Get ready– the Wrestlemania 31 Reading Challenge has begun! Children ages 4-12 register and read a digital book (averaging 40-50 pages in length) to be entered into a sweepstakes to win WWE prizes. Young adults ages 13-18 register, read a book from a suggested reading list provided by WWE partner First Book (averaging 250-400 pages in length) and write an essay to be entered into a sweepstakes to win WWE prizes. One person from each age category will win a trip to WrestleMania 31 as grand-prize winners. Five people from each age category will win WWE Championship Titles as first-prize recipients. For more information, go to the challenge’s official site at WWEReadingSuperstar.com and choose a WWE superstar or diva to be your reading buddy for the Challenge. Become a Reading Superstar for a chance to attend WrestleMania 31!
While 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.
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!
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!
Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery follows Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, and the rest of Mystery, Inc. to WWE city after Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to Wrestlemania. But when the friends arrive there, they realize that WWE City is being plagued by mysterious attacks from a ghostly bear that threatens to bring an end to Wrestlemania and the WWE itself! Scooby and the gang team up with a host of WWE Superstars like John Cena, Sin Cara, AJ Lee, and more to get to the bottom of this and save Wrestlemania—but will they be able to solve the mystery in time? Or will the ghost bear stop Wrestlemania and put an end to the WWE’s legacy? Find out in Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery!
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery, and it was excellent! Many of the wrestlers that appeared in the film were there (like Kane, The Miz, and Triple H), and Scooby-Doo himself even made an appearance! The movie itself was a lot of fun, and definitely worth seeing for fans of Scooby-Doo and WWE alike—it’s packed with laughs and thrills in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion.
Scooby-Doo: Wrestlemania Mystery hits shelves today!
Plus we were invited to attend WWE RAW this past monday night – got to meet some of the awesome WWE All-Stars along with one very special guest!