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April 18, 2014

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOLUME ONE DVD

TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOLUME ONE DVD
Relive the Adventures of This Classic Animated TV Series
 
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT WALMART STORES ON MAY 13, 2014
FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
 
In 2004, TRANSFORMERS fans were introduced to the animated series TRANSFORMERS ENERGON, the second part of the rare UNICRON Trilogy – consisting of ARMADA, ENERGON and CYBERTRON. The heroic OPTIMUS PRIME, his legions of AUTOBOTS and their human friends are in search of the valuable substance Energon, which they find on Earth. A mysterious force has discovered the Energon as well and will stop at nothing to gain control all of it. It’s up to the AUTOBOTS to save the fate of mankind and planet Earth from total destruction.
 
On May 13, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOLUME ONEDVD on family home entertainment shelves at Walmart stores. Featuring the first seven adventure-filled episodes from TRANSFORMERS ENERGON, this new DVD delivers fun-filled home entertainment that kids and parents will enjoy! Bring home TRANSFORMERS ENERGON VOLUME ONE DVD at an affordable low price of $5.97 SRP. 
 
Synopsis:
Featuring the first 7 exciting episodes from TRANSFORMERS ENERGON
 
Ten years of peace have passed since UNICRON’s destruction, but all of that’s about to change. A mysterious enemy has unleashed the Terrorcons on the Autobots’ cities, gathering energy for plans of total domination. Enter a newly revived Megatron and the universe is in for a war unlike any it’s ever seen between the Autobots and the Decepticons. And once again, Earth is caught in the middle!
 
Can Optimus Prime and his valiant Autobots — alongside their human allies — protect the Earth against this new threat? Find out with Transformers Energon!
 
About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations.  On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony).  The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.
 
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
 


April 15, 2014

Trail of Painted Ponies Product Review and Giveaway

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


I grew up on a farm in Taiwan. We did not have horses, nor was I particularly interested in them. My sister-in-law, who had a complete different upbringing from me, adores horses. One of her childhood dreams was to own a horse. My daughter shares my sister-in-law's passion for horses. Although she knows better than to ask for a horse, she is definitely fascinated by them and has been begging me to take horseback riding lessons for a while now. When I was contacted by The Trail of Painted Ponies to review their beautifully painted horses, I knew that my daughter would be beyond thrilled to own these ponies.

The Trail of Painted Ponies recently released two new figurines, The Prairie Princess & Regalia. DD was lucky enough to have received both of them to check out.  A co-creation of pop artist Howie Green and TV legend Alison Arngrim, The Prairie Princess pony is a tribute to the ladies who made their homes on the prairies of America in the 1800s. Regalia is mirrored after the Janet Snyder Crow Indians who were renowned for colorful bead work and distinctive geometric compositions. Astride a Pony like “Regalia,” a Crow Indian would have been a strikingly powerful presence as he rode across the open plains.



The ponies we received to review were packaged very well so they arrived in mint condition. Each pony came with a story card explaining who the artist was and significance of the pony. Once we took the ponies out of their packages, we discovered that each pony is numbered on the bottom. The pony itself is heavy, it was clear to us that the figure is not cheaply made. The ponies are beautifully crafted with great details that bring them to life. 

DD loves these ponies. As soon as she took them out of the packages, she carefully placed them on her tall dresser so that there is no chance that her little brother could accidentally knock it over or intentionally take it down to play with it. From the way she cares for them, I could tell how happy she is to be an owner of these ponies. If I have to say something negative to say about them, I would say that the only downside for us is that now DD wants to collect them all!

Is  your daughter or yourself a horse lover? Would you like to own one of these beautiful pony from Trail of Painted Ponies? To buy one, please visit the
The Trail of Painted Ponies site.

Many thanks to Enesco. The company has generously offered 1 pony from Trail of Painted Ponies as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on April 29, 2014. 


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April 10, 2014

Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Classic Complete Collection DVD Review

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.





 SAINT SEIYA: SANCTUARYCOMES TO HOME ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS APRIL 15TH

The popular anime hit from Japan, released on home video for the first time!

Ranked the 25th top anime series of all time in Japan, SAINT SEIYA is considered to be one of the great phenomenon anime titles of the time and a Japanese crossover success in the vein of anime powerhouses like Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh!

Synopsis: The series follows five mystical warriors called the "Saints" who fight wearing sacred armors, the designs of which are derived from the various constellations. The characters have adopted their destined guardian symbols, and are empowered by a mystical energy. The Saints have sworn to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against the other Gods who want to dominate the world.

DVD Product Information
Territory: US & CA                                  
Format: DVD 11-Pack Set
Language: English (dubbed)                        
Color: Color
Audio Format: Stereo                        
Widescreen: No
Length: TK                                                
Units Per Carton: 18
Year: Various                                                
Genre: Anime
Packaging: 1x6-disc Amaray & 1x5-disc Amaray in Slipcase                                               
Rating: TK                                                           
MAT NO: 88128973000                        
UPC: 025192206412

Our review:
I must admit that I was really surprised by the fact that I have not heard of this series or watched it before. Growing up in Taiwan, I am very familiar with Japanese animations due to the Japanese influence on Taiwan's popular culture. I thought that I had seen them all. I was even more surprised by the fact that not only that I have not seen Saint Seiya: Sanctuary, but also that my husband has watched the series when he was a kid, My husband could not wait to tell me what he remembered about the series. Instead of having him telling me all the details, we decided to watch the series 1 episode per night. I am really like it so far. Although the animation was made in the 80's, it is still very entertaining and very watchable. If you like Japanese animation, you will not be disappointed by this series. 

To buy it, please go to Amazon.com

April 9, 2014

Ross Dress for Less Review and Gift Card Giveaway

*I received a free gift card for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

I absolutely love Spring! I love watching the roses in my garden bloom and seeing the new leaves sprouting out. But, what I love the most is the nice weather. It not too cold and not too hot, it is just perfect. As Easter approaches, I definitely have Spring on my mind. Usually I take full adventure of Spring break, besides my annual Spring cleaning, I also like to take a little family trip. However, we will not be traveling far this year. My husband started at new job a couple of weeks ago, so we will be staying fairly locally during Spring break. We plan on having lots of sleepovers and playdates with friends, so I have been preparing for that.

Part of my preparation includes a fun shopping trip to Ross Dress for Less. I love that I could find a lot of what I need under one roof. With a limited budget, Ross Dress for Less price points are prefect for this staying at home mom.

On my shopping list are new beach and pool gears. We will be heading to the local lake for a day of fun as well as spending a couple of days just hanging out in the pool. Our towels and beach bags were fairly worn from using used so much last year, so I decided to pick up some towels and beach bags at Ross Dress for Less. The store had a great variety to choose from so each one of my kids got to pick out their own towels and bags.
 My little guy had so much fun running in the store, shopping for Spring Break.
After getting items my kids needed, I had to check out the Spring dresses while I was there. I will be attending Spring Tea this year so I wanted to pick up a dress for this special occasion. Ross Dress for Less did not disappointed me, the store had a great selection of cute dresses to choose from.
After picking up a dress, I wanted to find a pair of sandals to go with it. I was happy to see that the store already had cute sandals out. 
On my way out, I also picked up a couple of mugs. I wanted to fill them with tea bags and give them away as gifts to my friends when I meet up with them for tea. I thought the cups were darling. I was able to find cups with my friends' initials on them, so I was pretty excited about that.  
 I could not believe how much shopping I was able to get done in just one trip to Ross Dress for Less. It is a great place to visit for your Spring needs. 

Many thanks to Ross Dress for Less, the company has generously offered one $25 gift card as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on April 23, 2014. 

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April 8, 2014

Chocolate Flowers Review & Giveaway

*I received free products for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

If you love chocolates as much as we do, you will understand why we were beyond excited when Chocolate Flowers contacted us to review their products. We were especially looking forward to seeing these chocolate flowers in person. We wanted to know if they are as beautiful in person. Of course, we also wanted to know if they taste as good as they appeared.

The company sent us 1 dozen Belgian Truffles of Fruit Lovers Collection to review. First of all, the chocolate roses arrived in wonderful condition. I was a little worried that they might have melted during shipping, but they were not. The roses are just beautiful in person as shown on the company's website.
My kids wanted to eat them right away, but I told them that they had to wait for Daddy to get home. After dinner, we all got to try the different favors of our chocolate roses. They were delicious.

We love that Chocolate flowers are so different from the box of chocolate that everyone is used to getting. These chocolate flowers would be prefect for all sorts of special occasion to let the recipient know how much you loved him/her. We think that Chocolate Flowers would make great Easter, Mother's Day, or Graduation gifts. 
This spring, why not give the gift of Chocolate Flowers.

Many thanks to Chocolate Flowers. The company has generously offered 1 dozen of chocolate roses as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers. This giveaway ends on April 22, 2014.

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April 7, 2014

Cate & Chloe VIP Package Review & Discount Code

*I received a free product for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

I was contacted by Cate & Chole to review their VIP service. Being a jewelry lover, I was excited to check out their selection. When my little guy was an infant, I stopped wearing jewelry pieces because I was worried about him pulling on them. Now that he is older, I am definitely wearing jewelry much more often. I own a lot of classic pieces and I notice that I usually stick to the same styles all the time. For this reason, I like Cate & Chole's VIP Box. When you sign up for the VIP service, you will receive  $200 worth of designer jewelry for only $39.99 a month. Shipping is free, so there is no additional hidden fees. Every 15 days, the stylist experts at Cate & Chloe will send you a popular jewelry that they have selected for you.

Now, if it is up to me, I would pick styles I have been wearing. But, it is much more interesting to open up a package from Cate & Chloe when you have no idea what they have hand-picked for you. I received a pair of Devin "Divine" Stud Earrings as my first VIP package.
While this is not something I would normally have purchased for myself. I am pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the earrings look in person. It was love at first sight. I thought the package was darling, and I was impressed by the quality of the earrings. I could not believe how much they sparkled!

I love that with a $39.99 monthly membership fee, you could get such a great piece of jewelry mailed to you. If I saw these earrings on someone else, I would have guessed that they have spent at least a few hundred dollars on them.  I just adore my new earrings, and I can't wait to wear them out for my next special occasion -- date night with my husband.

If you are looking for affordable ways to own beautiful and stylish jewelry, I recommend signing up for Cate & Chloe's VIP service. It is only $39.99 a month. The company has generously offered a 20% discount to all  of my readers. When you sign up for the service, be sure to enter the code SugarPopRibbons20 to get your discount!

April 5, 2014

National Geographic Little Kids LOOK & LEARN Series Review and Giveaway

*I received free books for review purpose. I did not receive any compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.

National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series brings fun, lively content to the preschool set with board books that cover a range of topics in an engaging, interactive way.   Each book in the series focuses on a different concept or subject and is designed specifically to cultivate early concept learning with context reinforcement so learning sticks.  Whether it's parts of the body, counting, baby animals, colors or exploring the world of same and different, each durable and sturdy board book is filled with bright, gorgeous photographs and is developed in conjunction with experts in the field of child development and growth.   Perfect for developmental skill building for ages one to four, these eye-catching books make early learning fun!






My little guy loves this book series. We have been reading these books to him before he goes to bed and even his older sister wants to listen too. The interesting facts about each top makes each book even more fun to read and listen to. We would recommend this series without any hesitations. 

Many thanks to National Geographic. The company has generously offered the same 6 books we have received to review as giveaway prizes to one of my lucky readers. Look and Learn Prize Pack comprised of Colors!, Counts!, Baby Animals, Match!, Same and Different and All About Me (ARV: $42).  This giveaway ends on April 19, 2014. 


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