Marvel Universe Live 2017 is Here!

A few years ago a took my son to Marvel Universe Live, a stadium show that incorporated the Marvel comics universe and although he was a little too young to enjoy it all (he was barely 2), The entire family had a fun time and I always said I hoped shows like this were around when he got a little older. He’s almost 5 now and a complete Marvel junkie and I am so excited to hear that Marvel Universe live is back with a new tour. The show is fairly simple and obviously not the same quality as the films but that doesn’t take away from the fun as families get to experience the fun and wonder of the Marvel Universe live and in person.

This new show looks like its more based on the current film universe as it includes the avengers and Guardians of the galaxy characters and looks to be a great event for fans of the MCU as a whole. You can check out the trailer for the tour below and check your local box office as new tickets are going on sale daily in different areas.

TMNT x WWE Series 2 Preorders Available

This is more of a public service announcement than anything. If you are a fan of the TMNT x WWE series of figures then you know series 2 is about to release and just like the first batch, they will be extremely difficult to get your hands on. I highly recommend preordering the set now before its too late. The figures retail for $20 each and the preorder for the set raises the price of each figure to $25 (which is not bad at all since it will prevent you from having to run around searching for them).

The first series was a huge hit with fans as we saw our favorite turtles cosplay as Undertaker, Sting, Macho Man and John Cena and in series 2 well have the following:

Raphael as The Rock

Michaelangelo as Rowdy Roddy Piper

Donatello as The Ultimate Warrior

Leonardo as Finn Balor

You can find some of the preorder sets available at two different links below

http://www.ringsidecollectibles.com/tmnt-wwe-toy-figures-complete-set-ninja-turtles-05.html

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PL91890A&gclid=CMKEi8uwgNUCFYdMDQodcUYDCA

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

If you haven’t had the chance already, DEFINITELY head out to your local theater and check out SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. The movie is a fun new take on the webslinger as he becomes fully a part of the Marvel/Disney MCU. You can check out my full spoiler filled thoughts along with all the guys from the OUTSIDE THE THEATER PODCAST here…. as always remember the show is definitely for adults only and will be full of spoilers for the film.

HASCON Event Details Are Here!!

HASCON is lining up to be one of the most exciting events happening as Summer ends and the holiday toy season heats up. The family friendly convention that’s taking place on September 8-10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI is going to be something truly special for fans of toys and gaming. The brand has just released updated info including what will be going on with each of their brands at the 3 day event and it looks like a cant miss experience!! Check it all out below and let us know what you’re looking forward to most about HASCON.

HASCON Brand Experience descriptions for web

TRANSFORMERS

Immerse yourself in the world of Transformers where things are  “More than Meets the Eye”!  We take you behind-the-scenes through the latest entertainment from movies to animation to comics, and have fun with the latest toys, hearing from the designers themselves how they bring this amazing brand to life!

Ready to roll out?  Highlights and hands-on experiences include:

  • Get up close to an epic collection of Transformers movie props
  • Meet and get your picture with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee costume characters
  • Photo Ops featuring  statues of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sqweeks, and more
  • Photo Ops with Camaro Bumblebee and the IMSA/NASCAR TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight racing car
  • Hands-on play with the latest Transformers toys, plus previews of 2018 action figures and toys
  • historical products from the Hasbro Vault
  • Designer Archives featuring prototypes and imagery of never-before released toys

 

Plus, enjoy Transformers panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:

  • TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT in the Making – the making of Transformers: The Last Knight with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and special guests
  • More than Meets the Eye – get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Transformers toy line
  • PETER AND FRANK SOUND OFF: The Voices of Optimus Prime & Megatron!
  • IDW – Transformers Comics: How Artists and Writers Bring Stories to Life
  • THE PRIME WARS TRILOGY: See the story come to life!
  • TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame Dinner (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)
  • TRANSFORMERS: The Last Night Movie Event (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

 

MY LITTLE PONY

Welcome everypony!  Discover the magic of friendship with a behind-the-scenes look at the latest pony adventures in entertainment (can you say NEW MOVIE? Oh yeah!), character meet-and-greets, a ponification experience and much more!  Highlights include:

  • Meet and mingle with the Mane 6 and Spike costumed characters
  • Photo-ops with life-size movie ponies and scenes from My Little Pony: The Movie
  • Get ponified like your favorite character at the Ponification Station
  • Explore Equestria and take snaps, selfies, and pony pics
  • Play the most ponyriffic My Little Pony apps and games
  • Get a sneak peek of the latest MLP toys, along with rare treasures from the Hasbro Vault
  • Visit Pinkie Pie’s Sugarcube Corner, an exclusive MLP-themed café

 

Plus, enjoy these My Little Pony panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:

  • The Making of My Little Pony: The Movie featuring Meghan McCarthy
  • The Voices of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • First Look at My Little Pony Season 8
  • My Little Pony Designer Q&A
  • My Little Pony Mane Event: Hall of Our FANmily Dinner (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)
  • My Little Pony: The Movie Sneak Peek (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

 

NERF

Nerf Nation unite!  Get ready for  an awesome hands-on intense, most action-packed, and most definitely “Nerf-tastic” weekend ever created.  This is how we play!

Look for these hands-on activities, and more:

  • Nerf Arena: The ultimate Nerf action in the inflatable Nerf arena
  • Demo the latest in Nerf Modulus Build-a-Blaster and Nerf Nitro along with lots of Nerf blasters in the test area
  • Demo Dude Perfect Smash football and Flying Disc Golf
  • Photo-Ops with life-size Nerf Modulus package and Nerf Nitro car
  • Go behind the blaster as we peak inside to see how they work
  • Visit the Nerf Rival test area (ages 14 and over)

 

Plus awesome panels and add-on experiences:

  • Selfies with Dude Perfect
  • Dude Perfect: Best Friends, a Panda, and Nerf: Join the dudes from Dude Perfect as they talk about their awesome  collaboration with Nerf and show off the brand new Nerf Dude Perfect Signature Bow
  • Building Nerf – How the World’s Best Blasters Come to Life
  • Add-on purchase required: Hang with Dude PerfectMeet the dudes of Dude Perfect, enjoy some of the Dudes’ favorite snacks, snap a selfie, and receive an autographed Nerf Dude Perfect Football

 

 

MAGIC: THE GATHERING

 

Immerse yourself in a MAGIC-filled weekend with tournaments galore, demos for those new to the game, and an array of life-size experiences:

  • Hands-on demos to with Wizards of the Coast staff to teach you the basics of Magic and highlight some of new cards and features of the latest sets
  • Roaming costumed MAGIC: THE GATHERING characters for memorable photo ops
  • Photo ops with mind-blowing MAGIC: THE GATHERING 3-D sculpts

 

Plus these in-depth panels:

  • Magic: The Gathering – 25th Anniversary Show: Join us as we celebrate Magic’s past and present and reveal exciting announcements for our future!
  • Blogatog Live! Join Magic: The Gathering’s Head Designer, Mark Rosewater, for a full hour of Q&A on all things Magic!
  • Magic: The Gathering Improv Show: Looking for some fun and maybe a few laughs? Watch as Wizards of the Coast’s very own improv artists and their buddies embarrass themselves for the enjoyment of our fans!
  • Live Art with Aleksi Briclot: Join Aleksi, the illustrator of Magic: The Gathering’s original five Lorwyn Planeswalkers, as he does a live painting of Chandra Nalaar
  • Magic: The Gathering – Building the Worlds Best in Fantasy Gaming: Join creative directors from Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering as they pull back the curtain on building some of the most iconic worlds in fantasy gaming

 

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Grab your swords and spellbooks and get ready for an epic adventure! Dungeons & Dragons at HASCON offers everything you need to join the party and create stories you’ll be sharing for a lifetime. Experiences include:

  • Join Dungeon Master extraordinaire Matthew Mercer as he leads a party of celebrity players through a fun-filled live D&D game on the HASCON main stage
  • Play through Tomb of Annihilation, our newest D&D adventure, at the D&D tabletop play area
  • Collect all the D&D loot, including the HASCON exclusive My Little Pony themed D&D Dice Tin
  • Meet our goblins in the Jungles of Chult at the D&D experience on the HASCON main floor

 

GI JOE

Yo Joe! Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the launch of the Real American Hero story with a fantastic selection of brand experiences that pays tribute to this epic fantasy and toy line!

  • Soak in a collection of G.I. Joe movie props including Firefly’s motorcycle, costumes, and more
  • Photo-Ops with life-size versions of the 1982 Snake Eyes blister card and 1964 G.I. Joe Action Soldier box!
  • Treasures from the Hasbro Vault features rare products and artifacts from the 1982-1994 product line,
  • Enjoy selections from our amazing collection of original G.I. Joe packaging

 

Plus, enjoy these G.I. Joe panels and VIP/add-on experiences, including:

  • Creating the World of G.I. Joe Characters – hear the stories straight from G.I. Joe Legends who created the characters that launched and evolved the story and toys
  • Creating the World of G.I. Joe Vehicles & Playsets – hear the stories straight from G.I. Joe Legends who created this epic lineup from 1982-1994
  • G.I. Joe Legends Dinner:  Join co-emcees and G.I. Joe authors Derryl DePriest and Dan Klingensmith for an intimate and entertaining evening event featuring one of the greatest gatherings of G.I. Joe Legends ever assembled! (add-on or VIP ticket purchase required)

 

 

STAR WARS

The force is with us!  Come celebrate 40 years of Star War memories, and make some new ones with activities including:

  • Photo ops with the Emperor’s Throne, Yoda, and Stormtrooper statues
  • Pose like a real action figure and get your picture in with three different life-size action figure backer cards
  • Feast your eyes on 40 years of iconic Star Wars product
  • Highlights of the current product line with a preview of the epic Last Jedi  2018 line-up
  • Take part in the world’s largest lightsaber built, sponsored by Blade Builders
  • Hang out in the screening area & lounge to watch Forces of Destiny episodes, Episode 8 trailer, designer desks and other content

 

From a galaxy far, far away, we have some fan-tastic panels, including:

  • Star Wars: 40 Years of Play:  Star Wars team members, veterans and newcomers alike will discuss their favorite products, hidden history and even the line’s origins at Kenner in 1977
  • Behind the Black Series: Design Director Steve Evans and the talented team behind The Black Series gives a behind-the-scenes look at development of the line, never-before-seen details and other great surprises
  • Star Wars – Forces of Destiny: Join the team as they take you behind the scenes and dive into the creative process of developing the exciting new Star Wars Force of Destiny line
  • A Chat with Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne, along with a chance to get her autograph

 

MARVEL

Love the ever-growing Marvel Universe of super-heroes?  Tingle your Spidey-senses with these amazing experiences:

  • Super-heroic photo ops featuring life-sized Thor packaging and the Enormous Hulkbuster statue photo-op
  • See how toys are made and get a sneak peek into the production process, presented by the Hasbro Model Shop
  • Meet the designers and marketers behind the Marvel line-up
  • Experience the current line of exciting figures and role play, with sneak peaks into what’s coming in 2018

 

Plus take in super-hero sized panels, including:

  • Panel with Marvel legend Stan Lee
  • How Marvel Toys are Made: Come learn how Hasbro brings Marvel entertainment to life in toys with a peek behind the curtain of the creative process
  • Spotlight on James Gunn: Moderated discussion with James Gunn, writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise
  • Marvel Legends: The Hasbro and Marvel product experts will discuss Hasbro’s ever popular line, with a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen Marvel action figures

 

PLAY-DOH

Open a can of creativity with an array of experiences to inspire your inner maker:

  • Hands-on play with Play-Doh Touch – build and scan your own creation

  • bring your ideas to life in the Play-Doh Test Kitchen

  • Meet a Doh-Doh costume character and photo op Make memories with Giant Play-Doh can photo op

  • Doh-Doh lifesize statue photo op

  • Create a masterpiece and add your design to the DohVinci art wall

LEGO Worlds Has Arrived!!

If you’ve followed our page before, you know how absolutely crazy about LEGO my family and I are. We have the sets, we play the games, we watch the movies….If its LEGO we love it!

That being said, we are extremely excited seeing that WB Interactive and TT Games have officially released LEGO Worlds! You can check out the release trailer, photos and press release below. For $29.99 this is a no brainer for our LEGO loving clan.

Let us know if you’re playing the game and what you think so far in the comments!

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES AND THE LEGO GROUP LAUNCH LEGO® WORLDS  For PlayStation®4, Xbox One and STEAM

Players Can Create Anything Imaginable and Define Their Own Adventures

In Customizable Open Worlds Made Entirely of LEGO Bricks

Burbank, Calif. – March 7, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced that LEGO® Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds will be available for Nintendo Switch™ later this year.

In LEGO Worlds, players embark on a creative adventure to become a Master Builder and uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical, where worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from gingerbread men riding elephants to cavewomen scaring polar bears, to swamp police helicopters, hot air balloons and arctic snow scooters. Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other LEGO characters along the way – find a sword for an Egyptian Queen, protect a fisherman from a giant troll invasion, or build a home for a cyclops. Environments and creations are brought to life in any way fans can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures, or by using wondrous tools that let them paint and shape the landscape. LEGO Worlds’ online multiplayer functionality allows players to explore each other’s worlds together and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves.

A LEGO Agents pack, featuring new characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the Agents range of play materials, will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 for a limited time.

3 Month Hiatus Over

Hey there. You’re still here…Thats awesome!

Sorry for going MIA the past 3 months but after trying our best to maintain the site going through the holidays things just honestly got overwhelming and we needed some time to just focus on family and the DadLife as a whole. So many things passed, Christmas, Movies, Toys fun, kids growing, colds, flus, infections……more infections. This winter has seriously taken a toll on all in my home but were happy to say with spring on the horizon we think were back in the spring of things.

With that said lets get back to posting about the better things in life. Mainly being a dad and playing with our kids. Thanks for taking the ride with us.

As a bonus…enjoy the above picture of my youngest and his attempt to eat a (non toxic…Thankfully) paint set.

The LEGO Batman Movie Playsets Have Arrived! (The Dad World Order Holiday Gift List: Day 4)

Okay okay so the holiday gift list hit a snag because I have 4 kids and Thanksgiving weekend absolutely wrecked me but I will want to include items I think are awesome so here we are.

As if today weren’t full of enough LEGO goodies we also have the official release of The LEGO Batman Movie playlets from the upcoming film and they are absolutely awesome for kids and collectors alike. I know my little guy has all 4 of these of his Christmas wishlist and I definitely recommend picking them up quickly before they disappear in the holiday chaos. These are readily available at all major LEGO retailers including LEGO themselves and Amazon.

Seriously though…How awesome is that Joker lowrider!!!

Source: Lego

The Batmobile $59.99

Race through Gotham City in pursuit of Man-Bat™ and the Kabuki Twins™ in the Batmobile. This set from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE features the Batmobile with a dual cockpit for Batman™ and Robin™, two stud shooters and multidirectional wheels for three different modes—race mode, monster truck mode and parallel-parking mode. Man-Bat is equipped with a dynamite element and the Kabuki Twins each have claws to intensify the role-play battle action. Includes five minifigures.

Includes five minifigures: Batman™, Robin™, Man-Bat™ and the Kabuki Twins™

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Batcave Break-in $99.99

Defend against The Penguin’s Duckmobile invasion of the Batcave in THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE: Batcave Break-in set. The highly detailed Batcave features a rotating transformation chamber for Bruce Wayne™ to ‘transform’ into Batman™, rotating Batcomputer control center with multiscreen elements and elevating platform function, and a prison with an exploding escape wall function. The Batcave also has a rotating wardrobe with alternative Scu-Batsuit, Raging Batsuit or the Bat-Pack Batsuit minifigure bodies for Batman. Dial up the conflict by using the Batboat’s spring-loaded missiles against the Duckmobile’s dual stud shooters and flick missiles. Includes four minifigures plus two Hench-Penguin figures.

Includes four minifigures: Batman™, The Penguin™, Bruce Wayne™ and Alfred Pennyworth™, plus two Hench-Penguin figures, each with robot-style hands.

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Mr Freeze Ice Attack Set  $19.99

Help Batman™ defend the Gotham City Energy Facility from Mr. Freeze’s Exosuit assault and save the security guard from the ice prison in THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE: Mr. Freeze™ Ice Attack set. The set features Mr. Freeze’s posable Exosuit with room for a minifigure and a stud-shooting freeze gun, plus a detailed power plant build and an opening ice prison. Includes three minifigures and assorted play-inspiring weapons and accessory elements including Batman’s flamethrower.

Includes three minifigures: Batman™, Mr. Freeze™ and a security guard.

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The Joker™ Notorious Lowrider $49.99

Join Batgirl’s pursuit of The Joker™ and Harley Quinn™ through the streets of Gotham City in this exciting set from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE. The Joker’s Notorious Lowrider vehicle features bouncing suspension, handles for Harley to hang onto, an opening trunk with hidden double spring-loaded shooters and lots of comical features. Extra accessory elements such as Harley’s roller skates add to the role-play fun. Includes three minifigures.

Includes three minifigures: The Joker™, Harley Quinn™ and Batgirl™.

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The Lego Batman Movie star Will Arnett as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Michael Cera as Dick Grayson / Robin, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon / Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Mariah Carey as Mayor McCaskill, and Jenny Slate as Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn.

 

LEGO Worlds Coming to Consoles Feb. 21

As giant LEGO fans (you can check out our past posts and videos) we are absolutely psyched for LEGO Worlds and cant wait to check out this brand new part of LEGO gaming. We were thrilled to receive new info today on the game and get that news that it is officially hitting the PS4/XBOX One/Steam on February 21st!

You can check out the press release below, as well as some images and the new trailer! 2/21 cant get here soon enough!!!!

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES

AND THE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE

LEGO® WORLDS  

For PlayStation®4, Xbox One and STEAM

Players Can Create Anything Imaginable and Define Their Own Adventures

In the Ultimate Digital LEGO Bricks Building Experience


Burbank, Calif. – Nov. 29, 2016 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced that LEGO® Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made entirely of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, will commercially launch on February 21, 2017 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and STEAM.  Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds has been in STEAM Early Access since last year allowing players to provide feedback for continual improvements leading up to its official launch.

“In LEGO Worlds, players will go on an exciting journey to become a Master Builder, in an open-world made completely of LEGO-built environments,” said Jonathan Smith, Head of Production, TT Games. “Whether customizing characters, exploring in vehicles, building structures, or discovering an expansive range of items, characters and creatures throughout the worlds, there’s the freedom to create anything imaginable.”

“LEGO Worlds expands our LEGO videogame franchise with a new experience that embodies all the fun of physical LEGO brick building,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “TT Games has created an expansive, digital universe that combines unlimited creativity with the LEGO humor that fans love.”

“LEGO Worlds brings the very essence of LEGO play – building – to the digital world, more than ever before,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for The LEGO Group. “We are excited to bring our physical and digital play models closer together and know it will resonate with our core audience – and engage new ones. We believe LEGO Worlds has the potential to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through its experience of open-ended creative play.”

In LEGO Worlds, players uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical, where worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from cowboys riding giraffes to vampires scaring Yetis, to steamrollers, racing cars and colossal digging machines. Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other LEGO characters along the way – find a sword for a king, protect a farmer from a zombie invasion, or build a home for a caveman. Environments and creations are brought to life in any way fans can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures, or by using wondrous tools that let you paint and shape the landscape. LEGO Worlds’ online multiplayer functionality allows players to explore each other’s worlds together, create together, and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves.

A separate LEGO Agents DLC pack, featuring new characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the Agents range of play materials, will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 for a limited time.