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    Preview: LEGO Ninjago Nindroids

    LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids is an action-adventure game based on the first five episodes of the animated series “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.”

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    Skylanders Premium Toy Line “Eon’s Elite”

    Last week during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, there was an exciting announcement about a new Skylanders premium toy line called, “Eon’s Elite.”

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    Box Office, Hercules No Match for Lucy

    Two of the new movies battling for the top spot on the Box Office list were Lucy and Hercules.

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    Recipe: The Cake Boss’ White Chocolate Birthday Popcorn

    To the world I’m known as The Cake Boss, but at home I’m Dad. I absolutely love celebrating my kids’ birthdays and it should come as no surprise that food is a focal point at any Valastro party. In case you don’t know, my wife Lisa and I have four amazing kids: Sofia, Buddy Jr., Marco, and Carlo and a very large extended famiglia. Needless to say, we celebrate a lot of birthday parties.

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    Box Office, Apes Hold The Top Spot

    Three new movies from three of the most popular genres – Horror, Family-friendly Animated and Comedy – opened over the weekend, but non of them were able to take the #1 spot from Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.


    In Theaters, Planes: Fire And Rescue

    A new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft.

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    Trailers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the 2014 reboot, finds New York City in peril as Shredder and his Foot Clan control everything with an iron grip.

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    Budget-Conscious Party Themes for Kids

    Here are a few ideas to achieve the nearly impossible—a great birthday party for your child without breaking the bank.

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    Box Office, A Great Dawn for the Apes

    Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes easily ruled at the box office with $72.6 million in it’s opening weekend.

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    Free Downloadable Plans for Outdoor Party Games

    ThinkFun’s Big Games Menu is the perfect entertainment solution for your next birthday party or summer BBQ.