By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Black Lion

    Straight from San Diego Comic-Con the team behind Voltron: Legendary Defender has released the teaser trailer for Season 3. This is a minute and 35 second teaser you have the introduction of a new villain, Prince Lotor who will be voiced by AJ Locasio (Back to the Future: The Game, Marty McFly). We also have the paladins and Princess Alura considering a new pilot for the Black Lion because Shiro has disappeared after Zarkon’s defeat. Without the Black Lion there can not be a Voltron. By the end of the trailer we see the Black Lion come to life again. But who is the pilot? We will have to wait until August 4th to binge on this amazing show.

    I for one love the show and would have loved to have been at Comic-con to see the panel for the sneak peek screening that was followed by an in-depth discussion of the upcoming season with executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus (voice of Pidge), Tyler Labine (voice of Hunk) and panel moderator Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor of Nerdist.

    Lauren,Bex,Tyler, Joachim
    Co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Bex Taylor-Klaus (voice of Pidge), Tyler Labine (voice of Hunk,) Executive Producer Joaquim Dos Santos

    what I am bummed out about is that there will only be seven episodes in Season 3 on august 4th and then six more on October 4th for a Season 4. I definitely want more Voltron than that, but I know that I’m going to enjoy what comes. I just hope that we see Shiro again. I love the character and the voice actor, Josh Keaton.

    Prince Lotor

    Who will be the new pilot of the Black Lion? How many episodes in will we have to wait for that information? I hope not too long.

    If you are not caught up on Voltron Legendary Defender then head to Netflix because seasons 1 and 2 are there for the bingeing. And, while you are at it, check out the creator’s and actor’s favorite classic episodes in Voltron 1984, also on Netflix.

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  • Candylab Toys Awesome Wood Cars Gt-10 and Plum50
    Photo-A-Day #4484

    At Blogger Bash NYC and #SweetSuite17 I ran into Vlad and his display of Candylab Toys Awesome Wood Cars. They truly are awesome all around. The designs are simple and yet invoke a feeling of something more. The toys are built well, designed beautifully and roll along quickly and quietly on rubber tires. I was instantly drawn to the Candylab Toys booth because of the Plum50 so when I was asked if I wanted to review the toys I knew that was the one I wanted. I asked Vlad if I could review that one and also mentioned that I liked the GT-10. It reminded me of a certain orange muscle car with the number 01. He said that he’d send me both and I was very excited about that.

    I’ll be taking these toys to the Cape with me and I hope to get some fantastic shots with these cars. I did try to do a sunset shot with the cars in the image above.

    Candylab Toys has a bunch of great toys. Not only are there cool muscle cars but there are also tow trucks, taxis and police cars as well as campers and station wagons. The company started on Kickstarter and they are having a brand new Kickstarter campaign right now. There are 8 days to go on the Kickstarter and they are fully funded so if you want any of these Kickstarter exclusive vehicles and you better jump on it. The Candylab Toys Kickstarter for the Woodie Redux, the Airstream, the Legend & the Ghost.

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  • Skittles Lime
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    Sadly, I think way too much about candy. I remember certain candy from my youth and I miss it. When I was a kid I used to stuff Sunday newspapers at a candy store in the early morning along with my sister and sometimes my friends. We’d get paid in candy from that penny candy store. I can still remember it to this day and all of the tasty candy that I loved. I like tart and sour types of candy so I was a big fan of Sweet Tarts. Back then the green sweet tart was lime. There used to be a package of giant sweet tarts that were hard and not chewy. there also used to be Jolly Ranchers in sticks instead of the very small pieces that they have now. There also used to be lemon and pink lemonade jolly rancher sticks. My absolute favorite were Nerds and Rinky Dinks. Nerds are still around but Rinky Dinkys completely disappeared.

    Rinky Dinks were made by Willy Wonka candies and there were two different boxes. There was a box with cherry, orange and lime and a box with grape, strawberry and lemon. They were about the size of tiny gobstoppers but they were tart and they had faces printed on them. The box separated each color and there was a flap with a hole in the box for each flavor so you could distribute only the colors you wanted. They were my most favorite candy ever.

    Then there were Skittles. Skittles were created in 1974 but not widely made available in the US until 1982. These candies were really good because they also had my favorite flavors, Lemon, Orange, Grape, Strawberry and Lime. However, Lime was replaced by Green Apple. It seems as if so many companies have replaced the lime flavor with green apple and I was not happy about it. So, today when I found a bag of Skittles with the original Lime back I was quite happy.

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  • A while back I posted about WILD ALASKA LIVE. This is an event on PBS that will be hosted by Chris and Martin Kratt, the Kratt Brothers. WILD ALASKA LIVE will premiere Sunday, July 23 at 8pm ET. Then Over three nights (July 23, 26 and 30), PBS will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of animals like bears, wolves, beavers, moose, orcas and eagles, gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Think of it as the world’s greatest vacation, without having to leave your couch or making the kids put on their mittens.

    For an ultimate family experience, WILD ALASKA LIVE will also be simulcast on the new PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and via live stream. Also be sure to tune into two new WILD KRATTS one-hour specials — WILD KRATTS: Creatures of the Deep Sea (July 23) and the all-new WILD KRATTS Alaska: Hero’s Journey (July 26 and 30).

    This is a must-see family viewing event. Here is a video teaser with the Kratt Brothers.

  • Usagi Yojimbo Toys
    Photo-A-Day #4482

    I am so excited about this. I received an email asking me if I would like to host a giveaway for a Walmart Exclusive Samurai Usagi figure with Samurai Horse, personally autographed by Stan Sakai. I was also told that I would be getting the whole set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles basic figures for “The Samurai” line. I received my package the other day and it was filled with so many great things including a Usagi comic book signed by Stan Sakai for me to keep. I was thrilled by the whole package and am excited for one of my readers to win the special prize package. So, this review/giveaway is sponsored by Playmates Toys and opinions of the toys are 100% my own.

    I received two Usagi figures, one in his Samurai armor and one in his signature blue clothes. I also received all four turtles and a giant sized Usagi figure. Each of the basic figures retails for $8.99. The figures come with special weapons and Samurai Armor including a dragon face-plate for the helmet. These guys look so badass in their samurai gear. I have seen a few sneaks of the special episode that will air this Sunday and the toys look like they jumped right off the screen. The detail in each toy is spectacular. The characters can pose and fight and move really well. The new weapons look great, too.

    Enter the giveaway after below the video.

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