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Friday, December 14, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Disclaimer: The Fandads attended an advance screening in exchange for promoting Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and hosting a giveaway for our readers. 

Representation matters.

Our review might be a tad biased. Just wanted to let you know ahead of time. It didn’t take much more than a couple of minutes, but there we were, represented on screen. “I had those Jordans when I was a kid!” “They’re speaking Spanish!” The film is full of moments that had us tearing up. Miles had a black book, he threw up a piece, he had stickers, hip-hop music, turntables! That could be us on the screen, WE COULD BE SPIDER-MAN!

Monday, December 10, 2018

LEGO's #BuildToGive Campaign Brings Joy to All

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with our friends from LEGO and received a few LEGO sets to help promote their #BuildToGive campaign. 

I have been fortunate to not have stepped on any LEGO pieces in my adulthood. My children are good about cleaning up after themselves when it comes to their LEGO sets, but while they are lucky enough to have some sets to build and create there are some children that are not as lucky. As a way to help out those children LEGO is sharing the gift of play with their #buildtogive campaign. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Art Deco Nutcracker Review

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to the opening night of The Art Deco Nutcracker. All thoughts, opinions, and fascination are our own. 

Since I was a kid I have been familiar with the music from The Nutcracker. Be it through cartoons, television shows, or even commercials, I have heard the music of the beloved ballet. One thing that I have never done though is watch the actual The Nutcracker.  Luckily, my daughter and I got to experience The Nutcracker together in the form of the Art Deco Nutcracker and we both enjoyed it.

Friday, November 30, 2018

A Klingon Christmas Carol review

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to the press preview night of Klingon Christmas Carol all thoughts, opinions, and Hagh are our own

If you have been following the Fandads for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of Star Wars. In saying that, it does not mean that I do not know about Captain Kirk and his voyages with the crew of the USS Enterprise. I loved watching Star Trek when I was younger, but I really became a fan when watching The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. The stories in those series were just so cool and innovative and I tried to keep up with the shows as much as possible. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Play Time at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to this year's Chicago Toy & Game Fair. All thoughts, opinions, and fun times are our own. 

The Fandads are lucky to attend to many fun events throughout the year, but the one event that we always look forward to attending is the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. I mean, how can you not like going to an event where you can play with the toys and just be a kid again with your kids? Here is our recap of the event and some of the toys we played with at the event. 

Updated: American Girl Live Gets World Premiere this December

If you have a daughter, you have probably heard of American Girl. You have probably seen the dolls, the accessories, and the books and have seen hundreds of little girls walking around with these dolls. I think we have been lucky that our daughter never got into the dolls, but she loves reading the books. This December, we will be able to see some of the American Girls come to life in the brand new musical American Girl Live.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Ralph Breaks the Internet review

It's been 6 years since we last saw Ralph breaking havoc down at Litwak's Video Arcade. In 'Wreck-it Ralph', Ralph was trying to find a sense of belonging and ended up finding out in the wise words of Zangief the "just because you're a bad guy, does not mean you're a bad guy". Ralph found his place in the arcade and made a new friend in Vanellope von Schweetz. In 'Ralph Breaks the Internet" we catch up with our friends and see what's new with them.