Shanghai Disneyland in the Spotlight

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Earlier this month at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, the Walt Disney Imagineering booth shined a light on the newest Disney park in a big way. Set to open in 2016, Shanghai Disneyland will be the 12th Disney park worldwide, the 4th in Asia, and the 1st in Mainland China. It’s become clear that Shanghai Disneyland will indeed be, as Disney CEO Bob Iger proclaimed it, “both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.” 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

So, About That Wonder Woman Lunchbox…

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A couple of days ago, a user on Reddit posted photos of a Wonder Woman lunchbox with a letter allegedly sent from a school to the parents of the child who brought said lunchbox to school. The story was immediately picked up and recirculated across the internet. Every site that posted it simply pointed back to the same story on another site, all of which come back down to a single post on Reddit that links to images on Imgur, posted by the same person. Continue reading

The Truth Is Out There, and On Sale Today: The Complete X-Files for $75

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Now that we know the show is coming back, isn’t it the perfect time to binge-watch every single episode and movie, just to get immersed in the mythology again? Well, here’s your chance: the complete series and both movies in one box set, totallying 54 discs, for just $75 today on Amazon. I want to believe! 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

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