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Play Fair NY opens its days for the first time!

1200x628_Twitter_Lego-Nick_02-1-e1453475644689Unless you’re living under a rock you’ve heard of comic con so imagine that play fair is comic con for Toys! Let me tell you its going to ROCK!

Play Fair presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon will bring together LEGO, Nick, Hasbro, Mattel, Toys”R”Us, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Bandai, Crayola, and much, much more for a weekend for parents, and kids.

STAGESo what is Play Fair? It’s going to be this awesome cross between the unveiling of some of the coolest toys this year, meet and greets with the kids favorite characters and youtube stars, sprinkle in some early access and exclusive toys limited to those that attend Play Fair.  Finally if all that wasn’t enough you’ll get up close and personal with the new Bat Mobile from Batman Vs Superman!

Now all week I’ll be giving away 4 packs of tickets on the dada rocks facebook page

Bonus Coupon Code:  $5 discount  PF2016

In prep for the big event we got some mystery boxes and boy were they packed with some of the latest and greatest toys…

Folkmanis Mini Duckling Finger Puppet was so cute and really cool mission behind it because Folkmanis believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. With a soft plush Mini Duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.

Marc flipped when he saw the new Razor Jetts Heel Wheels which are strap on wheels. Just step up, strap down and take off with these easily adjustable Heel Wheels. Roll with or without spark and transform your sneakers into the hottest way to roll… totally amazing (and yes he’s been skating in our apt)

We were introduced TMNT T-blaster which is a blasters designed to incorporate a Turtle character and darts – the category’s “My First” foam blasters for the youngest TMNT fans!

Mega sent us another really cool TMNT toy the Turtle Sewer Lair. Featuring Tiger Claw, a rope swing, a subway turnstile, and Leo’s Turtle Power and zip‐line to help beat up the bad guys and unleash him to the top of the lair to stop Tiger Claw from escaping with his jetpack.

And a really cool thing called MOD by OgoSport which is a new custom printing service that allows you to customize OgoDisks with high-quality, photo-realistic prints or designs of your choosing.

There were more toys so stayed tuned to later this week

Star Wars Command gives kids the endless ability to imagine the battle #CommandTheForce

IMG_1391 (1)Calling all Jedi, Sith, and Clone Troopers! Oh so you’ve meet my son – who is a little Star Wars obi-wan as he’s got the bedding, the books (I really think his first alphabet book was made with Star Wars items), and he’s got plenty of toys. But these new toys really have allowed him to use his imagination and create large-scale epic battles of the Star Wars franchise in your own home.

Within moments of opening the packaging you could hear like pew-pew and rooooommmmm sounds coming from his mouth. He gets to create different match up, change the terrain from the soft dunes of navy sand (or as it is in reality his bed) and the fire ball pits of the living room (we have red spotted carpet).

Well, Star Wars fans old and young alike, this is your chance to recreate those classic moments (and even make some new ones of your own)– with the new “Star Wars Command” toys! This new line of toys enables you to “Command the Force” like never before!

The figures come in sets beginning at nine figures for $4.99, making it affordable for kids to command massive armies and create the ultimate epic Star Wars battles they’ve always dreamed of! But the sets of nine soldiers aren’t all– there are also generals, vehicles, and the awesome and iconic Millennium Falcon itself! Here’s what’s in store for the “Star Wars Command” series:

 

 

STAR WARS® COMMAND Battle PacksIMG_1388 (1)
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $4.99/Now)
The battle is in kids’ hands with STAR WARS COMMAND! Each STAR WARS COMMAND Battle Pack features nine permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures —eight soldiers and one specially detailed General—for kids to pit against their friends in epic battles! Each pack sold separately.

 

 

 

STAR WARS® COMMAND Versus PacksIMG_1392 (1)
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $9.99/ Available: Now)
Each STAR WARS COMMAND Versus Pack features ten permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures —eight soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus two vehicles on stands for kids to pit against their friends in epic battles! Each pack sold separately.

 

 

 

STAR WARS® COMMAND Invasion PacksIMG_1395 (1)
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $14.99/ Available: Now)
Kids can customize their attacks with STAR WARS COMMAND Invasion Packs. Each pack features ten permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures —eight soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus four vehicles on stands and two special Strikers that kids can rev up and launch into battle! Each pack sold separately.

 

 

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STAR WARS® COMMAND MILLENNIUM FALCON Set
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approximate retail price: $29.99/ Available: Now)
Now, kids can finally take command of the greatest battles in STAR WARS history! STAR WARS COMMAND lets kids pit huge armies of collectibly-sized figures and vehicles against each other to determine the fate of the galaxy! The STAR WARS COMMAND MILLENNIUM FALCON features one of the most iconic vehicles in the STAR WARS universe, plus two armies for everything kids need to stage an epic battle right out of the box! Kids can pull back the MILLENNIUM FALCON and see it race forward then blast into battle at hyper speed! Set also comes with 24 permanently posed and collectibly-sized figures which includes 22 soldiers and two specially detailed Generals—plus six vehicles on stands and two special Strikers that kids can rev up and launch into battle!

These affordable and fun figures combine classic army play with collectability, innovative features, and the iconic Star Wars characters and vehicles to provide endless hours of fun for the whole family! They’re sure to be big this holiday season and beyond!
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I was provided with the toys and compensated for this post but all thoughts are my own and really you cant fake having a kid having that much fun!

BloggerBash 2014: KidzVuz Back to School Bash

KidzVuzLogoVerticalWhile we’ve previously taken a look at the more parent-centric elements of BloggerBash 2014, there was plenty for kids at the conference too. In particular, there was the KidzVuz Back to School Bash, a chance to see some of the hottest kids’ products in movies, toys, games, entertainment, and more that are on the market right now!

Guardians of the Galaxy

Sure to be one of this summer’s big hits, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest installment in the comic book company’s expansive cinematic universe. Building on the success of the Avengers franchise, the movie takes viewers across the expanses of space as we follow the titular heroes– Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot– in their quest to team up and save the universe. The movie, which took this weekend’s box office by storm, will definitely be a favorite for the tween crowd and up.

Hasbro

What’s a superhero flick without action figures? Hasbro featured off its tie-in figures, masks, and more for Guardians of the Galaxy, while also giving ample show to some of its other lines like My Little Pony and classic games like Monopoly (the latest version of which features a personal touch, with the ability to customize the board with personal pawns, locations, and more!) There was definitely something for everyone in the family to enjoy at Hasbro!

WWE

Finally, we got a chance to look at the latest from perennial favorite WWE. The company’s got plenty to celebrate this year, with Wrestlemania 30 and major movie appearances by plenty of its stars (like Dave Bautista’s role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy.) There were even appearances by WWE wrestlers, like Total Divas star Natalya!

Holiday Gift Idea for Girls the Easy-Bake Oven

EASY-BAKE

In 2011 Hasbro’s EASY-BAKE brand encourages tweens to create culinary confections with a new line up that includes a stylish oven, trendy accessories and tasty refills. With a new variety of sweet and savory snack refills, tweens can gather together to create, decorate and share their tasty treats.

Since 1963, Hasbro’s EASY-BAKE Oven has been cooking up culinary inspiration in hearts and homes across America. This fall the brand will launch the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven, a brand new oven, complete with a large sized baking chamber,  treats designed for today’s generation, and a heating element that does not use a light bulb!

 

EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99)

Girls will love to spend time in the kitchen as the beloved EASY-BAKE brand introduces the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven.  This brand new oven has a stylish look and modern functions perfect for today’s tweens! Girls will love to gather with their friends to create and decorate sweet and savory snacks in this new oven which features a heating element, similar to a conventional oven and that does not require a light bulb.  Easy to use, the oven features a larger cooking chamber and bigger baking pan giving tweens the opportunity to bake more delectable treats than the EASY-BAKE Oven & Snack Center.   In addition, the new oven bakes an extended menu that includes cookies, red velvet cupcakes, checker cakes, pizza, pretzels, cinnamon twists and brownie sticks (refills sold separately). The new EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven comes complete with all the tools tweens will need including a baking pan, cupcake pan, pan pusher/spatula, storage drawer, and mixes to make 12 mini cookies and 12 mini red velvet cupcakes complete with frosting and sprinkles.  Adult participation and electricity required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

EASY-BAKE ULTIMATE OVEN REFILL PACK Assortment

(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $6.99)

The beloved EASY-BAKE brand will offer a sweet and savory selection of snacks for the new EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven with the EASY-BAKE ULTIMATE OVEN REFILL PACK assortment. Featuring a variety of favorite foods including chocolate chip and pink sugar cookies, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate and strawberry cake, cinnamon and brownie sticks, pretzels, and cheese pizza, these tasty treats will satisfy any snack craving! Each refill set is sold separately. Adult Participation Required. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 11th, 2011.

You must comment telling us your what your child would like to bake in the easy back oven, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following HasbroNews on twitter- twitter.com/HasbroNews

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@HasbroNews @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/rBtHeN and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win @HasbroNews #EasyBakeOven prize pack from @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/rBtHeN

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner! Limited to the USA.

Disclaimer: Hasbro is providing these toys for the raffle.

A blast from the past… Jem & The Holograms out on DVD! Review and Giveaway

Growing up my kid sister loved this show – so like many things I suffered though watching it (instead of Thundercats or Transformers)… But none the less any child of the last 70’s and 80’s will know this show all too well!

I’m sure I watched a lot of Jem and the Holograms on TV when I was a child. I loved her pink hair as I think I tried to paint my sister’s hair once or twice – just trying to torment her!

Dont remember the show? here is a clip from Jem and the Holograms the Truly Outrageous Complete Series. This is a blast from the past to the point of where it all begins!

“Jerrica Meets Synergy”

 

On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Inc., released the long-awaited JEM and The Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series! 11-DVD box set, sparkling with all the episodes in the order they were intended and an exclusive extra DVD packed with bonus features, including archival material rarely seen by fans! Poised to present a hard-to-refuse offer for loyal fans, this uncompromising 11-DVD box set is collected in a specially designed box and will be made available in stores nationwide. Also available to own on the same day is the single season DVD debut of JEM and The Holograms: Season One in a 4-DVD box set.

The series “JEM and The Holograms” ran from 1985-’88 in first-run syndication and still boasts a loyal and vocal fan base. It is frequently credited with influencing fashion in the late 1980s and beyond, and launching the careers of female pop-rock stars and music groups. The series follows Jerrica Benton, whose discovery of Synergy, a powerful computer companion, allows her to transform from co-owner of Starlight Music into rock star Jem. Teaming with her sister and best friends who form The Holograms, Jem sets out to make their musical dreams come true, even as she battles against the ruthless Eric Raymond and his musical protégés.

I’ve got one more clip  “Talent Search”

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. October 28th, 2011.
2 lucky winners will pickup a copy of season 1… Tell us what memories you have about the show and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).
You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:  #JemAndTheHolograms @dadarocks http://dad.tc/v3xo39 — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.
Example: I want to win season 1 of #JemAndTheHolograms thanks to @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/v3xo39
You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks
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You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!
Disclaimer: Thanks to hit entertainment for this prize. Please note this is limited to the USA.

Iron Man 2 rocks as toys and as a movie

Iron Man 2 is the 3rd most hyped movie this summer behind Shreck3 and Toy Story 3.  I got to an early show and even still I wont be the first one to tell you it wasn’t as good as the first movie.  Lets be honest = we’re not looking or working for Oscars here… we’re looking for the minds/hearts/souls of comic fan boys (and a few fan girls). First let me say this is completely spoiler free.

The movie does a great job of picking up right were the first one left off… it introduces some key characters without a hiccup.  I guess we should touch on the quick recast of a major character is just smooth – you really dont notice the difference unless you just watched the first movie.

This movies keeps the hints of all the future movies right there – from a shield, some witty banter, to even the extra after the credit scene. Sure you could find most of this movie on YouTube clips at this point but its totally a popcorn movie and worth the price of admissions (unlike some recent superhero movies).









This cast reads like a who’s who of modern day cinema Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Garry Shandling, Jon Favreau, and Samuel L. Jackson. Its a great line up and back in the directors seat is king of fanboys everywhere Jon Favreau.  Jon makes movies fanboys want to see, mainly because he keeps the storyline intact to the comic book.  I don’t see Iron Man having a kid anytime soon! (I’m still a little upset about the Superman movie).

The pace is set rather quickly and you’ll be a little lost without seeing the first Iron Man.  I don’t know if I would take a younger child to this as there is plenty of firepower and fight scenes but then again if the only way I was getting to see this movie was to take an 8 year old – I probably would just to see it in the theaters.

With all great comic book hero movies there are great toys…  we’ve got two amazing prize packs to giveaway one from Hasbro and the other from MegaBrand.

Featured in the Hasbro prize package

IRON MAN 2 ARC CHEST LIGHT
(Approximate Retail Price: $6.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: Spring 2010)
As fans know, TONY STARK’s armored suit’s technology hinges on drawing its power from the one-of-a-kind arc reactor in his chest.  Now, all kids can pretend to draw their IRON MAN role-playing energy from the light-up IRON MAN 2 ARC CHEST LIGHT, which features power-up sounds and easily clips onto shirts.

IRON MAN 2 3 ¾” COMIC SERIES ACTION FIGURES
(Approximate Retail Price: $7.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: Spring 2010)
The IRON MAN 2 3 ¾” COMIC SERIES ACTION FIGURES bring classic characters from the franchise’s long-time comic book history to life in super-articulated, highly-detailed action figure form.  The 2010 lineup will include 17 IRON MAN action figures, including CRIMSON DYNAMO, HULKBUSTER IRON MAN and TITANIUM MAN.  Each figure includes a display stand and three collectible “Armor Cards.”

IRON MAN 2 SUPER HERO SQUAD 3-PACKS
(Approximate Retail Price: $9.99; Ages 3 & up; Available: Spring 2010)
For the younger generation of IRON MAN fans, Hasbro proudly presents the
IRON MAN 2 SUPER HERO SQUAD 3-PACKS!  A wide variety of favorite characters from the IRON MAN franchise, including IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and NICK FURY, are offered in this wildly popular, cute and fun action figure expression.  This line of figures is a great way for kids to discover IRON MAN for the first time!

IRON RACER ASSORTMENT
(Approximate Retail Price: $9.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: Spring 2010)
These 3.75” scale vehicles feature pop out weapons or a pull back motor with an Iron Man action figure.

IRON MAN 2 IRON MAN HERO MASK
(Approximate Retail Price: $7.99; Ages 5& up; Available: Spring 2010)
Find out what it feels like to be your favorite hero! Put on this awesome mask, place the elastic band behind your head to hold it in place and get ready for adventure. With your Iron Man character mask on, it’s your job to defeat the “bad guys” and fight for justice all over the world — or at least in your living room!

 

Featured in the MEGA Brands prize package

Tri-Armor Suitcase
When Tony Stark realized that one armor wouldn’t do the trick in fighting against evil, he created multiple armors for specific uses. The Tri-Armor Iron Man set includes three sets of 6” buildable armors – Mark II, IV and V – that contain a total of 46 magnetic pieces. All pieces are conveniently stored inside Tony’s iconic suitcase replica right out of the movie. With its revolutionary magnetic design, each of the three Iron Man armors can be built and taken apart in seconds. All armor sets are compatible with each other, allowing you to build your own custom armors for any situation! The fully poseable characters are great to build, play and display! This set contains three different armours and one skeleton.
Age: 6+  SRP: $19.99  Available: Now

Hall of Armor
Welcome to Tony Stark’s top secret Hall of Armor, a 170-piece buildable playset where all of his armor designs are kept safe from prying eyes. On display are images of the armor suit designs and a sophisticated building and repair area, complete with a multidirectional repair arm run by Tony’s faithful computer A.I. “Jarvis”. With a cool movie themed sticker sheet for accurate film detail, this playset includes a buildable Mark II and Mark VI, with repulsor flames and 2 fly-wires, one integrated into the playset and a 3ft fly-wire for free flying action. This buildable Hall of Armor playset provides endless hours of building action like a moving repair arm and secret trap door.
Age: 6+   SRP: $29.99  Available: Now

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. May 16, 2010.

You must comment telling us your favorite Iron Man 2 character or cast member and which prize pack you’d like to win, please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dada_rocks

You get 1 extra entry for following MegaBrands on twitter – twitter.com/megabrands

You get 1 extra entry for following HasbroNews on twitter- twitter.com/HasbroNews

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:
@HasbroNews or @megabrands @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/cuEqJe and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example 1: I want to win @megabrands prize pack from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/cuEqJe

Example 2: I want to win @HasbroNews prize pack from @dada_rocks – http://bit.ly/cuEqJe

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on facebook –facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for subscribing to our Feedburner digest mailing (right side subscribe by email) – you must also comment that you’ve subscribed

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner! Also 1 prize pack person (no one can win both packs)

Disclaimer: MEGA Brands and Hasbro are providing these toys for the raffle.