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Monday, July 16, 2018

Managing Internet Time with the Gryphon Mesh Routers #sponsored

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a Gryphon Mesh Double Pack for review. All thoughts, opinions, and children being upset because their internet time is cut short, are our own.   

During our annual Father's Day gift guide we gave a brief description of the Gryphon Mesh Routers and how perfect they were in controlling the internet in our household. Well, it's been a month since we had them and as a family that relies on the internet for some of our day to day activities let us tell you how the Gryphon Mesh Routers helped us out. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Skyscraper Quick Review

Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to an advance screening of Skyscraper. All thoughts, opinions and increased heartrates are our own. 

Summer is the time for movies to take our minds off of the heat and wondering what fun activity you have scheduled next for your children. We go to the "blockbuster" movies to escape reality and enjoy some popcorn with our children and Skyscraper checks those boxes and gives us a fun action movie to enjoy for a short time.

Monday, July 9, 2018

I Killed Deadpool.

What's up everyone, it's time for my quarterly post on Fandads! Seriously though, I've got to get on here more often.

So does anyone remember the Choose Your Own Adventure series? I loved those books, even though more than a couple of them gave me nightmares. Some of them were seriously messed up, but don't worry this isn't another article about the top 9 craziest CYOA stories or 12 CYOA books that ruined my childhood.

The Cave of Time

No this post is more of a confession. Apologies to Marvel Fans everywhere, and Ryan Reynolds for messing up his sweet gig, but yeah I messed up and got Deadpool killed. Let me explain. Recently Marvel published a short five issue mini-series called You Are Deadpool. 

Wait, I thought I was Groot?

I usually have anything Deadpool related in my pullbox so I ended up getting this series as well. As can be expected there's the usual Deadpool humor and violence but with a fun twist. Just like the old Choose Your Own Adventure books, these comics allow you to choose what happens next. They also include RPG elements such as stats, acquiring weapons and/or items, and dice rolling. It would probably help to have a notebook and some dice handy but I managed to do without. I played pretty fairly, and honestly gave myself some bad outcomes.

Which brings me to my confession...I managed to get Deadpool killed. Dead. Done. Finito.


In issue 4 (which I got to jump to straight from issue 1) I made a series of decisions which led me to getting killed by Bullseye. (in a very familiar way) According to Deadpool it's canon and thus I'm not allowed to read anything with Deadpool anymore. I believe Wade said there were no take backs so yeah. Sorry everyone.


Well, I always try to look at the bright side of things so at the very least I'll have more time and money to spend on the real deal Choose Your Own Adventure books. As I bounced around the web thinking about what I was going to write I came across their website. (Chooseco LLC btw, they used to be Bantam Books right?) I took a look and ended up ordering a set of the classics to read with my kids, and some Unicorn one that my kids will go nuts for. I think they're old enough to have their minds warped enjoy them as I did as a child, so many moons ago.

So there you have it, the TL;DR version is Deadpool's loss is my family's gain!

Until next time...if you choose to leave the UFO turn to page 23, if you try to fly it turn to page 45.

(Joke's on you, you crash and burn either way)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp Quick Spoiler-Free Review

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

After the earth-shattering ending of Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel fans need a palette cleanser and this is where Ant-Man and The Wasp comes in. Continuing in the same vein as the first movie, Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnorok, Ant-Man 2 is a fun-filled adventure that will have you laughing, crying and laughing again. Here is our quick spoiler-free review. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Return to San Fransokyo with Big Hero 6 The Series! #Giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with an advance copy of Big Hero 6 The Series for review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Affiliated links are in this post. 

Remember at the end of Big Hero 6 when Hiro finds Tadashi's chip inside Baymax's Rocket Fist? Next thing we see if Baymax hugging Hiro and the tears begin again? Well, did you know that Hiro did not build Baymax right away because there were certain items he needed to get to build him and those items were inside Tadashi's school? All of these little tidbits are shown in the new Big Hero 6 The Series which was just released on DVD this week.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's Time to Party with the Gang! Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!,

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

When I was growing up I remember how much joy I got from watching Sesame Street. Watching it every day and learning new numbers or letters was always so much fun. Now with children of my own I watch the new episodes of Sesame Street and it takes me back to my childhood. I love watching all the new characters that have been introduced and see how they interact with the characters I grew up watching. In a few months, the gang will be live in the Chicagoland area for a show that will entertain the entire family.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Annual Fandads Father's Day Gift Guide

Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post and the Fandads were provided with some of the items on this list for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are our own. 

It's that time of year again friends! It's crunch time and you have still not gotten a gift for the dad in your life. What to do? What to do? Well, like you, the Fandads have a last minute Father's Day gift guide where you might find something for the man in your life that takes care of the bugs and keeps the monsters away at night. Let's begin!