googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: April 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Obi-Wan was right when he said that "The Force will be with you always". With the upcoming release of a new movie this winter and the recent finale of the Star Wars: Rebels series, it seems like Star Wars will be with us for a long time. LEGO is definitely helping in keeping the spirit of Star Wars alive and their next big adventure is coming to DISNEY XD on June 20th. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Get ready to be engulfed in Hasbro's Cinematic Universe

When I was younger, I remember playing at my friend Jose's house with his Visionaries figures. In our story, his character, Darkstorm, captured all of the staffs from my characters giving him ultimate power. I had to figure out a way to get my staffs back, but if I remember correctly, his brother quit playing because he thought the whole idea was too farfetched.  

Little did we know that the episode we saw the next morning had almost the exact same storyline. It was almost as if my friend predicted the future that day, but who knows if he could have predicted this new storyline that is going to take place on the big screen in the coming years. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Gaining strength with DC SUPER HERO GIRLS! #Giveaway

When I was younger, cartoons were a big part of my life.  They were my escape from reality and also helped me to get through some tough times in my life.  As I got older I started to understand the depth of these cartoons. I started seeing everyday situations and problems being played out in cartoon format and realizing that these lessons were universal; that we all had "super powers" that could help us in our everyday life.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Running in my Khakis...Yeah, it Happened! "Look at Me Trying to be Sporty #101"

Last month I wrote a post for Lee Jeans about their new X-Treme Khakis. In that post I wrote about how comfortable these khakis were and that "I am seriously thinking about doing my next run while wearing them." Well, my next run was the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and here's my story of how I ran it in my khakis. 

DAREDEVIL and PUNISHER invade Chicago this August.

As a fan of "Marvel's DAREDEVIL" I am beyond excited about this recent news from Wizard World.  This, along with JESSICA JONES, has been a fantastic show and I can not wait to see the upcoming LUKE CAGE and IRON FIST series.  I hope I get a chance to interview the cast as I attend this year and find out what's in store for Murdock and Nelson. 

Check out the official press release after the jump. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

What will you become? Star Wars Rogue One Trailer released

Yesterday was a big day for Star Wars fans as we all got to see the first trailer for STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE. The trailer gave us our first look at Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso and a peek into the attempt to steal the plans of the newly built Death Star. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Force called STAR WARS Awakens in our home!

What's in the box?

If you have been a fan of this blog for a while or know me, you know that I am a huge fan of Star Wars. I have been a fan of the series since I saw the first movie (Episode IV) at five years old.  While my love for the movies has not waned I can not express how excited I was to be able to share a new series of adventures with my children. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Chasing away the rain with Hasbro's latest toys. #PlayLikeHasbro

With spring coming up it can only mean one thing for parents everywhere: Spring Break. If you have been following the weather here in Chicago, you know that we go through about 3 seasons in one day.

Now picture this, your kids are ready to go out and enjoy the day when all of a sudden it starts raining. What do you do, hotshot? Luckily, our friends from Hasbro have provided us with some fun toys to play with on those rainy days.