Tuesday, December 22, 2015

On the Twelfth day of Geekmas



On the twelfth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave to me...a new way to Live the Game. From Legend of Zelda to Halo we have your game swag for that eccentric gamer on your list. Cruise in to Miga's Balloons + More on the twelfth day of Geekmas (Dec 23) and find some great deals on game gear including up to 25% off Coexist bumper stickers and  classic Nintendo controller pool floaties for just $20!



Monday, December 21, 2015

On the Eleventh day of Geekmas



On the eleventh day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave me…amazing artwork to Redecorate My Fortress! Spruce up your own Fortress of Solitude with these amazing original works of art or car decals spanning video games, movie and comics. Select yours on the eleventh day of Geekmas and get a bonus piece to take home (Dec 22).




Friday, December 18, 2015

On the Tenth day of Geekmas



On the tenth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd told me….Winter is Coming. Celebrate Game of Thrones with us at Miga’s today. Keychains, Funko Pop figures and much more to enhance any Throne-a-thon over the holidays. Stake your claim on the tenth day of Geekmas and receive a special gift with any Game of Thrones purchase (Dec. 19).




Thursday, December 17, 2015

On the Nineth day of Geekmas


On the nineth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd instructed me….Concentrate! Feel the Force! It’s FINALLY here. The Force has awakened around the world and we are celebrating with what else but an official Star Wars Lightsaber! Exactly what every Jedi or Sith Lord needs to have. Come on down and use your mind tricks to snatch one up along with a 20% savings on all Star Wars items only available on the nineth day of Geekmas (Dec 18).



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On the Eighth day of Geekmas



On the eighth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave to me...a Little Light Reading. With our collection of limited edition comics you are sure to find the comic lover on your list a little something extra at a good price. Pick one up on the eighth day of Geekmas (Dec. 17) and pay the American cover price!




Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On the Seventh day of Geekmas




On the seventh day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd reminded me…Girls Kick *ss! That’s right we are celebrating female superheroes today with our fantastic superhero themed corsets. They feature such strong women as BatGirl, SuperGirl, Wonder Woman, American Dream and for the naughty one in your life Harley Quinn! Fly on in on the seventh day of Geekmas and pay just $35 per corset, regularly $40.49 (Dec 16).




Monday, December 14, 2015

On the Sixth day of Geekmas



On the sixth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave to me…a Geektastic Ornament for my Christmas tree! From bacon to horse heads to a yodeling pickle there is a little something for everyone. Surprise your Geek with one of these unique and fun ornaments and if you pick it up on the sixth day of Geekmas, you save 20% (Dec 15).



Friday, December 11, 2015

On the Fifth day of Geekmas


On the fifth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave to me...Wait! Where's your sense of humour? With our selection of prank items you are sure to stuff the stocking of your favourite prankster. 

Starting at $1.99 each, selected prank items can be nabbed for 6 for $10 on the fifth day of Geekmas (Dec. 12) or pick up the famous remote controlled fart machine (reg.  $24.99)  for $19! Wow!








Thursday, December 10, 2015

On the Fourth day of Geekmas


On the fourth day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd asked me…Who You Gonna Call? That’s right, its movie mania day with the classic Ghostbusters leading the charge. 

Grab you proton pack and head to Miga’s and snag these deals before Slimer has a chance to. 

For the fourth day of Geekmas all Funko Pop figures are 20% off but only for today (Dec 11).



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

On the Third day of Geekmas



On the third day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd told me…The Doctor is In! Jump in your tardis and head to Miga’s Balloons to enjoy everything from the world of Doctor Who. Scarves, ties, vinyl figures, comics and much more are available in store or don the famous jacket from either the 11th or 12th Doctor! If you jump on this one save an additional 20% off Doctor Who items on the third day of Geekmas only (Dec10).



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

On the Second day of Geekmas



On the second day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave to me...Glitter, Gold and Gears...Oh My! A pair of Industralobe earrings from the Alchemy collection! Alchemy jewellery is a unique selection of steampunk,  gothic and elegant jewelry from across the pond.  Each piece is hand crafted and beautiful, perfect for that jewelry lover on your list who craves something unusual. Pick up one of these pieces on the second day of Geekmas (Dec. 9) and save $5 off!




Monday, December 7, 2015

On the First day of Geekmas



On the first day of Geekmas, my Nerd Herd gave to me...something to Boldly Bundle up like No One has Before! Laplanders in all styles and colours for every one on your list! Starting at just $15.99 and if you grab yours on the first day of Geekmas (Dec. 8) save an additional 10%!



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Geekmas is Coming!





Tired of fighting the crowds for that perfect gift and getting the same old boring gloves and coffee mugs? Being swamped by overdone Christmas carols and tacky decorations?

Join Miga's Balloons + More as we celebrate Christmas 2015 with a twist.  

Through the month of Decmeber we will be celebrating Geekmas.


Starting with extra special Geekmas photo shoots every Saturday until Christmas from 1-4 with special guests and a professional photographer! Bring in a donation for the foodbank and get your cd of photos for just $10 as a thank you for helping those less fortunate this holiday season. Regular sitting fee is $15. Special guests include Baymax on Dec 5; Iron Man on Dec 12; & Kylo Ren on Dec 19.

The 12 Days of Geekmas celebration begins December 8th to December 23rd with a special feature from our Nerd Herd to yours each day. Follow us on Facebook for all the details and if you shop during the 12 Days you could win a geektastic prize pack worth over $100!  Here’s how:

Each day we will have a Featured Geekmas present with a coupon for that item on our blog. On that coupon there will be a contest entry ballot. Just print it off, fill it out and come on in! Purchase ANYTHING in the store and enter your ballot into our ballot box!

You may enter once without making a purchase by simply bringing your ballot into the store and slipping it into the ballot box!

Don’t have a printer? Don’t worry! You may bring in your mobile device and present your coupon that way (we will have extra ballots available)!

Come Geek Out and Celebrate with us!



Monday, November 2, 2015

Comic Con Wrap Up

Hey Blog Friends

Sorry that we have been absent for so ling but it has been a crazy time at Miga's Balloons. Let's start with our first big one: London Comic Con!



Miga's was the offical onsite costume store for the Con. We had a huge store onsite and tons of different costumes and accessories. However our booth was just the tip of the iceburg of fun that the team and I had.

With a fantastic lineup of some of the nicest celebs I have ever met, including Aaron Ashmore, Nicole De Boer, Tate Steinsiek and Samantha Newark! These wonderful people not only were there to see everyone but also took the time to go around to all of the booths and chat with vendors. Awesome job folks!




Becuase we were just off of the main stage we got to hear all of the amazing panel discussions, see the costume contest and enjoy everything Comic Con even though we were working. Naturally we all had to get our cosplay on. So everyday was different and here are some of our favourites.
As part of our huge give away, I had several characters running around that people had to find and by far the biggest hit was .... BAYMAX! Even the celebs couldn't resist a photo with him.

In case you cannot tell we had a great time and hope to do it all again next year. Did you attend? What was your favourite part? Comment Below.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Top 20 Highest Grossing Superhero Movies at the Worldwide Box Office

There’s no room for your ‘Fantastic Four’s or ‘Green Lantern’s in this list: with our special inflation adjuster at the ready, we’ve sifted through the receipts, written off the popcorn expenses and calculated the 20 most successful superhero movies of all time.
Heroes! Villains! Capes! Tiny pants! One thing these 20 movies have in common is they made a whole lot of money…
20. ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ (2006)

Often seen as the red-headed step-child of the original ‘X-Men’ trilogy, Brett Ratner’s threequel out-grossed Bryan Singer’s two movies, even after being adjusted for inflation.
19. ‘The Mask’ (1994)

Though this film might make the list on a technicality – Stanley Ipkiss has a special suit, wears a mask and has outrageous super-powers, and it’s based on a comic book – there’s no denying the stopping power of Jim Carrey in his prime: his heroic gurning won over audiences to the tune of over half a billion dollars. For comparison, Carrey’s 2013 superhero movie ‘Kick-Ass 2’ grossed just $60m.

18. ‘Iron Man’ (2008) 

Arguably the movie that kick started the current superhero trend (shared universes, cameos, super-powered attitude), Jon Favreau’s first ‘Iron Man’ movie was a real money-spinner – the initial receipts don’t stack up too high in this list, but that Nick Fury post-credits scene launched a franchise that’s grossed around six billion dollars to date. And we’re still only in Phase 2.
17. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ (2013)

Five years on from ‘Iron Man’, few would have believed Thor would be out-grossing his Midgardian colleague, but in 2013, the Marvel effect was in full flow – the brand association alone had audiences flocking to cinemas. ‘The Dark World’ grossed approximately $200 million more than Kenneth Branagh’s 2010 original, which doesn’t make the cut.
16. ‘Man Of Steel’ (2013) 

DC would have breathed a sigh of relief when the final figures came in for Superman’s reboot – not only is the big blue boy scout the jewel in their crown, Zack Snyder’s action extravaganza was ground zero for their own shared universe. Batman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League are all incoming – who knows what this list will look like in 10 years?
15. ‘Iron Man 2’ (2010) 

Objectively a poorer movie than its predecessor, ‘Iron Man 2’ nonetheless out grossed the original considerably, thanks mainly to the now-established tease of the burgeoning Avengers universe. Exactly what portion of the film’s box-office take can be attributed to Scarlett Johansson’s performance in a little black cat-suit is difficult to attain.
14. ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ (2014) 

Make way for the newbies! The financial success of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ would have been music to Marvel’s ears – thought to be their trickiest prospect to date (unknown heroes, an adventure outside the Avengers universe, talking animals), fans embraced Star-Lord, Rocket and the gang just as they did Tony Stark and pals all those years ago.
13. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (2014)

In what universe this could be considered a flop we don’t know, because Sony’s latest Spider-Man movie still broke the $700 million barrier – that’s more than ‘X-Men’ and ‘X-Men 2’ ever managed. Sony are hoping the shared universe tactic will pay off for their Spider-Man franchise, but don’t count on the likes of ‘Sinister Six’ getting close to even touching this total take.
12. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (2014) 

Thought Thor’s sequel uplift was impressive? ‘The Winter Soldier’ almost took double what ‘Captain America: The First Avenger made’ – more proof that Marvel know exactly what they’re doing. Marvel’s WW2 vet now has ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ worried, with the DC team up film moving release dates to avoid a box office clash.
11. ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ (2014) 

'Days Of Future Past' became the most popular X-Men movie to date in 2014, with Bryan Singer retaking his crown as superhero filmmaker extraordinaire. He's already hard at working prepping 2016's 'X-Men: Apocalypse', which will close the trilogy started by 'X-Men: First Class' (which managed a respectable worldwide gross of $353 million).
10. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012) 

Fans thought it was screen suicide to reboot the Spider-Man franchise so soon after the original trilogy, but the new radioactive blood of Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb et al did see Spidey make some pretty serious bank. Still, Spider-Man 2.0 couldn’t get within web spinning distance of any of the Sam Raimi movies.
9. ‘Batman’ (1989) 

Who knew a lunatic in black PVC would be so universally beloved? Tim Burton took Batman into a gothic playground of his own creation in this, the daddy of all modern superhero movies. Audiences went crazy for the caped crusader, scaring up over $400 million – that’s worth almost double in today’s money. Remember the name: Batman. He’s gonna be big.
8. ‘Spider-Man 2’ (2004) 

The greatest superhero movie ever made? You could make a pretty convincing argument for sure. What isn’t up for debate is just how successful Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man 2’ was at the box-office – it almost breaks the billion dollar barrier when adjusted for inflation. Darker, faster, bigger and more expansive, it’s the movie that set the template for super-sequels.
7. ‘Spider-Man 3’ (2007) 

Too many crooks might have spoiled this broth, but the presence of Green Goblin, Sandman and Venom did not turn off audiences one bit – it might have grossed less than the first Spider-Man movie but you can forgive a few million dollars here or there when you’re counting receipts in the billions. Raimi went out on top.
6. ‘Spider-Man’ (2002) 

James Cameron couldn’t get his proposed Spider-Man movie out the door. If he had – and given the fact the director is behind the two highest-grossing movies of all time – you wonder exactly how much money his ‘Spider-Man’ would have made. But it matters not: Sam Raimi’s wallcrawler showed the world just how exciting superhero cinema could be. A game-changer.
5. ‘Superman: The Movie’ (1978) 

The first superhero movie. The most iconic superhero movie. The best superhero movie. But only the fifth most successful superhero movie? Blame that on the marketing practices of the era and the fact that 1978 cinemagoers might have been reluctant to spend two hours in the company of a man in tights. Put simply, ‘Superman: The Movie’ made the genre what it is – every other film on this list owes it every dollar they made.
4. ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008) 

Hype was at deafening levels even before the untimely death of Heath Ledger pushed ‘The Dark Knight’ to ‘would sell own kidney to see immediately’ status. The first ever superhero movie to make a billion dollars at the box-office, Christopher Nolan’s sequel to ‘Batman Begins’ owed a huge debt to the Joker – and DC were laughing all the way to the bank.
3. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012) 

Topping off a great year for superhero movies, Nolan’s trilogy closer had everything – Batman at his peak, a formidable villain in Tom Hardy’s Bane and Anne Hathaway at her least irritating. Thanks to stellar reviews and word of mouth, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ outgrossed its predecessor to become the most popular Batman movie ever. Take that, ‘Batman & Robin’!
2. ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013) 

Okay, we love Shane Black, Robert Downey Jr and Ben Kingsley, but on the surface, there was nothing remarkable about ‘Iron Man 3’ – the first threequel of the MCU – apart from one thing: it came immediately after ‘The Avengers’. Hungry for more action, audiences would have been delighted at the whip-smart script, awesome twist and Iron Man mayhem they received – fans couldn’t throw enough money at Marvel.
1. ‘The Avengers’ (2012) 

With five full-length feature films effectively acting as trailers for its 2012 release, it was a surprise to no one that superhero ensemble ‘The Avengers’ assembled quite so much cash at the box office. A light and frothy alternative to the increasingly gloomy ‘Dark Knight’ movies, it made Marvel billions and ensured the rest of the industry sat up and took notice. It’s currently the third most successful movie of all time. And now you want to watch it again.
Where will Avengers: Age of Ultron end up on the list? At present the top ten will be shifting around for sure. Do you agree with the list? Any of your favourites missing? Tell us in the comments.
Box-office figures from www.boxofficemojo.com
Inflation figures calculated using www.usinflationcalculator.com