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Disney Infinity 2.0?

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 10th, 2014

If you haven’t seen this trailer yet, I’d be very surprised. For those of you who have been sitting on the fence, wondering whether or not you should purchase Disney Infinity, this short clip may change your mind. For those of you who now seem to have drawers full of duplicate Boosters, this will probably call for a second mortgage on your place of residence. Take a look, and I’ll catch up to you after the jump.

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Toys
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Marvel Legends Platinum Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 9th, 2014

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I’m off to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier tonight, so while I’m gone, check out this cool Marvel Legends Platinum Captain America figure that Hasbro sent to us to check out. Out of all of the current Captain America figures that I have seen, this one definitely takes the cake as the most realistic-looking one. Dressed up in his outfit from the Winter Soldier movie, Steve Rogers makes for an imposing action figure for play – or for display.

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TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2014
Film Impressions
Knight Rusty (Ritter Rost)

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 8th, 2014

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This German film, directed by Thomas Bodenstein, is about a self-absorbed robot from Scrapland named Rusty who is made entirely out of old parts. In fact, almost everything in Scrapland is made out of old, re-purposed junk. Rusty is not the biggest or the most shiny knight in the Kingdom of Scrapland, but he definitely has dreams; dreams that he’s willing to risk everything for – including his best friend’s prized possession.

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Toys
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Flying Shield

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 7th, 2014

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Captain America, the super-soldier from the Marvel Universe, is a tough customer. With his augmented strength and speed, Cap is definitely far more than human. Of course, unlike other superheroes, Steve Rogers is not bullet-proof, and requires some sort of protection that will not hamper his agility. Luckily, he carries a one-of-a-kind Vibranium shield that can be used for both defense and offence. Hasbro has created a flying disc that resembles Cap’s shield, and it can be worn!

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TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2014
Film Impressions
Twins In Bakery

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 6th, 2014

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Twins In Bakery, directed by Mari Miyazawa, is a bit of a Shoemaker’s Elves kind of story that takes place in a bakery rather than in a shoemaker’s shop. When the baker takes off for the evening, a pair of food-based twins (it looks like they are made out of sausages) conjure up some culinary wizardry, and re-arrange all of the food in the whole shop with dazzling (and tasty) results!

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Toys
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Shockwave Blast Captain America Figure

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 5th, 2014

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier has dropped into theatres, and it looks pretty cool. Hasbro has released some toys to accompany Marvel’s latest film, and they sent us a few different ones to check out. A few days ago, we talked about the Blast ‘N Go Assault Cycle; in today’s article, we look at the Marvel Captain America Super Soldier Gear Shockwave Blast Captain America figure.

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TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2014
Film Impressions
The Magic Ferret

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 4th, 2014

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The Magic Ferret is a live-action Canadian short film directed by Alison Parker that tells the story of a day in the life of boy in an orphanage. Sam, a six year old, and his pet ferret named Booger, put on a once-in-a-lifetime magic show that will change their lives forever.

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