Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 006: Grandma Pat


In today’s episode we sing “Five Little Monkies Jumping on the Bed,” talk about hanging out with Sebastian and Sarah, discuss Captain Owen’s first ‘Gundam’ model kit and first Funko Pop vinyl toy, Nemo, his alphabet puzzle from Grandpa Rob, and say farewell to Grandma Pat who passed away last week. Continue reading

Unboxing Star Wars and Remembering #MyStarWars Memories


Today, ‘Star Wars: The Digital Collection’ arrives on Digital HD from Disney, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. To celebrate, Disney sent me and my kiddos a huge box of Star Wars goodies to help us create new memories around my absolute favorite geeky obsession. Continue reading

‘Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction’ Lands at EMP


The ‘Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction’ exhibit opened last weekend at the EMP Museum here in Seattle. I was lucky enough to attend the press preview, and it certainly does not disappoint. Continue reading

GeekDad Interviews Voice of Flint and Author of ‘Parenting for the Digital Age’ Bill Ratner


I recently had the great fortune to meet Bill Ratner, the voice of Flint, before a screening of ‘Transformers: The Movie’ and ‘G.I. Joe: The Movie’ and sit down with him over a beer to discuss voice acting and his book, ‘Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media’s Effect on Children and What to Do About It.’ Continue reading

Sphero – The Ball That Does It All (With Brent Spiner!)

Sphero Feature

I would say that it is great to have a toy that not only the kids enjoy but I also like, but that is nearly all of them! I should probably say that it is great when I get a toy and the kids enjoy playing with it also – at least when I let them play with it. So is true with my latest acquisition, Sphero! Continue reading

Another New Lego Spin-off Announced: ‘The Billion Brick Race’


Warner Bros. just announced another new Lego spin-off movie–‘The Billion Brick Race.’ This movie is in addition to the other three spin-offs already announced–‘Ninjago’ in 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ in 2017, and ‘The Lego Movie 2′ in 2018. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 004: Happy Birthday


In today’s episode we talk about Captain Owen and Sebastian’s second birthday party, robots, the aquarium, Octonauts (again), Captain Owen’s new baby doll – Baby Sam, his birthday dinner at Cafe Flora, an abbreviated reading of ‘The Gruffalo,’ the ABC song, Daniel Tiger, and the Oh, David! books. Continue reading

Unboxing Wil Wheaton With


Quarterly Co. is another contender in the surprise-in-a-box arena. Their unique take is that they have different subscriptions based on curators. When I heard that none other than Wil Wheaton was becoming a curator, I signed up immediately. Continue reading

‘OK to Wake! Owl’ Is a Sleeper Hit


One of the number one issues most parents of small children, like myself, have is getting enough sleep. After about six months of much lack of sleep, we were lucky enough that our son started sleeping through the night for about 10-12 hours on average. Until two weeks ago. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Play With This Too – Lost Protectors

Play With This Too Group Shot

Staffed by a collection of former Mattel and Hasbro talent, Play With This Too has launched Lost Protectors on Kickstarter: finely-detailed action figures that come with robot companions that break down to become armor and weapons. Continue reading