By Drew Bennett

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

  • National Super Hero Day
    Photo-A-Day #4035

    Today is National Super Hero Day. I hadn’t realized it until I saw it on Facebook. But I made up for that when I went to Target and found some of the new Hot Wheels Metal/Metal Real Rides cars that were of Marvel characters. These are fully metal vehicles and man, they weigh a lot. I was surprised to find all six on the shelf and so I picked them all up. Or so I thought. I was in the Target cafe taking photos of them to post to Instagram for the purpose of showing them for National Super Hero Day, It was there that I realized that I had two of The Punisher vehicles. In my excitement and haste I guess I grabbed two of the same one and missed the Hawkeye one. Glad I realized it while in the store and was able to make the exchange.

    Today I also packed up the Captain America Hot Wheels Cars for my friend Greg and mailed out the box for him and the box for my friend Andrew of Mommy’s Busy. I went to the Plainville Post Office. It is my favorite Post Office. They are so nice there. Each time I go it is a pleasant experience and so I save my mail related issues till I can get over there.

    In this video I also go and open up my Captain America and Iron Man Funko figures for Captain America: Civil War. I compare them against the ones from the Marvel Collector Corps box that I received recently.

  • LEO STAR WARS: The Freemaker Adventures

    Photo credit: TM & © The LEGO Group & Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC. All rights reserved.

    An all new LEGO STAR WARS show is hitting Disney XD on Monday, June 20th (10am EST) and because it is the premiere week there will be a new episode every day from Monday to Thursday. The show is called LEGO Star Wars™: The Freemaker Adventures and it is set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. This is an action comedy, as only LEGO can do, and follows the Freemakers. The Freemakers are a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space. With the show being set during the original trilogy we will be seeing some familiar faces, and places, from the Star Wars universe. I’m excited to see who shows up. There will also be some brand new LEGO construction sets based on the Freemakers and their adventures (on shelves in June – perfect timing to build alongside the show). I think it may be about time that I let the kids in on the secret that I have dozens of Star Wars themed LEGO sets in our basement that have been just waiting to be opened and played with.

    But before the show airs the kids and I can and explore the new LEGO® Star Wars™ Force Builder app (available now) to keep inspiring their building adventures. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Builder app allows anyone to create their own “ugly”, allowing iPhone and Android users the ability to prototype unique builds, offering thousands of configurations to inform and inspire your own real-life LEGO builds. Here is a trailer for the show.

    To learn more about the show including cast and characters please read the press release below. read more!

  • A Fine Selection of Hot Wheels
    Photo-A-Day #4034

    Andrew and I went to Walmart today. While we were there we picked up some Captain America Themed Hot Wheels for a friend of mine and Andrew selected one for Eva. I also discovered 3 new Marvel Character Cars including Daredevil, Black Panther and Nova. These are some great additions to my Marvel Hot Wheels collection. I don’t know all of the cars that are coming out but I’m excited to see what other ones are in the wings. These three are fantastic! More in the video below.

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  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Pops
    Photo-A-Day #4033

    I am surprised that there is not a Marvel Collector Corps Box yet themed for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. So far there is a Phil Coulson and Agent Melinda May. There is a Daisy Johnson Pop coming. But an actual box would be great. I’d love to see Fitz and Simmons as Pops and Mack, Bobbi and the rest.

    I was cleaning my office today. I’m getting it ready for a visit from the in-laws. When I did that I found a whole bunch of Pops. They are doubles of ones that I got recently. I can’t believe I already got these once. And not even have one of the most important Guardians of the Galaxy Pops. How I missed that one is beyond me.

    While I was at Target I found some fun M&Ms boxes that are about Celebrating 75 Years of M&Ms. We’ll see if I can find the rest. More in the video.

  • The Captain America Challenge Finalists

    I just watched this great video about the outcome of the MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE. The video shows the 5 young women who were the finalists for the challenge. It also reveals the Grand Prize Winner who will participate in a week-long internship at Marvel Studios. That is some pretty amazing stuff and each of the young women had a great S.T.E.M. idea that they presented. The video shows the women on a Walt Disney Studios tour, walking the red carpet for Captain America: Civil War and more.

    This video is going to be a must watch for Eva. I know that she loves Science, Technology, Engineering and Math but to see young women who are creating amazing things with it is an inspiration not to be missed. This challenge was an exciting one and when Eva gets older I hope that there will e something like this where she can participate as well.

    Here is a new video with Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch”) and Emily VanCamp (“Sharon Carter / Agent 13”) sharing more information about this program and the finalists:

    Read on to find out more about the winner of the challenge. read more!