Skylander Eruptor to Appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Many congratulations to our friends at Toys For Bob, and Activision. Eruptor, one of my favorite Skylanders, is to appear in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The larger than life Eruptor balloon took more than 40 gallons of fluorescent paint and five barrels of glitter to recreate his fiery personality. Check out the parade on turkey day starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: More Is More

Stack Overflow: More Is More

I like big books and I cannot lie. You might like your little digital book device that holds an entire library in your pocket, but there are some things that just aren’t meant to be shrunk down to that size. Here are some great examples of books that are just better in full size—all of them are bigger than your iPad’s screen. Sometimes, more is more. Continue reading

Howard the Duck Brings Quack-Fu Back to Marvel Comics

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When he appeared in the post-credits stinger for Guardians of the Galaxy, Howard the Duck caused some to celebrate, some to shake their heads and the younger crowd to ask; “who was that?” Not surprisingly, Marvel has announced Howard’s official return to comics in the all-new Howard the Duck #1 coming this March. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Raid & Trade

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In this post-apocalyptic world, everyone’s trying to survive long enough to make it into the Golden City, either by building up their reputation, by fulfilling missions, or just sheer skill. Raid & Trade is a board game now on Kickstarter from Mage Company. Continue reading

The Gates Re-Open in the First Teaser for Jurassic World

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With Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, 2015 is going to be a huge year for sequels. Now comes the 15-second teaser of the trailer for Jurassic World, the newest entry in the Jurassic Park franchise and yet another geek-certified sequel to add to that impressive 2015 lineup. Continue reading

Win a Set of Justice League: War Action Figures!

When Unrelated Super Teams Attack!

Just in time for the holidays, we at GeekDad are here to make your shopping load a little lighter. Enter to win one of two sets of five figures based off the impressive New 52 animated feature Justice League: War! Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide #3: Board and Tabletop Games

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It matters little if the games are made of cards, paper, cardboard, or just imagination. What matters are times spent together as a group and memories formed of those times. We seem to have a difficult time getting together to play games, but when we do we always have fun. Here are a few of the games we’ve all enjoyed playing. Some take tens of minutes, and some take many hours. Whatever your time schedule, there’s sure to be a game in here that you can enjoy with your family and friends.
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Holiday Gift Guide #4: Video Games and Apps

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Games made of pixels have been a favorite of mine since the Atari 2600 hit the streets. Today’s games are barely recognizable by those standards, with more realistic graphics, multi-player modes, and advanced stories. In this guide we take a look at some of our favorite games. Many of these are rated Teen, or Mature, so be sure to check the ratings before buying them for your younger kids.
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Kickstarter Reminder — Ingocraft 3D Printable Construction Set

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Ingocraft is offering up a kit of parts that allows young makers to not only create parts that stay put, but more parts can be printed on a 3D printer… and both my boys are completely fascinated by my 3D printer and the things I print out. Add the Ingos (the name for the Ingocraft parts) to that list as well as the app that well let my sons first design on the screen and then convert their designs to real-world objects with physical parts they snap and bolt together. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: It’s the End of the World as We Know It…

Stack Overflow for the end of the world

Some say the world will end in fire, some say with sentient robots turning against their human masters. I’ve always been fond of dystopian and apocalyptic fiction for some odd reason. Here are several titles I’ve been reading lately that play with world-ending, evil robots, and more. Continue reading

Gravlander Episode 5, a New Serial Story by Erik Wecks

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And here we are… halfway through Erik Weck’s 10-part serial story, Gravlander. Jo is definitely in a tight situation, and if you read last week’s post then you know she is completely unwelcome in her new locale.

Are you just discovering this story? The good news is you’ve only got four episodes to read to catch up. Continue reading

Explore Your Inner Victorian With The Steampunk User’s Manual

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Back in 2011, The Steampunk Bible provided an “illustrated guide to the world of imaginary airships, corsets and goggles, mad scientists, and strange literature.” It was one of the more comprehensive books that tried to tackle the larger definition of the steampunk movement. Jump forward three years, and Jeff VanderMeer has returned along with Desirina Boskovich (a fellow Atlanta resident!) to offer up a sequel of sorts — The Steampunk User’s Manual. As with its predecessor, this full-color hardback reference provides dozens and dozens of essays, photos, interviews, and more… but this time around with a slightly different intention. Continue reading