Slayer vs Scream

Knockdown dragout time! ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ WHOM?! Thunderdome ain’t got nothing on this fight of the century…

Yep, as I dip once more into the dangerously addictive world of Funko Pop! Vinyl figures, I end up with a bloody fight to the death on my hands.

buffy vs ghostface
In one corner, we have the homicidal maniac known as ‘Ghostface’, a killer of teens who enjoys scary movies and offing Drew Barrymore in the first 10 minutes. And his nemesis? Sunnydale’s saviour and everybody’s favourite blonde Slayer (Faith was pretty cool, no?), Buffy Summers and her trusty Mr Pointy.

Who will win? It’s gotta be the Buffster right? The girl power is strong in this one – plus payback’s a bitch and SMG already suffered at the hands of the scary masked serial slasher in ‘Scream 2’. Remember?

RIP Cici 'Scream 2'
Place yer bets! I feel like this could become a weekly thing – if only I had enough money for more cute but pointless figures, hmm?

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Pop a Stake in Monday

Poor Monday, the bastard child of days of the week. It never asked to be hated, but it can’t help but inspire dread and despair in millions. If Saturday is the popular girl everyone wants to know, Monday is the geeky bullied kid in the corner who smells like cheese, quietly plotting to do a Steve Jobs and take over the world.

McGeek makes it his mission to pick you up this Monday, by putting a stake in the heart of its crappiness. Do you all remember that blonde chick called Buffy who killed dead things, swapped spit with brooding vamps and generally saved the world a lot? Well, thanks to the mad bad geniuses at Funko POP! Vinyl, the time has come to take Buff and her Scooby Gang home in fab figure form.

buffy the vampire slayer

Forbidden Planet UK has them marked on its website as ‘expected 30th September’ with other sites showing later in October; regardless of date though, surely it’s a no-brainer for any Whedonite to put a pre-order in and start making room for their own Sunnydale shelf.

Who cares if the Gentlemen didn’t have red eyes? What of it that poor Xander has been blatantly ignored? This is one of the best things to happen in toyland for years, and I’m not too proud to admit that I’m going to buy all in the hope that they do a ‘Toy Story’ and come to life when I’m not looking, ready to re-enact my favourite episodes. Dear Santa…

buffy figures

Buffy: Made of Bricks

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: amazing. LEGO: also pretty damn cool. So, combining the two things was always going to be a genius idea.

Well, thanks to Flickr user Mr.Savath_Bunny aka Ryan Rydalch, the dream of seeing Buffy made in bricks is now no longer a dream. Inspired after purchasing the Avengers LEGO set and viewing fan-made Firefly creations, Rydalch got to work LEGO-hunting and has fashioned a number of different setups and characters that ‘Buffy’ fans will recognise.

Let’s hope Mr Rydalch’s sterling work actually results in a LEGO take on the Sunnydale Scoobs that is equally as inspired. My fave is the ‘Hush’ Gentlemen set, but of course it’s all great. Choice picks below but you can view the complete collection here. Prepare to be slayed!

Buffy Summers LEGO

Buffy Gentlemen LEGO

BtVS Season 1 LEGO

All images courtesy of Mr.Savath_Bunny.

Buffy’s New Dad

the crazy ones
Ah, Buffy Summers. She had some crazy moments on that show, as the picture above doth testify (even though *technically* she’s Faith in that pic), but things are about to get a whole lot crazier for the one and only SMG.

Depending on how you look at it, Buffy’s new dad is the genie from Aladdin. Or Mrs Doubtfire. Or, God help us, Patch Adams. Yup, it has been announced that Gellar will take second billing in new CBS comedy show ‘The Crazy Ones’, marking Robin Williams’ return to TV. Heck, it’s gotta be better than ‘Ringer’.

Get a taster for the premise – father/daughter contend with screwball situations at their ad company, with added Kelly Clarkson (!) – by checking out the preview below. And yes, that is Sarah Michelle Gellar letting a punch fly within the first few seconds: BUFFY’S BACK, BITCHE$!