Recently, Burger King revealed the latest promotion in their BK Crown Kids Meals: The Wii U. I covered the line at Mario’s Hat, but now I’m here to examine these toys a little more closely than what the promotional website allows. It’s three of my favorite things together: Toys, fast food, and video games, so how can I resist?
Incidentally, I’ve not been able to find any Burger Kings carrying the toys until tonight, and they only had two. So rather than wait until I have them all (which may not even happen; we’ll see), I’m just reviewing them as they come. Tonight, it’s the Wii U Sticker Dispenser and a Luigi figure.
Last night, The Wife and I caught Disney’s (and not Pixar’s) newest animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph. And following the encouragement of some, I’ve decided to review it here, even though I don’t know the first thing about film critique and my taste in movies would no doubt be called “dire” by those who survived reading a list of the movies I’ve enjoyed.
With that flattering appraisal of my film chops out of the way, allow me to just come out right up front and say it: This is the best movie that has ever been made in the history of cinema, and nothing will ever top it in a million, zillion, quadrillion years.
This past week, I had the opportunity to try out one of Coca-Cola’s new Freestyle machines at a nearby Wendy’s here in the Greater Toronto Area. For those unfamiliar with the Freestyle machine, it is described as follows on the product’s Facebook page:
“Coca-Cola Freestyle is the brand name for a new Coca-Cola fountain dispenser that uses microdosing technology to dispense more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from a single freestanding unit. The new unit has approximately the same footprint as today’s six-or eight-valve dispensers.
Here we are: The Nickelodeon era of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has officially begun… though I suppose if one counts IDW’s comics, it began a year ago. But this being the cartoon show on a major cable network with a prominent toyline attached… one can bet this is what people are going to think of when they bring to mind Nick’s TMNT.
And what did I think? Well, they only had a “preview” episode, part one of two, with both parts airing later today… for some reason. But based on this one episode? I’m really liking it! It’s fresh and different, but not so different that I feel alienated. They tweaked the Turtles’ backstory slightly, making Hamato Yoshi the original owner of the four, rather than just happening upon them. That’s cool, streamlines things a bit, and now I no longer feel bad for the kid who lost his pets. Plus, they brought back the Splinter = Yoshi idea, rather than merely being his pet. I used to prefer that, then the other grew on me, but I can go either way now.
Here’s one more review for you all, but this time it’s something a little different. You see, it’s not food, and it’s not a video game (though it is related to one)… it’s a toy!
Back at Otakon, I received a review sample of Vile from Bandai’s D-Arts Mega Man X line, and it took me a while to get the review finished and finally posted. Part of it was getting all of the pictures– our apartment has been terrible for lighting these past few months, and eventually I just finally picked a decent day and did it… though the sun was already fading by the time I neared the end of the photo session. Next time, I hope to have a good lamp on hand for better lighting… and maybe a better camera, too.
Still, I hope these pics get the point across of how much you can do with the figure (with a personal favorite serving as a sample to your right), and my toy-reviewing skills aren’t too rusty. He’s not much for any sort of rough play, but he’s a terrific display piece. For the full review and the rest of my fun-time photo session, head over to The Mega Man Network.
For those unaware, Harvey’s is a proud Canadian fast-food chain which prides itself on making your food the way you want it. To that end, rather than having things assembled back in the kitchen, they will cook things there and add the garnishes out in front along the counter behind a pane of glass. Think of it as a burger joint meets Subway, and you get the basic idea.
Their newest promotion is for two new items: The “Great Canadian Pulled Pork Burger” and “Pulled Pork Poutine.” And last night, The Wife and I had the opportunity to go down and sample this new offering for ourselves.