Friday, May 26, 2017

Transform Your Summer Giveaway

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I carried him wherever I went so much so that his decals, which I carefully placed where a bicep would go if he were human, would start to peel up from the corners where my thumbs would pose him and the paint from so many skirmishes started to wear away like scars from a fierce battle. He raged in campaigns against evil robots trying to harm the humans of the planet Earth on the floor of my bedroom and exotic locales like my backyard.

We spent hours together among the front bushes that if carefully manicured, could hide a small boy where the concrete window sill ledge provided not only a seat, but a home base for the Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots. If you were a child in the 1980's you very likely spent time with him too wondering if every big rig on the road were hiding a secret and your furious attempts to get a air horn blast from a willing trucker meant that you were somehow connected.

Nostalgia has this certain grip on me due to those hours we spent together and have manifested in my enthusiasm to promote the Transformers to my own children. It started with the Rescue Bots, moving logically up to one step changers, and working our way up to each transformation level as the kids increased incrementally in age.

What drew us in as children to the series was the connection between the Transformers, a dad, and his son Spike Witwicky. Spike was the Autobots only ally and he shared this secret with his dad Sparkplug in the animated series in the 80's. Destined to carry on this tradition with my own children, it has been a gradual process involving a box set of DVDs, Netflix and hours of research together.

This summer, on June 21st, we have the opportunity to keep the tradition going with Transformers :The Last Knight. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock)
In this movie, kids play an important role in the battle for Earth as seen in this clip from the Kids' Choice Awards.  

From June 1-4, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Wizard World Comic Con will feature an appearance by a new character from Transformers : The Last Knight named SQWEEKS. Attend the con and get your chance to get a selfie with this franchise's newest star. Find his appearances in your area at these events:

May 25-28           Phoenix – Phoenix Comic Con  
May 27-28           San Francisco – San Francisco Carnival 
June 1-4              Philadelphia – Wizard World Comic Con
June 3-4              San Diego – San Diego County Fair at Del Mar Fairgrounds
June 5                 Wilkes Barre, PA – WWE Monday Night Raw 
June 9-11            Dallas – Taste of Dallas
June 10               New York – 116th Street Festival/Puerto Rican Pride Weekend
June 13               Boston - Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies 
June 16-18          Detroit (Brooklyn, MI) – Firekeepers 500 NASCAR
                           Last Stop – TBC*
* we’ll let you know when this is locked!

Want to transform your summer with your kids? Comment below about who is your favorite Transformer and why below and you will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 2 Family Four Packs to an ADVANCED SCREENING of TRANSFORMERS : THE LAST KNIGHT. The battle for Earth has begun. Who will lead us?

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  1. My son said his favorite is Bumble Bee, because he turns into a Camaro.

  2. Oh, so many to choose from. I loved my Ultra Magnus and my brother's Metroplex was amazing. But I think Sunstreaker will always be my favorite because he was my first Transformer.

  3. I'm going outside the box with a Decepticon - Blitzwing. A little unstable, maybe even Tri-polar? Three faces, three weapons. Dudes a bad mamma jamma