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’

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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

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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

Review: Brackitz Allows Architectural Feats With Wooden Blocks

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Brackitz is a new building block line of toys that allows children to take block building to a whole new level. Brackitz is labeled as being appropriate for ages 3 – 103 and helps kids begin to learn about engineering and architecture. Continue reading

Passing the Torch: Scale Model Building

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As far back as I can remember, I have enjoyed scale model building. Revell, Ertl, and Testors were even some of the first brand names I learned as a child. I recently decided to introduce my son to this geeky art form. Continue reading