New Blu-ray and DVD movies this week include: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Dwayne Johnson), Black Rock (Kate Bosworth, Katie Aselton, Lake Bell), Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (animated), and Teen Beach Movie (Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell). I want to see GI Joe, and my kids will want to see Justice League and Teen Beach. Read on for a summary of the new film releases.
Thanks to Hasbro, Christmas came a little early this year. Hasbro sent my children a FurReal Friends Newborn Panda Bear and three Transformers (Revenge of the Fallen) toys to play with. It’s too bad I couldn’t wrap them up and pretend they came from dad and mom. After watching the kids play with the toys, here’s what I have to say (besides thank you to Hasbro).
FurReal Friends Newborn Panda Bear
This little toy is so cute even my little tomboy loves it. The Little Monkey (age four) looks so adorable playing with the panda newborn (she named him Butchee — the name came from the book Fluffy Goes To School). The FurReal Panda makes soft noises and moves a little. The little panda is intended for kids age four and up (the Little Princess also loves the Fur Real panda and she’s nine). It’s a fun and cuddly gift for a little one. The FurReal Panda sells for $18.95 at Amazon (the price goes up and down daily). Amazon also has other Fur Real Friends — like a kitten, monkey, puppy, polar bear, and elephant.
When I feel like punishing myself, I take my children to Target to check out the toys. There’s nothing more fun for a dad than having your children ask you to buy one toy after another. When that doesn’t work, the kids change their tactics and start telling me what toys they want for Christmas and their birthdays. They don’t really need to tell me. I know them well enough to figure out what they like. But the Little Monkey did surprise me. Take a look at what my youngest daughter wants for Christmas: