By Drew Bennett

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

  • Photo-A-Day #3447

    There was a giveaway that happened with Lays and Skylanders for 3 different special edition Fire Bone Hot Dog characters. I was lucky enough to win one of them, the green flamed one. I love the look of a clear character with one of the major parts, the flames on the bone, in color. I probably would have had green flame on the base as well. I think that would have really made this version of Fire Bone Hot Dog pop.

    I’ve got Skylanders on the brain because I am headed to New York tomorrow to go to a Skylanders After School Event. I attended one of these last year for Swap Force and had a great time. This year I get to go back again and bring along Andrew. The two of us in the city, that should be interesting.

  • Manwich Twitter Party

    With Allison heading back to work full time all week long I’ll be doing more of the meals around the house. Luckily for me I was asked to participate as a Co-Host of a Manwich Twitter Party this Thursday. We’ll be talking about creative recipes for quick, easy and delicious meals. There will also be prizes including:

    • Pyrex Saucepan
    • Branded wooden spoon
    • Branded pot holder
    • Branded apron
    • Electric can opener
    • $30 VISA gift card (for grocery purchase)

    I won’t be the only one participating as a Co-host of this Manwich Twitter Party. I’ll be joined by:

    The Twitter party will be from 8pm EST to 9pm EST. I hope to see you there. You can RSVP for prizes at

  • Transformers Rescue Bots Mystery Rescue

    I recently received another compilation DVD for Transformers Rescue Bots. This is a show that my daughter and I enjoy watching together and my son is just starting to get into. We’ve collected all of the toys and are eagerly awaiting the dinosaur themed episodes that I hope are coming (based on what I’ve seen of the toys). But to tide us over we have this DVD which collects five episodes from the series with a mystery theme for each one. While the collector in me is thoroughly frustrated in not having a complete season on DVD and getting a DVD with a mixture of episodes from season 1 and season 2 on it I still like having the episodes for the kids to watch. The kids aren’t paying attention to continuity that much at this time anyway. read more!

  • Photo-A-Day #3446

    So a day after I eat some bugs they start showing up at my door. I didn’t eat this guy. I let him just hang out on the screen door.

  • The Kids with their Wild Kratts Toys

    When I went to Toy Fair in February I wanted to make sure that I found the Wild Kratts toys. Wild Kratts is a show on PBS that I enjoy watching with the kids. Through the show the kids learn some fascinating information about animals from brothers Chris and Martin Kratt. I had the good fortune of interviewing Chris Kratt at the booth during the show and it was so nice to meet him. I couldn’t wait for the toys to come out. Here is that video interview.

    I received a large box of Wild Kratts toys and wanted to share our experience with them. Our opinions are 100% our own. We received: A Creature Power 4 Pack – Runners Set, A Createrra Set With Martin Figure, A Plush Talking Martin, A Creature Power 2 Pack – Lion Powers Set and two of Martin’s Creature Power Suit (We are donating one to a local charity called Christmas is for Kids). read more!