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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dazzling Avengers Fashion Collection from Her Universe and Hot Topic


Like I mentioned in the prior blog post, I absolutely love dressing up with t-shirts, dresses and even hair pieces that showcase my favorite characters. One of the best lines out there for girls like me is Her Universe. You may have heard of this brand before, but if not let me introduce you.

Her Universe was created by Ashley Eckstein, the actress who is best known for being the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series. She created Her Universe for Fangirls (like moi) who love all things sci-fi/fantasy. Point being, comic books and sci/fi culture is not just for boys. Girls can be apart of it too. Specifically, Her Universe is a brand that creates exclusive pieces for female fans for well known brands such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Marvel. As the brand has been growing, more items featuring some of our favorite characters have been appearing.

The release of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron prompted some gorgeous new styles from Her Universe. The collection will be available at select Hot Topic Stores and online at www.hottopic.com/marvelbyheruniverse. This six piece collection will be available in straight and extended sizes.

Black Widow Dress
Suggested Retail Price: $44.50
Black Widow Belted Jacket
Suggested Retail Price $64.50

 Stark Industries Bomber Jacket
Suggested Retail Price: $54.50

Thor Sailor Dress
Suggested Retail Price: $59.50
Captain America Halter Dress
Suggested Retail Price: $59.50
Loki Halter Dress
Suggested Retail Price: $59.50
The Loki Halter Dress and the Captain America Halter Dress are absolutely my favorite. I can't wait to see what other goodies are lined up for Her Universe with the anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check out this cool video talking a little more about the collection.


Which is your favorite dress? Do you have a favorite Her Universe piece?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gearing Up for Marvel's Avenger's Age of Ultron

As we are all getting ready for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron to arrive in theaters, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) and Marvel have some exciting and super cool merchandise for fans of all ages. From the coolest toys to everyday style, here are some of my favorite products.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers Headquarters Playset
from Hasbro
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 per playset
Retailers: Mass
If Barbie can have her dream house, why can't the Earth's Mightiest Heroes have their own place to call home. I imagine kids would play for hours coming up with new adventures for each Marvel Hero.


Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Quinjet City Chase
from LEGO 
Suggested Retail Price: $79.99
Retailers: Mass

I think kids (and adults) of all ages are still crazy for LEGO products. How cool would it be to build your own Quinjet and even customize it to best suit the Avenger's next exciting adventure?! 


Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Fleece Hoodies
Suggested Retail Price: $32.95 each
Retailers: Disney Store and DisneyStore.com
I know I love dressing up with clothes that make me look like some of my favorite characters (more about that later) but this is a cool way to dress your little ones as their favorite Avenger. Other hoodie styles include Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man.

Marvel’s Avengers: Rage of Ultron
from Marvel Comics
Suggested Retail Price: $24.99 
Retailer: Comic Shops
Last but not least, check out Marvel's Avengers: Rage of Ultron. The detailed illustrated pages and story line are bound to get you excited to see Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters starting this Friday, May 1st. If you haven't already, check out one of the trailers below. Who knows, you might hear a familiar Disney tune....


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Joffrey's Coffee Kiosks at Walt Disney World

I am not a morning person but when I am at Disney I get up early, real early! 
I know the importance of getting to the parks and hitting my favorite rides to avoid long lines.

 First stop? Joffrey's for a caffeine fix!


Joffrey's at Hollywood Studios

This past week it became a game for us to see if we could be the first people in line for our morning coffee/tea.  Epic fail!  Someone always beat us to the delicious brews.
   

Hollywood Studios


I finally did get a picture of the Joffrey's kiosk in Epcot with no one in front of it. I actually cheated and asked some kind people to clear the way for a second or I'd probably still be standing there trying to get the shot.  Joffrey's is extremely popular and sometimes you have to wait a few minutes in line, but as they say "good things come to those who wait!"



Joffrey's at Epcot




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Disney Store Event for the film release of Monkey Kingdom

For the past few years, Earth Day has been a prominent day for Disney to celebrate the Earth, its inhabitants, and environments. Well this year is no different.

This Earth Day, Disney Stores invites guests to celebrate and protect our planet with a free reusable bag giveaway. Each guest who visits a local Disney Store on Wednesday, April 22nd, will receive a free reusable Monkey Kingdom shopping tote with any purchase (up to 200 totes, one per guest per store).

The free reusable tote features a design inspired by the new film from Walt Disney Studio's Disneynature, Monkey Kingdom, in theaters Friday April 17th.  The reusable tote is made of 80% recycled materials.

Monkey Kingdom is the sixth theatrical release from Disneynature and follows the adventures of a new mom named Maya, who is a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey. She is determined to give her newborn son a "leg up" in the world. Through



In addition to the reusable tote program, Disney Store will donate $1 to Conservation International for every Disneynature plush purchased between March 13th through May 14th, 2015. In addition to those donations, every ticket sold for opening week, Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.


Is this the first time you hear about Monkey Kingdom? Check out the trailer below!


What will you be doing to celebrate Earth Day? Will you be going to see Monkey Kingdom?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Wonder Forge Games Perfect For This Easter & Passover Holiday


As the Easter and Passover holiday season quickly approaches, we think of egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and jellybeans, this is the time for families to come together and share special moments. What better way than to play some fun games together!

The wonderful people over at Wonder Forge sent me the following four games for review. I have to say, my family had a blast. These NEW games that will be available in April have gorgeous color artwork from some of the family favorites such as Frozen, Doc McStuffins, Peanuts, and Marvel. There is something for every preschooler on your list.

Here's the skinny on the new games:

Disney Frozen Matching Game On-The-Go Edition
Ages 3+




"Flip over brightly colored tiles and find beautiful pictures of sisters Anna and Elsa, plus friends Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and more. What familiar faces will you see? Pick up the most matching pairs to win!"

For some extra fun, each of us would say a line from the film whenever a character was revealed. Let's just say Oaken had everyone saying, "Yoo Hoo"!

Diseny's Doc McStuffins Mix Up Fix Up Game
Ages 3+
$14.99


"Can you cure the mystery boo-boo like Doc McStuffins? Use deduction to figure out what will help Lambie, Stuffy, Chilly, and friends feel all better! Collect the most bandages to win. Put your problem solving skills to the test with this clever guessing game!"


Marvel Dominoes Game
Ages 3+


"It’s a superhero twist on classic dominoes, with daring portraits of your favorite Marvel characters to collect and connect!"

If you only have two players in a game, raise the amount of domino pieces given to each player from 5 to 10.


Peanuts Surprise Slides Game
Ages
$11.99




"Time flies when you are having fun with the colorful character of PEANUTS®! Zing through Srping, race past Summer, fly through Fall, and skate across Winter! Shortcut slides zoom you ahead...or fling you backward! You'll never know when the seasons will mix and flip, filling the year with surprises. It's a different game board every time you play!"


One of the best features for each of these games is clean up. I remember growing up, most of the pieces for a board game would somehow get lost since there was no way to keep all the pieces together. Wonder Forge games have games that are easy to pack and some even have baggies to keep small game pieces from getting lost.

For more information about and where to purchase these games, visit Wonder Forge Games.