Thank You, Floating Bricks.

It is a wrap.

Floating Bricks 2018 closed its doors and we are truly honoured to have been part of this magical adventure.  2 days really on the docks of the Hamburg Harbour, together with ten thousand (yep, 10K) visitors enjoying Floating Bricks and a lot of square meters of awesome plastic-ness.

I am sitting here in my hotel room in Hamburg, tired but oooh so happy to have seen hundreds (or should I say thousands) of kids and adults alike, looking at our images and sharing laughters and joy when they discovered something in our images and shared it with both friends and parents.

Thank You.

Thank you, Floating Bricks for having us.
It was amazing.

Thank you, Stefan for doing all our ground work.

Thank you, dear visitors, for smiling and sharing your happiness when you looked at our pictures. We love you. It is your smile that made my weekend.
Thank you.

Some Pictures.

Too tired to write much more after two days of awesomeness so here are some images from Floating Bricks 2018 to share my joy and happiness while I already start to feel nostalgic …

Day One. Ten minutes before the grand opening and Stefan is …
…getting the final touches in and making sure they are all nicely aligned with Fabio’s.
Silence before the awesome flood of visitors …

Continue reading “Thank You, Floating Bricks.”

Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.

Classic Space Nostalgia


I think Nostalgia is one of the main things that brought me to toy photography in the first place. Having collected toys for most of my adult life, picking up vintage Star Wars figures and immediately being transported back to being a child again has driven my obsession.

When I take figures out on a shoot, whether they are old or new, I love to try to create an image that explores the backstory in my mind. This is exactly like the way I used to play with these toys as a child. You’d watch the films, hopefully get a few figures, and then make up your own adventures.

Classic Space

I remember the Christmas as a child when I was lucky enough to receive the LEGO Galaxy Explorer set. I spent months building and playing with that set. Now every time I see LEGO Classic Space astronauts I get that warm, nostalgic feeling inside. Whenever I take a shot with these figures, I’m always looking to recreate these feelings which I believe is an experience that resonates with us all.


Week 10: Recognition

Week Nine.

We are in week nine of #SiPgoes52 and this week’s word is recognition. Recognition can mean a lot and is used in a lot of places. From pattern recognition in computer science, over OCR (optical character recognition) to recall in neuroscience and the more common sociology driven recognition. Continue reading “Week 10: Recognition”

Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.

SiP goes Floating Bricks

Hello again, Hamburg

While most everyone will probably be working on their idea of recognition or already be preparing their nostalgia I´ve got some great news for you: We, the StuckInPlastic crew, will be showing some of our artworks at this year´s edition of the Floating Bricks exhibition on the 17th and 18th of March!

Floating Bricks 2018 in Hamburg

Here´s an excerpt from the press release

Continue reading “SiP goes Floating Bricks”

Week 9 – SiP goes Paris


This week’s word is community. According to our good friends at Wikipedia, it is defined as:

community is a small or large social group of living things who have something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity.

We’ve seen in this week submissions both the idea of geographical community or virtual community.

Particularly, community relates strongly to the toy photography community and to us here in Stuck in Plastic. As a community mostly active through social media, it fits in the category of community centered around a virtual space. However, creating social connections in the physical world and expanding our community into real-life relationships is also important to us. This is why we organize each year a toy safari

So what better way, than sharing some more details about the 2018 edition of the Stuck in Plastic toy safari as part of this weeks word, community!

Here goes … Continue reading “Week 9 – SiP goes Paris”

Aeronautics engineer by day, toy photographer by night.
Exploring the world with his plastic figures.

Meeting half the SiP crew


Hi to the Stuck in Plastic community!
You probably don’t know me.
I am Karine.
I’m the humble owner of a toy photography blog (wait, what?!) and I had the chance to meet @ballou34 and @Me2 three weeks ago in Paris.
Me meeting half the Stuck In Plastic Crew.


Everything started in January, when I read on the blog that Stuck in Plastic was part of an exhibition in Paris in February.
It made my blood boil!
A Toy Photography exhibition in Paris?
With people I follow every day?
Let’s check my schedule….

Continue reading “Meeting half the SiP crew”

I’m Karine, a French girl living in the South of France and I’m the girl behind Eat my Bones. During my free time I enjoy taking pictures of my small skeletons friends : Edgar, Rebecca and Peter. You can follow my adventures on

Cheezzzz !!!

The first series of the LEGO Batman Movie minifigures was a mix of much-loved characters coupled with freaks, geeks, and oddities from the DC universe. Series 2 continues along the same line introducing us to even more lesser known characters and super heroes. I had to utilise google on more than one occasion to find out exactly who they were. But that being said, I think folks at LEGO have excelled themselves with this series.

Before I look at each minifigure in a bit more detail I just want to explain my idea behind this review. I wanted to give the review some focus and so came up with the idea that the Joker himself would be the photographer. I would still shoot some of the minifigures in my planned portraiture style, but also shoot some behind the scenes shots of the ‘Joker’s photoshoot’. By doing this I felt it would give me scope for some comedic setups and nice composition.

Tropical Joker

The first minifigure I shot was the Joker himself. I’m a really big fan of the LEGO Batman Movie version of the Joker. I think this minifigure, clearly inspired by The Killing Joke graphic novel, is a fantastic variant.

His summer holiday outfit has some quality printing, I especially love his sandals and card suit tattoos. He also comes with some great accessories. His rubber ducky in Joker colours even has a small puncture repair patch printed on. Seeing as he comes bundled with a camera I couldn’t resist recreating The Killing Joke cover.

Mermaid Batman

You can’t have the Joker without having Batman for him to fight and what’s the perfect batsuit to wear into battle against a tropical joker? Mermaid Batman of course! Ok, I have to admit this is one of the strangest iterations of Batman I think I have ever seen!

Luckily he’s wearing a shell bra or we might have seen a return of the infamous bat nipples! Less said about that the better

Swimming Pool Batman

Nah nah nah nah nah nah Bat Pants!

There is so much to love about this version of Batman. The dolphin accessory is such a bonus and I’m sure the printed torso will come in very handy for future shoots (although I’m sure Batman had nine abs not eight!) Continue reading “Cheezzzz !!!”

Batman Rings Twice

Batman Rings Twice. Euh, Twenty Times.

When the doorbell rang twice and the postman handed me a carefully packed box with a SiP sticker on the front, I couldn’t believe my luck. I’ve followed SiP for some time but never entered a competition or a request for collaboration, so to open the box and find an entire set of minifigures, for me to photograph and review, was almost overwhelming. I was so excited I almost didn’t know where to begin; literally in this case- receiving TWENTY minifigures to review is an incredible honor but also a big responsibility.

In undertaking this task I wanted to take photos that showed the interaction between some of the key characters; I think with toy photography it’s so important for the picture to instantly tell a story and make you feel like you’re spying in. Due to weather/time of year, most of these photos are studio based, but as the year goes on and holidays take me to more exotic locations, I plan on retaking many of these pics and hope to share them with you here and on my IG feed.

Is it worth it?

So, let us begin discussing this eclectic new mix of figures. Before we look at them on an individual basis, it’s worth considering: did Batman need a second set of figures? Well, of course, it makes commercial sense with this being one of their most lucrative cash cows, but thankfully this wasn’t just a cheap cash in. Not only do they do justice to the core nucleus of Batman characters with fun and considered new personas, but they also provide a nod to some of the lesser known/appreciated members of the DC universe (I must admit, some of these figures have led me to do some research myself). This mix of new and old make this a fantastic set of minifigures and a worthy successor to the much-loved series 1.

The Beach.

Let’s dive in by joining our favourite heroes (and villain) at the beach…

Beach Time with the Family

1: Swimming Pool Batman

Arguably one of the coolest new figures builds upon one of the first series very best by putting Batman in his branded swimmers (showing off obligatory six pack) and giving him one of the most desirable accessories to date: a dolphin! This is going to make a highly desirable accessory for future LEGO photography at the beach and I’m looking forward to using it in other shots. Batman’s facial expression is one of pure joy/mischief which only adds to this minifigures appeal.

2: Tropical Joker

Did anyone say Joke(r)?

Surely this series’ most desirable figure has to be Tropical Joker. His beach wear alone makes him one of the coolest figures, but when you throw in two of LEGO’s finest accessories (the rubber ring and camera) and an ice lolly to top it all off, you’ve simply got one of the best value figures going. This is one figure and set of accessories I’ll be using again and again; definitely my favorite and with so many distinct accessories, it should reduce the amount of time needed for everyone’s favorite toy shop activity- “packet fumbling” Continue reading “Batman Rings Twice”

Miniature Adventures – Hands up if this idea has gotten drastically and financially out of control

Batman Returns

Hi Folks,

Batman here.
I have been saving the world, shipping crates to Paris and driving all the way to Hamburg for our awesome exhibitions old and new. Time for Batman to return to the blog and pic up (pun intended) where I left off.
Batman Returns.

The Epic Batman Flu

The first dip of the year. With Bat’h Duck of course and an epic Batman Flu.

Fighting the epic flu at the same time (don’t take a dip in the ice-cold arctic without proper gear, even if Albert or the Joker tells you it is all honkiedonkie OK) and be super busy in what normal muggles call life.
From teaching numbers to saving squirrels.
Normally this would just have been yet another day in the life of Batman, was it not for Albert visiting Miss Pepper Potts, and leaving me to do all the hard work and chores altogether.
Having no-one to keep track of all my ducks.
Ouch.  #lookingforabutlerwithfrenchreferences

Awesome Batman Photographers.

We have shipped our two full sets to two amazing photographers in January and we already received their amazing work back.
The delay is all mine (or should I say, Albert?).
Our little press pigeons are getting the reviews ready as we speak and we are about to hit publish in the next few hours, so keep an eye on the blog as we are posting the amazing work of Adam and Dimitri here for you to enjoy.

Here is already a sneak peak of all the awesomeness coming to a theatre near you in the next 48 hours (yes, do expect a Batman overload here on the blog).

Is Dimitri throwing a Batman Party?
Are we running out of Adam Time?

And it just not stops there.
We got some awesome great news from TLG in the meantime (geez guys, times flies when having the epic Batman flu) and we will be shipping some epic new Minifigs to some of our other CCRM reviewers in the next few days for more epic toy photography.

Batman is back.

But first, it is Batman time.
With Adam and Dimitri.
Here on the blog.

And remember.
Always be Batman.
Except when battling the epic Batman flu, then always be yourself.

Happy to be back.

Hugs and Kisses,

Always be yourself. Unless you can be me. Then always be Batman.

Week 7: Spirituality

The traditional idea

I´m sure most everyone who participated in our little weekly challenge #SiPgoes52 asked themselves the same question: What is spirituality? So did I.

First I guessed the word was originally connected to a religious context. A look at Wikipedia’s ideas confirmed that:

Traditionally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which  aims to recover the original shape of man, oriented at the image of God as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.

Continue reading “Week 7: Spirituality”