I am a huge gamer – and a giant fan of Disney Infinity. When the news broke that Disney Interactive would stop making Disney Infinity Play Sets and Figures, my heart broke a little. This is a game that I have enjoyed playing with my entire family. It is fun because we can all choose which of our favorite Disney characters we want to play and have some quality time together. Whether we play in the toy box, or play through one of the sets, we always have a good time. This is a game that my 5 and 3 year old have played together just the two of them – and I have been a proud mom to witness it. All good things must come to an end, but at least we got a Finding Dory play set out of it all. This is the last one, but it is worth picking up. I do wish there was a Hank figure to go along with it – but we got Nemo and Dory so I’ll take it!
Disney Infinity may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that my family and I can still enjoy countless hours playing all three versions. This will continue to be a family favorite in our house – especially the new Marvel Battlegrounds which enables us all to play together (even my 3 year old). As I am sure you know, Alice Through the Looking Glass recently hit theaters and now there are three characters from that film available as Disney Infinity Figures. These can be used in the toy box, but do not have their own playset, unfortunately.
This Father’s Day, I have the perfect gift for you to get the man in your life! Whether you are looking for a gift for your father, husband, significant other, brother, or good friend – Best Buy has you covered! Mobile virtual reality has finally arrived. Be at the center of exciting games, watch the best of Hollywood in your own private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more. The Samsung Gear VR drops you right in the action — and it’s only from Samsung and Oculus.
Starting today, kids and families can swim through the story of “Finding Dory” in an underwater adventure for mobile devices. Players can help Dory collect bubbles through the side-scrolling mazes consisting of 13 total levels including the Reef, the Marine Life Institute, the Kelp Forest and more. Along the way, players will meet Marlin, Nemo, Bailey, Destiny, Hank and other friends as they use the ocean’s current for boosts, avoid unexpected underwater obstacles and try to earn three stars for each level.
Get ready for a roarsome adventure with the Dinotrux! The Dinotrux Trux it Up! App, based on DreamWorks Animation‘s Emmy-Award winning original TV series, DINOTRUX, is now live! It’s a great new app that allows your children (and probably more than a few adults) to work with their favorite Dinotrux to engage in teamwork and cooperation to help rebuild the famous Dinotrux landmark. Play with favorite characters Ty Rux, a massive Tyrannasaurus Trux, razor-sharp Reptool buddy, Revvit, and all the Dinotrux friends. Learn how to collaborate with each of the Dinotrux, pick up new skills in mini-games, and don’t let the resident super villain, D-Structs, destroy your work! Crush it, smash it, move it and build it – there’s no job too big for the Dinotrux!
As you might know already, I am a huge gamer as well as a huge Disney and Marvel fan. So Disney Infinity is right up my alley. I have pretty much every single figure and playset from all 3 versions (Disney Infinity, Disney Infinity 2.0, and Disney Infinity 3.0), so I was super bummed to hear that Disney Infinity will be no more after the Alice and Finding Dory playset releases over the next couple of months. I am still holding out hope that it will continue on, but even if it doesn’t, it is a fame I will continue to play with my family for years. It is something that has brought us together for lazy Sundays and fun afternoons. It is something my 4 year old is actually really good at – and she enjoys playing. And my 3 year old just has fun making Elsa run in circles and shoot ice – honestly she could do that for hours and would be happy as a clam.
I have recently been playing Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and I honestly cannot get enough. It is addicting and so much fun! In the story mode of this game, you (as your Mii) train for the Olympics with either Team Mario or Team Sonic – I chose Team Mario but plan to play through on Team Sonic as well. There are 14 Olympic Game events (and 14 Plus Events with a Marion and Sonic twist!) to compete in and so far Beach Volleyball is my favorite – although they are all a lot of fun. Other events include boxing, 110m hurdles, javelin, archery, and even rhythmic gymnastics. I enjoy what I call “mommy time” playing this game by myself, but you can also team up with others. Up to 4 players can compete against each other with just one copy of the game in download play. If you have more than one copy of the game however, you can play using local play and have a wider selection of characters.
Coding is fast-growing focus in elementary education and Learning Resources, known for their award-winning hands-on learning toys and games, has created one of the first hands-on introductory coding sets for the age 5+ crowd. Studies show when we use our hands to learn – by writing, by hands-on touch experimentation, etc. – we retain the information much better. With the new Learning Essentials STEM Robot Mouse Coding Activity Set that’s certainly the case and it’s loads of fun too! This set introduces the concept of step programming and challenges children to create, program and problem solve in a simple, exciting way. My daughters were so excited when they saw it arrive. My oldest is about to turn 5, and my youngest is only 3 – but they still had so much fun with it!
My daughters LOVE Yo-Kai Watch! They are huge fans of the show and have been collecting the medals for their watches for quite some time. My husband and I really enjoy watching the show with them as well. So if you have a little fan of Yo-Kai Watch (or maybe you are a fan yourself) check out these fun must have items from Hasbro Toys!
As most of you know, I am a total nerd! I love all things geeky like Star Wars, Marvel (the comics, movies, and TV shows), video games, and well – everything else you can think of. I love to let my geek flag fly by showing off my love for all things nerdy with my clothing. That is why I love Loot Crate Level Up so much! Loot Crate Level Up is a geek, gaming, and pop culture subscription service that delivers epic apparel, accessories, or socks every month! The March Theme was Versus and I could not be more thrilled with it. Two huge comic book movies depict versus (Batman Vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War) so this was the perfect theme for Loot Crate to tackle!