Transformers/Ghostbusters #1: Ghosts of Cybertron Part 1 Review

Transformers/Ghostbusters #1: Ghosts of Cybertron Part 1  Review

“GHOSTS OF CYBERTRON” PART 1! After years of civil war, the Autobots fled Cyberton, leaving their home planet in the evil clutches of Megatron and his Decepticons. Years later and millions of miles away, the Autobots pick up a Cybertronian distress signal from a mysterious planet called Earth. The ghostly signal shouldn’t exist, and it’ll bring Optimus Prime and his team—including brand-new Autobot ECTOTRON—face-to-face with… the GHOSTBUSTERS

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Zax Foam Ax From Zing (Review)

Zax Foam Ax From  Zing (Review)

Taking a cue from the latest trend sweeping the country, the new Zax is the axe-ellant, new game from Zing! Bring this latest trend home in a fun and safe way, so you can compete with your friends to see who can stick the Zax onto any flat surface like walls or windows! The soft foam Zax is 12" tall and designed for indoor and outdoor fun. For ages 4+. Available: May 2019. US: $9.99 US Retailer: Target CA: $14.99 CA Retailer: Toys R Us, Mastermind, Indigo.

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PlayMobil: Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Collector Playset (Review)

PlayMobil: Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Collector Playset (Review)

We had the pleasure to checks out the PlayMobil Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary Collector Playset. He checks out PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters™ Ecto-1A, PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters™ Collector’s Edition W. Zeddemore and PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters™ Collector’s Set Ghostbusters.

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Lenni Reviews: "In the Midnight Room" by Laura McBride

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Book-ended with the life of June Stein, this novel dives into Las Vegas in the 1950's and a casino called 'The Midnight Room.'

This book feels a lot like the times where I went into a real casino in Vegas and Atlantic City; glitz, glamour, sadness, and desperation. Including June, the lives of four very different women collide together over the course of a lifetime in this book and we follow some hauntingly poetic stories. I'm not really one for historical fiction and this book managed to suck me in and I had trouble putting the book down.

I do have to say some of the point of view changed had me confused but the story managed to sort itself out in a few paragraphs; particularly in the end when it's suddenly all from June's perspective but as it's her life that frames the entire narrative, it's forgivable. An excellent period piece and I recommend. 3.9 out of 5.

Layers of Fear 2 Review

Layers of Fear 2 Review

The cameras are all focused on you; the center of the scene. Not just in character, you are the character. The part to play is singularly yours. Written just for you. You are met with silence. No barking orders from the director. No call to action that you need to become this version of yourself. The demand to act fills your mind, but the script pages hold no words.

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Lenni Reviews: "Saint Young Men" by Hikaru Nakamura

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

In this answer to the question "What if Jesus and Buddha went on vacation" we have a thoroughly enjoyable and hilarious set of stories about these two powerhouses of the heavens living a normal(ish) life in Japan. If you're not into 'slice of life' stories, this will bore you but I found it endearing and fun! Both religions are treated with respect and the translation notes are exceedingly helpful for some of the side humor. It wanders a little but that comes with slice of life stories. I had a lot of fun reading this volume but it's hard to see where this would keep going for multiple volumes without getting repetitive. 4.8 out of 5. 

 

Lenni Reviews: "The Black God's Drums" by P. Djèlí Clark

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

Living with a goddess inside her, Creeper happens upon some valuable information about a scientist and his powerful but dangerous invention. A streetwise kid like her decides to sell this information to become a crewmember for Captain Ann-Marie of the "Midnight Robber." But the weapon in question could kill thousands and reignite the Civil War.

Other than the casual use of racial epithets typical of the South around the time of the Civil War, this was a cool take on a steampunk-like world set in an alternate universe. It's a shame it's just a novella but enough entertainment is packed into its short length, great characters, and fun action. Not enough books are written about the African Orishas and this is a highly creative and enjoyable take on that mythos. 4.5 out of 5.

Club Mocchi Mocchi (Nintedo Plush Review)

Club Mocchi Mocchi (Nintedo Plush Review)

Designed in Japan by TOMY, Mocchi- Mocchi- plush toys are super soft and huggable! Unlike other ordinary plush, Mocchi- Mocchi- has a unique squishy texture and is incredibly soft to touch. The Mario Kart series features fan-favorite characters from the iconic Nintendo game.

Whether you’re treating yourself or buying a gift for that special gamer in your life, you can be sure everyone will love the super soft Club Mocchi- Mocchi- products – collect them all! Club Mocchi- Mocchi- plush will be available at Target Stores.

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Lenni Reviews: "Bones and Bourbon" by Dorian Graves

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Retz is tasked with bringing some escaped exhibits for Lady Delight, a lamia who runs a menagerie of captured supernatural creatures. Lady Delight is a former acquaintance of Nalem, an entity who shares Retz's body and mind so he agrees to the mission not knowing his Retz's brother, Jarrod, has been hired by the escaped funaribi to protect them from Lady Delight. Retz and Jarrod have been estranged for 10 years and their reunion occurs under the pall of their conflicting missions as well as a horde of homicidal unicorns.

With all the stuff going on, this book is difficult to pin down. I get some Supernatural vibes (I haven't watched more than a couple episodes of that but even I could see the similarities) but it is a superficial connection that didn't take away from the story as a whole.

The characters are lively, well written, and have some great chemistry; particularly Retz and Nalem. The dynamics of having to share a body with some ageless entity of dubious morals is conveyed very well. Jarrod and his boyfriend Ferris have a great relationship and Jarrod is a great character who happens to be transgender instead of being transgender being the entire focus of this existence; as it should be. And with a relentless army of killer unicorns in the mix, this is a cool dark urban fantasy. I really enjoyed it. 3.9 out of 5.

Krypton (Season 1) Blu-ray Review)

Krypton (Season 1) Blu-ray Review)

What if Superman never existed? Set two generations before the destruction of Superman’s home planet, KRYPTON follows Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), the legendary Man of Steel’s grandfather, who is faced with a life and death conflict – save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg must balance the quest to redeem his family’s honor and protect the ones he loves while being challenged by familiar DC characters Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and Earthly time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos). KRYPTON is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) alongside Cameron Welsh. In addition to Cuffe, Sipos and Ritson, the show also stars Georgina Campbell, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Aaron Pierre and Ian McElhinney.

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SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Review

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Review

Modern Meets Retro! - The convenience and improvements of modern gaming are all in the collection! Rewind and save at any time while you’re playing, enjoy updated graphics at 1080p resolution, and experience redesigned control schemes for a modern feel!

  • Enter the SNK Museum - An extensive history of SNK and its games await in the Museum Mode. Explore the legacy of one of Japan’s leading developers with high definition artwork and original promotional assets!

  • Enjoy 24 classic retro games from the SNK collection!

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PLAYMOBIL: How to Train Your Dragon III Hiccup & Toothless with Baby Dragon (Review)

PLAYMOBIL: How to Train Your Dragon III Hiccup & Toothless with Baby Dragon (Review)

Hiccup and Toothless lead the Dragons and inhabitants of Berk on a fight against grimmel. With illuminating back spikes and fire-charged markings, Toothless goes on a new adventure to explore the hidden world, and Hiccup learns to be a leader even without his Dragon. Set includes Hiccup, Toothless, blue fire darts, baby Dragon, flame sword, helmet, and other accessories. Recommended for ages four and up. Warning. Choking HAZARD. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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Save My Cereal (Review)

Save My Cereal (Review)

Save My Cereal is a game about preventing items falling into your cereal bowl. Only you can save your cereal by touching and shaking your phone till the end of each round. Each level you will have someone trying to stop you, whether its mom telling you to clean your room, your teacher making you focus on your school work or even grandma in her creepy old house. But don't worry you have a shop with a ton of items to help along the way.

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