googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: November 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Playing at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

On the weekend of November 19 & 20, the Chicago Toy & Game fair was held at Navy Pier and hundreds of different toy manufacturers were on hand to promote their new toys and give everyone a sneak peek at what will be hot this holiday season.  If you were unable to attend, don't worry, Fandads was on hand to see all the great toys and I even brought my professional toy tester, my daughter, with me to partake in the festivities. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Us!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Fandads.  We are very thankful for the exciting past few months.  We saw our first sponsored giveaway from Rockabye Baby and from the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.  We also want to say thanks to all our friends and family that have supported the site.  We have a couple of interesting stories coming soon, including my mini adventure with the Chevy Sonic I was given for three days through Klout.  Thank you all very much and enjoy your Thanksgiving with your families today.

Your Friends,
Gil & Vic
The Fandads

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Avengers Banners!

One movie coming out next year, that we can not wait for is The Avengers.  This week we saw the release of two banners that showcase the main characters of the movie.  Take a look and tell us what you think.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Video Game Award Nominees.

The nominees have been announced for Spike TV's Video Game Awards and the two games with the most nominations are Batman: Arkham City and Portal 2.  Both games are going head to head in the Game of the Year category along with The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. 

Other notable nominees are:
Gears of War 3 for Best Multi-Player game.
Jetpack Joyride for Best Handheld/Mobile Game.
"Exilke Vilify" by The National (Portal 2) for Best Song in a Game.

Head on over to the VGA website to see the list of nominees and vote for Most Anticipated Game and The Trailer of the Year. 

The Video Game Awards will air on Spike TV December 10, 2011. Check your local listing for showtimes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Time to Play and have Fun!! Updated Again!

Next weekend Navy Pier is hosting the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and Fandads will be there to preview all the upcoming toys and report it back to you.  This will be a great opportunity for us to see what the hot toys will be this holiday season and also talk to the manufacturers/inventors of these new toys. 

Tickets for the show are: $5 for children (3-13) & $10 for adults. 
Show hours are:  Saturday, November 19 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
                         & Sunday, November 20 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Complimentary admission is available to Educators, Military, Police Officers and Firefighters (with ID).

Star Wars fans on Saturday there will be a Star Wars Breakfast with members of the Star Wars 501st Legion: Vader's Fist at 9am and there is still time to register for it.  Pricing for this is $30 for children (12 and under) and $36 Per adult.  These prices include one day admission to the Toy and Game Fair, giveaways from Hasbro and Top Trumps, breakfast and photo opportunities with the 501st.

We are currently trying to see about getting passes to give out to our readers, so stay tuned for that information.

Great news Fandads!  Want to attend the show this coming weekend?  We have two offers for you.  We are giving away a family pass to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair to one of our lucky readers.  To win this pass, just leave a comment below telling us what you're excited to see at the fair and we will choose a winner by 5pm on Thursday, Nov. 17.

In addition, we have a $2 off coupon available for you to print and take to the show courtesy of Fandads and The Chicago Toy & Game Fair.  Click on the coupon or the link below to get your coupon and we'll see you at the fair.

Updated Again! We asked and were given the okay to give out a few more passes.  We will give two passes away on the website.  Just leave a comment saying what you're excited about seeing at the show.  Also, if you are a fan of our Facebook page,  we are giving away one pass on there.  All you have to do is like ChiTag's page and leave a comment telling us you "liked" them.  Winners will be chosen on Thursday November 17, by 5pm.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Are you Sonic Fan?

A few months ago we hinted at a contest with everyone's favorite speedy blue hedgehog and it was kind of left on the back burner.  With the recent release of Sonic Generations we have decided to bring back this contest and make it, like Sonic, fast and easy.  "What do I have to do to win?" Simply, leave a comment stating why you are Sonic's biggest fan in five words or less.  Winners will be chosen by next week Nov. 19, so get those thinking caps on.  Here's a small hint at your prize and with winter time coming up your head will thank you for it.

Sonic Generations is available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 now and on the Nintendo 3DS November 22.

Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer.

I do admit that the images that have been released for this movie had me intrigued.  The more pictures that they release for the movie the more my interest is peaked, but now with the first trailer out I think that I am sold.  This looks great and I can't wait to see this!

Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled to release this summer.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer!!

Today was the big day for the reveal of the new installment of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series: Grand Theft Auto V.  While there will be a lot of speculation about who the main character/characters are, it seems like this world is huge just like in Grand Theft Auto IV.  Here is the trailer enjoy it and let us know what you think.

Star Wars; The Phantom Menace in 3D. Will Meesa Like?

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge Star Wars fan and I am a little excited to see these, but I do have my reservations about the new 3D conversions coming out.  While there are some cool scenes in Phantom Menace that would be great in 3D, I'm not so sure how the rest of the movie will play out.  Needless to say, I will go see this at the theaters when it's released next year.  The one cool thing about the re-release is that now I can bring my little girl with me to see Star Wars at the theaters.  Are you excited for the 3D release or going to see this version?

More Star Wars: Episode I %2D The Phantom Menace 3D Videos

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace will release on February 10, 2012.
Click the link above to go to IGN for more information about the 3D releases.