Here’s the Fluttershy Lu got along with the Horror Classic Funko Mystery Minis Jason Vinyl Figure I scored.
Meanwhile, if you want to check out Astro City, I highly recommend going to the beginning with Life in the Big City, but you can also pick up the book I just did called Through Open Doors. The Spider-Man issue I mentioned is actually Web of Spider-Man #81 and I reviewed it over on UnitedMonkee.com.
To see the Frozen elements in Big Hero 6, head on over here.
I called Aunt May Peter Parker’s grandma. Obviously this is a huge geek goof. It’s clearly his aunt. Please forgive me oh wrathful geek gods.
My review of *deep breath* My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusaders can be found here. *whew*
Miles From Tomorrowland is on the Disney channels all the time, but you can also give it a look on Watch Disney Junior.
Kid O is awesome, do yourself a favor and check out their stuff.
Here’s the poo mug I mentioned. I still haven’t been able to figure out which booth it was at.
If you’re unfamiliar, this is what LEGO Friends sets look like. The characters are a bit more doll like and the colors more in the pastel spectrum. The woman I talked to told me they spent four years researching the kinds of LEGO sets girls would want to play with and these were the results.
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 91 covers a gnarly stomach bug, all this snow and video game fun times with the eldest child.
If you’re curious about why The Protector 2 was so disappointing, read this.
Here’s Patton Oswalt’s routine from Werewolves & Lollipops on birthdays that I mentioned. It’s probably NSFW.
Here’s the video I mentioned of my doing Alphabet Sounds when Lu was a baby. I wrote about doing this with Lu back in 2011.
If the Retron 3 sounds like something you’d be interested in, check out the following link on Amazon: Hyperkin Retron 3 Video Game System for NES/SNES/GENESIS – Gray
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 90 might sound a little echo-y because of the new computer, but it covers Guardians of the Galaxy, snowy days, Steven Universe and way more.
Follow the links for my posts on last week’s menu, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and the books I mentioned that were written and drawn by comic folks if you’re interested.
The TTT video I mentioned that I was reminded of while watching The Goldbergs can be seen here.
Check out the Babes In Toyland post I wrote here.
WebMD has a solid post on Fifth Disease.
Littlest Pet Shop Season 1 gets a big thumbs up from me!
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 86 covers Christmas, sickness, sleep and Sh-Ra with a surprise appearance by Lucy!
For more information on Watts Christmas Wonderland, check out their site. Above you can see a shaky shot of the light-filled neighborhood we discovered and the solid Santa at the Newburgh Mall.
My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll was a big hit with Lu. She also got Frozen stickers, jammies, jelly beans, slippers and more.
Above you can see She-Ra – Princess of Power – Season One, Vol. 1 as well as Lu brandishing her paper roll She-Ra sword!
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 70 is pretty scattered thanks to Jack’s repeated interupptions, but I do talk about not getting the house we were looking at, our continued search and a few things about this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. My apologies for changes in tone and voice, plus all the ums and uhhhs.
The phone interview I mentioned doing last week was for this story posted on CBR about the cool new Mondo toys!
If you’re interested in bidding on Iron Fist’s first appearance or lots of Iron Fist and/or Power Man & Iron Fist, go check out my ebay auctions.
The park we hit up in PA is called Firefly Field. It’s worth checking out if you have kids.
If you’re in the area, do yourself a favor and check out Dutchess Marketplace in Fishkill, NY! Here’s Lu and her new, old Lisa Simpson doll.
In The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 65 I talk about our Father’s Day weekend, extol the virtues of our library system and go on and on about my comic book fandom, all ages books and the movies from my childhood they remind me of.
To see the Hot Mess dish I mentioned from Handsome Devil, head on over to Monkeying Around The Kitchen.
For Father’s Day I scored the Wusic Bluetooth Wireless Speaker and the Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy [Blu-ray]. I’m so jazzed about both.
If you’re looking for an RSS feed reader, I’m a pretty big fan of Feedly.
For more of my thoughts on E.T. and Cloak & Dagger, follow their respective links. This reminds me that I really need to review The Goonies. I recently read a book called Finding Gossamyr that fits in with these movies along with more fanastical ones like Labyrinth.
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 64 goes over the recent wave of sickness sweeping through our house, a parent-enabled friend party and a few ways I’m trying to reframe how I think about work and get organized for my wife’s inevitable return to work.
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 61 covers Jack’s first cold, the ups and downs of potty training and our switch from reusable cloth diapers to disposables for the time being. This one’s a bit scatterbrained because Jack was sitting next to me and not the best co-host.
If you’re interested in checking out the NoseFrida, you can head to their website or grab one on Amazon via this link. I thought it was the silliest thing around when we first got it, but it works like a charm.
I went into more detail about what the reusable newborn diapers are like in a post from a few years back.
Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises gets more interesting, right?
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 60 offers thrilling updates about Jack’s weight, Lu’s sleep and potty habits and my thoughts on the Cleveland Browns drafting Johnny Manziel.
Brooklyn Brewery‘s Lager, as well as everything else in their standard multipack, is pretty fantastic.
My buddy Todd Casey is co-writing the Krampus movie.
The 59th episode of The Pop Poppa Nap Cast gives a general Jack update, details Lu’s birthday and also a daddy-daughter day co-opted by other kids!
If you’re at all interested in checking out any of the gifts I mentioned when talking about Lu’s birthday they are as follows: Melissa & Doug Cutting Food, Hot Wheels Mega Jump Track Set and Melissa & Doug Stacking Train.
Here’s the bubble-related video from Knocked Up, it’s a bit NSFW language-wise.
Captain Carrot And His Amazing Zoo Crew ran for 20 issues between 1982 and 1983. DC collected a few of the issues in Captain Carrot and the Final Ark, but they’re collecting the whole thing in an upcoming black and white volume called Showcase Presents: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew TP.
And finally, here’s the video go Lucy meeting Jack for the first time.
The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 53 runs down our recent trip to the playground, the end of car troubles and the million and one things that have been making me crazy lately. Fun stuff!
Not much in the way of notes this time around, just me talking about myself.
Yes, we’re still in Disney World, but I recorded two episodes last week for your listening pleasure! The Pop Poppa Nap Cast Episode 46 gives a behind the scenes look at my photo diary process and a run down of a usual day around here.
If you want to kick it old school and check out the very first Photo Diary, it was from January 17th, 2011.
Scope out James Kochalka’s American Elf.
If you’re looking for a new/good RSS feed reader, I recommend Feedly.
If you were looking for updates on my car problems, our house hunt and baby movement, then the 44th episode of The Pop Poppa Nap Cast is for you!
The Colosseum is in Salem, NH. Go there. It’s fantastic.
If my story about a bad job interview that I was completely unqualified for didn’t bore you to tears, you can hear me talk about another weird interview, plus my career at Wizard in the episode of Matt & Brett Love Comics I was on.
You can either scroll down to check out my Despicable Me 2 review below or click this link.
I looked back and I actually started Toying Around back in 2012. But I kept it going strong in 2013 and on into the new year.
I miss you Sequential Swap.
I wrote more fully about my struggles with enjoying “reality TV” over on UnitedMonkee several months back.
To check out my review of Frozen you can either scroll down to the previous post or click this link.
If you’re interested in checking out either Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man (wow, this one shot up in price, maybe I should sell my copy…) or The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, follow those links to Amazon.
In the 40th episode of The Pop Poppa Nap Cast I lay out our holiday plans, rail against Santa and the Elf On The Shelf and look back on 2013.
Teach your kids it’s okay to be spied on thanks to The Elf On The Shelf!
The 29th episode of The Pop Poppa Nap Cast talks about being sick, dealing with a growing amount of work and how Once Upon A Time can be wildly confusing to a toddler.
Okay, so maybe the Diamond Select Toys Spider-Man statue IS a little scary.
A more detailed account of my Ambitious Halloween Reading List can be found over on UnitedMonkee.com. J. August Richards’ Mike from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored the Pop Poppa Of The Week this time around. Check the show out tonight at 8:00OPM on ABC.
Much to my wife’s chagrin Sam Washaw’s Lulu Ladybug earned the Pop Poppa Seal Of Approval this week!
The classic E.T. scene I mentioned in the episode.
The article I read from is called 10 Things To Remember When Your Child Gets Angry by Dr. Laura Markham as seen on Aha! Parenting.
The Pop Poppa Seal Of Approval went to the Music Together program. If it sounds like the kind of program you and your kid would enjoy, give it a look.
Finally, the Pop Poppa Of The Week is one of the few superhero dads: Red Tornado. I wrote about him over on UnitedMonkee in the context of Brad Meltzer’s Justice League Of America.