.@TeddyOutReady: 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Help Justin Help Kids - Fall Festival with All the Frills To Support Seriously-Ill Kids | #NoFrills

Justine No Frills

Justin Lesnick, owner of mega store Justin’s No Frills in Vaughan, is on a mission to help seriously-ill GTA kids and their families, and is turning to the community for support. In fact, he’s so passionate about this cause that he’s prepared to give away thousands of dollars in gift cards and slash prices on selected products to rally GTA residents behind him.

  • WHAT: Justin’s Fall Festival in support of Chai Lifeline Canada 
  •  WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 
  •  WHERE: Justin’s No Frills
     1054 Centre Street, Vaughan

FEATURES: Carnival games, fall crafts, music by popular Toronto entertainers Sunshine and Broccoli, kids workouts with Justin (as he trains for a marathon in support of sick kids), refreshments and much more.

Admission is free as are many of the activities. Carnival games and refreshments are being offered at minimal cost, such as $1 per game – with valuable prizes – $2 for a hot dog and $1 for a drink. Every dollar collected will go to Chai Lifeline Canada.

Justin Fall Fest No Frills

Asking the public to “Help Justin Help Kids,” Justin will give away 200 $10 No Frills gift cards –one card to the first 100 families to come through the festival doors, as well as one to the first 50 attendees entering the festival on the hour at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. He will also give away thousands in free prizes for kids and complimentary food samples for the whole family. One-day major, brand name in-store sales include $1.99 for a 1.89-litre bottle of grape juice and $1.47 for a 24-pack of spring water.

No Frills Vaughan

Chai Lifeline Canada is a charity that helps support the families of children who suffer from life-threatening or lifelong illnesses. With 535 volunteers helping 400 children and 2,000 family members, it provides dozens of free initiatives to help give children stability and their families a sense of normalcy. Initiatives include counselling, tutoring for children missing extended periods of school, family retreats, sibling programs similar to that of “Big Brother, Big Sister” and summer camps for kids.

The organization also holds three marathon events, called Team Lifeline, annually in New York (November 4), Las Vegas (November 11) and Miami (January 27) in support of seriously-ill kids. Justin will be participating in the Las Vegas event next month and looks forward to training with festival visitors.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Comfortable and Soft Kids Headphones by CozyPhones | #PawPatrol

Teddy Cozy Phones

This month we found that headphones can bring much comfort and convenience. Kids watch movies, play games, and do homework using various digital devices. Having quality headphones is very important. Most headphones designed for kids are big, often fell off and break easily, so children need something better, more comfortable, durable and easy to use.

Teddy had pretty good headphones with volume control, but they broke up because made of plastic and our little one took them everywhere with him. Regular headphones do not fit his ears.

Cozy Phones come as a headband with headphones set inside the band. The headphones have flat shape, so to set them you just need to move them to kid’s ears inside a headband and the device is ready to use. Cozy Phones headphones and a cord have very good quality: durable 36 inch braided cord and sturdy 3.5 mm stereo plug. So it is not easy for kids to break them up: .

Cozy Phones headband is made of soft fleece material to be gentle on child’s head and the best thing you can choose the character for headband. You can take a look at Cozy Phones wide selection cute characters like panda, frog, unicorn and many others. Recently the company launched limited edition headbands, inspired by Nickelodeon Paw Patrol series. Teddy is a huge fan of Paw Patrol series, so he was excited to get Chase headband. There are also Marshall and Skye character headbands available.

Teddy thinks it is very soft and convenient headband, he says he does not need to adjust it, hold when going from one room to another, from living room coach to his room. He says he even forgot he has something on his head; the headband is so soft and fits his head perfectly. I also like that it has volume control, so kids gentle hearing will not be hurt due to high volume. Cozy Phones combine three features: headphones, headband and sleep mask. With upcoming cold weather having cozy headband would be very useful, it will not be probably a major head wear, but in case of moving from one place to another or sudden gusty wind the headband can do a good job protecting kids’ ears and head.

Teddy Cozy Phones

If you travel a lot with kids, then Cozy Phones is perfect accessory, useful in a car, bus or a plane. As a sleep mask Cozy Phones is very convenient to use, no need to take headphones and a sleep mask separately, Cozy Phones combine the quality of both.

Paw Patrol CozyPhones

For example, Teddy after watching videos in his Chase Cosy Phone headband in a car, he just pulled it over his eyes and fell asleep. In case kids get messy and Cozy Phones headband gets dirty, you can easily wash it - just remove speakers.

Overall, Cozy Phones is cute product for kids, comfortable, lightweight and good for children’s health. And they are affordable too, around $29 CAD on Cozy Phones website or on Amazon.ca you can get cute quality headphones for kids and adults. With available characters, these headbands are a huge hit.

Cozy Phones

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Friday, October 5, 2018

The Originals : The Fifth and Final Season Is Now Available on DVD | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The Originals DVD

I would never have thought that being close to the family gives so many issues and force everyone struggle to the level when family members cannot start their own family. This happens at The Originals: The Complete Fifth Season. The final season of The Originals takes place seven years after the members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol – each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans. They wanted to keep their city and young Hope safe. Hayley and Freya sent Hope to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her.But Hope is so desperate to see her dad, so she takes some actions she definitely regrets later.

Hayley wants to settle everything related to Hope problems, start new life with new boyfriend and live peacefully. But it was just a beginning. Hayley was kidnapped, and Hope is in danger. Klaus returns to save Hope and Hayley. He was suffering so much when he was far from his daughter. Klaus finds that the dark magic is affecting Hope and can lead to killing her. To help her he decides to transfer Hope’s dark magic inside him and then kill himself.

Hope does not want her dad to die, she blames herself in Hayley’s death and does not want to lose her second parent. But during this journey to solving centuries long drama, when there are lots of sacrifices have been made, no way to stop to save own family.
The Originals Hope
When the moment to say farewell came for Klaus, Elijah said that he does not want to leave his brother and they go to another world together, so their bodies turned into ashes and Hope had to accept that. Two brothers, together and forever.

While it seems The Originals have lots of drama and suffering, not everything as gloomy as it looks like. The series are also filled with love, connections and future expectations. Rebekah, delicate and smart, is going to marry Marcel finally, after she rejected his proposal due to family matters. Keelin and Freya want to build a family too and want to have a child together. So, life goes on and while The Originals series came to the end, new chapter for the Mikaelson family opens this season in Legacies. And I have a feeling that Mikaelson siblings can rise from the ash or come from another dimension.

Now The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season is available on DVD. The final piece of The French Quarter home stories includes 13 one-hour episodes, and the 2017 Comic-Con panel, exclusive to DVD never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a hilarious gag reel.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

TreehouseTV's favorite Ranger now has own toy line at ToysRUs | #RangerRob

One of the most popular preschoolers shows on Treehouse is Ranger Rob. Adventures of Rob and his friends Stomper, Chipper, Dakota and Sam became children's favorite. Ranger Rob Show is all about nature, adventures, exploration and discovery in Big Sky Park, the coolest natural park ever. The park is one-of-a-kind destination with multiple climates and terrains. Each region of the park has unique natural wonders and animals to discover. Full of energy, Rob zip-lines, swings and even snowboards his way around the park, from Forest Region to Frosty Fields and from Jungle to Desert. Each episode of the show presents the wonder of the outdoor and teaches kids about plants, trees, animals, how to respect nature and protect our green planet. On Earth Day we shared some easy but essential tips from Ranger Rob and hope kids use them in everyday life.

To celebrate the power of nature, Ranger Rob and his friends are excited to join little ones on their adventures indoor and outdoor with new toys, books, DVDs and activity kits. These products are now available on shelves of ToysRUs Canada and Amazon.ca.

We had a chance to play with some of toys and our little one really liked them. Ranger Rob and Friends is a set of toys that include small figurines of Rob, Stomper, Chipper, Dakota and Sam. The series encourages kids to spend more time outside, explore the nature. Now children can take their favorite characters and play outdoor with Ranger Rob and friends. Adventurous Ranger Rob, friendly yeti Stomper, swinging sidekick Dakota and youngster Sam will be happy to join children's journey. Since these are posable figurines, kids can play pretend games and have fun together with new friends.

Ranger Rob: My Essential Ranger Guide: A Carry Along Book is a nice book to teach kids to become a ranger with Ranger Rob. Each page presents essential tips and stories to help little ones to explore the nature and protect the environment, help the ones in need at Big Sky Park. The book is sturdy and have a special cute handle so that kids can take it anywhere outside and consult when needed. At the end of the book, a little one gets special Ranger's Badge.

Besides books and toys, young children can also enjoy a set of DVDs available on Amazon.ca. One of them Teddy watched is Ranger Rob: Monkey Business. It includes six adventurous episodes of Ranger Rob and his best friends. Monkeys keep them busy from the beginning to the end of the stories. Rob and his team do not only play but always ready to rescue and be helpful. When baby monkeys get in trouble in the Jungle, the team comes fast to help. Ranger Rob and his friends are also visit animal sanctuary and build a fort in Big Sky Park thanks to Rob parents who are both park rangers too.

Ranger Rob is fun show to watch for children. I found it can show and explain many nature wonders and facts I had hard time to explain, for example why plants grow that way or why animals eat only that type of food. So now kids can take Ranger Rob show toys and play as if they joined adventures in Big Sky Park.

Plus more vehicle toys coming soon to the shelves of ToysRUs for kids to play. Ranger Rob episodes airs Weekday mornings at 5:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m., weeknights at 6:10 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., and Weekends at 5:10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. on Treehouse. It is also available on the Treehouse Go app!

For more information about Ranger Rob, please visit https://www.rangerrobtv.com/
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Sunday, September 30, 2018

This Thanksgiving Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet to Give Away 200 Free Turkeys Along With Treasure Hunt Prizes & Crafts for Kids

Bobbys Outlet Thanksgiving

This time of the year when we are excited to celebrate the harvest and be thankful for what the year brought us, and Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet is expressing gratitude to its customers this Thanksgiving by giving away 200 free turkeys – 100 on both October 4 and 5 – to those who enter the Markham mega store on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open both days at 10 a.m.

Other freebies being offered to shoppers include hundreds of men’s ties and disposable cameras to capture Thanksgiving memories.

With colder weather on the way, customers will also enjoy steeply slashed prices on winter wear, including $5 for scarves (regularly $20), $5 for leggings, $15 for Jack & Jones men’s jackets, $28.88 for men’s and women’s brand name wool coats, 40 percent off thermal long underwear tops and bottoms, socks and underwear. Truckloads of Target USA inventory will also be sold for up to 70 percent off.

Free Turkey

Located at 2900 Steeles Avenue East in The Shops on Steeles and 404 (Steeles Avenue at Highway 404), Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet rose from the ashes of a former 150,000 square-foot, two-storey Sears store last fall. It features merchandise in every category that Sears once sold, including brand name clothing, accessories, leather goods, jewelry, toys, bath, bedding, appliances, furniture, kitchenware and home decor items – all sold by former Sears suppliers and other leading manufacturers and importers directly to the public at deeply discounted prices.

“A one-year anniversary is the perfect time to show our appreciation to our customers for their support, and we look forward to sharing the joy of the season with the community,” said Ari Starr, President of Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet. “Ed Mirvish had a wonderful idea with his highly-anticipated annual Christmas turkey giveaway in downtown Toronto, and now that Honest Ed’s has closed its doors, we at Bobby’s want to help fill that gap – this time for Thanksgiving – and extend the tradition to benefit residents north of Toronto as well.”

Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet’s Thanksgiving event will run from October 4 through to Thanksgiving Day, October 8. Freebies will be distributed to shoppers while supplies last.

Activities for kids will take place from Saturday, October 6 through to Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 8, including a free Turkey Treasure Hunt, where participating children of all ages will receive free prizes – from baseball caps, t-shirts and slipper socks, to luggage tags, charms and stickers. A craft area filled with free activities will also be offered all day-long.

For more information, visit Bobby’s Liquidation Outlet.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season on Blu-ray | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory has always been full of interesting twists. I think we watched all the seasons and still cannot wait for the next season to start. While characters grew professionally and personally, they still remain those science geeks we loved in the first season. Leonard and Sheldon are great physicists but when it comes to social life they face lots of challenges and not everything follows the rules of science.

I thought Sheldon would be mom's son forever, remember how he likes "Little Kitty" song when Penny was singing it to him. But so many things changed. One day Sheldon eventually proposed and decided to tie knots with Amy. Having a family is a science itself and finally, all friends finally get that. I think “The Bow Tie Asymmetry” opens doors to new opportunities as science gurus grow monstrously to serve science side by side, together.

Howard and Bernadette find that they are going to have another child and their life as parents absorbs them entirely. Having a family requires everyday learning, many small and big victories, continuous research and eventually lots of practice. The characters definitely learn a lot about relationship, family and social life.

Big Bang Theory

I like Penny's participation, how she organizes Sheldon's party and tries to consolidate all parties in the wedding story. When families come together there must be someone to introduce, communicate properly and involve in the whole process. The final ceremony was with some surprises and the series overall get a sweet Star Wars touch for happy life and marriage.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season ins coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD September 11, 2018. It is full of fancy jokes, you should check them out. They are mostly a combination of science, relationship goals and family advices.

The 2-disc Blu-Ray/DVD includes 24 half-hour episodes and offers subtitles in English, French and Spanish. The release also has great bonus features, Gag Reel and 2017 Conic-Con Panel.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Back To School with Melissa McCarthy & Life of The Party Movie | WarnerBros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Like of the party

The Life of The Party follows the story of Deanna played by Melissa McCarthy. After sending her only daughter to the college and ready to go on dream vacation to Italy, her husband suddenly decides to leave her and marry another woman. Deanna was long-time housewife and spent last twenty years taking care of her family. Lost and devastated, without any idea what to do next, Deanna decides to go back to college where her daughter Maddie studies. Deanna always wanted to be an archaeologist, she left college without finishing it allowing her husband to get the degree, they just could not afford it with newborn baby. Since Deanna does not have any profession, she turns her regrets into opportunity to get so-much-wanted degree.

Maddie did not like much her mom's idea returning to the college and honestly, having your mom sitting and watching what you do at school might be uncomfortable. Though the age gap between regular students and Deanna probably obvious, this is what brings lots of funny situations. Lots of grown-ups go back to school after their forties and that's OK. Once a girl said she wasted years, money and got a degree, but when she went to the real job she cannot do anything. So, Deanna answered that she spent 20 years in a marriage that fell apart so just get over an move on. One of daughter's friends Helen was in coma for 8 years and Deanna finds something in common with that girl in what they experience when came back to college after a long period of time.

Melissa McCarthy Life of the party

Though the story starts on a sad note what happens the next in the movie is totally fun. College life is full of adventures, unexpected encounters, dates and endless parties. They drank, accidentally got high, hallucinated and crushed Deanna's ex-husband's wedding. Deanna is able not only find her place in college as a pretty good student but also joined various parties with her daughter and friends. One of themed parties the girls attended was 80th Party where everyone dressed up like in 80-ties with music and decorations, and Deanna totally rocked it with dance moves and great friends.

Even after you turned forty you still learn and grow, so did Deanna. But she still remains that kind and nice lady she was before the college. That's why her roommate totally supports Deanna inviting her cousin Christina Aguilera to the college to help her in fundraising efforts.

It is really fun movie to watch. Life of The Party is available on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Travel Back - Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season Now Available on DVD | WarnerBros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own. 

Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon series takes us back to the time when future eccentric physicist Sheldon Cooper lived in East Texas with his family. Growing up in a state where most boys are usually into sports is not easy for 9-year-old math and science prodigy. Sheldon skipped four years at school and joined high school to be in one class with his older brother George Jr. Sheldon's dad works as a football coach in the same high school and tries to deal with his son, whom most people, except science professors, call weirdo. Sheldon's mother Mary, may be not often understands her son but she does the best to help him in every situation. She is very patient, loving and protecting. Sheldon's twin sister, Missy, who does not like all the attention Sheldon gets but she is smart her own way and not as naive as her brother is. And finally, here’s Sheldon’s beloved Meemaw, his foul-mouthed, hard-drinking Texas grandmother who’s supportive of her grandson and his unique gifts.

Being smart is a gift and a curse at the same time. While Coopers family likes that Sheldon does their taxes every year with a sweet return, can work very well with football team's statistics, and help grandma Meemaw with her gambling hobby, the young boy's mind is more than just numbers games. Young Sheldon wants to help NASA to solve their problems, he is ready for somewhat big and extraordinary to create.

Young Sheldon Cooper often outsmarts his teachers at school and they hate that. Teachers and the principal were relieved when Coopers family was offered to send Sheldon to a special school for gifted children but Sheldon's dad George took him back home because the Coopers missed Sheldon terribly.

Not all the time Young Sheldon is pursuing his journey in science and math. He once fell in love with geology teaming up with his new friends. But that came to the end and young boy turned it into more like hobby not the main subject. Another time Sheldon decides to give up science after he did not get first place at High School Science Fair. He turns to drama and theatre and eventually gets the lead role in "Annie" musical. You should watch Cooper's family reaction when Sheldon says he plays Annie. And Sheldon refuses to pursue music career either saying that musicians take drugs. And that is not the option for the boy who is crazy about cleanliness, hates dust, germs and dirty places, afraid of dogs, cats and wild animals.

For science genius everything should be organized, predictable and according to the rules. Though real life shows that this can hardly be true and we like when naive Sheldon fights to make world better. He is sure that cheating during school exams is totally wrong, teachers and students should follow dress code rules and that "hell is other people".

Teddy did not watch The Big Bang Theory, but he likes Young Sheldon series, perhaps because the boy is his age. We laughed so hard and now Teddy can't wait for the second season.

Young Sheldon: The Complete First Season is available on DVD September 4, 2018. The release includes 2 disks with 22 remarkable episodes. The DVD also comes with subtitles in English, French and Spanish!
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Monday, September 3, 2018

LEGO's Unikitty Shines in New Unikitty: Sparkle Party Season 1, Part 1 DVD Release | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own. 

Unikitty Sparkle Party DVD review

One of the favorite characters of The LEGO Movie Unikitty now has its own film to shine in. Recently Unikitty: Sparkle Party Season 1, Part 1 came out on DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and we are more than excited to follow the journey of Unikitty and her friends.

Unikitty is a princess and she wants to rid her kingdom from negativity with her best friends. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother Puppycorn sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. I like that Unikitty is always open to new challenges and ready to change for better if this help others in her kingdom. We also impressed with her royal approach in solving various problems, Unikitty does not hide behind her friends, she is always first to ask how to solve the problem, how to help citizens and how to lead her Unikingdom better.
Unikitty Sparkle Party

Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy, but don’t misunderstand her optimism - she is one kitty not to be crossed. Once Unikitty decides to keep the giant robot for various every day tasks. It leads to hurting her kingdom residents even though friends warned that it is not good. When city inhabitants run terrified by the huge monster, Unikitty comes to help but realizes that the huge robot monster destroying the city is she! I am glad Unikitty is smart enough to stop and help her kingdom get everything back to normal.

Unikitty Sparkle Party DVD

Unikitty and her friends make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever. I like the episode with the army of coins fulfilling everyone's dream. The wishes come true but at what price, the kingdom goes through tough experience when everything goes wrong. The more wishes are fulfilled the stronger villains become and Unikitty with her friends must find a way to fix that. It is not funny when your dreams become someone else's weapon.

Unikitty: Sparkle Party Season 1, Part 1 DVD includes 2 disks and offers 20 exciting episodes. They are jam- packed with spunk, sparkle and a ton of adventure! Also children will love vivid colors and animated characters in every episode. The DVD has subtitles in English and French!

Unikitty: Sparkle Party Season 1, Part 1 is now available on DVD and Digital, released August 28, 2018.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season Now Available Blu-ray/Digital | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own. 

Green Arrow

I am not sure how one person can be Mayor of Star City, father, The Green Arrow, friend, supporter and a leader at the same time but Oliver Queen can. Sixth season he arrives to prove that he can handle everything. After the explosion on Lian Yu, Oliver Queen returns home to face even more challenges. Building relationship with his son the Green Arrow never realized he had one is not the easiest task even for the experienced fighter.

The Green Arrow has a great team that supports him in any occasion, from vigorous fights to family matters, Oliver Queen knows he can rely on them. Once the FBI starts an investigation to find and prove that Mayor Queen carries a double identity, his team member takes his responsibility of being The Green Arrow. Though it was not a bad idea at that time and Spartan as new Green Arrow learns a lot being a leader and the boss. Nevertheless John's attempts to hide his hand trembles made his life much worse and led him to a hospital bed.

The number of enemies The Green Arrow has is almost endless. I watched the series and started thinking that this guy has so many villains to fight with every single day and night. Oliver Queen barely finds time to spend with his son and manage his personal life with Felicity Smoak, The Green Arrow team member and tech genius.
Arrow Blu-ray
The series are in a very fast-paces mode and you can watch physical fights and emotional struggles in every episode. Though The Green Arrow is a fictional fantasy story, their human relationships not much different than we have in our everyday life. The characters face same challenges as real people such as how to build strong families, where to find dedicated friends, how to have strong relationships with kids, how to be better parent, brother, partner and leader. Having superpower helps a lot, but even more power is needed to build strong ties in the community.

Disk 2 of Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season contains really cool crossover with Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. In that episode the Team fight Nazi invaders who arrived from Earth's mirror planet called "Earth-X". The superheroes meet their Nazi ghost copies whish tried to ruin The Flash's wedding ceremony. Nazi invasion does not sound nice, it is an opportunity for superheroes to see themselves from another side of the Universe and who they can become chasing the wrong goals. Plus, we learn that Felicity does not want to marry Oliver Queen and wants to keep their relationship on as they are.

Does Star City needs The Green Arrow and his Team for protection from The Dragon, Cayden James, Vigilante and many others or the police can handle them all? Just follow the stories.

Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season is now available of Blu-ray/ Digital and we are looking forward to season 7, hopefully the great one!
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Friday, August 17, 2018

Riverdale: The Complete Second Season Available on DVD | Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own. 
Jughead Riverdale

Riverdale episodes are so intriguing that I could not stop watching them. The season two starts with Archie's dad shot in Pop's and the whole town terrorized with The Black Hood. A sequence of murders makes the life of Riverdale citizens a total nightmare, while a group of teens try to solve the mystery behind a criminal who wears black hood and sends the message - he wants to make Riverdale better place to live by killing sinners.

While the town is terrorized by series of murders, Hiram Lodge, local businessman, has huge plans to take the power in his hands. Private prison, drag dealers, police, mayor office - all working for Mr. Lodge. The methods this guy uses often scary, mean and manipulative making us question who is the worst. The Back Hood killing people or Hiram Lodge who can do everything even hurt his family to reach his goals.

Never-ending conflicts between the Northside and the Southside of the city uplifts to the level of war and even local police cannot control it. Mass fights, riots and other disagreements come handy to make Hiram Lodge scheme work, while backed by mobsters and drug moguls.
Riverdale Season 2 DVD

Archie, Betty, Jughead and Veronica, four friends whose relationship go up and down as they solve mysteries together. Veronica, who supports her dad, Hiram Lodge and his plans for the town at the beginning, later changed her mind and  has to find ways to be on her own. Jughead joins Southside Serpents to save and support his father, Betty wants to make better life for her family. Arche is trying to prove his loyalty to Mr. Lodge, protect Veronica, his dad and the whole town.

The series are filled with great songs and I really like when characters, especially Josie McCoy, are singing . The "Carry" musical is set at Riverdale High school and a perfect reflection of characters' feelings, emotions and relationships.

I am really surprised how fast everything is changing in Riverdale, gun shot victims recover in few days completely, one school students transferred to another in just one day, huge events take few seconds to plan and arrange. Even how characters change their mind, for example Veronica who supported her mother in her Mayoral campaign switches to support another candidate easily and fast.

While the end of the series look gloomy with Arche Andrews arrested and Hiram Lodge who sits at the business meeting surrounded by his supporters: two mobsters, Ghoulies leader, Cheryl Blossom's mother and says that everything is ready to take the town, I think we still have hope for better future when Betty, Jughead, Veronica, their friends and the whole town unite together. They survived so many downturns and became stronger community.

Riverdale Lodge Family

Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. It contains four disks and all 22 scandalous episodes from the second season, and includes bonus featurettes.

Plus, Riverdale series won in nine categories at The Teen Choice Awards 2018, congratulations! We can't wait for season three to start and hope it is going to be amazing!
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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Floor is Lava "Hot" Game for All Ages | #Disconnect2Connect

Ted Floor Is Lava

We all played this game in the childhood, pretending that the floor is lava and we must find ways to avoid touching the floor, jump over or even stretch and use something to help only to stay off the hot floor.

The Floor is Lava takes old favorite childhood game to a new level and gives kids and adults lots of fun. Designed for children aged five and up & adults, the game includes 25 Colored Foam “Safety Stones, 27 Challenge Cards and 1 Game Spinner Card. First, players need to lay out the tiles for the game area. It can be indoor in the room or outdoor in the park, backyard or playground wherever you prefer.

Second, the game goes on by spinning Game Spinner Card. It has five colors which are the same  as 25 foam tiles. When a designated player spins, all players have to jump along foam game pieces to the selected color in order to reach safety. Whoever is last to reach safety has their original tile removed from the game.
Ted The Floor Is Lava

If a player can successfully jump to the next color that is spun without touching the floor, the participant is safe. Whenever a player cannot successfully reach a tile, or if any part of the player touches the floor, the player is out. Some tiles are quite small so if you want to stand on them safely, you must stand on one foot or toes, which is like a balance game. Should a player land on a tile with a “?” on it, he/she must perform the action on the next challenge card in the deck. For example, "Kick an imaginary soccer ball" or "Do a squat".

Floor is Lava

The game is easy to play and really entertaining. It promotes physical activity, balance and really fun to play for all ages. The interesting part begins when tiles start removing with each turn. Less tiles means more challenges to reach next color tile we got from Spinner Card. When we played sometimes our leaps were really long, and few times Teddy jumped on a knee but still kept the balance.

The Floor Is Lava game

The Floor is Lava is such a fun game, I cannot think about better game for birthday parties, family gatherings, holidays and vacation all year long, because you can play indoor and outdoor and take it with you anywhere. The box holds all necessary tiles, cards and a spinner.

Available on Amazon, Walmart and major toy retailers across North America for about $19.99 US, The Floor is Lava is amazing family game all year round!

Teddy The Floor Is Lava
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dive Into Action With Aquaman & The Justice League, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis is Available on Blu-ray & Digital | WarnerBros.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

We  like watching  LEGO movies when you dive into the world where everything and everybody made of LEGO blocks. The recent Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release  LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis Teddy was looking forward to watch. Summer is on its peak, it is hot outside, kids are on vacation and eager to enjoy Superheroes films.

The movie starts with showing Atlantis, the Kingdom of Water and Wonder. The King of Atlantis must make some difficult decisions to ensure the future of his ocean realm. Under attack from Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns, Aquaman realizes he must find ways to get his water kingdom back and go on a journey to regain his confidence before returning to his rightful throne. Aquaman cannot fight the villains alone, the Justice League comes to Atlantis to help. While the most powerful team is on-site, it seems not that easy to conquer in the depths of the Seven Seas. Even Aquaman's wife joined Atrocitus army along with the whole population of Atlantis under the power of the Red Lanterns.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman make a great team as usual, impressive with their skills but not enough to win Atlantis. At the same time Aquaman gets into silly situations and almost loses any respect as a powerful superhero. But when gets out of the Seven Seas with his friends from the Justice League, Aquaman learns how to use his abilities and, the most important, becomes confident in his plans and actions. Superheroes must conquer Atlantis enemies not only in the depths of the water but also in the air, on land and another planet!

The newest member of The Justice League Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern plays a vital role in the battles, her abilities find new outcomes in difficult situations. Her mini-figure is included in our LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis movie set. Though superhero fights are usually very tough and destructive, in LEGO movies they end up in broken blocks.
DC Aquaman

At the beginning of the movie we were not sure if Aquaman should continue to be The King of Atlantis, his behavior was amusing but not the king level. Even Queen Mera, his wife, finds his actions foolish. But as the story goes on you realize that Aquaman is more than just a funny character who lives underwater and talks to sea animals. Once troubles hit his Kingdom, he shows new abilities and some wisdom to fight back against villains ready to dry the ocean and take the water to their planet.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis is new story of underwater battles where lots of favorite superheroes are involved. Teddy finds this movie is similar to previous release LEGO® DC Super Heroes: The Flash but with new to him character - Aquaman. Overall, it was funny movie to watch and we liked how Atlantis is built of LEGO blocks.

The movie is available on Digital and Blu-ray today, July 31!
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Master A Million Toy With Tracking App For Summer Adventures | JAKKS Pacific

Master A Million Teddy

Kids love playing with ball and sometimes it is hard to convince them to switch to another activity. Now when summer is in full swing and vacation is wanted to last forever, children get an opportunity to count their ball bounces with new JAKKS Pacific toy called Master A Million. The toy comes as a regular ball but has special slot where you can track your bounces. To make it work, the ball needs to be set by opening special compartment using a coin and taking it off trial mode by pressing red button for 5 secs. Master A Million also includes free app you can find on Google Play or Apple store. This app allows you to track the bounces and compare your achievements with other ball bouncers. Designed for kids ages five and up, this ball requires CR2032 batteries (included in the set).

Master A Million Jakks toy

The idea of achieving to One Million bounces is really fun but not the easiest goal to reach. Playing with be ball make you quite addictive because there are many milestones to reach before the player gets finally a million bounces. Teddy likes the idea of getting to million bounces, though it is hard to reach he is not upset or disappointed, in opposite very excited when he reaches next milestone. It is 10, 1000, 10,000 bounces, it is fun to play.

It is probably not a good idea to bounce a ball on hardwood or carpet at home, but on other hard surfaces it works fine, even walls. To share your bounces on-line, you need to do it via built in the ball cord to reconnect to the device where you set Master A Million app. We expected the app to track bounces in real-time mode, but does not. You need to share your bounces by connecting to your toy.

Master A Million Bounces

To get more bounces Teddy suggested to use a staircase, the longer stairs is better, that way we get more bounces and from that two people can play with the ball, on top throwing it and at the bottom catching it. Let's count how many steps the ball goes through. He was thinking to let it go down staircase in Pisa Tower or Spanish Stairs in Rome.

Master A Million Ball

Overall, Master A Million is simple and fun idea to play during summer time. I like that our kids not much obsessed getting to a million bounces but rather playing with the ball and watching the numbers keep going up. Available for $16.50CAD on Amazon.ca, Walmart, ToysRUs and other major toy retailers across North America.
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Join Bollywood Monster Mashup In Mississauga This Weekend, The Largest South Asian Festival in Canada | #BollywoodMonster

Bollywood Monster MashUp

Launched in 2011, and organized by an award-winning team, #BollywoodMonster Mashup is not only the LARGEST but also favorite South Asian festival in Canada! This event brings the best talents from over the world to the Canadian audience.  This year #BollywoodMonster Mashup is gearing up to kick off its eighth season. From July 19 to 21, join three days of music, dance, family-friendly activities, delicious food and be ready to have a monstrous good time!

The full line of talented performers will be on stage for the #BollywoodMonster Concert on July 20, as well as the #BollywoodMonster Family Day and Finale on July 21. The #BollywoodMonster Orchestra will blow people’s minds by featuring top 40 hits from George Michael, Black Eyed Peas, and Gloria Estefan mashed up with Bollywood hits from films such as Ram Balram, Don and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. This goes along with a lineup consisting of internationally renowned Sufi and Indian classical singer, Anandita Basu, original dance and poetry collaboration Triple Goddess, as well as spectacular performances from Shiamak Summer Funk, Shiamak Showkids and Tricube Dance.

On July 21, as part of the #BollywoodMonster Family Day starting at 2pm, there will be a flurry of action to choose from including the KidZone with various games and activities, shopping, finger-licking food, free dance workshops and more. Family Day will also have activities for children looking for a little more physical recreation. Brought to you by Mohawk Park Tennis Club, kids will be able to let loose, swing those rackets and get on the court to learn tennis skills in a mini tennis court! If that doesn’t break a sweat, Heal with Kare also brings to the fold a parent and child yoga workshop. If you’re up to the challenge, throughout the day’s festivities, Shiamak’s dance troupe and Tricube Dance will present free Bollywood dance workshops on the main stage for the audience to get those hips moving and body grooving.

Toronto Area Ford Dealers  are bringing the free mini car rides to the KidZone for #BollywoodMonster Family Day! In collaboration with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), and Heritage Mississauga, the #BollywoodMonster KidZone presents an exciting array of free arts and crafts such as creating pinwheels, bowl painting and flyable kites. Free games will also be provided courtesy of #MonsterArts for Youth and The Vaarso Foundation, who will be bringing a giant snakes and ladders board game, as well as teaching kids how to make their very own board games!

This year’s headliners at the festival are Bollywood star performers - Aaman Trikha, brought to you by TELUS, voice of Salman Khan in Prem Leela on July 21 and Khushboo Grewal, voice of Sunny Leone and actor from Carry on Jatta on July 20.

Aaman Trikha

Aaman Trikha is a playback singer and performer from Mumbai, India. He has recorded songs in more than 10 different languages, including south languages such as Tamil and Malayalam, but is widely recognized as a Bollywood artist. In 2013, Trikha was nominated at the Stardust Awards for Best Upcoming Male Musical Sensation, as well as winning the Best Emerging Singer Award in Lions Club Gold Awards the same year. Trikha released his first solo music video in 2014, titled “Mahiya Tu Hi Tu” and has appeared in Bollywood films Khiladi 786, Prem Leela, Son of Sardaar and many more.

Khushboo Grewal

Khushboo Grewal is a Punjabi film actress, veejay and singer from Chandigarh, India. She got her first taste in the entertainment industry at 15 years old when she finished runner up for Miss India North, followed by reaching the finals in Channel V Popstar in 2002. Later, Grewal became a beloved veejay working for B4u music and her career began to skyrocket from there. Not long after she appeared as the voice of Sunny Leone in Pink Lips (Hate Story 2), which topped the international and national charts. Always on the go, her hands are always full with multiple assignments at a time, from shoots for films to television and documentaries, the work never stops with Khushboo Grewal.

The #Bollywood Monster Orchestra is a high-powered combination of traditional Bollywood melodies and Western rock instruments. BMO is as old as #Bollywood Monster Mashup itself, and over the years, it has featured a variety of instruments from numerous cultural backgrounds: from Indian Dhol, to Chinese Zither, to Cuban Congas. This year, the ensemble will perform a number of traditional Bollywood hits, fused with classics from North American rock and pop. Though #Bollywood Monster Orchestra is constantly evolving, one thing stays the same from year to year, it’s guaranteed to knock your expectations out of the park!

#BollywoodMonster Mashup Calendar:
  • #BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception
    C Banquets, Mississauga
    Thursday July 19th, 8 PM onwards
  • #BollywoodMonster Concert
    Mississauga Celebration Square
    Friday July 20th, 4 PM - 11 PM
  • #BollywoodMonster Family Day & Finale
    Mississauga Celebration Square
    Saturday July 21st, 2 PM - 11 PM
For full line of activities, performances, vendors and participants, please visit www.BollywoodMonsterMashup.com! And do not forget to follow #BollywoodMonster Mashup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for latest updates and daily event coverage!
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Duck Tales from Disney Channel Canada Welcome You To The 2018 Honda Indy Toronto | #indyTO

Junior Red Riders Teddy

Dating back to the first race in 1986, Honda Indy Toronto is a prestigious motorsports festival which takes place annually near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. The event presents many attractions on-track and off-track for the whole family including Honda Speed Zone, Honda World, Junior Red Riders along with multiple food trucks, interactive displays and activities, and charity events. Get your family in the mood for racing, Honda Indy will be roaring in Toronto this weekend! This popular summer event will return to Exhibition Place on July 13-15!

Duck Tales Honda Indy

To celebrate the racing spirit Disney Channel Canada is bringing Duck Tales to the 2018 Honda Indy this year. They are the Official Kids TV Partner of the event and duckifying the track walls and signage, participating in the Rookie Racer program, and giving kids complimentary access to the IndyCar Paddock garage! Kids 12 & under will get in the paddock for free all weekend long with a ticketed adult.

The show Duck Tales follows the adventures of Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby who inspire Scrooge McDuck back to a life of globe-trotting adventures, treasure hunts, and uncover family secrets along the way. Scrooge is the wealthiest duck in the world, he constantly tries to find ways to increase his wealth which bring new adventures, new friends and new enemies by the way. Overall, ducks continue have fun together!

Honda Indy

Do not miss three days of fun and family activities at Honda Indy Toronto starting with Fan Friday on July 13. For more information, please, visit  here. Note, that there will be road closures in Toronto downtown for this annual event, so plan your trip in advance.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Join Epic Adventures of Disney Favorite "Peter Pan" & "A Wrinkle in Time" Giveaway | Disney StudiosCA

Peter Pan

Summer is the time to relax, enjoy holidays and watch favorite movies. Luckily, Disney besides big screen releases brings fantastic Blu-rays to their fans. New titles which are available this June include Disney’s "Peter Pan" and "A Wrinkle in Time".

In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Disney's beloved flight of fantasy, "Peter Pan," joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies and on Blu-ray. With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features. One of our favorite features is Sing Along so we can join flying adventures with music. We also like that this release includes French version.

The second movie which was on the big screen quite recently and now available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital. The story is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic directed by Ava DuVernay and follows Meg Murray, typical middle school student trying to fit in the school environment. Four years ago her father, famous physicist mysteriously disappeared leaving more questions than answers. Bullies at school along with teachers use this fact to hurt Meg and write ugly notes. No one believes that Mr.Murray ever comes back except Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace. While the girl is struggling at school and can't cope with father's disappearance, her brother, little genius, helps her in every step and also wants to know what happened to their father.

With help of Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Meg, her brother and their friend Calvin take a challenge to travel across the Universe and find Mr.Murray. During their journey, they visit incredible, never been before places, which takes years to reach but kids were able to get there fast. Beautiful landscapes, creatures, weird people, creepy situations and strange encounters.

Children also have to challenge their fears, go deep inside their souls and find what they really want and determine who they are. In addition to testing science knowledge, children have to follow the intuition to determine what is going on. The evil, that took Mr. Murray, uses creative weapons and targets on to the darkest memories and wishes to fulfill. Tricky situations created to deceive your vision but to offer something to reduce the pain from the past. No matter if it comes from bullies, demanding parents, or disappeared father, the evil knows which buttons to push. In this story every kid needs to learn something about themselves to find Mr.Murray and get back home.

To celebrate June Disney home releases we are excited to give away both titles to one our lucky reader thanks to Walt Disney Studios Canada. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends June 20, 2018.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow - Subtle & Delightful Story | Shout!Factory

Satellite Girl

If you like animated movies, there is something special one just came out from Shout! Factory & GKID. They introduced fantasy/science fiction romance Satellite Girl and Milk Cow. The story starts with a satellite flying in space and it catches lovely song with its transmitter. Following the sounds the satellite descends to Earth to find where those emotions are created and transformed into the music. On the way to the source of the love ballad the satellite becomes involved into a mysterious battle and turns into Satellite Girl. At the same time the musician Kyung-chun who sings about his broken love, full of emotions and pain transforms into a farm animal, exactly into Milk Cow.

There is no reason for Satellite Girl and Milk Cow to be together until powerful Merlin the Wizard who turned into a roll of toilet paper tells that Milk Cow needs protection and some villains try to catch him. Milk Cow is attacked by various monsters and Satellite Girl tries to protect him multiple times. Milk Cow, the guy can hardly accept himself as a cow and struggles not only with broken heart but also with his appearance.

Satelite Girl and Milk Cow

Satellite Girl is not good in human relationships, she often cannot get why if Kyung-chun likes someone, he cannot say it straight without being hesitant and shy. If his girl does not love him, it is time to move on and forget her.

It was interesting to watch how practical tech device who tries to understand human emotions over the time turns into human. And the guy who turned into Milk Cow realizes that there is much more in this world he never noticed before. Even cow has something special to offer, live and enjoy the life. While Kyung-chun suffers and tries to heal his wounds, he put up with the fact that he will be a cow forever. Until he finds that Satellite Girl left and may never come back.

There are some amazing and touching moments when Satellite Girl brings a bouquet of favorite flowers to Milk Cow to eat or when Satellite Girl needs a charge at the gas station, you need to watch the whole story. Though flying arms and finger antenna were a little bit disturbing, overall, the story melts your heart and gives some food for thoughts!

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow on now available on Blu-ray/DVD from Shout!Factory. This movie is a debut feature-length film in North America from Korean director Chang Hyung-yun, acclaimed creator of animated short films that have premiered and won prizes at festivals worldwide. The release also includes bonus features - the short film Coffee Vending Machine And Its Sword, and trailers.

We are excited to partner with Shout!Factory and giveaway a copy of Satellite Girl and Milk Cow Blu-ray/DVD to one of our US and Canadian readers. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! The giveaway ends June 25, 2018!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Attacks - Special Super Baby Toy | JAKKS Pacific

Incredibles 2 Jack Jack

Taking care of toddler is not easy and The Incredibles family know that. Though Jack-Jack Parr is cute and lovely, he also curious and can't sit for a second quietly, he needs to move, explore and share his emotions.

What if a little baby has powers like the rest of the family? In the new movie The Incredible 2 that coming out June 15, Jack-Jack Parr gets full attention as he shows not only one but multiple power skills. Do not let chubby face to trick everyone, Jack-Jack Parr is a powerful member of his family!

To celebrate the release of The Incredibles 2 film, Jakks Pacific presents new line of Disney Incredibles 2 toys and the most adorable is Jack-Jack Attacks Doll. Designed for kids ages 3+, the toy comes as an ensemble of Jack-Jack and a raccoon. Jack-Jack doll easy to play, just press on baby tummy and kids can hear various funny sounds baby makes like crying, babbling, laughing, shouting and speaking baby language. The doll looks exactly like its big screen version, Jack-Jack Attack has rooted hair, moving hands and legs, he can sit and stand with some help and, of course, held that intruding raccoon.

Jack Jack Attacks

And the best part little Jack-Jack can show his laser eyes, become flames when really angry, throw electric sparks with light and teleport turning into light blue color. It is quite challenging to copy digital version into a real toy but Jack-Jack's abilities successfully presented via changing lights and sounds. While some powers are easy to notice, the ability to teleport is not easy to spot. Teddy saw it only a couple of times while playing with Jack-Jack Attack!


The toy includes a raccoon figure so children can play a scene from the movie when Jack-Jack notices an intruding guest in the backyard. Jack-Jack and a raccoon look funny together.

Jack-Jack Attack toy is available at ToysRUs, Walmart and other major toy retailers across Canada and online. This toy would be a fun toy for young fans of The Incredibles.

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