Tuesday 27 December 2011

"Don't bite your friends"

I seem to spend so much of my day watching Yo Gabba Gabba with my 9 month old that I thought it was about time I wrote a post all about it. Take this morning for example, Ive been up with him since 4:30 and I think we have got through about 6 episodes so far while we've been playing. It was so difficult to find something colourful for backing noise that didn't involve characters making stupid noises like the Teletubbies.

I  think its a really great show for kids but there's bits in there for the adults too. Some of my favorite bands have been on there, Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Band of Horses, Taking Back sunday and many more. Plus some of my new music to listen to is because of bands I've heard on the show.

The Aquabats are featured a few times throughout the show with paintings of the band members on the wall in other sketches but there's no surprise there seeing as the lead singer is the co-creator of the show.

The most watched episode in the house is "New Friends" but this is because everyone loves Jack Black, he's really rocking that orange jumpsuit.

My little one always looks most interested when Biz Markie does his 'beat of the day' i think he likes the crazy noises. (haha he just came on the telly and my son stopped what he was doing to look), Apart from the bands ive been quite impressed by some of the quests that have been on there, i was quite shocked to see Tony Hawk Skating and Mos Def as Super Mr Superhero.

The toys are a bit of a pain to get hold of as there's not much choice of things that have been released in this country but luckily were off to florida in a few months so ill be taking full advantage for toys for the boys (and myself of course). Being a huge fan of lego in the house i think my first YGG purchases will be the Mega Bloks sets for when the little one is a tad older.

Any way i will leave you with this very important message "Don't bite your friends"!!!

Added 4/1/12

Today my afternoon was as usual taken up by Yo Gabba Gabba and this is how i entertained myself.

Thursday 1 December 2011

"You were expecting maybe Squirrel Girl?"

Im starting to feel like my Super Hero Squad collection will eventually spiral out of control, i brought a fair amount of these for our eldest when he was in hospital with pneumonia last year. i just happened to go into Smyths when they were on buy one get one free (bonus). He hasn't played with them as much as his chunky figures so i thought i would just start a collection for the little one.

I love this range of toys as there are so many characters to collect, its ashame they didn't make this many in the pre-school range. Ive had to buy a lot of them from the US though as i don't think that many of them were released in this country. It seems that even though their a fairly new range of toys some of them are being sold for crazy prices as the were released in waves. Some of them are really hard to get hold of.

The larger figures (Fin Fang Foom, Galactus, Giant Man, Sentinal and Hulk) were the hardest to get hold of so far, I'm still trying to find Apocalypse. There are so many of the figures that i want that when i finally have them all i will have spent a fortune (but we wont be telling Mrs M just how much).

I feel guilty sometimes that there's an abundance of cool toys hidden away that my son doesn't know about but Iv'e got to have some fun things to give the newby when he's old enough to be dragged into daddy's nerdy world. This week i had a package of toys delivered and Mrs M asked the usual question "which of the boys are those for?" to which i replied "Me!". I'd be lying if i said i didn't get as much pleasure out of playing with them as the boys. I'm a Big Kid!!

I had a lucky find when i was in T.K Maxx a few weeks ago, i was perusing the toy isle as i always do and i stumbled across Nick Fury and his Shield hover car to go with my collection, i'd not even seen this toy while mooching through eBay so i was chuffed. I don't think Mrs M was as impressed,she will probably have the same look on her face when she walks in the lounge and see's that im watching the 1994 animated Fantastic Four Series on my own! You wouldn't think i was 31.