Oct 23 2013

Mimobot USB Flash Drives On Sale (DaddyDeals)

DaddyDeal for you — big sale on MIMOBOT® flash drives, including Batman (DKR, as in Dark Knight Returns, or maybe Dark Knight Rises — if it matters to you, look before you buy, which you should be doing anyway).

Batman (DKR) X MIMOBOT ® - On Sale and Almost Gone

Look at that cute scowl. And his enormous cranium. Doesn’t it scream “buy me”?

Holiday gift giving season is coming up fast. Chanukah is on Thanksgiving. Seriously. If Chanukah is your holiday, you don’t have as much time to shop as you did last year; you might want to start shopping now.

Flash drives actually make good gifts for kids. Why? Lots of reasons.

– Older kids can use them for school.

– Younger kids can use them to move files from a computer to the flash drive and back.

– Younger siblings can stop being jealous of their older sibling’s flash drive.

All good reasons. And these particular flash drives are cute as well as useful.

Batman is listed as “almost gone”, which isn’t a big surprise considering the price is under 20 bucks as of this writing. (Pricing depends on memory size. And which character you buy. And other stuff. We just provide the link; details are at Mimobot.com.) If you don’t want Batman, Mimobot’s site has lots of other options, including Babo, Big Toe, Brickle, Emily the Strange (which we think looks a lot like Batwoman), Galacula, Galaxor2, Ice-Bat, and even Kilowog! Kilowog is “almost gone” as well. Why? Because Kilowog is AWESOME. (For those who don’t know, Kilowog is also a DC character, part of the Green Lantern Corps.)

Kilowog MIMOBOT

Sale ends 10/31/13, aka Halloween. Scary! (Not actually that scary.) Hit the link below to get your favorite Mimobot on sale before it goes bye bye.

On Sale! – Save Big on Mimobot USB Flash Drives | Mimoco.


Nov 25 2012

DaddyDeals – McFarlane Toys Cyber Monday Sale

Like toys? Sports? Saving money? We dug up a Cyber Monday DaddyDeal from McFarlane Toys that will save you 30 per cent on all sorts of neat stuff.

McFarlane toys Cyber Monday sale

McFarlane Toys is the purveyor of fine toys and collectibles from franchises such as Halo and The Walking Dead, as well as sports figures great and small. (Mostly great and/or not small.) Sometimes these two worlds collide, as in this statue of Hines Ward as he appeared in The Dark Knight Rises. (Only $12.99, people!)

Here’s the deal (via ComicBookResources) – “Between 12:01AM and 11:59PM PST on November 26th, the entire store will be 30%.” So all day Monday November 26th Pacific time, you save mucho dinero online at McFarlane Toys. You’re welcome. Visit their site and get shopping.


Jul 21 2012

James Holmes’ Father Goes To Colorado, and Reflections on TV News, TMZ, and Kids Doing Journalism

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James Holmes, the man accused of shooting dozens of people at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, will get a visit from his father.

From where did I get this news? TMZ.

Yes, that TMZ. Weird Al did a song parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ called ‘TMZ’ on his recent album Alpocalypse. Whenever I hear “TMZ”, I think of that song. (This is why there’s a Weird Al video at the top of this post.) I certainly don’t think “trenchant news reporting”. So I was surprised to find that this particular TMZ broadcast did a nice job of reporting on the Colorado shooting.

Here are some of my thoughts about the awful event in Colorado, how it was covered in the media, and kids practicing the ancient art of journalism from their bedrooms.  Read more »


Jul 20 2012

Colorado Shooting Not About Midnight Movies

I have a request. Please stop talking about taking kids to midnight movies in relation to the horrible Colorado shooting.

I’m saying please.

This isn’t directed at anyone in particular. And of course by writing this I am doing exactly what I’m asking others not to do.

My point is that while it does seem like a bad idea to take very young children to a midnight movie, especially one like The Dark Knight Rises, which in my opinion is not a kid-friendly superhero movie the way The Avengers is, that just isn’t a fair topic to bring up right now. People have been killed. Many more have been wounded. Take a breath and stop thinking about this awful occurrence as something that has anything to do with superhero movies.

I’m not even sure this is a good time to discuss guns. I’m serious. Is it really such a bad idea to let the victims have a couple of days of mourning before everyone uses this horrible event as a jumping off point to discuss, well, anything?

I’m not talking about censorship. I’m talking about restraint.


May 24 2011

DaddyTips Tuesday Link Roundup [Show and Tell]

Worthington Super Links

More links to things we’re reading at DaddyTips Mansion. (Which isn’t a mansion. Just so we’re clear on that.) Read more »


Mar 20 2011

We Approve of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight DVD

We expressed our concerns about Kevin Costner playing Jonathan Kent in the new Superman movie. But we approve of the casting of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to The Dark Knight.

What role will he play? Read more »