New York Comic Con 2015: A Day-By-Day Planning Guide


This Thursday marks the beginning of New York Comic Con, the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast, rivaling even San Diego Comic Con in size. With more than 150,000 guests to contend with and a beastly, albeit incredible schedule of panels, events, signings, and booths to consider, NYCC can be a daunting undertaking without the proper planning. Continue reading

‘DC Super Hero Girls’ First Look


Today Warner Bros and DC Entertainment released the first look at the upcoming ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ with an exclusive animated clip, ‘Welcome to Super Hero High’, and photos of some of the figures. Continue reading

Sunday Evening With Captain Owen Episode 017: ‘VilleniumValcon’


This week we play with Captain Owen’s ‘Star Wars’ Galactic Heroes Millenium Falcon and Darth Vader that he got from his Grandma Janice on Force Friday! Continue reading

Stack Overflow: STEAM-Powered Kids


Today’s Stack Overflow is a little different—instead of just books, I’ve thrown in some games, toys, and even apps. In light of last week’s news, I think it’s even more important to encourage kids to keep tinkering and exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). It’s pretty awesome, really, that there are so many ways to get kids thinking scientifically and encouraging them to experiment. Sometimes it’s just about presenting characters that demonstrate engineering skills or critical thinking, showing kids that it’s okay to be a geek. Continue reading

Send Your Child’s Imagination to China

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Whole Wide World Toys is looking inspire curiosity about world cultures with their new World Village Playsets. Available now is the China Playset, which seeks to teach kids about various aspects of Chinese culture with “simple,” offline toys that spark kids’ imaginations. Continue reading

Here Are All of the LEGO Minifigures for ‘The Force Awakens’


Ladies and gentlemen, the first wave of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ LEGO sets are now available. By now you’ve probably seen all seven sets. If you’re not battling the crowds to snatch them up, you’re probably spending a fair bit of time online admiring them from afar. Here are detailed images for all of the minifigs available. Continue reading

Make the Most of ‘Beautiful LEGO’ Series From Mike Doyle

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I spend entirely too much time using LEGO bricks to funnel my creative energy. Recently, I started to feel like I’d reached the limits of my pieces. Of course, this made me want to go on a shopping spree. What can be better than buying a few thousand bricks? Luckily, a copy of ‘Beautiful LEGO Wild!’ found its way onto my desk. Continue reading

A Long Time Ago, in a Toy Store Far, Far Away…

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During my first Gen Con a few weeks back, I had such a great time… and a large part of that was being able to hang with fellow geek dads Dave Banks, John Booth, and Jonathan Liu (among others). John introduced me to a friend of his, Brian Stillman, who was also a member of our ragtag group, and over a number of nights we played many games and had dozens of interesting conversations… and one of those was about Brian’s special ‘Star Wars’ toy documentary project titled ‘Plastic Galaxy’ that was playing at Gen Con. Continue reading

Marvel Collector Corps Unboxing – Box 3: ‘Secret Wars’


Spoilers abound as we unbox the latest Marvel Collectors Corps subscription box. The theme this time? ‘Secret Wars!’ Continue reading

For Force Friday: Enter the GeekDad/EE Elite 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper Statue Giveaway


It’s hard to express how important Star Wars is to geeks. Episodes IV-VI are core components of our lives, and how we raise our kids. We remember the excitement and then disappointment of Episodes I-III, and yet now, with Episode VII coming, the excitement is back. We NEED it to be great. We want more. Continue reading