@TeddyOutReady: 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pixar's Coco Takes You on Delightful Adventures #PixarCoco

Disney Coco 3D

Coco movie gave us a mix of emotions. It is such a heartwarming, family friendly and powerful from one point and sad, difficult for younger kids to understand from another. The movie follows Miguel and his family who about to celebrate The Day of the Dead with other people of the town. Coco is Miguel's grand grand-mother, they love spending time together. The family story when Coco's father, musician and a guitar player left his family and turns Coco's mom to banning everything related to music for generations.

Disney Coco release

On The Day of the Dead Miguel steps into The Land of The Dead where he becomes surrounded by skeletons and the land itself is a huge, vibrant and colorful. The Land of The Dead lives its own life, special and unbelievable. It has own rules, customs, police officers along with holidays, concerts, celebrities and parties. Miguel wants to find out more about his family history and prove that his grandmother and mother are wrong about their rejection of music in their life. He easily finds his relatives and they are happy to help and give their blessing to send Miguel back. The boy wants to find Ernesto de la Cruz, the legendary musician of his town who could be his relative too. In this journey Miguel meets Hector, who turns out to have no one living and remembering him. If nobody remembers Hector, very soon he will completely disappear. So deal is made between Miguel and Hector, Miguel helps Hector be remembered, and Hector helps the boy to get to his relative Ernesto de la Cruz. I think this friendship brings more than just a partnership. Miguel participates in music competition, meets Frida Kahlo during her stage design process and learn about The Land of The Dead.

Miguel was always told to listen to his family because they want only the best for him. In this story despite of the ban of music, his "dead" relatives still show understanding and support. They are dead but have strength to step over the pain being left behind, feel and hear Miguel as their family member, what he wants, listen and perceive. Skeletons, dead people and death do not look scary in the story. The loss, betrayal and the possibility of being forgotten bring a lot of pain and tears. Coco is more than just children story. It is a story about life, family and dreams.

The movie opens in theatres today across Canada in 3D.

Olaf Frozen

In addition to colorful and spectacular Coco movie, enjoy watching Olaf’s Frozen Adventure 21-min featurette. It brings back to the big screen favorite character including Olaf, who is on a mission to find the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa and Kristoff. There are four amazing new song to listen, hope you are going to like them as we did.
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Little Live Pets Lil’ Ladybug & Baby Pack Giveaway CAN

Little Live Pets Toys

We love Little Live Pets toys, they are made to bring fun to kids and introduce them to the members of the animal kingdom. You do not need to have a real pet to feel the joy of pet owner because Little Live Pets look and behave like real animals except they are lovely toys to play. Teddy likes Little Live Pets turtles, frogs, surprise chicks and often takes them to our backyard to play. This year we are excited to find out that the cutest representatives of minuscule world Lil’ Ladybugs joined Little Live Pets family. They are small, tiny and love to move. Lots of movies, stories and art dedicated to these beautiful mini creatures.

Lil Ladybug

The toy pack we had a chance to play is Lil’ Ladybugs and Baby Pack which includes one ladybug and two tiny babies. Lil’ Ladybug loves to move and her babies following behind her like real bugs. Lil’ Ladybug is battery operated which included in the toy pack. Babies toys have special extension to attach to Lil’ Ladybug mom and they can explore surroundings together. Each Ladybug has it's own specially designed wings to show their personality. There are 12 different ladybugs and babies including rare ones. It turns out that we got Twin LadyBug babies. Little Live Pets Lil’ Ladybugs are available from Toys ‘R’ Us and Walmart and appropriate for kids ages 5 and up.

We have one Lil’ Ladybugs set to giveaway to our readers, for your chance simply fill the form below. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends December 5, 2017!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

WONDER Movie Release & Science Experiment With Jacob Tremblay #ChooseKind

WONDER MOVIE

The weather is getting colder and in some parts of Canada winter is in the full swing, it is time to spend more time indoor and enjoy the coziness of our warm homes. Hot chocolate, eggnog, scarfs and sweaters are our helpers in beating the cold. It is also a good idea to visit movie theatres, there is always something to watch this time of the year with a family. New heartwarming drama WONDER, that tests the true power of kindness, is coming to the big screen on November 17th.

WONDER tells the incredible story of Auggie Pullman who, after being home-schooled for four years and suffers from a facial difference, enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep School and does his best to be just an ordinary kid. This film is about overcoming challenges, familial bonds, bullying, and friendship. It is a must-see film that truly pulls at your heart strings and displays the amazing strength of one individual on a journey that unites a community. It’s an important film for children and parents alike.


Although Auggie faces some challenges at school, one thing that brings him joy is science.To celebrate the movie release, the film’s star, Jacob Tremblay wants to show a science experiment so that families and kids can practice it at home. Given the temperatures outside, this would be a fun and easy indoor activity to do with children! It is quite, just follow the instructions below:

Wonder JacobTremblay Science Experiment

Have fun and if you have any favourite experiments, crafts, or activities, we want to know about them! The movie opens in theatres across Canada on November 17th!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Disney Emoji #ChatPack of Charming Characters Giveaway CAN

ChatPack Disney Emoji

Disney Emoji is a new trend in collectible toys. They feature favorite Disney characters represented as pictograms. Though these toys are relatively new, they already found dedicated fans around the world. And that's not surprising! It is nice to have beloved characters from Disney movies as emoji. Since there are about 100 characters in first series, these emoji toys give a good reason to collect them all. Packages and characters may be different from one set to another along with a surprise toy inside.

Disney Emoji ChatPack

We had a chance to play with Disney Emojis #ChatPack along with #ChatBubble and #GroupChat sets we introduced before. Disney Emojis #ChatPack is a little different from #GroupChat. #ChatPack includes 4 characters, plus 1 hidden surprise character and a collector file. The characters are from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen like Mickey Mouse, Simba, Cheshire Cat or Elsa. Emoji in each pack may be different from one another. #ChatPack belongs to Disney Emoji Series 1 and can definitely be used with #ChatBubble containers to play and have some funny conversations. As for surprise figurine, it can be #Squishi or #Goldi special emoji. You need to open a pack to find out.

Disney Emoji collectibles Series 1 are available from Toys ‘R’ US, London Drugs, and Chapters/Indigo.


For our Canadian readers we have one Disney Emojis #ChatPack to give away. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck. The giveaway ends November 30, 2017. There are also two more giveaways for #GroupChat and #ChatBubble sets, we posted before, please check them out.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

OYO Sports Toys For The Biggest Sports Fan In Your Life

Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks OYO Toys

Canada has always been the country of passionate sports fans. There are lots of sports teams, leagues and clubs where people their favorite sports. Hockey, baseball, soccer, football are just a few to mention. Sports fans are often players themselves and they are happy to watch and support different sport games and activities. Fans are happy when their team wins and are supportive when their team loose. They are like a one big family.

With the great number of fans comes the demand to cheer and express love for favorite teams. There are enormous varieties of outfit, gear and accessories with logos, teams and players names available on the market.

Recently we had a chance to play with OYO Sports toys. Our sports fans at home were excited about that. OYO Sports creates buildable mini-figures that are designed as the replica of athletes. The figurines are lego-like and represent outfit and complexion of their real life counterparts of major professional sports teams like NHL, NFL, Major League Baseball, major colleges and universities and more. Each OYO Sports mini-figure comes with its own stand and unique number, as well as rotating arms, bending knees, and the ability to hold a bat, stick, glove and ball. OYO Sports figures are officially licensed products of the teams they represent, there is a special hologram sticker on each toy.

Russell Wilson OYO Toys

Teddy got three different figurines representing three sports: #53 Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks, #3 Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks Home Version and #20 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays Third Baseman. We like that figurines perfectly reflect real players, their outfit and gear meticulously designed to proudly represent the game and the player. Bo Horvat takes you on ice and ready to bring hockey action to you! He wears an authentic team uniform, helmet with removable visor, skates, stick and gloves. Time to to shoot, pass and skate!

Oyo Toys

Russell Wilson mini-figure brings real-action play with an authentic team uniform, football, helmet, headphones and removable face mask! He is here to catch a pass or throw the game-winning touchdown. Just let the game begin!

Our hometown team player Josh Donaldson mini-figure wants swing for the fences or throw some high heat. He has an authentic team uniform, bat, glove, ball, hat and more. Josh's figurine is eager to show major-league action and make Torontonians proud of his play.

Teddy likes playing with OYO Sports toys, they are compatible with major block building blocks like Lego or K'nex. OYO Sports is very serious about details and that's what Teddy likes the most in their toys. They have bendable knees and poseable arms. The gear, accessories and players representation make you feel proud of your favorite team. Teddy played with these toys, throwing and catching a ball, passing the puck and pretending he is playing a real game.

 Each figurine has a poseable stand with a unique DNA code for your one-of-a-kind toy. When you do not play, you can put it on a stand and give it some rest. OYO Sports mini-figures make perfect gift for the biggest sports fan in your life. Even if you do not play with them, figurines can be set as a decor on your computer table or night stand reminding you about favorite player or a game.

OYO Sports mini-figures are available at sportstoys.ca, Mastermind Toys and Best Buy for $12.99CAD.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fun Chat with Disney Emoji #ChatBubble Collectible Toys Giveaway CAN

Disney Emoji ChatBubble

#ChatBubble is one of the members of Disney Emoji family in Series 1 toys. You can make conversations and "As Told by Emoji" stories with these awesome stackable #ChatBubble containers and Disney Emoji figures. #ChatBubble includes 1 container, 2 Disney Emoji characters and a collector file.

Chat Bubble toys

#ChatBubble toys look like conversation boxes. It is easy to add Disney characters to them from other sets like #GroupChat we wrote about earlier. Each Disney Emoji has a hole so that you can attach it in #ChatBubble container. Two emoji can be placed in a #ChatBubble. The characters of Disney Emoji are from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen. #ChatBubble comes as blind bag toy so you do not know in advance what characters you get inside. There is also a card for each #ChatBubble, you can change it to have two different backgrounds for your chats.


It is totally fun to play with these #ChatBubble toys, Teddy sometimes wish not to talk but shows #ChatBubble containers so we can guess what he wants to say. #ChatBubble and other Disney Emoji collectibles Series 1 are available in Toys ‘R’ US Canada, London Drugs, and Chapters/Indigo. They cute and make a nice gift.

We also happy to giveaway #ChatBubble toys to our Canadian readers. For your chance Simply fill the form below and good luck! The giveaway ends November 25, 2017. The prize might differ in color and characters inside.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Draw Master Drawing Kit from Imports Dragon

Draw Master Marvel

Kids love drawing favorite characters form movies and animated series: superheroes, princesses, animals and plants. To help children to connect with beloved characters, Imports Dragon recently introduced new tool Draw Master designed for Marvel fans. Draw Master drawing kit helps little artists to draw a perfect picture of favorite Marvel characters like Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and many others. Each set includes instructions, that easy to follow, Power Plates which are color coded stencils, markers, background pages and stickers to enhance your drawings.

The set is very easy to use, even little kids have an opportunity to draw something interesting. Each Power Plate color tells you what color of a marker to use. There are several stencils to use with four different coloring markers. Teddy tried Captain America & Red Skull Draw Master tool. He was able to draw the shield and Captain America outfit using stencils. The whole process is not just coloring but rather focusing on details every superhero character has. To draw the perfect picture, Teddy had properly place stencil on a background page included in the set. If your child would like to add extra features, go ahead, it is can be done with no much effort. Teddy added extra stripes on Red Skull outfit and drew a spaceship in the back without using stencils. The final picture can be customized with stickers. There are more than 50 of them to choose from the set.


Besides tools, Draw Master includes interesting character information to learn everything you need to know about your favorite superheroes! Teddy learned that Captain America's real name is Steven Rogers, and Red Skull's is Johann Shmidt!  Draw Master is available at ToysR Us Canada for only $17.99. It make a nice gift to Marvel fans this holiday season, plus it is fun activity for young children as they easily draw the perfect superhero.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Disney Emoji #GroupChat Collectibles Series 1 New Toys Giveaway CAN

Disney Emoji Teddy

Emoji are one of the ways to express yourself, precise and clear. This year we have an opportunity to collect characters from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen and play to make our own conversations with our own Disney Emoji. Based on popular "As Told by Disney Emoji" feature, "Disney Emoji keyboard" and the "Disney Emoji Blitz" game, new Disney Emoji collectible toys are available this fall. There are over 100 characters to collect in Series 1.

Disney Emoji

Teddy had a chance to play with various Series 1 sets and first one was #GroupChat. It includes 8 characters, plus two hidden surprise emojis and a collector file. There are four expressions per character to collect. They come as #original1, #original2, #squishi and #goldi. Our #GroupChat set had one Belle #squishi, it is a soft toy, you can squeeze it in comparison to regular emoji. And we got one #goldi in the set, what means it has the golden value and golden color (no worries, not real gold).


In our collection we have Belle, The Beast, Mickey, Minnie, Simba, Ball Ballon, Anna from Frozen and other characters. Disney Emoji are collectibles paradise, there are various characters to collect with different ratings and categories like #essentials, #besties, #goals and #specials. They are perfect to express your emotions as sometimes you do not need to say much, just show your Beast emoji when you are angry or Kermit/Constantine one when you are sneaky and everything is clear. The toys are small like shopkins and can fit child's hand.

Disney Emoji Toys

Disney Emoji #GroupChat collectibles Series 1 is available at Toys ‘R’ US, London Drugs, and Chapters/Indigo across Canada.

For our Canadian readers we are happy to giveaway one set of new Disney Emoji #GroupChat. Simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends November 20,2017.

We have two more Disney Emoji giveaways coming out, so that more readers have an opportunity to win and play with Disney Emoji toys, stay tuned.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - Life Without Hammer & Where To Make New Friends #ThorRagnarok

Thor Ragnarok

Latest Marvel superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok is smashing hard on the big screen. The story follows Thor who as usually fights somewhere for his life, trophy or glory using his powerful hammer. Then God of Thunder returns home to Asgard to find that his brother Loki is impersonating their father and having a good time. Thor catches his brother watching a theatrical play about last hours of Loki life performed by Matt Damon (that was pretty funny).

Siblings never change but Odin is sent to planet Earth. Loki and Thor travel to find their father with some help of Dr. Strange, but only to discover that the things are getting worse. Their sister Hela, the Goddess of Death, plans to destroy Thor's home Asgard and bring Ragnarok to the Universe.

Hela is not the weakest, easily smashes Thor's hammer into small pieces with one hand showing that her brothers do not fully understand what is possible in the Universe. Trying to fight her, the brothers are thrown on the Planet Sakaar. That planet, ruled by Grandmaster, is a place of gladiator-like games and Thor, found by Valkyrie , becomes one of the fighters. The story gets a new twist when God of Thunder finds out that his opponent on gladiator arena is green old buddy Hulk who stuck on the planet and has spent two years in his famous angry shape.

At this point, when everything fells apart, Thor has to use all his talents, may be he never realized he had. Thor shows he can not only throw the hummer and fight like a gladiator. It was interesting to watch how he manages to convince Hulk to help him to fight Hela and save Asgard. Hulk refuses because she is Thor's sister and they are a family, he cannot fight family member. Same situation with Valkyrie, Thor has to use all his charm, talk, inspire so that she could help him to save Asgard people who are in danger.

Thor Ragnarok movie

Thor: Ragnarok brings new perspective on Marvel characters, there are some new ones which already become favorites. Teddy liked Korg so much in the movie, saying this rock guy is really funny. This movie has more jokes than battles, even Hela, who is full of hate, anger and pain, jokes during fights.

At the end, when Asgard is destroyed, Surtur gets final fire touch on Hela, Thor and his people are on the way to find new place to live, a new era begins.

Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theatres across Canada.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

๐ŸŽธ Disney•Pixar’s Coco Advance Screening Passes Giveaway CAN

Coco Movie

Time goes by so fast, it is November and that means every day we are getting closer to busy holiday season. This fall we have an amazing animation feature presented by Disney Pixar. Coco opens in theatres on November 22, 2017. The story is about a boy, aspiring musician Miguel who teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcรญa Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in theatres on November 22, 2017.

This November we are happy to team up with Walt Disney Studios Canada and give an opportunity to see the move ahead the official release. We are giving away family passes to advance screening of COCO movie in the following cities: Richmond Hill, Whitby, Mississauga, Waterloo and Vancouver on November 8 and in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton on November 15 and 16. One family pass admit four.

Disney Coco movie

We will do two sets of giveaways, first one for Richmond Hill, Whitby, Mississauga, Waterloo and Vancouver ends on November 5, 2017 due to screenings taking place on November 8. And second set for Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton ends on November 12 due to the screenings on November 15 and 16. Winners will be awarded GoFobo codes to redeem for e-tickets.

Here is more details about theatres and timing:

Richmond Hill
Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
SilverCity Richmond Hill

Whitby
Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Landmark Whitby

Mississauga 
Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga

Waterloo 
Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Galaxy Theatres Waterloo

Vancouver
Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Langley

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Toronto 
Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Toronto

Ottawa
Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa

Vancouver
Wednesday, November 15
7:00 PM
International Village

Calgary
Wednesday, November 15
7:00 PM
Cineplex Odeon Westhills

Winnipeg
Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
SilverCity Polo Park

Edmonton
Wednesday, November 15
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Edmonton

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Bluray Giveaway CAN

Dead Men Tell No Tales Bluray DVD

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in theatre when it just came out on the big screen. Take a look at my review here. The movie was spectacular, funny with lots of ghosts, pirates along with strong female characters and endless family love. I think I can watch this movie over and over again to get into adventurous pirate's life.

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrived on Digital+ Blu-ray combo pack this October and we had fun watching it together again with family and friends. The movie starts with never changing Jack Sparrow and ends with that guy too. New generation comes to show their talents and skills, apply what they learned at school, from parents and coaches. In this story when fathers get into the trouble and have no hope to get back to their families only children have enough courage and willingness to find what no one ever saw and experienced. I watched all five Pirates of the Caribbean movies and noticed how people age, kids grow up, but only Jack Sparrow remains the same for decades.


Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Canada, we are happy to give away a copy of Blu-Ray and DVD Combo to one of our Canadian reader. For your chance simply fill the form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends November 15, 2017!

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Disney Crossy Road Toys from Popular Game & Favorite Movies

Disney Crossy Road sets

Disney fans around the globe love to express their passion for favorite characters from movies, animated series and games. While the number of Disney toys and games is enormous, this year we are excited to check new Disney Crossy Road toys. Based on popular Disney Crossy Road game now fans can collect, swap and play with a full range of 8-bit pixel style collectibles. These figurines are not like your regular toys, they look like they just stepped out your computer screen. Disney Crossy Road collectible toys are a real version of your digital buddies. Teddy had a chance to play with 8-bit pixel style collectibles and it was totally fun. He received mini-figurine 4 pack and 7 pack packages from Imports Dragon.


The Series 1 consists of characters from Mickey Mouse and Friends, Toy Story to Big Hero 6 and The Lion King. There are over 40 figurines to collect. The fun activity is to find the exclusive and rare toys to add to the Disney Crossy Road collection. Teddy was very curious to find out a mystery figurine in his 4-pack package.

In case you get two or more figurines of the same character, like we got two Woody figures from Toy Story, you can trade with your friends for other figurines. Collecting Disney Crossy Road toys is a game itself. Teddy liked Baymax toy the most from this set, it is actually in Rare category and another one - his secret figurine from 4 pack set.

I find it amusing how much fun kids could have with these little toys. Children can play for hours, creating own stories with Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Woody, Buzz, Simba and others. In kids' little hands these mini-figurines become main characters of the stories of young storytellers. From digital screens to real mini-version, Disney Crossy Road Toys are on the children's mind these days.

Disney Crossy Road Toys

Disney Crossy Road sets are quite affordable, 7 pack is $19.99 CAD and 4 pack $12.99 CAD. Available at ToysRUs, Walmart, Amazon and other major retailers across Canada.

Disney Crossy Road figurines
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Hotel Transylvania: The Series Event in Toronto Celebrating The Debut on TELETOON #HotelTSeries

Mavis and Teddy

Hotel Transylvania: The Series premiered on TELETOON this fall. After the huge success of 2012 movie Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, new animated series are coming to your home to bring new stories about hilarious and spooky characters.


Hotel Transylvania: The Series focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three closest friends Hank N Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on "Official Vampire Business," Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but …..enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and much meaner sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel. The gang needs to put their plans to work, but there is never a quiet day at Hotel Transylvania, always something happening there!


Last week we had a chance to join Hotel Transylvania: The Series event at Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. With upcoming Halloween we dove in the atmosphere of  Hotel Transylvania with fun activities and the series inspired food. We were greeted by friendly Hotel Transylvania staff and were given a tour of the rooms. The decoration around reminded Hotel Transylvania environment with bats, skeletons, mystical light and candles! Teddy decided to dress up as Dennis in yellow sport jersey and shorts. Our first stop was face painting station and Teddy got amazing Frankie art. The artist lady was incredibly talented and she was very quick with her work. Then Teddy made a mummy moose, wrapping it in a white roll paper. We were joking about that we were preparing our moose for cold Canadian winter by dressing him up.


Touch-and-Scream station offered visitors an opportunity to touch some scary items without seeing them like Bellhop Brains or Witches' Teeth. Teddy was really scared of Werewolf Eyeballs, they were wet and slimy. In real they were just grapes, but touching makes you feel that they are someone's eyes.

HotelT Assorted Cookies HotelT Eyes HotelT Mummy Cookes

The food we had was influenced by the Hotel Transylvania series and Halloween. We had Apple Blobby Jellies, Mummy Wrapped Hot Dogs, Dracula's Chicken Fingers and Fries, Monster Rice Krispie Squares and Bloody drinks.

HotelT Screening

At the end of our monstrous activities was screening Hotel Transylvania: The Series never-seen-episodes in the comfortable hotel Screening Room with a box of popcorn. It was great experience, Teddy did not want to leave the room and  wanted the series continued.

Hotel Transylvania Episodes

We had a good time at Hotel Transylvania: The Series event, having some fun with all the treats and activities. Join us and catch new episodes of the series on weekend mornings at 7:30 am on TELETOON. Mavis and her friends always welcome you at Hotel Transylvania!

Happy Halloween!

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Will Stroet is coming to #Toronto with Will's Jams Live Multimedia Show

Wills Jams Toronto Nov 12 concert

Children's favorite musician, educator, artist and performer Will Stroet is coming to Toronto next month! Join JUNO-nominee Will Stroet and his Backyard Band for the Toronto premiere of the Will's Jams Live Multimedia Show, based on his popular Will's Jams TV series airing nationwide on CBC Kids. This interactive concert integrating video content with live music, first toured in China this summer, and features lots of sing-along fan favourites from the series, including Jam, Eat a Plum Yum Yum, Stampede and Chuggada Choo. This is an amazing opportunity to meet Will Stroet and see unique Will's Jams Live Multimedia Show!

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Location: Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto
Times: Doors open at 10:15 AM. Come early to enjoy the JCC's Jungle Gym for free from 9 AM-12 PM when you buy tickets to the concert. You can also meet Will with CBC Kids TV host Janaye from Studio K and get your photo taken from 10:15-10:45 AM and following the concert from 11AM-12 PM.

Tickets: Regular tickets are $15 or $55 for a 4-pack. Use the promo code "TeddyOutReady" for 10% off tickets and buy online at www.willsjamstoronto.eventbrite.ca.

If you cannot attend the show, you can join Facebook Live with Will Stroet: Jokes, songs & laughs! every Sunday at 4 PM PST/7 PM EST until Christmas! Parents and kids will get the chance to join Will and his family, ask Will a joke, create a song live with him online and dance to his jams!

For our readers we are happy to giveaway 4 tickets to Will’s Jams Live in Toronto on Nov. 12. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents who can attend the show on November 12 at Al Green Theatre, Toronto. Ends November 3, 2017.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Endless Squeezing Fun with Squish-Dee-lish Toys

Squish-Dee-Lish

Jakks Pacific's Squish-Dee-Lish are adorable slow rise squishes that are fun to play with. There are 24 styles available to collect. These toys combine everyone's favorite things: animals and delicious desserts like cupcakes, bagels or doughnuts. Squish-Dee-Lish brings cute mix of food & animal toys. Each Squish-Dee-Lish toy is sold in a separate blind bag. So you never know in advance what is inside your bag. Opening a bag becomes a totally fun experience. Kids around can't wait to see what is inside their blind bags. Squish-Dee-Lish toys are super soft and made of slow-rise foam.


Being bigger than Shopkins toys, Squish-Dee-Lish figurines are easy to squeeze and fit in kids hands. We played with cute cat in a cupcake and a panda on top of pancakes. There are also a Sherbert bird, a pear bear and many more in different colors. While they are not edible, these toys are great attention switcher and help relieve stress. These squishes are perfect for annoyed or crying child to switch to another activity and just squish away their tantrum or irritation.

Designed for kids ages 6+, Squish-Dee-Lish toys bring lots of squeezing fun. Available at ToysRUs for $7.99 CAD, these squishes make wonderful gift to everyone who likes colorful and cute toys.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok Advance Screening Passes Giveaway (4 Canadian Cities) #ThorRagnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

The wait is almost over! Everyone's favorite hammer master is back to the big screen. From Marvel Studios comes "Thor: Ragnarok," the God of Thunder’s exciting new adventure, filled with action, humor, drama and spectacle. The story follows Thor, who is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

"Thor: Ragnarok" thunders into theatres on November 3, 2017 across Canada.

Thor: Ragnarok

Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Canada, we are happy to give an opportunity to see "Thor: Ragnarok" movie before the official release on November 1st in the following Canadian cities: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

More details about the timing and locations below:

Toronto
Wednesday, November 1
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Toronto
AVX 3D

Vancouver 
Wednesday, November 1
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Vancouver
AVX 3D

Calgary 
Wednesday, November 1
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Chinook
AVX 3D

Edmonton
Wednesday, November 1
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Edmonton
AVX 3D

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents who can attend the screenings in the select cities. The winners will be awarded codes to redeem on GoFobo site for e-passes. One pass admit two. The giveaway ends October 27, 2017. For your chance to win advance screening passes, please fill the form below starting your city and Good Luck!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cranium® Cadoo Fun Board Game For Holidays Giveaway CAN

Cranium Cadoo

This time of the year, when the weather is getting colder, we start spending more time indoor. Kids who used to play outside now have to find fun activities under the roof. Since they have an abundance of digital devices, sometimes it is so difficult to occupy their minds with something different than computer games. I think now we found how to keep children busy with something interesting and fun. Cranium Cadoo for kids board game is the one to keep children busy for hours and have a fantastic family night together. Designed for kids ages 7 +, this game offers a variety of activities, from solving picture puzzle, answering a fun trivia question or sketching a target word.

Teddy playing Cadoo

The game includes Gameboard, Solo and Combo cards, Tokens of four colors, Sketch Pad, Special Die, Secret Decoder Mask, Sand Timer and Cranium Clay. With the entire arsenal, gamers can join the fun and have a good time together. While it is designed for kids, adults are very welcome to join the game, it is totally amusing. You need to pay attention to the steps and think fast to overcome the challenges. The game is perfect for two or more players. We had two and three players games, but you can play in groups of four. So far Teddy won most of the games we played. He figures out it faster then us, adults, how to get better combination and tries to guess everything quick. I liked using the Secret Decoder Mask, it is actually just glasses helping to show what is written on a card. We had fun sculpting various creatures from clay, acting game when we have to guess what the player shows, grab things fast like getting 5 small things which fit your hand in a short time limit. Drawing the clue is also an interesting challenge as it forces thinking how you would like to present the thing so that other person can guess it quickly. We had really good time together, mostly laughing and giggling. It was nice to see how players draws, acts and answers the question, it is great way to learn more about other players even if you know your family members and friends very well. Ask kids to express their creativity in this game and I think they will be happy to show their unique talents.

Solo Card

The object of the game is to be first to get four tokens in a row, across, up,down or diagonally and win. Choose the color of tokens, there are four sets are available. Each player takes all tokens of one color. Open the board and players are ready to go. There are two cards to choose, Solo or Combo. The player rolls the die to see which card to take. Then takes one card, read aloud what to do. There are various challenges to compete in, Teddy was good in trivia question to find out which attraction from three on a card was built in Italy, or another challenge to make a scooter from clay provided or draw on a sketch pad a shopping cart. The most interesting is the time limit. You have to find the answer in the time frame provided otherwise you lose. Beat the sand timer? Congratulation, you can move on with your token. Pass the die to the player on your left, one turn ends after one card challenge is done. The player needs to be first to get a four-in -a-row to win. In case nobody gets a four-in -a-row, keep playing until the board is full. The player with the most tokens wins the game!

Cadoo game

We had really good time playing Cranium Cadoo for kids, with more holidays to come, I am sure this game will be on our family night activities list. With various creative activities this is a great game for families. Kids and adults might even discover a talent they never knew they had!

Teddy and Cadoo Card

This game makes perfect gift for everyone who loves creative and interesting board games. For more information about Cranium Cadoo and other engaging games, please visit Kroeger Play.

Cadoo glasses

This month we are happy to giveaway Cranium Cadoo game to one of our amazing readers. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends November 1st, 2017. For your chance simply fill the form below and good luck!

Teddy plays Cadoo game

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Advance Screening Giveaway (8 Canadian cities)

A Bad Moms Christmas

Last summer we had so much fun watching first Bad Moms film. We had a fantastic Bad Moms getaway to Chรขteau des Charmes winery and enjoyed a day (only one) being a bad mom along with a movie screening. You cannot always be a good mom and sometimes it is a good idea to turn into a bad mom and have some fun. This Christmas Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn are back in new hilarious release A Bad Moms Christmas. This time bad moms decided to have Christmas time their own crazy way and you definitely need to see that! Besides main characters be ready to cheer with Susan Sarandon, Cheryl Hines and Christine Baranski as bad moms mothers came to help their daughters on Christmas. But how everything turns around is in new A Bad Moms Christmas which coming out on November 1st.


The movie follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms (Amy, Kiki, and Carla) as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of Christmas in hopes of creating a more perfect holiday for their families. And if that was hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their ultimate holiday foes: their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms have redefined how to make the holidays special for their families and it ends up bringing them closer to their own moms.

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Thanks to eOne Films, we are giving away advance screening passes to see A Bad Moms Christmas in 8 Canadian cities.  The screenings will be taking place in VIP Theatres (19+) in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Ottawa. And in regular theatres in Calgary, Halifax and Victoria. All screenings will be on October 30th at 7PM.

Here is some details about the screenings:

Toronto
Queensway - VIP
7:00 PM

Vancouver 
Marine Gateway - VIP
7:00 PM

Winnipeg
McGillivray - VIP
7:00 PM

Edmonton
Windermere - VIP
7:00 PM

Calgary
Westhills
7:00 PM

Ottawa
Lansdowne - VIP
7:00 PM

Halifax
Scotiabank Halifax
7:00 PM

Victoria
Silvercity Victoria
7:00 PM

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends October 25, 2017. Enter using Rafflecoper form below, just state your city as a mandatory entry.  Have fun and good luck!

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