We all know about the Transformers, right? They are robotic-like beings that can transform into cars, planes, and other objects. But in a spin-off series called Transformers Beast Machines, Transformers can also go into beast mode and transform into animals. If your kids have not seen the series before, now’s your chance. Transformers Beast Machines: The Complete Series is available now on DVD.
The kids and I watched the new Transformers Rescue Bots DVD over the weekend. Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios sent the DVD to me for review on my dad blog. The new title is called Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue. I think this is the third Transformers Rescue Bots DVD we’ve seen. It’s one of those titles that will appeal more to younger kids, but my eleven year old son watched it too and I think he also enjoyed it. Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue is available now on DVD. The DVD has a list price of $14.93.
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.
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.
Hello people. I will busy working on an outdoor project today. Before I get started, I have three giveaway winner announcements. But first, below are the current sweepstakes running on my dad, Portland and movie blogs.
- Earth to Echo Sweepstakes (Portland blog, ends 6/24)
- Lego Movie Blu-ray Giveaway (dad blog, ends 6/25)
- Grand Budapest Hotel Blu-ray Sweepstakes (movie blog, ends 6/26)
- Lego Movie Blu-ray Sweepstakes (movie blog, ends 6/27)
Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory sent me the Transformers: Energon, Volume One DVD for review on my dad blog. Transformers: Energon is actually part two of the Unicron Trilogy. The first part of the animated series is Armada. The third part is Cybertron. My kids and I have not seen the first part of the series, so we’re joining the story in progress. It’s a little confusing at times, but when it comes down to it, the story remains the same — the Autobots vs the Decepticons. Transformers: Energon, Volume One will be available exclusively at Walmart on May 13th. The suggest retail price is only $5.97.
I watched the new Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes On The Scene DVD recently with my kids. Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory sent me a copy to review on my dad blog. I’ve never seen the series before. It’s very different from the other animated and live action Transformers series. The main difference is that the Autobots are part of a rescue team. There are no Decepticons in the series. In the episodes, the enemy is danger. The series is aimed mainly at preschoolers. Transformers Rescue Bots: Heroes On The Scene will be available on DVD tomorrow. It has a suggested retail price of $14.93, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $13.44.
My son and I saw an early movie screening of Pacific Rim. The film is about a future when Earth is at war with giant monsters from another world. Based on the movie trailers, I didn’t have high expectations for the film. But as it turns out, Pacific Rim is one of those films that is actually better than the trailers. My son and I enjoyed it, and give it four thumbs up. Pacific Rim (Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.) opens in theaters today. Continue reading for the full review of Pacific Rim.
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.