googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Enjoying the Holidays with Pepto-Bismol. #PinkRelief

When I was younger I would eat a lot, I mean a lot.  I would always get double burgers or eat two burgers with a large drink and fries. I was sort of active with work and taking a martial arts class, so I never really had any stomach problems with eating all of this food. I would burn all of it off within a few classes...or so I thought. 

As I got older things started to change. My eating habits were not as lavish and I would occasionally develop heartburn because of some of my food choices. Luckily, I would get help for my upset stomach with my new friend Pepto-Bismol. Pepto-Bismol became a regular staple in my refrigerator.

Monday, December 28, 2015

100 years of Disney Magic! How long is this show going to be? #giveaway

DISNEY ON ICE: 100 YEARS OF MAGIC is coming to the Chicagoland-area and we are so excited to go.  We've mentioned before that love we attending these shows.  There is nothing like the feeling of watching all of your favorite Disney characters come to life before your eyes and reenact scenes from their respective movies.  This year's show is going to be amazing to see how they cover 100 years of Disney magic.  

The Fandads dress up for the holidays #sponsored

Photo by GlitterGuts 

Look at that couple in the picture above.  You would think that they are always dressed up and going to all the trendiest places, but that is the complete opposite. The PlayCHIC fashion show was the one time where we both were able to dress up and I got to represent Fandads with my Star Wars Rebel Insignia tie that I purchased at

Now while I like to dress up every now and then, I am not a fashion blogger.  When I worked as a teacher, I would always come into the classroom with a shirt, tie and dress pants.  Occasionally I would show up wearing a pair of jeans to class and it would blow the kids minds that I actually owned a pair.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Get ready to celebrate Zoo Year with ZOOTOPIA!

With the presents already opened and the cookies eaten, it is time to start thinking about the New Year or Zoo Year according to the inhabitants of Zootopia. So what are you going to do to get ready? How are you going to celebrate the Zoo Year?  Well, thanks to our friends at Disney, we have a fun party pack for you to download and use for your end of year celebration.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's here! The Fandads Holiday Gift Guide.

It's that time of year again where we let you know about some great gifts to get those special people in your family.  Hopefully you will find something in our guide that will be the perfect fit or you will see something that you will want for yourself.

Are you ready to begin? Ok, let's go!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic

One thing that my family and I love doing is attending the Disney on Ice shows.  We have been taking our daughter to these shows since she was about 3 years old and it's one of the events we all look forward to attending as a family.

Next year Disney on Ice will celebrate 100 years of Magic with their latest show: DISNEY ON ICE: 100 YEARS OF MAGIC, maybe I could have set that up differently, but this seems like it will be a show that is full of excitement and a lot of characters.

Here is the official press release from Feld Entertainment about the latest show. 

The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. This monumental ice skating spectacular is slated to open at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., Jan. 20 - 24, then move to Chicago’s United Center, Jan. 27 - Feb. 7, 2016.

Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.

The legacy of Disney is displayed through 14 classic and modern stories in this epic production that features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a breathtaking set.  With over 30 melodious masterpieces such as “Let It Go!,” “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and “Hakuna Matata,” Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic is the ultimate Disney fan experience.

Allstate Arena performances of Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic are scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, and Thursday, Jan. 21; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22, and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24. United Center shows are 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31; 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5, and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 7.

Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the Allstate Arena and United Center box offices, all Ticketmaster locations, on the web at, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Parking for all performances is free with ticket purchase in all official Allstate Arena and United Center parking lots. Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply.

To learn more, visit Disney On Ice at, on Facebook and YouTube.

Stay tuned for our next post about this show and a giveaway for tickets to attend with your family.

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The BFG trailer looks spooky good!

I remember reading THE BFG when I was in elementary school. I was such a big fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, that I pretty much wanted to read everything that Roald Dahl wrote. When I read THE BFG, I thought it would be really cool to have a giant for a friend. I mean, imagine how easy it would be to travel or get something off the top shelf?  

Monday, December 14, 2015

Playing with toys at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair #ChiTAG

A few weeks ago the Fandads took part in Chicago Toy and Game Week and it was a blast like always.  We saw some amazing fashions and played with some pretty cool toys. Here is a quick recap of what went down that fun filled weekend. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Who wants $20?" Free screening of DADDY'S HOME in Chicago!

The last time Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg were together in a movie it was in an off-beat police comedy called "The Other Guys" and I found it to be funny and strange at the same time.  It was a great premise and these two actors had a fun chemistry with each other. 

The Rocky Connection. #Giveaway

I remember one time when I was younger my grandparents on my father's side came to visit. I've talked about my grandfather before on this blog and he's the reason why I participate in Movember, but this is one memory that has always stayed with me.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Coloring with the Force thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? It was almost like a million bloggers all cried out at once and then silence...but not for everyone.  This weekend a few of my fellow bloggers are heading to the HUGE #StarWarsEvent in Los Angeles and I will be following along via the hashtag #StarWarsEvent.  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Counting Down to Christmas with Arlo from The Good Dinosaur

Remember when you were younger and the anticipation for Christmas once December hits? Did you "X" out the days until Christmas? I remember doing that with my calendars and just could not wait until the day came when I could celebrate with my family and see what gifts were waiting for us under the Christmas tree.

If you have children (or are just a kid at heart) you know that advent calendars are a better way to count down the days until Christmas than just drawing an "X" on the calendar.  If you are like me and waited until the last minute to get one and can not find the one you are looking for, I'm looking at you Lego Star Wars advent calendar, than this is a quick and easy one to make at home with your children. 

Countdown the days with Arlo and see what's hidden behind the doors each day.  I would tell you what's being door number 2, but I think I should keep it a surprise.  What are you waiting for? Start that printer and get to printing and cutting!! 

Click here to print out your own and to let the fun begin!

THE GOOD DINOSAUR is in theaters now. Get your tickets here and avoid the lines. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Where's Luke? I have a theory.

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens releasing in a few weeks, the big question has been: Where is Luke?  Well, after sitting down and looking at the teasers and trailers a few times I have come up with a theory.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Civil War is coming, which side will you take?

There was a point in my life when I stopped reading comics. I know right, blasphemy, but it started to become a little overwhelming. With so many mutant titles coming out every week and the Spider-Man series getting a little too ridiculous for me, I mean his parents were alive and might have been clones? Come on Spidey, what are you doing?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Toys and Star Wars go hand in hand.

Every since I first starting going to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair I have always wanted to attend the Star Wars luncheon.  Every year, for some reason or another I do not attend.  If I remember correctly, it was a breakfast first and then they moved it to a luncheon.  This year again I am not going to be able to make it, but that does not mean you should miss it.  You can purchase your tickets here.

Would you like to go to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair?  Leave us a comment below telling us which is you favorite Star Wars toy of all time for a chance to win a family pass. (Note: Winning a pass does not gain you entrance to the Star Wars Luncheon. Tickets for that event must be purchased separately in the link above.)  A winner will be chosen by noon tomorrow.  Good luck everyone. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Spending the Holiday season with Disney Movies.

This is the time in the Holiday season when movie studios start releasing a barrage of movies to keep families entertained during the cold weather. Disney is one of those studios that has a plethora of movies that are coming out that are sure to attract the eyes of every member of the family.

Let's get our popcorn ready, purchase our tickets and prepare for some good times at the movies this winter and beyond.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man Digital release and giveaway.

I remember when I saw the leaked footage from Edgar Wright's version of Ant-Man and I was amazed. I knew a little about Ant-Man and his storyline, but I was not sure which way they would go in the movie.  Once I finally saw the movie, I was blown away. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Join the adventure in Minecraft: Story Mode by Telltale Games

When I first heard about Minecraft: Story Mode I have to say that I was pretty excited. I mean two great tastes that taste great together excited! Minecraft. Awesome. Telltale Games. Awesome. Then you add some all star voice talents like Patton Oswalt, Ashley Johnson, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldmen, Phil LaMarr, Billy West, and Paul Ruebens. Is that a recipe for success or what?!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Getting hands on at the Chicago Toy & Game fair. #Giveaway

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair comes to town next weekend and the Fandads will be there again to see and play with all the new and exciting toys that will be available this holiday season.  We have two family passes that we are giving away and $2 off coupons, but we'll talk about that a little later.  So what can you expect to see at this year's ChiTag? Keep reading to find out.

Finding Dory asks you to "Just Keep Swimming" until next June.

Finding Nemo is a movie that has helped me out when times are rough. When I come across those obstacles in my life that I feel I can not go over, I just think to myself; "What would Dory say?"  Yep, I look to an animated fish from an animated movie for inspiration.  I know it sounds strange, but sometimes you get inspiration from the weirdest places. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Remember the first time you saw a Star Wars poster?

When I was little we would always go to our local theater, The Riviera to see movies. Nowadays, The Riviera is a concert hall that houses a lot of great concerts, but let's focus on it when it was a theater.
I remember one year when we were walking in the lobby I saw a poster for RETURN OF THE JEDI. The poster just grabbed me and I froze and stared at it.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Getting serious with TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT #giveaway

I always thought that the Toy Story films were a great metaphor for parenting. I have also used this metaphor for teaching, too. If we stick to the parenting metaphor we all know that we come across those parents who take things a little too serious.  You know who I am talking about, the ones that have everything scheduled to a tee or the ones that are too serious to play around with their kids.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Last minute Halloween costumes ideas for Dads.

Dads, with Halloween a few days away do you have your costume ready?  I remember when I was younger Halloween was a big deal for my family.  We would drive to the local costume stores and spend a few hours looking for our costumes. My sisters and I would choose our costumes and could not wait to go trick-or-treating.

Being a father has reinvigorated the fun that I used to have as a kid during Halloween. Seeing pumpkins and houses all decorated gets me pumped to see all the fun costumes that will be available for my kids. 

I believe I can least with the help of iFLY

I remember the first time that I saw Superman flying on the big screen I was in awe. It was pretty cool seeing this man flying around through the air like it was nothing and I wanted to do that.  When I was older I saw the movie Point Break and I remember the skydiving scenes and again I wanted to do that. Just like Superman it was pretty cool to see these guys doing these aerial acrobatics while they fell from a perfectly good plane.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween with THE GOOD DINOSAUR.

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are looking for an interesting and different costume, why not dress up like some of the characters from THE GOOD DINOSAUR?  Obviously dressing up like Arlo will take some work, but dressing up as Spot is pretty simple to do.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Next Time, I'll Look Away.

"...Fight of the rights of every man.
I am a real American.
Fight for what's right, fight for your life!

I feel strong about right and wrong..."

It was after dinner on the ride home Friday night when it came on. Spotify has this playlist, Discover Weekly, that I throw on every so often. Anyway, "Real American" by Rick Derringer came on and I immediately thought of Hulk Hogan. The song's kind of ruined for me, sadly, the first thing that I thought of was Hogan's racist remarks. I know that he's only human and that we all make mistakes, but it wasn't an innocent slip of the tongue, I won't get into it but he seems like he regrets it and many people have come to his defense. Still, it was very disappointing to say the least. I mulled over the whole thing on the drive home, I didn't skip the song, but I listened to it with a different perspective.

I wake up this morning, of course I totally forgot about the Buffalo/Jacksonville game, not that it was on my "to watch list", and I start scrolling on my Facebook feed, Coincidentally, I came across this picture and I felt like I had to leave a comment. Is it the worst thing in the world? Absolutely not, but basically I thought that dressing a kid up like Hulk Hogan, not even three months after the whole thing happened, was a little in poor taste. Of course, few people agreed with me.

Before I go on, I want to clarify that I loved the Hulkster. I'm more of a mark than the average person. I've gone to live events, I subscribe to the WWE Network, I've dressed up as wrestlers for Halloween as well. So, this is not coming from a place of hate or elitism. I don't put down wrestling and/or their fans. This is just more of a reaction to how I'm feeling about the world around me right now.

I love America. My love for this country was without a doubt shaped by many things, including GI Joe cartoons, my schooling, movies, comic books, and watching Hulk Hogan come out to save the day. Hogan running in and doing the right thing time and time again, waving the flag while Rick Derringer played in the background. I am a fan, I am a Hulkamaniac, or at least I was.

These days though, I feel more and more like I don't belong or I'm not welcomed. You've got Trump calling my family rapists and murderers, or even worse, supporters of him echoing his thoughts. Or it's how little certain lives are valued, because you know, guns are more important than people of a certain race. Then again maybe it's not guns but sports that are more important, a bunch of people got hurt yesterday, three died, and yet the college football game went on. (and yes, I am aware of the irony in mentioning this since one of the first things I did today was to think about the NFL)

Maybe that's the point, no one's perfect, the NFL is full of domestic abuse cases, murderers, and animal abusers, but is the percentage any higher than the general population? (Some studies show that arrest rates among NFL players are low compared to the national average) Comedians, athletes, entertainers, politicians, they're all human and they're all going to make mistakes. Maybe ours is that we tend to put them on pedestals or expect too much of them.

Still, a large part of Halloween is dressing up as our heroes, and I'm not quite sure that Hulk Hogan fits that description any longer.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Let's Roll Out with the new Transformers: Robots in Disguise DVD. Mini Review and Giveaway

I remember running home after school to watch the Transformers on the television.  There was something about seeing these robots turn into cars, planes and even weapons that just captured my attention for the half hour that they were on.  Transformers was so different than anything else on television, that it's no surprise that it is still on the air.  The cool thing is that the story just keeps growing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Learning about Life with #PlayskoolHeroes

When I was younger my babysitter would always have a stack of comics waiting for me when I was dropped off by my parents in the mornings.  Those comics were my escape. I would sit there and get lost with super heroes that would later become my favorite friends.  Since I was the youngest in my family, I was always too small to hang out with my sisters and cousins, so I just read my comics and joined my "friends" on new adventures.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Listen to the HALO 5 :Guardians Soundtrack

Right now for a limited time fans can listen to the entire HALO 5: GUARDIANS soundtrack. Sit back and listen to these tracks, composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi, as you imagine yourself running through ruins or driving a warthog through canyons and taking out whatever enemy comes at you.

Shared Experiences with the new STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS trailer.

I sat in the living room with my family watching the Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants and could not wait until halftime.  Then it was the moment we were all waiting for: the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens official poster released and new trailer announcement.


Today is the big news that has been hinted at all weekend: the release of the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster. 

The poster highlights a lot of the new characters from the film minus one big character: Luke Skywalker. 

Why is Luke not in the picture? Will he be the focus of a different poster? Also what's with that Death Star looking planet behind Finn's character? Will we see a Resistance assault on that thing? 

A lot of questions have been raised with this poster, but we don't have to wait long to get our answers. Tickets for The Force Awakens will go on sale tomorrow and if that news is not big enough a new trailer will debut during tomorrow night's Monday Night Football game on ESPN. 

I can not think of a better way to end a Monday night with football and a new Star Wars trailer.

About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. 

Make sure to follow Star Wars: The Force Awakens online (Twitter and Facebook) to keep up with all the latest news. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Prepare yourself for Dreamworks BRIDGE OF SPIES

I have been a fan of Tom Hanks since the days of Bosom Buddies, I know I'm dating myself, but the man was very funny and he made me laugh...a lot. I really loved how he made the characters his own and just helped you escape for whatever time he was on the screen. 

Check out the first sneak peek of DISNEY/PIXAR'S SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM.

Whenever a new Disney/Pixar movie is released one of the highlights for me is the short film that is played before the actual movie. A few of my favorites are PRESTO, LA LUNA and recently LAVA, which was beautifully done.

With the upcoming release of THE GOOD DINOSAUR on November 25th we get the first sneak peek at the short film that will be preceding it: SANJAY'S SUPER TEAM.

Watch it below and read about the movie after the clip.


Are you ready for the FRIENDSHIP GAMES? Review and Giveaway

This week we saw the release of My Little Pony Equestrian Girls: Friendship Games and the Fandads have three copies to give to our readers, but before we get to that let's tell you a little about the movie first.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saying Good-Bye to Summer

(Disclaimer: Lee Jeans provided some of the clothing to the Fandads for this post. All opinions and thoughts are our own.)

At the end of summer a few things usually run through my head; did we do enough this summer and did we have a great time? Usually it feels like our summer was just right, but I think this past year things went a little better than usual. As with any summer there are always a few moments or milestones that tend to stay with you.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

HALO to hit the raceways and your television soon.

With the release of HALO 5: GUARDIANS later this month, October 27th, the marketing for this game is going to be coming at you in full force.  The latest trailer was released earlier this week to whet your appetite, but now get ready to see HALO on the racetrack and on your animated form.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The voice of Moana has been found!

What I love about having a daughter is introducing her to strong female characters that surround her. Be it in comics, movies or television shows, I love showing my daughter that the female character does not always have to be the damsel in distress.

The latest trailer for THE GOOD DINOSAUR packs an emotional punch.

The latest trailer for THE GOOD DINOSAUR by Disney/Pixar has been released and if this trailer does not hit you in the feels in the beginning and toward the end of the trailer, you may need to watch it again.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Getting a job with The Intern

Getting a new job in today's market for me might be a little different than when I was younger. I remember when I went back to Gamestop for the holidays this past year and a lot of the other employees were younger than me. It was great working with them, but sometimes the jokes I would say would go over their heads because they did not get the reference.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Learning what's new at the #TNTChicago event.

Recently the Fandads were invited to the #TNTChicago Lunch and Learn event held by @TravelingMoms and @Techlicious at the InterContinental Chicago. This luncheon was a way for bloggers to see the latest in car technology and learn about improving their SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for their blogs.

It was a fun afternoon talking tech, touring the fabulous InterContinental Chicago, and eating some delicious meals with fellow bloggers. Now let's go over some of the fun things we learned that afternoon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New ZOOTOPIA poster released

The new poster for ZOOTOPIA was released today and this just raised my curiosity even more for this movie. I love the play on brand names with the animals. I can't wait to see what other spins they do on things from our world. 

If you have not seen the tease trailer for ZOOTOPIA, check it out below and start preparing yourself for a whole new world that's like nothing you've seen be-fur. 


Keep updated on everything ZOOTOPIA by liking them on Facebook or visiting their website.

Become immersed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Facebook's new 360 Experience!

Have you ever wanted to sped across the desert of Jakku? Well friends. today is your day.  Facebook has announced that they are going to be rolling out 360-degree videos in News Feed. Ok, that's sounds cool but what does it mean?

What is means is that a number of publishers will start sharing 360 videos on Facebook today, including Star Wars, Discovery, GoPro, LeBron James & Uninterrupted, NBC's Saturday Night Live and Vice. These publishers can now upload 360 video to Facebook and starting today, people around the world will be able to discover and experience 360 videos in News Feed.

Disney and Lucasfilm are proud to debut an exclusive 360 experience from the upcoming movie STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS that brings fans inside the beloved universe.

What are you waiting for? Check out the video below and let us know what you think about the experience in the comments below.

Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook.
Posted by Star Wars on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Note: The 360 experience is currently not viewable on iOS devices according to Facebook

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrives in theaters everywhere on December 18th. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Transformers: Robots in Disguise is coming home this October.

Hey Friends, did you happen to catch this fun series when it aired on the Cartoon Network earlier this year? Well, if you happened to miss an episode or two there is not need to worry because the good people at Shout! Kids and Hasbro Studios are releasing the entire first season on DVD on October 20th.  

Are you ready for the My Little Pony Equestria Girls:Friendship Games?

Do you have a My Little Pony fan at home? If your answer is yes, get prepared and start training for the Friendship Games in the latest My Little Pony Equestrian Girls Blu-ray/DVD coming out this October 13th. 

The Live Action Trailer to Disney's Jungle Book has arrived!

A few of my favorite Disney songs come from the movie The Jungle book. Just saying that title alone probably had you already humming "The Bare Necessities" or "Want to be like you" and if you do not know those songs, they you need to go listen to them.

I'm not sure if there will be any singing (though there is some whistling) in Disney's The Jungle Book coming out next year, but judging from the trailer it looks like it will be pretty exciting.  If you have been hiding in a cave last week and have not seen it, here it the teaser trailer.  

Stay up to date with all the information for Disney's The Jungle Book by liking them on Facebook and following along on Twitter.

The Fandads know that "Real Men Can Braid"

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were invited to the "Real Men Can Braid" event and received some hair care products for our time.  All opinions and words are our own.)

Photo by Regina Olech

How many times do we see in television shows or in movies the bumbling dad trying to fix his daughter's hair and he either gets frustrated with it or makes a complete mess of things?

What we don't see in these situations are the dads that know how to take care of their daughter's hair. Oh, yeah. They are out there, but for the ones that want to learn there is a safe place where they can go and learn all about braiding hair.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Black Mass Mini-Review and Giveaway

We here at Fandads like to keep our mini-reviews straight and to the point, so here is our thoughts on Black Mass.  We will not reveal any spoilers. We will just tell you what we thought of the movie.

Black Mass tells the story of how James "Whitey" Bulger "worked" with the FBI to help take down the Italian mob and in the meantime becomes one of the most ruthless gansters in Boston. It's a tense story and a little slow paced, but it keeps your attention through most of the movie.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles DVD giveaway!

While our household is currently getting prepared for the new Star Wars movie that will be released later this year, we are catching up on some old and new shows on television.  Star Wars is a big part of our family and one of the series that we can not get enough of is the LEGO series of Star Wars shows.

Defeating Snacktime with #MARVELSnackbar #CollectiveBias #Ad

(Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone and no superhero was harmed in the writing of this post. #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias)

Being a stay-at-home dad I have to make sure that my daughter has what she needs to prepare for her exciting days at school. Whether she is eating school lunch or wants to take a bag lunch, I make sure that she always has something MARVEL-ous in her lunch bag.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Choose a Side! The Resistance or The First Order.

Recently our friends at Hasbro sent us an ominous tube which held two amazing looking Star Wars posters. The posters were for The Resistance and The First Order, which are the two factions battling each other in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now while these posters were great on their own, there was a disturbance in the letter that came with them. The letter was asking us to choose a side: #ChooseLightSide or #ChooseDarkSide.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Having fun with The Good Dinosaur.

The trailer to The Good Dinosaur has me really intrigued and my little girl is already asking if we are going to see this when it comes out.  I love movies about strange friendships and I can not wait to see this one. I just hope it is not a tear-jerker.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Saving the World with Marvel Universe Live #Sponsored

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided tickets to see Marvel Universe Live by Feld Entertainment. All words and opinions are our own.)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your favorite superheroes in action right before your eyes? I know that many times when I would read my comic books I imagined myself in the middle of the action. I would see myself running around dodging explosions and lending a hand when I could. In reality though, I probably would be running around screaming my head off and trying not to get hurt.

Well my friends, with the Marvel Universe Live show you can be up close and personal with the action, help out Iron Man during the show and not have to worry about a Hydra agent grabbing you, that is unless you run out into the stage area, which I suggest you do not do.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Regrets of a Fanboy Action Figure Collector.

Walking down the aisles at Target during the #ForceFriday sales there was something wrong.  Last time when a new Star Wars movie came out and there were new figures on the shelf, I was full of excitement and walking around with a list of figures that I wanted to buy.

This time it was different. I just did not feel the same excitement as I did back in those days. I walked back and forth a few times and questioned what I was doing here.  Yeah, I had a few figures in my head that I wanted to buy and bought them, but it just didn't feel the same anymore.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rocking out with the Blue Man Group #BloggingBlue

(Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with seats for a performance of the Blue Man Group show. As much as the Blue Men tried to hypnotize us, all words and opinions are our own.)

Every time I would see commercials for The Blue Man Group, I would say to myself "I want to see that show," but I never went out and bought tickets.  The thought would cross my mind every now and then. Once in awhile they would make an appearance on a television show and the thought again would pop in my head, but I still did not go.

I don't know why that was. Maybe there was something about their look that scared me and made me not want to see them in person. Maybe I was just overreacting and had nothing to be afraid of. I have had friends that have seen the show and told me to go that I would have a lot of fun.  Maybe they were brainwashed and were now recruiting for the Blue Man Group. I knew that one day I would have to conquer my fear and that day happened last week.