Talented Japanese photographer, Hot Kenobi, has taken superhero action figures and brought them almost to life. Hot Kenobi’s works are not typical pictures of action figures, as each one of them tells an interesting story. Featuring characters from Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Dragon Ball Z, and One Piece, Hot Kenobi’s pictures usually depict superheroes doing mundane things, giving fans ideas on what their favorite characters are up to when they’re not saving the world. Take a look at 40 of Hot Kenobi’s amusing photos in the list below:
This picture shows Captain America, Star-Lord, Spider-Man, Tony Stark, and even Thanos posing for a group selfie. While Star-Lord holds the selfie stick, Captain America poses as if he’s falling from a cliff. Spidey waves hi from the bottom, while Tony tries to look majestic by stretching both of his arms. Though the photograph is supposed to be fun, we can’t help but feel a little scared of Thanos who flaunts his Infinity Gauntlet in front of the camera.
#2 Baby Groot and the Infinity Gauntlet
While it’s cool to see Baby Groot wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, it’s obvious that the young twig is clueless about how powerful the infamous glove is. But as long as Baby Groot doesn’t know how to snap his fingers, then there’s really nothing to worry about.
#3 Say cheese!
Superheroes line up to have their picture taken in this delightful photograph featuring a Canon EOS70D DSLR camera. Spider-Man adjusts the zoom lens; Captain America holds the lens release button; Baby Groot switches the camera mode, and Hulk is in charge of smashing the shutter button. First in the line is Iron Man, followed by Star-Lord, Black Panther, Vision, and War Machine, respectively.
#4 Iron Man and Batman and their LEGO minifigures
This picture shows minifigures of Iron Man and Batman in the middle of a friendly match, with their respective action figure counterparts cheering them on. It’s unclear who has the upper hand in the battle, but Iron Man should watch out for Batman’s batarang that could ultimately take the Caped Crusader to victory.
#5 Son Goku
This cool photograph shows Son Goku smashing a can of Coca-Cola using his length-changing Power Pole. Though still a kid, the young Saiyan — based on his intense look in the photo —obviously takes his training very seriously.
#6 Cyclops preparing a cup of instant noodle
While this is a dope photograph, Cyclops’ optic blasts don’t really create heat. They are concussive blasts, meaning, anything at the opposite end of these beams gets hurt but doesn’t get burnt.
#7 Deadpool and the Justice League
A reimagining of the official poster for the 2017 movie Justice League, this photograph shows Deadpool in the center of the frame. And though the Merc with a Mouth is being his charming self, the look on Batman’s face suggests that he isn’t delighted with the Marvel character’s gate-crashing.
#8 Captain Marvel vs. Thanos
This hilarious photograph shows Captain Marvel single-handedly taking down Thanos. Holding her phone with her right hand, Carol Danvers manages to dominate the Mad Titan with just her left hand. While this might look impossible for some fans, there’s really nothing a strong, determined woman can’t accomplish.
#9 Happy birthday, Robert Downey Jr.!
A birthday treat to Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr., this photograph features different Iron Man figures including the Hulkbuster, Mark IV, Mark XLV, and Mark XLVII. Aside from the armor-less Tony Stark figure in the center of the picture, a Captain America figure can also be seen lying down on his stomach while holding a birthday cake at the lower-left corner of the photo.
#10 Oops, sorry!
Poking fun at Superman and Batman, The Flash bolts through the two heroes and flips their capes into their faces. While the Man of Steel manages to keep his balance, the Caped Crusader has had trouble regaining his composure.
#11 A tribute to Stan Lee
This picture shows Doctor Strange and Iron Man drawing a portrait of the late Marvel legend Stan Lee. It also features Captain America trying to stop Hulk from eating an eraser, and Deadpool drawing a picture of himself with Spider-Man closely watching. While the photograph is partly funny, it also evokes a heartwarming feeling considering Lee co-created Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Hulk, and Spider-Man.
#12 Doctor Strange reading Doctor Strange
Based on a real photo of Benedict Cumberbatch reading a Doctor Strange comic book, this photograph couldn’t be more meta. And based on the action figure’s intense gaze at the book, it looks like the Master of the Mystic Arts is having fun reading his own story.
#13 Batman and a chubby cat
Though Batman has a pet dog named Ace the Bat-hound, this photograph suggests that the Caped Crusader could also be a cat person. In the picture, the Dark Knight finds a chubby cat casually sitting on his cape. But instead of shooing the feline away, the superhero lets it stay and enjoys its company.
#14 Black Panther and a cute puppy
Black Panther is doing his morning run when a cute little puppy pops out of nowhere and joins him. And though we can’t see how exactly the King of Wakanda reacts to the canine’s surprise appearance, it’s basically impossible for anyone to be mad at a dog with a huge friendly smile.
#15 Jam session
Rocket is singing his heart out in this fun photograph that also features Spider-Man and Star-Lord showing off their guitar skills. Baby Groot is also present in the jam session but it looks like he’s more of an audience than a member of the band.
#16 Hide and seek
Spider-Man infiltrates the Stark Tower in this funny photograph. While it’s unclear why Peter Parker is hiding from Tony Stark, the game of hide and seek ends after his mentor sees him concealing himself behind the Mark XLVI suit. The webslinger also forgets to hide his backpack, which leads to him to being caught.
#17 Spider-Man to the rescue
This lifelike photograph shows Spider-Man saving a dog from a falling slab of concrete. But instead of running immediately to safety, the pup takes a moment and stares at the webslinger’s face, probably to show how grateful he is.
#18 Bye, Joker!
In this hilarious photo, Harley Quinn chooses Batman over Joker. With a big smile on her face, Harley hops on a scooter bike with the Caped Crusader and waves Joker goodbye. Can’t believe that Harley leaves him for Bruce Wayne, Joker screams maniacally as he watches the love of her life take off with another man.
Tony Stark is busy working on his tablet when Spider-Man appears out of nowhere and starts peeking at his mentor’s gadget. But since the webslinger is hanging from the ceiling upside down, we’re not sure if he can see what his mentor is working on.
#20 Breath-holding champion
It looks like Aquaman has just set a new world record for the longest breath-hold underwater. Thanks to his high-born Atlantean heritage, Arthur Curry clocks in at 51 minutes and 36 seconds.
#21 Son Goku vs. Frieza
Though Son Goku is already in his Super Saiyan form, he’s still having a hard time defeating Frieza. In this realistic photo, the mutant appears to have just released a concussive beam at Son Goku, hitting him badly and tearing his clothes apart.
#22 Heading back home
This laid-back photograph shows a Spider-Man on his way back home from school. But instead of swinging from building to building to get back to his destination faster, Peter Parker, for some reason, chooses to walk.
#23 Peter Parker and Tony Stark
This heartwarming photograph shows that the bond between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is more than a mentee-mentor relationship. While it’s unclear why Peter comes to Tony for comfort, the latter makes the former feel that he makes the right decision.
This action shot shows Star-Lord preying on his target with his dual quad blasters. And with his swift and sudden offense, we have no doubt that he has startled and caught his enemy off guard.
#25 Nice try, Deadpool!
Deadpool tries Son Goku’s flying nimbus in this hilarious photograph. And though the Merc with a Mouth has superhuman reflexes, it’s kind of funny that he’s had a hard time keeping his balance aboard the magical cloud.
#26 Don’t piss Wonder Woman off
In this photograph, Wonder Woman, for some reason, loses her cool at the Avengers. And to make a statement that she’s someone they shouldn’t mess with, Diana Prince grabs Hulk, lifts him mid-air, and prepares to throw him at his fellow Avengers Iron Man and Captain America.
Luffy from the animated series One Piece is enjoying the summer heat by playing with water outdoors. And based on the huge smile on his face, it looks like summer is his most favorite season.
#28 Music duo
This dynamic duo will break all records in the music industry. Featuring Captain America on the piano and Iron Man on the guitar, this fun photograph seems to depict the ultimate dream of Marvel fans who also love music.
#29 Your friendly neighborhood hair stylist
This charming photo shows Spider-Man fixing Captain Marvel’s iconic Mohawk hairstyle. And though Peter Parker appears to know what he’s doing, the look on Carol Danvers’ face suggests that she isn’t totally happy with her hairdo.
Can’t wait to meet their new playmates, Captain America, Deadpool, and Tony Stark — with the help of one of his Mark suits — hurriedly unpack a box of action figures. Everything is going well until a tension between Captain America and Deadpool arises. Steve Rogers, along with Tony, wants to use a pair of scissors to unbox Star-Lord. The Merc with a Mouth, on the other hand, prefers to use his samurai to finish the job.
#31 Spider-Man as a babysitter
Spider-Man is babysitting not one, not two, but five infants in this adorable photograph that highlights the webslinger’s impressive patience with kids. Spidey has gone face to face with a lot of powerful villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it isn’t that surprising that babysitting comes very easy to him.
#32 Good luck taking it off
In this hilarious photo, Thanos lets Spider-Man, Iron Man and Star-Lord join forces to pull the Infinity Gauntlet off his left hand. And even though the Mad Titan isn’t really clenching his fist, the trio, for some reason, is really having a hard time taking it off. And based on Thanos’ confident look, it seems like pulling off the powerful glove from his hand with just Spidey, Tony Stark, and Peter Quill doing the job is a lost cause.
#33 Captain America and his bike
Thanks to the Super Soldier serum that has enhanced his body and mind, Captain America doesn’t need a tow truck to haul his broken motorcycle. In this very realistic photograph, Steve Rogers himself does the heavy lifting, which makes him look cooler than ever.
#34 Thor vs. Hulk
Inspired by the arena fight scene between Thor and Hulk from the 2017 movie Thor: Ragnarok, this photograph shows Hulk getting badly hit by Thor’s Mjolnir. And though the God of Thunder obviously has the advantage in the battle, the match is far from over, as Hulk is someone who doesn’t concede defeat easily.
#35 Deadpool vs. Thanos
This highly detailed photograph shows Deadpool running over Thanos’ head in a scooter bike. And in a classic Deadpool style, the Merc with a Mouth does it pretty casually with his eyes fixed on his phone. While it’s definitely a cool move, it’s not something that would take down the Mad Titan for good.
This heartbreaking photograph shows a sobbing Peter Parker, mourning the death of his mentor, Tony Stark. And while no one could ever replace Tony in Peter’s heart, James Rupert Rhodes, aka War Machine, lets the young superhero know that he’s not alone — that he has the rest of the Avengers to mourn with him and comfort him.
#37 Coffee break
Too engrossed with the book he’s reading, Doctor Strange makes himself a cup of coffee and delivers it straight to him in the backyard just by extending his left arm. While that’s a super cool spell, we assume that it’s pretty basic to perform for the Master of the Mystic Arts.
Vision appears to have misplaced the Mind Stone in this photograph. Trying to find the Infinity Stone in a sea of gems for several hours, the Superbot looks like he’s on the edge of giving up due to exhaustion.
#39 Friendly race
This photograph shows Star Wars characters about to begin a race. Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca are all toeing the starting line waiting for Han Solo to shoot the starting pistol. And while we won’t know who’ll emerge as the winner, it doesn’t really matter as it’s all just for fun.
#40 Vision and Scarlet Witch
Vision and Scarlet Witch seem to have gone on date in this lovely photograph. The rendezvous, however, becomes a training session, in which the SuperRobot teaches Wanda to fly.