LEGO Dimensions Wants Us To Meet The Gremlins

As I’ve mentioned in past posts, my home is a big fan of the LEGO Dimensions video game. It combines my little ones (and my own)  love of LEGO building with all of the franchises we know and love. We’ve been having fun with the game and different add on packs since we first started playing in 2015 and are still going strong with the new additions this year including the Ghostbusters 2016 pack and A Team pack that we received (graciously from LEGO) recently.

One of the new additions we are incredibly excited for is the upcoming release of characters from the original Gremlins film which will add Gizmo and Stripe to the game. As I’ve introduced my 4yr old to the Gremlins films recently he is beyond excited to be able to play with these characters in his favorite video game.

Knowing many of us are excited for this addition, LEGO has released a third episode in their “Meet That Hero” series which features some of the Gremlins gameplay being introduced to us by Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time. You can check out the video below as well as the first two entries in the series & you can pick up the LEGO Dimensions Gremlins Team Pack when it hits stores this November!

LEGO’s Beautiful Tribute To Motorsport

As the final three grand prix of the season are set to close out the Forumla 1 World Championship and the World Rally Championships are in the final races of 2016, the always awesome people over at LEGO have created an original video honoring the world of motorsport.

The short video features the LEGO Technic Getaway Racer having dreams of grandeur as it races around its home garage and is reminiscent of some of the touching commercials you see around Super Bowl time that you would not normally expect. Definitely a fantastic reminder of the wonder that is LEGO.

You have got to check this one out.

JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3 Is Available Now!

The JACKBOX games are so much fun and if you have a large family like we do it is a lifesaver when everyone wants to join in on the game being that you can use phones, tablets and laptops and controllers. Party Pack 3 is out right now on most systems and will hit Xbox One in a few days on 10/21. We’re hoping to check it out very soon and cant wait to bring you a review.

You can check out the full press release and trailer below:

JACKBOX GAMES LAUNCHES THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3 ON PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE, WINDOWS PC, MAC AND AMAZON FIRE TV

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® Studio’s Latest Entertaining Game Bundle Features Five Completely New Titles

CHICAGO – Oct. 18, 2016 – Jackbox Games, independent developer of hilarious party games like Drawful, Quiplash and YOU DON’T KNOW JACK®, keeps the tradition of making holiday parties a roaring success with The Jackbox Party Pack 3Like its predecessors, this newest bundle in the series features five multiplayer games that use phones or tablets as controllers. By visiting Jackbox.tv and entering a room code, players anywhere in the world can join the fun – and up to 10,000 spectators can participate in the audience, in some instances affecting the outcome of the game.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 features four totally original titles: Trivia Murder Party challenges up to eight contestants to test their knowledge while being held captive by a hilariously unstable serial killer; Guesspionage is a game of percentages that asks up to eight players to guess the public’s answers to thought-provoking questions; Tee K.O. combines your artistic side with witty wordplay by turning drawings and slogans from up to eight players into hysterical T-shirts; and Fakin’ It tasks up to six players with secret, ridiculous instructions, with the exception of one clueless player who must lie and cheat to avoid being discovered as “The Faker.”

The pack’s fifth title is the exciting return of a party game favorite. Quiplash 2 is a bigger, better version of the original, with more say-anything prompts and a new final round, The Last Lash. And for the first time, Quiplash 2 allows users to write their own custom prompts, making it infinitely replayable.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 also includes improved audience and streaming features. VIP status within games allows censoring of unruly players or audience members, keeping games troll-free. And for family game nights, mature content can be eliminated in Guesspionage, Fakin’ It and Quiplash 2 with the Family Friendly Filter.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is available today as a digital title for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation®Store (in North America), Windows and Mac via Steam, and Amazon Fire TV. It will be available on the PlayStation®4 system in Europe on Oct. 19, as well as worldwide on Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store on Oct. 21. All formats are priced at $24.99. This title is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. The games in the pack are accessible in English only.

For the latest from Jackbox Games, please visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on FacebookTwitter and Twitch.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS™: CASES FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD Hits Mobile This November

As Mobile gaming is clearly the preferred choice in handheld gaming for most kids (and adults) these days, we always try to keep our eyes peeled for cool new entries and I’m so excited to see WB Interactive announce we will we getting a brand new mobile game for the film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

As I’m sure you know Fantastic Beasts is a film that takes place within JK Rowling’s Wizarding World  (years before Harry Potter’s birth) hitting theaters this November 18th. The coinciding game Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World hits one day early on 11/17 and I for one cant wait to check it out.

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You can check out the full press release below:

ANNOUNCES FANTASTIC BEASTS™: CASES FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD FOR MOBILE DEVICES

 Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the New Hidden Objects Mobile Game Will Release Worldwide in November 2016

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Burbank, Calif. – October 17, 2016  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World, a new hidden objects mobile game inspired by the Harry Potterand Fantastic Beasts films.  Launching on November 17, 2016 a day before the theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the game will be available for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android devices.

Developed by Mediatonic, in partnership with WB Games San Francisco, Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World enables players to delve into the wizarding world as new recruits for the Ministry of Magic, visiting familiar locations like the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade while exploring all-new magical mysteries. By discovering hidden objects, analyzing evidence, casting spells and brewing potions, players investigate unexplained happenings to uncover and protect the magical creatures at the center of every mysterious case.

“We are delighted to bring fans a new mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which invites players to discover their own fantastic beasts,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World offers a fun, magical mobile experience to all players.”

Players are able to share their wizarding world experience with friends and fellow recruits by logging into Facebook to see each other’s progress and lend a helping hand. Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World is free-to-play on the App Store and Google Play.

Little Larry Unboxing LEGO Dimensions and More

Recently we were talking with the awesome people over at WBGames and let them know how much Little Larry enjoyed playing LEGO Dimensions and they graciously sent over some brand new sets for us to check out.

If you have never played LEGO Dimensions before, it is a “Toys to life” style game where LEGO figures from tons of different universes come together in an amazing video game adventure. There is literally something for everyone in these games with sets that include Batman, The Simpsons, The Wizard of Oz, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who and so on. There are honestly too many different cool franchises to list.

The most fun aspect for us as a family is that we get to build the LEGO characters and sets together as were playing the video game so it combine classic lego brick building with all of the technology of today’s video games. I cant recommend picking up the game and packs enough and despite having received these new sets from WBGames we have been buying LEGO Dimensions on our own since they first release and absolutely love everything about it. You can check out Larry unboxing the new sets below (as well as some cool Hexbug and Funko products) and well be updating soon with some video of Gameplay etc.

 

WWE BootyOs Cereal Unboxing

As a dad who has loved pro wrestling since he has been a small child, I’ve passed some of that love onto my kids and my 13yr old daughter is a huge fan of the WWE’s current tag team champions The New Day.

If you’re a fan of the show you know team has their own breakfast cereal which can only be purchased at FYE stores and is usually sold out but we were lucky enough to find that at New York Comic Con this year FYE had a booth and was selling the cereal so she finally got to try her BootyOs!!

WWE x TMNT This November!!!!

I have to say in all my years of covering toys and wrestling I have never been so giddy to see a product mashup like this.

Coming this November as a Walmart exclusive, WWE and TMNT are joining together to bring us Ninja Superstars, a line of the 4 turtles in  costume as some of pro wrestlings most legendary stars. Playmates and Nickelodeon unveiled the toys during this years New York Comic Con by having pro wrestling Legend Sting appear live as well as exploring the show floor asking fans about their knowledge of all things WWE/TMNT.

The toys will give us :

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

These figures look better than anyone could have imagined and if the response from fans and my little guys are an indicator these are going to be a huge hit this holiday season.

you can check out the full press release below:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND WWE TEAM UP FOR THE ULTIMATE SEWER SLAM

Nickelodeon, WWE and Playmates Toys Unveil Ninja Superstars at New York Comic Con

El Segundo, CA (October 7, 2016) – Two of the most powerful brands in the action figure business, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE, have joined forces for a one-of-a-kind collaboration, Ninja Superstars.  The co-branded action figures featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suited up as iconic WWE Superstars were revealed during New York Comic Con today.

Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, developed the Ninja Superstars action figures to give fans the opportunity to take the Turtles from the sewer to the ring and determine who will be crowned the next champion of the sewers. The Turtle figures are highly detailed to capture the signature look of each WWE Superstar. Each figure stands 6” tall, is fully articulated and comes with full ring gear and all the sewer slam accessories needed to perform knockout ninja moves to take down any opponent.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel, which took place earlier today at the Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Comic Con, featured a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Sting who unveiled the new figures.  Following the panel, the figures will be on display for fans at Nickelodeon’s booth (Crystal Palace lobby) in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through the end of New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create action figures that bring two adored brands together in a unique way,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE fans will love the introduction of their favorite WWE Superstars reimagined as the Turtles as they create the ultimate sewer match.”

The Ninja Superstars assortment from Playmates Toys, which will be available exclusively at Walmart in early November, includes the following:

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

 

“The Ninja Superstar action figures are the ultimate mash-up of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and four legendary WWE Superstars,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Passionate fans of TMNT and WWE will love this exciting collaboration from Playmates Toys that is imaginative, innovative and totally unexpected.”

“We are excited to partner with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create one-of-a-kind Ninja Superstar action figures,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “This new partnership brings together two of the most successful brands in entertainment by combining our larger than life WWE Superstars with the iconic Turtles.”

Super Shredder Returns to TMNT!

 

At this years New York Comic Con fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were very excited to get a look at the return of Super Shredder. The character first appeared in the 90’s film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze and was played by WWE legend Kevin Nash. The character is back and more menacing as ever as part of the Nickelodeon cartoon series as this season will add multiple threats to the series including Kavaxas who is a particularly scary new dragon/man voiced by Mark Hamill. I know my little guy was on the edge of his seat watching the NYCC clips and were both looking forward to what Season 5 has in store. You can check out the press release below as well as pics and clips from season 4 and 5.

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NEW YORK – Oct. 7, 2016 – Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice cast and the executive producer gave fans at New York Comic Con 2016 a special preview of the show’s remaining fourth season and sneak peek at season five during a panel today at Hammerstein Ballroom. Tons of Turtle fans turned out to see Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy) moderate a panel featuring voice actors Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), along with executive producer Ciro Nieli and voice director Andrea Romano.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel featured a live table read, a sneak peek at upcoming episode “The Super Shredder,” and a preview of season five’s highly anticipated character, Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill), a hotheaded dragon man with mystical powers who partners with some of the Turtles’ worst foes to bring chaos to New York City. 

Season four of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues Sunday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m.(ET/PT) with “The Super Shredder.” During this episode, for the first time, the Turtles encounter something they cannot defeat – the Super Shredder. New episodes will continue every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is Back!

NICKELODEON’S ORIGINAL TV MOVIE EVENT, LEGENDS OF THE 

HIDDEN TEMPLE, BOWS SATURDAY, NOV. 26, AT 8 P.M. (ET/PT)

 

NEW YORK–Oct. 6, 2016—Nickelodeon will premiere the highly anticipated Legends of the Hidden Templeoriginal TV movieinspired by the network’s iconic ‘90s game show of the same name, on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Isabela Moner (Transformers 5), Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer join original TV show host, Kirk Fogg, and voice of Olmec, Dee Bradley Baker, in the 90-minute action-adventure movie, which tells the story of three siblings who embark on a high-stakes, life-or-death mission.

The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings, Sadie (Moner), Noah (Critchley), and Dudley (Jurgensmeyer), who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking stone head who greets anyone who dares to enter the temple; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.

Fans can visit the Legends of the Hidden Temple page on nick.com/temple and the Nick App to access exclusive content from the movie, including photo galleries, bloopers, sneak peeks, Do Not Touch Buttons featuring King Olmec, and behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the cast.

Leading up to the premiere, be sure to check out the site’s Legends of the Hidden Temple game, where kids can play as Sadie, Dudley, or Noah and travel through The Hidden Temple to recover the two pieces of the Pendant of Life!