Pokemon Battle Bases on sale at Target.
Until the end of the month, the $10 Pokemon Battle Bases playsets are reduced to $5. These are the best Pokemon toys in probably forever. I'm going to do a long-winded dissection about why these are so great later in the week.
We're the reason why your Target has no Morningstar products.
Speaking of Target, we did a number on their Morningstar Foods supply this week. The various Morningstar meatless freezer food stuff (soy versions of bacon, burgers, sausage, corn dog, etc) ranges from $2.99 to $3.29. Rhonda found an online coupon for $2 off of any one box, with no limit on how many you can use. So we used 36 of them, for a total savings of $72.
I bought Professor Layton.
It's the art direction that sold me. Particularly the subdued, controlled color palette. The opening movie is really cool, and the game has a surprising amount of voice work (ruined, unfortunately, with forced subtitles).
Fin Fang Foom is Marvel's least responsibly licensed character.
Really. For what possible reason does a goofball throw-away from Marvel's hedge-our-bets monster days keep getting toys year after year? He was part of the Iron Man dragons line, made into a gigantic HeroClix figure, showed up as an expensive mini-bust, and now is the latest upsized entry in the Super Hero Squad line.
Which we're soooo getting, by the way. Super cute.
Checking out the upcoming Squad releases, I've also noticed a definite departure from the Spider-Man Movie versioned characters. The new Spidey packs have black costume linework, rather than the theatrical silver piping. Also, a classically-styled Doc Ock!
When for Katamari?
I am shocked that there has been no news of sideways ports of the 360's Beautiful Katamari to PS3 and/or Wii. This is a textbook example of how to kill your franchise... sign exclusivity deals for the one console with absolutely no chance of selling your game.
Egg Hunt weekend.
Clark participated in two egg hunts this weekend. This morning was a "real" mass hunt, with a hundred kids in a field with a thousand plastic eggs. Yesterday was the weird one; we went to a Toys R Us egg event, which involved standing in line at a card table while an employee handed you a single egg. Awesome. Clark kept asking "Why are we inside? Eggs outside."