Ottawa Pop Expo coming up this weekend!

After wrapping up a successful Montreal ToyCon this past weekend, we’re reminded that sometimes, the fun just doesn’t stop! On November 22 and 23, the Ey Centre in Ottawa will be hosting the Ottawa Pop Expo.

It’s looking to be a great one as a variety of notable and special guests will be in attendance! Among them is John Barrowman, known for his role in the BBC hit sci-fi drama Doctor Who and its spin-off, Torchwood.

Source: theguardian.com

Source: theguardian.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s James Marsters will also be in attendance.

Source: bestof.provocateuse.com

Source: bestof.provocateuse.com

Allison Mack from Smallville will be hanging out there, too!

Source: tvguide.com

Source: tvguide.com

And don’t forget to check out the Toys on Fire/CMDStore booth while you’re there. As usual, we will be taking in the great vibes and fabulous sights with a stockpile of the latest and greatest in toys. We’re stoked to see you!

Visit our booth at the Quebec City con this weekend!

Weekends are usually pretty exciting to us here at Toys on Fire. We get to kick back, relax and do the same thing we do every other day — play with toys! But seriously, this weekend is extra special because we’re heading to the much-anticipated convention in Quebec City. And it’s the very first one, too! Wowza.

On Saturday and Sunday, a ton of awesome guests will be gracing us with their presences, including Mick Foley of WWF/WWE fame, Lloyd Kaufman of The Toxic Avenger and Emma Caulfield from Buffy. And, because the con isn’t complete without your friendly neighborhood toy retailers, we’ll be in the Exhibition Hall of the Quebec City Convention Centre at booths 326 and 328 (they’re right beside each other). Click here for the low-down on what will be going on in one of Canada’s most historic cities this weekend.

We’re stoked to see you there!

Emma Caulfield of Buffy fame will be one of the guests of honor at this weekend's Quebec City con.

Emma Caulfield of Buffy fame will be one of the guests of honor at this weekend’s Quebec City con.

Angel’s Andy Hallett Dies of Heart Failure

Andy Hallett

Being a big fanboy of Angel and Buffy the Vampire TV show, I have some sad news to share.

Actor Andy Hallett, best known to audiences as the demon Lorne from Joss Whedon’s Buffy, the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel, has passed away from heart failure.

Thirty-three years old, Hallett had battled heart disease for the past five years. In addition to his acting, Hallett had a burgeoning music career.

A private funeral for Hallett is expected on Cape Cod.

Rest in peace, Andy.

External Links:

Wikipedia

IMDB

Myspace

Below is an action figure of the character Lorne that we sold from our online store at www.cmdstore.com:

Judgement Lorne Angel Action Figure Diamond Select

Megan Fox Fans Fooled by ‘Wonder Woman’ Hoax

Meagan Fox as Wonder Woman

Ever since her breakout role in “Transformers,” 22-year-old brunette beauty Megan Fox has gained an enormous fanbase online. So it was big news this week when Wonder-Who.com revealed that she would be portraying DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman in an upcoming big screen adaptation. There’s only one problem: it’s a hoax.

In the “Holy Trinity” of DC Comics superheroes, one iconic character has been conspicuously missing from movie screens. Superman had his heyday in the 70s, Batman in the 90s, and both have been revived in the past three years. But Wonder Woman, the Amazonian princess with the magic lasso and invisible plane, has not had a live-action portrayal since the last episode of the TV series aired in 1979. There have been attempts in recent years to put together a film version at Warner Bros. Pictures shepherded by Joel Silver, veteran producer of the “Lethal Weapon” and “Matrix” franchises. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator Joss Whedon was attached to write and direct, but he left the project for “creative differences” last year.

Then out of nowhere the Wonder-Who.com site appeared with an image of the Wonder Woman logo over an American flag with the words “The Truth Will Be Revealed!” below. As the days progressed, bits of the background were torn away to reveal the figure underneath. Finally, the image of Fox in full costume was unveiled, with DC Comics, Silver Pictures, and Warner Bros. logos in the lower right-hand corner.

Many movie websites ran with the news that Fox had indeed been cast in the role. It was believed that Warner Bros. was attempting to leak the information virally like they did for the first photo of the Joker last year for “The Dark Knight.”

The site is very well done, with obvious but accomplished Photoshop work on the Fox photo. It’s also up in the air as to when the “Wonder Woman” film will happen. The studio had indicated that the character would be a part of the “Justice League” movie that was in development earlier this year, but that film has been put on hold as well. However, Wonder Woman is getting a direct-to-DVD animated movie (see below) from the same producers as the successful “Justice League: The New Frontier” and “Batman – Gotham Knight.” Featuring the voice of Keri Russell (“Mission: Impossible III”), “Wonder Woman” hits shelves in February 2009. Megan Fox will actually be seen next in “Jennifer’s Body,” a horror movie written by Oscar-winner Diablo Cody.

Wonder Woman and the JLA Boys

Wonder Woman and the JLA Boys: Superman just returned from Celebrity Biggest Losers and Flash looks a little frisking if you ask me.

Here is that Wonder Woman animated direct to DVD movie trailer: