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#FanGirlFriday features include the latest in video games, movies, actor interviews, and so much more!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Giveaways, Television November 17, 2017

10 Pokemon Items You NEED From GameStop & ThinkGeek’s Brand New EXCLUSIVE Pokemon Center! | #Pokemon #GameStop

The Smiths are a family of Pokemon fanatics! My husband and I have been playing the video games since we were young kids, and now we are getting our girls started on them as well. At least once a week, we play the Pokemon Trading Card game as a family, and we are constantly battling each other in Sun and Moon on our Nintendo DSes. Because we are such huge fans, we were THRILLED to learn that GameStop and ThinkGeek are launching an exclusive Pokemon Center at their store locations and online!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Television November 10, 2017

Must Have Video Games Series: South Park: The Fractured But Whole | #SouthPark #UbiStars

I have been a fan of South Park for years and years. I was a young teenager when I started watching it and it is kind of something I grew up watching. I remember when the movie came out and my friends and I went to see it in theaters – ten times! I don’t watch it religiously anymore, but I will watch an episode here and there. I enjoyed the first UbiSoft South Park game, The Stick of Truth, so I was really excited to receive a copy of The Fractured But Whole.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Kids November 3, 2017

Mama’s Geeky’s Must Have Video Games Series: Just Dance 2018 | #VideoGames #UbiStars

It is no secret that the Smith family is a family of gamers. Yes, we are a busy bunch with lots of extracurricular activities like basketball and volunteering – but we always make time for gaming. Something you may not know about my daughters is that this is their third  and fourth year of dance classes. It is something they look forward to every year. So when they can combine their passion for dance, and their love of video games, they are two happy girls. That is where Just Dance 2018 comes in.

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies November 3, 2017

10 Thor: Ragnarok Items Every Marvel Fan Needs + A Chance to Win Some! | #ThorRagnarokEvent #ThorRagnarok

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters today and what better way to celebrate than to start shopping for Thor collectibles! To go along with this movie release, there are some pretty amazing products, and I want to tell you all about them. They are perfect for Marvel fans of all ages. Trust me, I want all of them!

FanGirl Friday, Television October 20, 2017

Top 5 Reveals About Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Five at New York Comic Con | #NYCC #AgentsOfSHIELD

At New York Comic-Con, we had the opportunity to check out Marvel Television’s Madison Square Garden panel showcasing the latest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb led the panel, which included cast members Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez), Henry Simmons (Alphonso “Mack” McKenzie), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Chloe Bennet (Daisy “Skye” Johnson), and of course, Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson). In honor of it being the fifth season of Agents of Shield, we’re going to share with you THE TOP 5 REVEALS ABOUT AGENTS OF SHIELD SEASON FIVE!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Movies October 6, 2017

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game is a Hit! | #LEGONinjagoMovie #Nintendo

I have always loved playing video games – ever since I was a young girl and got my first Nintendo system. I enjoy all types of games, but some of my favorites have always been the LEGO games. These games can occupy me for literal hours on end. We own quite the collection of them – Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes, Dimensions, and now we have added the LEGO Ninjago Movie! I was super excited to see this show up in the mail because I just knew I would love it!

Disney, Disney Planning, FanGirl Friday, Food & Drink September 21, 2017

4 Reasons To Book The Garden Grill for Breakfast At Epcot at Walt Disney World | #DisneyWorld

The Garden Grill is always on our must do dining list when we visit Disney World. In my opinion, it is one of the best character meals that there is, for several different reasons. A Smith Family visit to Disney World would just not be the same without it. My in-laws will be hitting Disney World with us in a few months and we knew right away the one breakfast we had to make sure they did not miss is The Garden Grill. I am thrilled to say that we were able to book it – and cannot wait to show them why we love it so much!

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies September 15, 2017

3 Taika Waititi Films to Watch Before (or After) You See Thor: Ragnarok | #ThorRagnarokEvent

As you probably know, Taika Waititi is directing Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters on November 3rd, 2017. When I heard this news, I was thrilled – because I love his work. But in talking with friends about it, I was honestly surprised by how many knew nothing about him or his movies. I immediately gave them a list of three movies and told them to watch them right away.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming September 8, 2017

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is Filled With Fun & Strategy – Only for Nintendo Switch | #MarioRabbids

My family is a family of gamers – as you likely already know. We tend to run out to the store and pick up the latest games the day they come out. There was one in particular that we had been dying to be released for our Nintendo Switch – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. I could tell from the trailer video that it would be a huge hit for our family. When Ubisoft sent us a copy of it (plus a really amazing collectible), I was proved right! We spent the entire long Labor Day Weekend playing it.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Movies September 1, 2017

Celebrate Force Friday II At GameStop & Get Tons of Star Wars Deals | #ForceFridayII

As you likely already know, I am a HUGE Star Wars fan! Today is Force Friday II, which I have been looking forward to for weeks. This morning, I grabbed my brand new Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E (more on those later!) and headed out to my local GameStop. I was so excited to celebrate today at one of my all time favorite stores. As soon as I walked in, I was blown away by all the cool merchandise and deals that they had. If you are a Star Wars fan, I strongly encourage you to check out your local GameStop this weekend!

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday August 25, 2017

Get Free Funko POPs In The Funko Insider Club | #Funko

You possibly know this already, but I have a huge Funko POP collection. I am a bit of an addict. Pretty much every time I go to the store, I have to get at least one. And don’t even get me started on GameStop and their exclusives. I already practically live at that store because of my gaming addiction (which is not a bad thing). When I leave that store, I usually have at least one video game and one Funko POP in hand. Well now I just learned about the Funko Insider Club that GameStop announced – a way to get FREE Funko POPs & more!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming, Kids August 18, 2017

Nintendo’s Miitopia is A DS Family Game All Kids Will Love | #NintendoBlogger #Nintendo #Miitopia

I love playing with my Nintendo DS so I was really excited to test out the new game, Miitopia. I had watched the trailer video for this game many times and already had it on my wish list. When it arrived I asked my mom to open it up right away. I then played it non-stop for about two days. It was all I could think about! This game is so much fun and I know any kid will love it!

Books, FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Television August 11, 2017

5 Comic Books to Read Before the Marvel’s Inhumans Airs on ABC | #Inhumans #Marvel

I am really looking forward to Marvel’s Inhumans coming to ABC in September. The Inhumans comic book series is one of my favorites and has been for a long time. The characters are all amazing and the story lines always have me hooked. Black Bolt and Medusa are one of my absolute favorite comic book couples. Now, I know many people out there don’t know much about The Inhumans. I put together a list of my favorite trade paperbacks that are sure to get you hooked on them – and also ready for the ABC TV Series!

FanGirl Friday, Kids, Movies August 4, 2017

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain Hits Stores 8/8! | #DCSuperHeroGirls

As you probably know by now, I have two young girls. They are 4 and 6 years old right now and they are huge geeks, just like their mama! Because of this, they are big in to comic books and super heroes. One of their favorite shows and movies to watch is anything that has to do with the DC Super Hero Girls. I love this as well because it gives them great figures to look up to – and of course, I love anything comic book related as well. The DC Super Hero Girls are strong, independent women, so who better for them to place on a pedestal? The latest DVD release, LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain, hits stores on August 8th – and it is amazing!

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies, Music June 16, 2017

Pre-Order The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Spider-Man: Homecoming | #SpiderManHomecoming

As I am sure many of you know by now, I am a HUGE Marvel fanatic. I collect the comic books, I collect the toys, I collect the movies – and I even have a few Marvel related tattoos. So I was thrilled to hear today that Sony Music announced the release of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino. The soundtrack will be released on July 7 and is available for pre-order here.