I’ve had my eye on GoPro for quite some time. Experimental slow-motion captures, bold action shots and other GoPro adventures are ubiquitous treasures on YouTube.
Here we are approaching the hottest time of year and I can only imagine what my friends and family back in New Mexico, must be going through right about now. You see, the Talking Dad family haven’t always resided in the magnificent 4-season climate of Michigan. We are transplanted from the very dry, very hot southwest desert. Roof-top evaporative coolers …
The Talking Dad and Professor Pal collect the 10 best and coolest toys set to fly off store shelves in 2014.
I’m sitting here, reflecting on my 6th year of fatherhood, attempting to choose my favorite moment. I can’t define any one specific memory. I’m sad, but proud. It’s been a fantastic year.
Here at the Talking Dad household, summer brings our friends and neighbors together for weekends full of great food, fireside chats and outdoor movies! YES, OUTDOOR MOVIES! There’s no other gadget that has made our weekend movie-going experience more convenient than our Apple TV.
We like Lego. Correction. We love LEGO! You can imagine the excitement had by Lego fans around the world when The Lego Movie was announced. The introduction of movie-inspired Lego play-sets was inevitable. Pal and I were doing our weekly shopping at Target this week for the essentials (which somehow always includes walking through the toys section), when we came …
Professor Pal was particularly excited about his latest toy evaluations this week. Comic book reading is a staple activity at The Talking Dad Institute, so when anything superhero arrives at our doorstep, kids start going nuts. Iron Man 3 is the latest Marvel Studios entry, so Hasbro followed suit with some great products inspired by the high-octane flick. The Assemblers toys promote the most creativity in the Iron Man 3 line. The Battle Vehicle comes with an Iron Man action figure with interchangeable weapons and arms. Stark’s car can launch the hero out of his seat and toward his enemies, which adds an amusing element to the playset. The Assemblers Battle Vehicle turned out as the Professor’s recommended pick of the bunch, due its incredible replay value.
An interesting tidbit of news crossed my desk (that’s code for high-chair….I was feeding my toddler) this afternoon. In anticipation of the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand, Hasbro is launching an unprecedented event that allows kids and fans a stake in character design decisions. Dubbed the “Fan Built Bot”, our collective decisions will create a “robot in disguise” – to be fully integrated into Transformers lore. This new bot will appear in comics, as well as the “Thrilling 30” line of toys to be made available in retail outlets next year. Polling will close on May 5th, with the “Fan Built Bot” unveiled at San Diego Comic Con 2013. Visit Transformers.com and start making your design decisions. Everything from special ability to choosing sides (of the conflict) are available options.
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