googlea875c0213e6e807d.html] Fandads: May 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Amazon Prints is REALLY worth the try!’ $1000 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won! #ad #AmazonPrints

Disclaimer: Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway!

With the summer coming up and the children getting out of school, now is the best time to let you know about Amazon's photo printing service. Amazon has launched a photo printing service that allows all customers to print their memories.  Prime members can upload images to their Prime Photos account, print the product of their choice, and receive free delivery. If you’re not a Prime member, you’ll receive 5 GB of storage free on Prime Photos and be able to print your favorite photos.  Prints start as low as $0.09.

Friday, May 26, 2017

What to do: The Tattoos and Fighting Edition

Looking for some fun stuff to do in the Chicagoland area this weekend or something you can do at home. Check out our latest episode of What to Do! (Still taking suggestions for a better title for this.)

Despicable Me 3 Tattoo Parlor

If you are in the downtown area and want to get a holographic tattoo by a few minions, head on over to Millennium Park this weekend for the Despicable Me 3 Traveling Tattoo Parlor. At the parlor kids of all ages can get a holographic tattoo and pose for a photo or two.

The parlor will be near the Chase Promenade South and will run Saturday through Monday from 11am to 6pm. 

Looking to fight with old friends?

If you have a Nintendo Switch Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers  is now available to buy through the Nintendo eShop. The fighting game features the full Street Fighter II roster, plus two new roster additions – Evil Ryu and Violent Ken – as well as a host of new single- and multiplayer features. 

Some of these features are:

  •  Co-Op Battle: In this new mode, players can join forces in teams of two as they battle together against a computer-controlled opponent. Players share a health bar and can coordinate attacks to perform powerful combos.
  •  "Way of the Hado": In "Way of the Hado" mode, players can fight enemies in first-person using the Joy-Con controllers. Iconic special moves like the HADOKEN can be activated using the motion controls of the Joy-Con.
  •  Two graphic modes: With the simple push of a button, players can change between the game's classic pixel art and modern high-definition graphics.
  •  Arcade Mode returns: The classic Arcade Mode returns in Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. After battling through all the computer-controlled characters in the game, players can view character-specific endings.
  •  Color Editor: Customize characters and costume colors using this new mode. Players can now bring their favorite character into battle with more style and personality than ever before!

So there you go. Get yourself a tattoo this weekend and show how tough you can be virtually by fighting other fighters from around the world.  Enjoy you weekend friends! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Get ready to meet Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight this summer!

With the upcoming release of Transformers: The Last Knight this summer get ready to meet one of the stars of the movie. Throughout the summer Sqweeks will be making appearances at various cons and festivals to give fans a sneak peek into the latest Transformers movie.

Make sure you check the calendar below to see when he in your city. At these stops attendees will be able to take their selfies with this rising star before he gets too big for photos. So snap a picture and share it on the Transformers social networks: Facebook: / TransformersMovie, Twitter: @Transformers, Instagram: @TransformersMovie, Snapchat: TFMovie. Just be careful that that Decepticons do not catch you.

May 25-28           Phoenix – Phoenix Comic Con

May 27-28           San Francisco – San Francisco Carnival

June 1-4              Philadelphia – Wizard World Comic Con

June 3-4              San Diego – San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds

June 5                 Wilkes Barre, PA – WWE Monday Night Raw

June 9-11            Dallas – Taste of Dallas

June 10               New York – 116th Street Festival/Puerto Rican Pride Weekend

June 13               Boston - Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies

June 16-18          Detroit (Brooklyn, MI) – Firekeepers 500 NASCAR

                           Last Stop – TBD

Transformers: The Last Knight

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

Transformers: The Last Knight releases in theaters on June 21.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rocking out with Rock Dog Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a review copy of Rock Dog in exchange for a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

I missed seeing Rock Dog when it was out in the theaters and was excited to get a copy to review with my family. The story is one that we have seen many times: the father has a set goal for his son. The son has his own dreams and goals and before long the son's new talent comes in handy. Now why that may sound like a quick recap of the movie, there is so much more to it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Having fun for a great cause. #RedNoseDay

Parents how many time does this scenario sound familiar? You're children are telling you that they are hungry and when you get dinner prepared and set on the table they say that they are not hungry. Sometimes they say that they do not like what you made for dinner or come up with some other excuse. Sadly, while your children have the luxury of being picky about what they eat there are many children that do not have this option.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray release and Giveaway

Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Disney to help promote the upcoming release of Beauty and the Beast in exchange for digital copies of the movie to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

Earlier this year the Fandads were invited to an advance screening of Beauty and the Beast and we were blown away by how magical the movie was with actual actors in the roles instead of animated characters.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sharing our memories of Bambi #Giveaway

(Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Disney to promote the 75th Anniversary release of Bambi in exchange for a giveaway opportunity for our readers. All thoughts, opinions belong to the Fandads and our fellow contributors.) 

With the 75th anniversary of Bambi being released on Blu-ray soon, the Fandads wanted to celebrate the release of the film by thinking back to what our favorite memories of the movie were.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Another Fantastic Time at C2E2!

C2E2 has come and gone and the Fandads were there to take in all the wonders it had to offer, and this year did it offer some goodies for the entire family. The Fandads went down there with a few missions and were we able to accomplish them? Keep reading to find out.

T-Shirt Thursday

Today's shirt is bought to you from the team at Super7. I saw this shirt at C2E2 and like the lady in Napoleon Dynamite who saw the model ship, I looked at my wife and said "I want that!" This shirt stood out to me from all the shirts they had on display. I mean this is Rick Hunter's Veritech Fighter! How could you not want a shirt with this vehicle on it!

For those of you that do not know where this vehicle is from you need to go to Netflix and binge watch Robotech. This was one of my favorite shows growing up and I can not wait to share it with my children. I hope they love it as much as I did. What's not to love? Amazing space battles, fantastic vehicles that can transform and a pretty great storyline. Robotech was one of the coolest shows I would watch growing up and I'm glad I can share it with my children and rock this shirt to show others about the greatness that is Robotech.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Horsing around with Spirit: Riding Free #giveaway

(Disclaimer: The Fandads have teamed up with Netflix to promote Spirit: Riding Free in exchange for a giveaway opportunity for our readers. All thoughts, opinions are our own or that of our children.) 

On May 5th a new show premiered on Netflix about a group of girls and the horses they befriend called Spirit: Riding Free. Now while this show is not a continuation of the movie that came out during some of our childhood, it does have a connection to it. The Fandaughters caught a few of the episodes over the weekend and they enjoyed what they saw.

Friday, May 5, 2017

What to do! 

Yeah, yeah we know. We are still working on a better title.

Ok, now that we got that out of the way let's begin with things we can do in the city this weekend.

The Super Hero we need right now. #WonderWoman

I think I talked about how when I was younger my babysitter would always have a stack of comic books for me to read while she took care of me. While many of the books were Marvel, there would be a few DC books hidden among the pile and these were my first introduction to Wonder Woman.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Review #GotGVol2

Opening today in theaters across the country is the continuation of the adventures of The Guardians of the Galaxy. The Fandads were lucky to see an advance screening of this movie on Monday and it was a delight to see our old friends on the big screen again along with some new ones. There will be some spoilers in this review, so be warned if you continue reading.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

T-Shirt Thursday - Star Wars Day Edition 

Happy Star Wars Day friends! Today's T-Shirt come from the good folks at Thirteenth Floor. I first saw their designs a few years ago at Wizard World, but back then they only had prints and posters for sale. This year at C2E2, they had a pretty sizable booth on the show floor which not only had the prints, but also shirts and sweaters for men and women. 

I really like their SWVSWWII designs because they have amazing photos from Wolrd War II with Star Wars characters or vehicles embedded in them. The shirt I bought has a group of soldiers looking at a downed Tie-Fighter. Check out their website when you can and look at their other designs. 

Thanks for reading and May the 4th be with you! 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

Disclaimer: The Fandads were provided with a downloadable copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.

The second must buy title for the Nintendo Switch has finally arrived! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out and it's time to start your engines! Most of you are probably quite familiar with the Mario Kart series, some of you might even be owners of Mario Kart 8, so you're probably thinking why do I need another copy?