Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 out now on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 out now on Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD

The World’s Favorite Toys Are Back!

In “Toy Story 4,” Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So,when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy Forky (voice of Tony Hale) calls himself “trash,” Woody decides to teach Forky how to embrace being a toy. But a road-trip adventure, including an unexpected reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts), shows Woody how big the world can be for a toy.In addition, carnival prizes Ducky (voice of Keegan-Michael Key)and Bunny (voice of Jordan Peele)bring a new level of fun to the film.

Fans who bring home “Toy Story 4” will be treated to over an hour of bonus features celebrating the film’s iconic characters, Pixar’s film making team and the legacy of “Toy Story,” which began as the world’s first fully computer-animated feature film released nearly 25 years ago. Extensive extras includes deleted scenes such as an alternate ending.

And for those that are carving pumpkins – we’ve got a special Forky cut out template.

Disney Aladdin leaps in to your homes

Disney Aladdin leaps in to your homes

Disney’s “Aladdin,” the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, has landed in our homes on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray  and DVD on Sept. 10. Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features. The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection — granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.

“Aladdin” stars Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. “Aladdin” is directed by Guy Ritchie from a screenplay by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s ALADDIN animation screenplay by Ron Clements & John Musker and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio.



And we also get a Walt Disney Signature version of the classic…

Embark on a magic carpet ride with the entire family when Disney’s original animated classic “Aladdin” soars into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award–winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time in 4K Ultra HD. The Signature Collection follows the same launch windows as the live action — with a brand-new sing-along version; all-new bonus features, including original cast recordings; and classic bonus material. The arrival coincides with the in-home release of 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,” granting fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.

The Signature Collection Edition invites every member of the family to join Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine to belt out the unforgettable songs from “Aladdin” — such as “A Whole New World,” “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali” — through a new sing-along version. Other fresh features include a walk down memory lane with Scott Weinger (speaking voice of Aladdin) as he reflects on his personal journey portraying the diamond in the rough and meeting with the original cast and filmmakers, and one jump into the recording booth during the original recording sessions. Digital exclusive features legendary animator Eric Goldberg reminiscing about drawing Genie. Also included are hours of classic bonus gems, from hilarious outtakes with the legendary Robin Williams (voice of Genie) to an in-depth discussion with directors John Musker and Ron Clements.



Super Soccer Stars partners with Partners with youth digital coaching platform, Famer

Super Soccer Stars partners with Partners with youth digital coaching platform, Famer

Virtual and Live Training for kids

Let that line sink in for a moment, now no matter where you live you’ll have access to skilled coaches.  Sure there a Super Soccer Stars programs in almost every neighborhood but imagine having access to the best of the best trainers for your kids to learn from….

Super Soccer Starsthe nation’s premier youth soccer organization, recently announced a partnership with Famer to launch an online youth sports coaching and mentoring platform that enables personalized training programs, messaging, and interactive feedback between coaches and athletes. The innovative partnership will help bring Super Soccer Stars’ best-in-class curriculum and training programs directly to families’ mobile devices in real time in the same manner that Peloton has done for adult fitness training.

Super Soccer Stars kids range in ages from 2 to 12 will allow the parent or athlete to use the Famer app to digitally extend their age specific skills and drills training program as a supplemental interactive program at home.
With Famer, parents will have a clear understanding of their child’s training and development milestones and will receive the following:
  • Access to videos and descriptions week by week explaining their child’s Super Soccer Stars’ class activities.
  • Skills & Drills support their child by helping him/her work on what he/she just learned in class.
  • The ability to follow their participation progress.
  • Additional physical, mental, and social development activities for their child.
  • Quality time spent with their child by actively supporting him/her when practicing programs assigned by Super Soccer Stars’ coach.

“This will be the first of many digital offerings in our pipeline to drive home our vision of empowering youth through sport, something which is missing in the coaching pipeline today. We need to connect with our young people on any device and at any time possible, and by partnering with Famer, we will provide a mobile curriculum which supplements our classes to further engage our young Soccer Stars and their parents through our digital content. ”said Adam Geisler, CEO, Super Soccer Stars.


Taking it to the MAX with the Bowflex Max Trainer M8

Taking it to the MAX with the Bowflex Max Trainer M8

When I was in my 20’s I would go to the gym, I had a membership and once in a while would attend a class, I’d pickup a pack of trainer sessions and go weekly and enjoyed the workout program they would work with me on but really it wasnt an affordable model.

Now in my 30’s I rarely see the inside of the gym, I just dont carve out time to go and work out. Its a bit sad. I certainly dont have the money to spend on a trainer as I know even a weekly session just isnt enough to get any real results.

In talking with my wife we really wanted to bring a piece of equipment into our home that would give us workout.  I’m not a fan of spinning (she loves it) but I wanted a full body work out. We took a look at the Bowflex Max Trainer M8 based on the recommendation of a friend. I was thrilled when I was able to partner with Bowflex to check out their most popular model the Max Trainer M8.

One thing I love is it uses the “Max Intelligence App” which is so much more than just a simple app. Its a learning app that features dynamic coaching from “Max”. As you train, Max speaks to you, coaching and adjusting to your needs as you maximize calorie-burn in every workout!

The app features different coaches that different level videos for those who liked timed work out, there’s a simple 4 minute program to massive 30 minute program. I really like a combination of running a program for some of the time and then just going with the flow and listening to music, while you’re burning off the lbs.


For our small NYC apartment it takes up half the space of a treadmill and some ellipticals. Yet still gives a full body workout unlike a spin bike.  Its super easy even if you’re not wiring in a tablet or phone for the app there is a simple display that shows you the calories you’re burning every minute and activity level targets. It really helps motivate you to keep pushing.

Anything that gives me a athletic challenge at this point is doing its job and taking on one of the apps 14 minute challenges really does get that heart rate up.


Five August must haves….

Five August must haves….

Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Game

Those fine folks at Arcade1Up have released the next wave of their arcade games, Marvel Super Heroes / X-men: Children of the Atom / The Punisher in one cabinet, a 4 player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (with two best TMNT arcade games on it), and a Starwars cabinet with 3 games on it.  They announced a special edition Marvel cabinet featuring upgraded Sanwa joysticks, Lit Marquee, Riser with special artwork along with a certificate of the machine’s production number being 1 in 8000.


At SmartBuyGlasses you can find a wide variety of eyewear, from trendy sunglasses to prescription eyewear at good prices. Which is why it was so easy to jump at this pair of Chloe sunglasses for my wife, with half a summer left its a great time to be looking for designer sunglasses on sale.


60% of American parents think their kids are addicted to screens, and with a few weeks of summer left, kids have more free time to spend on digital devices. What’s a parent to do? Enter Jooki, a smart screen-free music player for young kids, inviting families to embrace a low-screen summer this season. You can grab Jooki off amazon, just an FYI for those looking to buy one.

Mabel Labels

The first name in Back to School labeling has only gotten better in the 10 years I’ve known about this company.  They now offer kids medical alert labels, a personalized clothing stamp, and our favorite the mini labels.

Sprayground + Fortnite

If you havent heard of fortnite, then you’ve been living under a rock or dont have a child aged 6-25.  Sprayground is one of the hottest bag companies around these days and they’ve teamed up with Fortnite for a pretty awesome collection that’ll sell out in moments, so check out this awesome bag that every Fortnite fan will want for Back to School.

Join TCL in counting down till  National Cut the Cord Day with 7 Days of Giveaways

Join TCL in counting down till National Cut the Cord Day with 7 Days of Giveaways

I’ve partnered with TCL one of the largest TV and best-selling consumer electronics brands to kick off 7 days of giveaways leading up to national cut the cord day (July 7th).  This Independence Week each day a new prize will be posted https://www.tclusa.com/7-days-of-cord-cutting along with a featured video to highlight how cord cutting is not just a way of the future but really can be made a reality today.  Some of the videos will be focused on home makeovers, where TCL helps people cut the cord with specific gear fit for their homes and for their family’s TV watching preferences, while other videos will take a deeper dive into how cord cutters can get the most out of their TCL Roku TV.

Starting today, for “7 Days of Cord Cutting,” consumers who visit https://www.tclusa.com/7-days-of-cord-cutting can enter the giveaways. Winners of TCL’s National Cut the Cord Day giveaways will be selected the next day and receive the following prizes:

  • Day 1 – 49” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and Antenna (Mohu Blade Premium)
  • Day 2 – 50” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and DVR (Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR)
  • Day 3 – 55” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and Cable TV Replacement/Live TV (YouTubeTV via Google Play Gift Card)
  • Day 4 – 55” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and Movie Service Subscription (FandangoNow Gift Card)
  • Day 5 – 55” 5-Series TCL Roku TV and Premium Content Subscription (Showtime Gift Card)
  • Day 6 – 55” 6-Series TCL Roku TV and Audio Accessory (Alto 7+ Sound Bar)
  • Day 7 – 75” 6-Series TCL Roku TV and each of the items offered from previous days (Mohu Blade Premium, Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR, YouTubeTV via Google Play Gift Card, FandangoNow Gift Card, Showtime Gift Card, and Alto 7+ Sound Bar)

Additionally, on National Cut the Cord Day (July 7th) consumers can take advantage of specially-priced TCL products at amazon, best buy, walmart along with many others so keep your eyes out for these great deals.   TCL televisions integrates the latest technology such as 4k UHD resolution, Dolby Vision with High Dynamic Range (HDR), and has such cool features as voice remotes and  gives easy access to an endless library of streaming entertainment – more than 5,000 channels and 500,000+ movies and TV episodes – through the built-in Roku operating system.

What are you waiting for? get going… head over to https://www.tclusa.com/7-days-of-cord-cutting and enter to win!