By Drew Bennett

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

  • Eva with the cars

    So… You pretty much already know how I feel about Modarri. I absolutely love them and they will be featured in my upcoming Holiday Gift guide titled, “The 10 Coolest Toys I Wish Existed When I Was 10″. I learned about these toys months and months ago and started looking into them, eventually helping to fund their wickedly successful Kickstarter Campaign and seeking them out at Toy Fair. When the opportunity arose for me to review these toys I jumped all over it even though I will be getting my own set of Modarri cars that I am expecting from my Kickstarter Rewards. But I got a set of Modarri car for review. The Street Car “S1,” Dirt Car “X1″, Track Car “T1″ and the DIY car that we painted with nail polish. Opinions are 100% my own.

    Modarri toy cars are the first toy line from Thoughtfull Toys. The toy line was 300% funded on Kickstarter and was officially launched at Toy Fair 2014. The cars will begin hitting retail stores very, very soon. I took my Modarri cars with me to work one night and all the guys were having a great time taking them apart and putting them back together in different combinations. Let me explain. Modarri cars are modular cars with parts that swap with each other. Here is what the cars look completely broken down into their component parts. Each modular car includes a chassis, hood/windshield, seat pan, seat, fenders and frame, hex tool, four wheels, front and rear suspensions and a hex tool for taking them all apart and putting them back together or better yet, mixing them up with other cars in the line.

    Modarri Cars Broken Down read more!

  • Photo-A-Day #3489

    I have a post going up tomorrow all about Modarri Toy Cars. These are amazing toy cars and I have one to give away to you. Make sure that you check it out!

  • I just received the latest featurette for Into the Woods, the Disney movie being released on December 25, 2014. You get a much better look at all the characters as well as what the movie is all about. It is certainly worth a closer look.

    Learn more about Into the Woods. read more!

  • This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #PutPorkontheMenu

    Smithfield Dinner Photo #weavemade #PutPorkontheMenu #Ad

    Dinner has once again become my domain. Well, part of the time. With Allison back at work after seven years I am home with Andrew all day long and I want to help out with making dinner. For the longest time my role in dinner was to do the shopping and the dishes. In our house whoever cooks doesn’t have to clean. Allison was not a fan of dishes so she took the role of making meals. Despite not doing it much I do enjoy cooking. I also love to go shopping. I know the layout of most every store around. It makes it easy when I take Andrew to the store because I know just where to go and what locations to avoid in order to get in and out quickly. This came in handy when we went to Walmart to get the ingredients for a special dinner with the family. read more!

  • Slugterra: Return of the Elementals

    The DVD came out on September 16 but I just received it the other day. You can still pick up Slugterra: Return of the Elementals on DVD and if you are a Slugterra fan then you are going to absolutely want to have a copy of it to watch. The movie has a huge reveal and was really satisfying to watch. I am very excited that I finally have my own copy of the movie. Eva has yet to see it but she’s gonna love it and also love the Fire Elemental figure that was sent along with the movie. Here is the trailer.

    The movie picks up a little while after the previous movie ended. The previous movie being Slugterra: The Ghoul from Beyond. Eva was not a fan of that one. She did not like seeing Eli in a zombie like state.

    I had thought that this movie was the end and I was super bummed out about that however I just checked out the Nerd Corps website and there is a press release that has made me happy again. This is the line that got me: “Nerd Corps Entertainment announced today that it has greenlit a third season (13 episodes) of its hit boys action property Slugterra, following a year of top ratings, toy sell-outs and new licensing deals for the brand around the globe.

    The press release also mentions that there will be another Slugterra movie called Slug Fu Showdown. I don’t know when that will be out but it is currently in production alongside the new episodes and 17 one minute Slugisodes. So more Slugterra is a great thing! I’ve go to tell Eva.