Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Your Kids Will Go Crazy for the New #Boneless Super-Charged Motorized Skateboards with Poseable Skaters + Trick Play Sets Available from NSI (Review) #toys #games #StickTheTrick

 Disclosure: I was provided with samples for review from the vendor in exchange for an honest and thorough review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Introducing #Boneless – mini, electric-powered skateboards with hyper-poseable skaters and crazy stunt playsets.  


Who said skateboarding is just a boy's thing?  My two girls wanted to try skateboarding out during COVID when they had nothing else to do, after watching some old videos of Tony Hawk compete on the X-Games.  I picked them up their own boards and safety gear, and within minutes of stepping foot on the skateboards, they were both hooked, and have been practicing and getting better since. 

When I saw the commercial for #Boneless super-charged skateboards with figures, and the add on trick sets from NSI, I knew my girls would love to them -- and, that they did.  

 

More about these #Boneless toys:

"#Boneless is a line of electric-powered, mini skateboards with poseable skaters and stunt playsets. Kids can use the figures and the skateboards to do stunts. The skateboards come with a power charger that quick-charges the board in seconds. Kids can twist and bend the #Boneless skaters and pose them in different positions until they find the optimal position for each trick they attempt.

Skaters twist and bend, like they’re boneless! – 6 skaters each sold separately.

Each figure set includes a skater, skateboard, charging base and collectible deck (3 AA batteries not included). With four play sets to choose from, kids can simulate skateboard tricks and stunts. For more information, see the video below or visit their website: skateboneless.com"

Cool Features:

  • Each #Boneless skater comes with a removable, collectible deck and power charger. (Takes 3 “AA” batteries). 
  • You control skateboard direction. On the back of the board is a switch. Slide the deck forward to flip the switch.
    • Switch UP to lock it in forward direction 
    • Switch DOWN and when board bumps into walls or obstacles, it reverses direction 
  • Quick-charge board in just 15 seconds

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With three #Boneless skaters with boards and two trick sets, they have been trying out rad skate moves they would only dream about landing on their skateboards, which the worry of hurting themselves.  They have been acting out skate jumps they have seen some of their favorite skateboarding icons attempt in videos they have watched, as well as make up new moves which they give their own unique names for.  I love seeing my girls really get into the sport of skateboarding, and love how there are toys out there that resonate with both boys and girls, and that they can enjoy together.  

*Charge them and they stay powered for 15 seconds -- enough time for attempting a sick trick*

My girls love playing together, but, can also grab their #Boneless skateboarding figures with boards and trick sets and play on their own.

My oldest daughter's birthday is fast approaching, and see is asking for the additional trick sets from NSI to complete her ultimate #Boneless skate park, as well as a few more of the skaters from Series 1 to complete their set.  So, I am heading to SkateBoneless.com after this post to buy up the other #Boneless toys to surprise her with for her birthday. :-)

If you have a young skateboarding fan in your life, I highly recommend you check out the new line of #Boneless Super-Charged Shrunken Skateboarding skaters and trick sets (sold separately) from NSI.  They require 3 AA batteries as the boards are motorized, and also come with a fun sticker sheet that your kids can use to customize their skateboards and trick sets with.  My girls really liked the addition of the stickers and making their skaters and boards their own with the super cool stickers.  

*Skaters are hyper-poseable and each comes with their own collectible deck*

And, while they are becoming more daring and wanting to try jumps and moves at the nearby skate park, I like how they have these toys from NSI to act out the more tricky and dangerous one, without worrying about a trip to the ER.



You can learn more about the #Boneless skaters and trick sets from NSI by visiting SkateBoneless.com.  These are definitely one line of toys your kids will not grow bored of, and worse collecting all the skaters and trick sets in the series, for even more fun and imaginative play.  This is one of the few toys that my girls will play with together and spend hours together without fighting.  

 BONELESS SKATERS Are Available at Target and www.SkateBoneless.com 

They really get into the imaginative play and acting like commentators as the skaters take to their boards and take on the skate park with their insane tricks all thanks to the motorized boards and poseable skaters.


 Disclosure: I was provided with samples for review from the vendor in exchange for an honest and thorough review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Available Now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD #DoctorStrange

Disclosure: I was provided with a screener code to help facilitate my review, thanks to the vendor. All views shared are mine and mine alone. 



If you are one of the few who hasn't seen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which arrived early last week on Digital and Disney+, and then on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD July 26th, you really are missing out.  I watched this Marvel Studios film with my family last Tuesday night, and then again over the weekend. And, we already have plans to watch it for a third time this upcoming weekend.  Sam Raimi, as director, really did a spectacular job with this one, and the star studded cast really brought this film to life and had everyone watching it, glued to their seats and not being able to take their eyes of the screen as they were afraid they would miss something spectacular.  Like I said, we watched this movie twice around, and it hasn't and will not grow old to us. We are huge fans of all the Marvel Studios' movies...but, I have to say this ranks at the top of the list of my personal faves.

In addition to the amazing movie, you really have to make time to check out all the bonus content which includes featurettes, a gag reel, and so much more.  If you are looking forward to something to watch with your family this weekend, I highly recommend you check out Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. It will not disappoint!

About this movie:


"In Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS, the Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, must traverse the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious adversary. Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg and Rachel McAdams, this thrilling, supernatural action-adventure film is directed by Sam Raimi. Produced by Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll, Scott Derrickson and Jamie Christopher as executive producers, the screenplay was written by Michael Waldron, based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko."

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Bonus Features*:


Featurettes

  • Method to the Madness - Join various crew members and Marvel employees in interviews as they discuss their love of Sam Raimi and all the details of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that make it quintessentially Raimi.

  • Introducing America Chavez - In this short and fun profile piece, we’ll learn about America’s humble beginnings in the comics. We’ll meet Xochitl Gomez and discuss the complications her character's unique power presents for the future of the MCU.

  • Constructing the Multiverse - Writing a feature film for Marvel is no easy task. In this playful yet informative featurette, we’ll dive into the challenges that writer Michael Waldron faced in creating the twisting and turning story of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Bloopers

  • Gag Reel - Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Deleted Scenes

  • A Great Team - A journalist questions Doctor Strange's integrity.

  • Pizza Poppa - Bruce is relieved when Doctor Strange's spell ends.

  • It's Not Permanent - Bruce tries to accuse Doctor Strange of being an imposter.

Audio Commentary

  • View the film with audio commentary by Sam Raimi, Richie Palmer, and Michael Waldron.


*bonus features vary by product and retailer

 

Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / The Scarlet Witch

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo

Benedict Wong as Wong

Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez

Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer


Directed by

Sam Raimi     

  

Produced by

Kevin Feige p.g.a           


Co-Producers

Mitchell Bell

Richie Palmer




Executive Producers

Victoria Alonso

Eric Hauserman Carroll

Jamie Christopher

Louis D’Esposito

Scott Derrickson

                                             

Written by

Michael Waldron

                    

Music by

Danny Elfman


Product Specifications

Street Date

Digital: June 22

Physical: July 26

 

Product SKUs

Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + Digital Code) & DVD

 

Feature Run Time

Approx. 126 minutes

 

Rating

U.S. Rated PG-13

      

Aspect Ratio

Digital: 2:39

Physical: 2:39:1

 

U.S. Audio

4K Ultra HD: English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby, French 5.1 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby

Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

 

U.S. Subtitles

4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French

Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French

DVD: English SDH, Spanish, French

Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)



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Disclosure: I was provided with a screener code to help facilitate my review, thanks to the vendor. All views shared are mine and mine alone. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Check Out "Who's Hiding in The Ocean," a New Matching Game from Laurence King -- Perfect for Family Game Night or Rainy Days This Summer (Review)

 Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor for review purposes.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Summer is finally here...Yippie!!!! Now the real fun can begin -- including camp outs in the backyard, as well as family game nights that can last longer into the night, as there is no school the next day.  :-)  I wanted to share a fun new matching game from Laurence King that released today and is sure to make for a fun game night for your family.  I know this for a fact :-) as I was sent a copy of the game to try out with my family, and it was an instant hit. 

Photo Credit: Laurence King Publishing

Buy now from Amazon for only $22.99

My girls, who animal lovers and fans of matching games couldn't stop playing this matching card game.  Even after our weekly game night ended, they were quick to pull out this game, which comes in a nice sturdy box to hold all 57 ocean-themed spot and match card, and play it whenever they found themselves with free time and wanting something fun to do.  

Photo Credit: Laurence King Publishing

We have only had this game for a short time, but it is a must play in our house each and every family game night. And, because it comes in a nice storage box, it is easy to pack and bring on family trips, camping, or even to the beach.

Here is more about this super fun spot and match game from Laurence King, which is a definite must have for animal and sea creature lovers, ages 4+...

"Pick a card, any card! Now pick another. Between any animal and ocean card there will only ever be one animal that features on both. 

Photo Credit: Laurence King Publishing


"Can you be the first to find it? Featuring Caroline Selmes's delightful animal illustrations and undersea scenes, Who's Hiding in the Ocean? will have the whole family vying for victory!"

Photo Credit: Laurence King Publishing

  • Amazing illustrations: Explore Caroline Selme's intricately drawn underwater world, bursting with minute detail.
  • Collect the series: From the illustrator of Laurence King's Dinosaur Bingo, Jungle Bingo, I Saw it First! and Who's Hiding in the Jungle?
  • Totally addictive gameplay: A matching game for the whole family with super-detailed underwater scenes that reward returing again and again.

Photo Credit: Laurence King Publishing

  • Hours of cozy fun: Take a deep dive and learn to recognize fish from around the world - all from the comfort of home!
  • The perfect gift: Illustration-led, highly finished, 57-card unique matching game, for maximum gift appeal!"

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Caroline Selmes's illustrations are so stunning.  I found myself lingering with each turn, just to admire the playful and oh so colorful ocean scenes.  She did an amazing job at capturing the details of each of the sea creatures, and this truly made playing this matching game with my girls that much more enjoyable.  We found ourselves talking about past trips to the beach and ocean and some of the sea creatures depicted on the matching cards during our exploring, and how this summer we hope to go back to the shoreline and ocean and see more.

Who knew that game night could be so enjoyable with just a matching game.  I like how this game includes a "spot the sea creature" aspect to game, instead of simply trying to match cards or ask for a card from another player's hand. 
Photo Credit: Laurence King Publishing

I think this is what has made this a fun game to play as a family, as well as one the girls like to play on their own together.  The rules of the game are easy to explain even to the youngest of players. And, once you get going with the game, you will want to play again and again. 

To learn more about this new game from Laurence King, head on over to https://us.laurenceking.com/products/whos-hiding-in-the-ocean.  This game be purchased from a variety of retailers including Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes and Noble and IndieBound, to name a few.

 Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor for review purposes.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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