.@TeddyOutReady: August 2018

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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