisher-Price Animal, Scooter and Fozzie Bear plush toys, and some of the Knickerbocker Sesame Street plush toys!
Plus I'm also parting with most of my collection of various marionettes, hand puppets and rod puppets. There will also be collectables based on puppet characters such as Alf, Gremlins, E.T., Jurassic Park, Nightmare Before Christmas, Pillsbury Dough Boy, California Raisins and others.
All of this is in addition to several boxes of action figure toys based on superheroes, Sci-fi movies, and medieval fantasy. These include Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek, Tarzan, and others, plus many items based on animated characters from Disney, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbera. Not to mention a bunch of nifty odds and ends such as PVC figures, dolls, teddy bears, toy cars, and buttons!
None of these items will be available online or put on reserve. No exceptions! You must attend this event in order to purchase any of these items. This is your chance to swoop in and snag some cool goodies!!!!

I'm just one of the 60 plus dealers, so there will be tons of collectables for you to find at this event. Hope to see you there on March 20th!!!
- Mike

Friday, March 22, 2013

A new blog about Action Figures!

Welcome to my new Action Figure blog. My collection of action figures isn't as massive as my Muppet collection or my Mego doll collection, but I think I have a enough stuff from the 70s, 80s and 90s to make this blog interesting.
Daggit from Battlestar Galactica, by Mattel, 1978

I'll be posting new pages and adding to existing ones over the next while. And if you like action figures I'm sure you'll also like my other blogs too, here are the links:

Mikey's Dolls:
Mikey's Muppet Memorabilia Museum:
Mikey's Puppetry Blog: