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

FanGirl Friday, Marvel June 2, 2017

Marvel Comics’ New Series RUNAWAYS to Hit Shelves This Fall | #Runaways #Marvel

As you probably know by now, I am a huge comic book geek – especially when it comes to Marvel Comics. I just can’t get enough. In fact, I was in my local shop today talking about adding some titles to my pull list, and my husband joked that I like anything Marvel. Well, I just called and asked my shop to add RUNAWAYS to my pull list, which starts this coming September. The 2003 series was one of my favorites, so I am really excited to see what this run brings!

FanGirl Friday, Gaming June 2, 2017

3 Reasons to Pick Up LEGO Dimensions Today | #LEGODimensions #Gaming

In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, the Smiths are huge gamers. Even my daughters love video games. One that we have been spending a lot of time playing lately is LEGO Dimensions. I know I am probably late to the party here, but we have been having so much fun with this game! We have pretty busy schedules during the school year and have finally been able to fit in some family game playing time as the year dies down. It is not an exaggeration when I say this game gets played every day.

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Subscription Boxes May 26, 2017

Why Every Marvel Fan Needs to Subscribe to TeeBlox + Win A Subscription! | #Marvel #TeeBlox #Giveaway

TeeBlox is one of my favorite monthly subscription boxes – and I get a lot so that means something. I am a total Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe nerd, and TeeBlox appeals to that. Once a month, it arrives at my door with some great Marvel gear for me. Find out why every Marvel fan needs to subscribe.

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies May 5, 2017

A Geek’s Guide to the New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Merch & Why You Need All of It! | #GotGVol2Event #GotGVol2

The day is finally here! Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 is in US Theaters – and you NEED to go see it! As a self-proclaimed comic book geek, I am a huge fan. Obviously. I was lucky enough to attend the World Premiere in LA last month and while there, I also got to check out the GotG Vol 2 merchandise. I am a collector of many nerdy things, tattoos included, and so I was thrilled to see it all up close and personal. Everything is amazing. I am not exaggerating when I say that I need it all. If you are a Marvel Comics fan, Guardians of the Galaxy fan, or just know one, here is an easy to shop from list of all the incredible things that you can get.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming April 21, 2017

Why I Love The Nintendo Switch | #NintendoSwitch #Nintendo

As most of you probably know, I am a gamer girl. I have loved video games since I was a little girl playing on NES. My husband is a big gamer too and we actually still own an NES. We have bought every Nintendo console that has come out – including the newly released Nintendo Switch. It can be hard to find in stock, but if you can, I highly recommend picking it up, and here is why.

FanGirl Friday, Gaming April 7, 2017

New Mobile Game: Twist Sky | #TwistySky #MobileGaming

I run my girls around a lot – and I know this is only the beginning. They both do dance, but they are on different nights so it is a lot of time out of the house. In order to pass the time in the waiting room, I often pull out my phone and do some mobile gaming. There are a few that I really like but I am always up for a new game to try out. Elephant Mouse, the independent game publisher of the iOS hits Star Trekβ„’ Rivals and Archetype, recently released the colorful and clever endless climber game, Twisty Sky, for iOS. The game, which requires both puzzle solving and quick reflexes, is available as a free download on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies March 24, 2017

My Exclusive Interview with Kurt Russell About His Role as Ego in #GotGVol2 | #GotGVol2Event

While on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 last May, I was completely blindsided with a Kurt Russell interview! We thought he would have already been wrapped from filming, but as we were finishing up lunch we were whisked away quickly with no idea what was going on. We were told to follow and that is what we did. We ended up in a blue room where filming was clearly going on – and then were told “you are going to be interviewing Kurt Russell in about three minutes.” What, did I hear that right? KURT RUSSELL? My fellow bloggers and I gasped and took about 5 seconds to freak out before we started wracking our brains for questions to ask a legend in the film industry.

Disney, FanGirl Friday, Movies March 24, 2017

Join Me on Twitter 3/26 for a Digital Viewing of Rogue One & Twitter Party! | #TeamRebel #RogueOneDigital

You might remember that I was lucky enough to interview the cast and see part of Rogue One last December on the Rogue One Press Event. It was an amazing time and since I had only been able to see about 28 minutes of the movie, I went to theaters opening day to watch the rest of it. The movie blew me away. In fact, I went back and saw it a second time. Since then I have been anxiously awaiting it’s release so that I can watch it again…and again…and again. Well that wait is finally over! TODAY, March 24th, you can watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere! And then on April 4th, you can pick up the Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD in stores and online!

Disney, FanGirl Friday, Kids, Toys March 17, 2017

Must Have Mickey and the Roadster Racers Toys for Any Disney Fan! | #MickeyRacers #Disney #MickeyRacersEvent

Mickey and the Roadster Racers was an immediate hit for my young daughters. I knew that it would be after I was lucky enough to screen the first episodes and chat with the Executive Producers during the #MickeyRacersEvent! Fun fact: the debut was the #1 cable TV telecast in over one year among Kids 2-5 and Boys 2-5 – which does not surprise me at all. The show is genius! We were thrilled to receive some amazing gifts from Disney which included a whole new line of toys to support the show! My daughters were beyond excited (just watch our unboxing video if you don’t believe me!). These toys have brought hours and hours of fun to our home already – and I know there will be many more where that came from!

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday, Television February 24, 2017

All 6 Amercian Horror Story Seasons Ranked From My Favorite to Least Favorite and Why | #AmericanHorrorStory #AHS

I just recently watched all 6 seasons of American Horror Story. I have been told many times it was something I needed to do – and I was always interested in watching them, I just never got around to it. Well, I decided it was finally time and binged watched them all the way through. I decided to rank them in order of my favorite – however, I highly recommend watching them in order. Even though they are totally different stories, they do link together and give other seasons nods here and there. Many of the actors appear in more than one season (in fact, most of the main cast are in all of the seasons) but they play totally different characters. I find this really interesting and it is part of the reason I just love this show. It proves that these actors are incredibly talented because they can play different roles with such ease.

FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Subscription Boxes February 17, 2017

This Month’s Marvel Themed #TeeBlox

When I found out about TeeBlox, I was thrilled! I love letting my Geek flag fly by wearing shirts related to my favorite video games, movies, comic books, and more. TeeBlox is a monthly subscription box that will send you an officially licensed T-Shirt in the theme of your choice. They have eight equally amazing themes to choose from (trust me, I have been trying them all!) that are geared towards geeks and gamers. I always get compliments when I wear them out.

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies February 10, 2017

James Gunn Discusses Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Baby Groot, Family Dynamics, & The Trilogy | #GOTGVol2

No set visit is complete without a chat with the director – and James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, completely agrees with this statement. Even though we were pressed for time and all had flights to catch, he told us not to leave without a chance to talk to him. James even had assistants bring our luggage to our car so that we could have a conversation with him. We were all thrilled to work an interview with James in to our busy schedule. It had been a long day for all of us – James included. He mentioned that there were two sets running at the same time that day, one with Kurt Russell, and one with everybody else – so he had been running back and forth all day. We actually got to see both sets – we interviewed Kurt on his and watched the rest of the cast film on the other. What an experience – I still cannot believe it happened!

Entertainment, FanGirl Friday, Marvel, Movies February 3, 2017

4 Reasons I Can’t Wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | #GotGVol2 #Marvel

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2017 – and the time has almost come! I cannot wait to see this movie for so many reasons. I have been counting down the days and we are finally down to just a few months! Read on to see why I am excited for this movie (and why you should be too!).

FanGirl Friday February 3, 2017

Enter to Win A Huge LEGO Batman Prize Pack | #LEGOBatmanMovie #Giveaway #TheHoppingBloggers

LEGO Batman is one of the most highly anticipated “kids” movies on 2017. Kids is in quotes because we all know adults have been looking forward to this movie too. My husband and I are dying to see it! We really enjoyed The LEGO Movie and know that this one will be a great sequel! Will Arnett was great at Batman in that one so I am really looking forward to what he can do with a whole feature film! To help celebrate this movie finally hitting theaters, The Hopping Bloggers has put together an amazing prize pack worth $80 for one lucky reader and LEGO Batman fan!

FanGirl Friday, Subscription Boxes January 20, 2017

Enter to Win a TeeBlox Subscription – Choose Your Theme From #Marvel, #Disney, & More! | #TeeBlox

When I found out about TeeBlox, I was thrilled! I love letting my Geek flag fly by wearing shirts related to my favorite video games, movies, comic books, and more. TeeBlox is a monthly subscription box that will send you an officially licensed T-Shirt in the theme of your choice. They have eight equally amazing themes to choose from (trust me, I have been trying them all!) that are geared towards geeks and gamers. I always get compliments when I wear them out.