Anyone excited about the theatrical release of the live-action Ninja Turtles movie next week? My kids are. They can’t wait to see it. Speaking of Ninja Turtles, they have a title coming out on DVD next week too (August 5th). It’s called Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation: Turtle Power! The two-hour, live-action DVD features six episodes from the series — including the two Power Rangers In Space crossover episodes. And thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away the Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation: Turtle Power! DVD on my dad blog. Continue reading to find out how to enter.
If your kids are like my children, then they probably play too much electronics. That’s why I love the Keep Out!: Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse book (by Lee Mothes). As you can probably tell by the title, it’s a step-by-step guide for building a clubhouse for kids. There are plenty of books about building clubhouses, playhouses, sheds, and treehouses. But this book is a little different because it’s aimed at kids. The book provides instructions that most tweens and teenagers should be able to understand. There’s another nice thing about the book. Even though the target audience is kids, parents with little or no DIY experience can also use the ideas presented in the book to build playhouses for younger kids or tool sheds for themselves. Keep Out! Build Your Own Backyard Clubhouse (Storey Publishing) is currently available now for $13.99 on Amazon. A Kindle version is also available for $9.99.
Good morning, dads and moms. I’m headed out to see the Street of Dreams today. There’s nothing more fun than seeing houses you can never afford. Anyway, I have one giveaway winner announcement. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad blog.
The summer has been going by fast and before we know it, the kids will be headed back to school again. Between trips to Oregon State University, Mary’s Peak, and Longview to visit the in-laws, I’ve been busy with home improving projects. I recently finished building a play court for the kids and now I’m starting on a big deck project. We also plan on going on a few more trips — like to Hood River for a ride on the dino train, cooling off at the beach on the Oregon coast, and a fun day at the Enchanted Forest near Salem. Before I return to my busy summer, I have five Frito-Lay announcements to make: (1) free Blippar mobile app, (2) Fire Bone Hot Dog giveaway, (3) Skylanders® Game Truck Party, (4) Skylanders® coupons, and (5) a giveaway on my dad blog.
Power Rangers: In Space, Vol. 1 will be released on DVD on August 5th, 2014. The first volume of Power Rangers: In Space includes 22 episodes, three discs and is 450 minutes long. As some parents know, the Power Rangers series emphasizes the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others. And thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away a copy of the Power Rangers: In Space, Vol. 1 DVD set on my dad blog. Continue reading to find out how.
Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios sent me the upcoming Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series DVD set for review on my dad blog. The DVD set includes all 52 episodes of the series on seven discs. The DVD set is a staggering 1180 minutes long. The box set will keep the kids busy all summer long if you let them. But that would be crazy. My suggestion is to limit the kids to a few episodes a day. Otherwise your Transformers-loving children will turn into sofa zombies. That wouldn’t be good. Not good at all. Transformers Cybertron: The Complete Series will be available on August 5, 2014. It has a list price of $44.99, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $34.99.
There’s a new Transformers Rescue Bots coming out on DVD in September. The new title is called Mystery Rescue. Transformers Rescue Bots is different from the other Transformers series. This version is aimed at very young kids. Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue DVD will be available on September 2nd. The DVD has a list price of $14.93. Thanks to Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory, you can win the DVD on my dad blog.
Good morning dads and moms. We have an early heatwave in Portland. It might even hit 100 on Tuesday. Before I melt in the heat, I have three giveaway winner announcements. But first, below are the current sweepstakes running on my dad, Portland and movie blogs.
- Barney Super Dee-Duper Giveaway (dad blog, ends 7/16)
- Earth to Echo Plush Toy Sweepstakes (Portland blog, Oregon and Washington only, ends 7/17)
- Rio 2 Blu-ray Sweepstakes (movie blog, ends 7/18)
Our family recently went on a Rio road trip. OK, it was actually just a day trip from Portland down to Corvallis and Marys Peak (highest peak in the Oregon Coast Range). My oldest child will be a freshman in high school this fall, so I wanted to introduce her to my alma mater, Oregon State University. She still has four years to decide where she wants to go to college, but I figure I should start the brainwashing as early as possible. The last thing I want to see happen is for my daughter to become an Oregon Duck, my school’s rival to the south. Anyway, this post isn’t about selecting a college. I’m actually sharing some road survival trips for parents of young kids.