Sunday, May 1, 2011

Green Lantern Party!!

As a Dad of 3 boys, I am always looking for new toys that they will LOVE to play! We recently held a Green Lantern party and talk about a ton of fun!

What is Green Lantern?

I'm glad you asked! Long story short. Green Lantern is a movie where a test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Cool, huh?!

In honor of this cool new movie, Mattel has created an entire line of awesome Green Lantern action figures and accessories allowing kids (And parents too!) to harness their creative power and energy to battle intergalactic evil just like Hal Jordan in the upcoming movie!  Our boys and their friends and have spent HOURS playing with these awesome new toys and I have a feeling these bad boys are going to be around our house for a looooooong time to come!!
First of all, we were sent (2) of the Green Lantern Colossal Cannons!

These cool toys light up and make sounds as they shoot plastic discs out at lightening speed. We had a Colossal Cannon Contest which was totally simple. We just printed off some bullseye templates and made each ring a different point amount and we kept track to see how many points the kids could rack up shooting the bullseyes!  This is a fun and easy game!!!! 

Second, we receieved a Green Lantern Battle Shifter Figure for each of our guests. These are four-inch figures of popular characters from the film that include accessories that transform from one thing to another. They can be folded up and transformed again and again so your little ones can play over and over again! 

We were also sent the Green Lantern DVD, a 2009 animated film adaptation so the kids could hear the Green Lantern story to really get their imaginations going!!! 

Now we REALLY can't wait for the movie to come out to really bring these toys to life!  If you are looking for some awesome toys for your boys (ok, ok. Our daughter loved them too) DON'T miss out on the Green Lantern toys! They are awesome!