New TEAM CANADA SERIES 2 Figures from McFarlane!

Eric Staal, Jonathan Toews, Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, Rick Nash, Sidney Crosby, Jarome Iginla and Joe Thornton make up the second series of McFarlane’s TEAM CANADA collection! We originally solicited these items as red jersies, but they were changed to white jersies, which is what we are now offering! The red jersies will be sold in mass-market stores and we’ll likely have ’em later.

Collectors can snag these players individually, as a set of 8 or as a box of 12 to ensure that they get their hands on a sought-after variant. As per usual, McFarlane has produced figures that are startlingly high in quality and detail and pretty much guaranteed to please any fan!

Vancouver Olympics 2010 Toys

Vancouver Olympics 2010

Just a little reminder that we are selling out fast….we have these cute little Mascot toys based on the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (my personal favorite is:  Quatchi).

Designer Vinyl Action Figures, Official Licensed Merchandise The designer vinyl toys feature the 3 official mascots Miga, Quatchi, Sumi – along with their mini sidekick Mukmuk. The 3 official mascots are available both as individual figures, and together as part of a special collector’s set of 4 figures with an exclusive Mukmuk and his foam finger.

We are not allowed to sell them from our website however, you can place your order by phone.   Or, if you happen to be in Montreal or Ottawa, you can drop by and check them out at our retail location.  For more details on this product,  please click the image below.  If you would like to place a  phone order, please call toll free: 1-877-731-3940 (don’t be shy, leave us a message if we’re not in and we will get back to you).Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Toys

TOYS on FIRE (MONTREAL)
1539 Van Horne Avenue
(Near Outremont Metro)
Montreal, QC H2V 1L4

TOYS on FIRE (OTTAWA)
RioCan Marketplace Center
130 RioCan Ave, Unit #3
Nepean, ON, K2J 5G4
Ph: 613-825-0688

Four-legged Athlete Steals the Spotlight

We recently features a post about the new McFarlane Team Canada figures released in honour of the Olympics, but it seems that there’s one more fierce competitor who might deserve a figure of their own…

Yahoo News reports:

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP)—A local lynx padded across the Winter Olympic downhill course Wednesday while a training session was halted because of fog.

“Get out of the way,” Canadian downhiller Manuel Osborne-Paradis said. “Oh wow—you do not want to get close to that.”

Fortunately for the orange-and-black lynx and the skiers, the session was already on hold due to low visibility and none of the Olympic athletes encountered the four-legged feline.

Still, officials broadcast a warning over the race radio to make sure no skiers were on the course and eventually the lynx hopped over the barriers lining the track and went back into the forest.

“That was all planned. It’s to show people Canadian nature,” joked Mike Kertesz, the International Ski Federation official in charge of the finish area.

Weighing up to 14 kilograms (30 pounds) and reaching 65 centimeters (26 inches) in height, lynx roam the forests of the northern United States and Canada.

They are not the only scary wildlife in Whistler, where you can also spot black and brown bear, volunteers at the course said.

Olympic volunteer Tony Thorburn has lived near Whistler for 16 years and says such lynx sightings are unusual, but becoming more common.

“I’ve known people who worked in the bush all their lives and never seen one,” the 65-year-old Thorburn said. “But in the last few years they’ve shown up here more often.”

It’s not the first time wildlife has come into contact with ski racing. A few years ago at the annual World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, a deer sauntered on the course and ran next to local favorite Kristian Ghedina for the final part of his run. Ghedina then made the deer his personal logo for the remainder of his career.

Thorburn said coyotes also are common around Whistler, hunting in packs and targeting pets.

“A lot of people can’t leave their cats out,” he said. They make a nice little meal for a coyote.”