What the Dreamland Chronicles trading card game intends to do is provide a fun, and safe environment for kids to play online with the Dreamland characters. Game rules are simplified and while there is combat, the battles are sanitized with no actual gore. The game rules are geared for 6 to 12 year old kids, but seem like they could keep an adult interested if you want to play a round or two with your kids. Continue reading
One of my favorite actors, and a man of many talents, Nathan Fillion, celebrates another year in the verse. Most of you are familiar with his roles as Rick Castle or Captain Mal, but I encourage you to explore some of his lesser known characters. My recent favorite is Constable Dogberry in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Continue reading
This is one of the more underappreciated Kickstarters I’ve seen in a while. I love the concept, love the art, and really think this would be a fun game to play. Yet they’ve only achieved a small percentage of their goal. Continue reading
Today marks the release of one of the most anticipated games of the year. Titanfall was crafted by a co-creator of the Call of Duty franchise along with many key developers. The game has been under development for almost three years and is promising to stir up the first person shooter genre. Continue reading
We got a quick sneak peek of the covers for Titan Comics’ upcoming Doctor Who series. Both covers are drawn by the talented Alice X. Zhang do a great job of capturing both of the actors’ likenesses, though I’m partial to the tenth Doctor here.
There’s a new food truck in Dallas and it’s serving up some awesome burritos and tacos. The Texas Burrito Company offers up a spicy Texas take on some classic Mexican street food. The menu for the launch was slightly limited, but gave us a great idea of the taste and quality of the fare.
Just in time for spring time, Skylanders introduces a special Springtime Trigger Happy. This variant is styled after the Big Bang Trigger Happy, who was in turn styled after Major “King” Kong riding an H-bomb to his sure death in Kubric’s Dr. Stangelove. Continue reading
GeekDad Andy Robertson brings us a little more news of from toy Fair 2014. This time it’s a little speculation about Skylanders 4, a brief description of the Mega Blocks leak, and his speculation on the new game. If Andy is right about the direction and timing of the new game it could be a great way to grow the franchise to keep up with the fans as they age. Continue reading
GeekDad and friend Andy Robertson was in New York this weekend for the Disney Toy Fair announcement. He captured the entire presentation, which gives us a great look into the next year of Disney films and toys. Continue reading
My collection of backpacks and messenger bags keeps growing. The latest addition is the slim fitting Booq Boa Squeeze. I’ve been using it much more than the Boa Courier because the Squeeze zips up tight, feels more secure, and is much more comfortable to wear when I need my hands free. Continue reading
Spru Kits are a new line of detailed action figure model kits by the original Japanese toy maker, Bandai. Fans of DC Comics, Halo, and TV Tokyo’s hit LBX will be able to assemble their own collectible action figures with the use of glue, paint, or scissors. Continue reading
The Skylanders franchise has just passed the $2 Billion mark: that’s double where they were a year ago. This year marks a lot of milestones for the game as they break into the top 20 video game franchises of all time. This month they passed the 175 million toy mark and there is no end in site. Continue reading
I’ve known Jason Hilbourne for many years, and have always been impressed with his simple yet functional designs. I’ve invested in most of his Kickstarter campaigns, and enjoying all of the products I’ve received. This new campaign, the Torso, is an updated version of the Twig.
A few different friends pointed me at this Dragon Innovate project last week and I had to check it out. Mooshimeter seems like a silly name, but the product behind it promises to change the way we diagnose electrical problems. Equipped with a dual channel circuit tester, Bluetooth, and your smart phone, you can use this meter to measure voltage and current up to 30 feet away. Continue reading
The Tabletop and Boardgame Learning Expo (T.A.B.L.E.), first pitched on Kickstarter last summer, is becoming a reality in just two and a half months. On March 29-30, 2014, the Westin hotel in Irving, Texas, will be overrun by geeks of many sorts, but mainly those of the board and tabletop variety. Continue reading
Tomorrow morning high school kids, teachers, and mentors all around the world will be glued to NASA TV for the FRC 2014 Kickoff. The FRC (FIRST Robotics Competiton) season starts at Kickoff and runs exactly 6 weeks. Teams will need to build their competition robot and seal it up for shipment to the regional events. Most of the teams will take all of that time, working late nights and long weekends to produce a competition worthy robot.