Saturday, April 12, 2014

GoldieBlox: Engineering and Building Toys for Girls

GoldieBlox, Engineering and Building Toys for Girls

GoldieBlox, Engineering and Building Toys for Girls

GoldieBlox wants to provide girls with another option instead of dolls, kitchen sets, etc. they want to expose the girls to science and engineering while young. Men outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math and they want to change that equation. Giving girls engineering and building will help develop an early interest in science and engineering.

GoldieBlox has been successful with their innovative and creative toys they have pre-sold million of dollars worth of toys and big retailers like Toys R Us and Target have them. They are also expanding to other countries like United Kingdom and Australia. They won the prize for Intuit's Super Bowl contest("Small Business, Big Game" contest).

Debbie Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox believe that femininity is strong and girls will build the future–literally.

They have created amazing videos like “Princess Machine” video:



For Easter they release a new video: “This is Your Brain on Engineering” its purpose is to tell girls that there is more to life than being a pink princess. They want to change the "princess culture." The video shows a cute little girl telling girls that the egg is your brain, then she placed it on a conveyor. It passes through signs about the impact of gender stereotypes on their confidence in math and science.

"At age 7 girls begin to lose confidence in math and science."
"At age 13, over half of all girls are unhappy with their bodies."


I love their videos!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Buy McDonald's Happy Meals and Get exclusive Skylanders Swap Force toys

On March 28, 2014 McDonald's will include exclusive Skylanders Swap Force toys with Happy Meal in participating McDonald's branches in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The 8 characters of Skylanders Swap Force toys are: Eruptor, Chompy, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna Charge, Rattle Shake, Wash Buckler, and Prism Break.

The toys have their "unique play feature" but cannot be used in-game. Luckily, eligible purchases will also include $10 off coupons for the multiplatform Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack and $1 off individual character figures. The Skylanders Happy Meals promo will run from March 28 up to April 24, 2014.

Enjoy your Skylanders toys and happy meals, check out McDonald's website for more information.

Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's

Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's

Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's
Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's

Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's
Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's

Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's

Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylanders toys, Happy Meals Skylander, Mcdonald's





Sunday, March 16, 2014

McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys

McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys, Happy Meals Mario toys. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Super Mushroom power-up

McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys, Happy Meals Mario toys. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Super Mushroom power-up

McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys, Happy Meals Mario toys. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Super Mushroom power-up
McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys, Happy Meals Mario toys. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Super Mushroom power-up

McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys, Happy Meals Mario toys. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Super Mushroom power-up

McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys, Happy Meals Mario toys. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Super Mushroom power-up


Nintendo has partnered with McDonald's to have a range of Mario toys in Happy Meals, too bad it's only in UK.

On March 19, UK McDonald's will be releasing the Happy Meals Mario toys. The toys include  Mario and Luigi, along with Toad, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and a Super Mushroom power-up.

Nintendo said: "They want to inspire children to get active using some of Super Mario’s moves." "They will be encouraged to run, jump and complete active tasks set out by Mario and friends."

The McDonald's Happy Meals Mario toys will run up to April 29th in the UK. It not announced if it will also be offered in the US.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jakks Pacific: Mario Kart ride-on

Jakks Pacific, Mario Kart ride-on, Super Mario Kart Ride-On

Jakks Pacific, Mario Kart ride-on, Super Mario Kart Ride-On

Jakks Pacific, Mario Kart ride-on, Super Mario Kart Ride-On


Check out the new Super Mario Kart Ride-On which is the real life replica of the kart that is seen in the Mario Kart 7 video game.

Jakks Pacific and Nintendo teamed up to launch the Mario Kart ride-on. The kart is called the Super Mario Kart Ride-On. The only thing that are missing are the Red Shells, Banana Skins and speed mushrooms. The good thing is, it comes with sound effects from the game.

The kart also led you to switch between on-road and off-road tyres.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces coming in by 2015

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces, Nike Power Laces

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces, Nike Power Laces

Back to the Future Inspired Nike Power Laces, Nike Power Laces


Check this out a Nike kickers with Power laces! In the movie “Back to the Future Part II” it shows a glimpse of 2015 with flying cars, hoverboards, and Marty McFly’s self-tying kickers.

Nike has made the self-tying shoes into reality. Tinker Hatfield Nike's shoe designer said at the Jordan Brand’s Flight Lab in New Orleans that they are making a shoe that can lace itself just like Marty McFly’s self-tying sneakers.

Nike is planning to release this new product by 2015. Nike actually released a somewhat replica of the self-tying shoes in the movie back in 2011, it was a limited edition of 1500 pairs, however it didn’t feature power laces.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

New PS4 Games on the Horizon

Sony has launched the Playstation 4 (PS4) in Japan last Friday February 21, 2014 and with its release trailers of new games that they will offer soon are also shown.

As you can see on the video below most of it are from Japanese developers like Konami and Square Enix. I just hope those games will not be exclusive to Japan.

There are 27 game titles when PS4 were launched in Japan that includes popular games like, Dream C Club: Host Girls on Stage, Yakuza Ishin, Nikoli no Puzzle 4: Sudoku, Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation, Tottemo E Mahjong Plus, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, and Onigiri

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn Beta will also be launched in the near future. The release of Capcom's beta for Deep Down has been delayed which is unfortunate.

Sony has sold an impressive number of PS4 about 5.3 million consoles worldwide as of February 8th. They also have doubled the Microsoft's Xbox One sales for the month of January.



Japanese PS4 launch trailer complete with DualShock 4 sword fights Trailer:


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sony PS4 Rules Doubles Xbox One sales

Sony PS4 Rules Doubles Xbox One sales, Sony PS4, Xbox One

Sony PS4 dominates the gaming console beat Xbox One in sales. Sony said that their console PlayStation 4 has nearly doubled Microsoft's Xbox One sales in January. Sony's target is 5 million units by March.

John Koller of Sony confirmed the NPD figures on their PlayStation Blog, that in the US, PS4 nearly doubled the sales of Xbox One in January.  

Sony said that they have sold 4.2 million units of PS4. The PS4 impressive performance will definitely go up as Sony will launch the PS4 in Japan in less than two weeks.

Microsoft reported that they have sold 3 million Xbox One unit worldwide at the end of 2013.