May 16, 2011

In Cloudiest Day

With the upcoming premiere of the film Green Lantern on June 17th, the good folks at DC Comics, Warner Bros., Mattel Inc. and BSM Media invited Lil Sippy Cup and his friends to play with the toys and actions figures that are to be released in conjunction with the film.

Although it should go without saying, I want to make it perfectly clear that we received no compensation for this party.  While this site is primarily a journal for my son to enjoy when he's older, I felt that this would be an exciting opportunity for him and, as an awesome additional benefit, he would be able to play with some fun toys. 

Needless to say, he and his friends had an amazing time.  The toys were bright, colorful, easily shifted and posed and, most importantly, incredibly durable. If they survived the mad genius of Sippy Cup's fiendish imagination, then I am pretty sure they can survive anything.

The kids all watched a Green Lantern feature-length animated movie, played with the toys, flipped through the hard-cover illustrated novels and enjoyed a custom-made cake courtesy of yours truly and the M.O.M.

All in all, it was a pretty awesome way to spend a cloudy and rainy weekend in New York City.

As always, please follow the jump for more pictures. 

This was the nice set-up I had created. 
And then Sippy Cup walked into the living room.
It was all a blur after that.

The shifting action figures.

Each of our party guests were also provided with their very own Green Lantern Corps. Ring.
I tried to steal Lil Sippy Cup's... which he promptly responded by arming himself with this powerful (and colossal) cannon.

Clearly, the movie was a hit.

The animated Hal Jordan.  Not to be confused with Ryan Reynolds.
(I'll let you guess which version the M.O.M. prefers.)

Powering up their rings.

Getting ready to play.

Green Lantern Corps. Ring.

Hal Jordan action figure.

Hal Jordan protecting his cake.

Tomar-Re or, as the kids called him, "Fish Man".
I tried to explain to them that Hal Jordan and Tomar-Re were both members of the Green Lantern Corps.  They refused to believe me and pitted them against each other in the battle arena.


Tomar-Re seemed pretty confident walking in.

But the realization that fist-fighting a blaster cannon might not be such a good idea quickly came to him.

I tried to explain to the kids how "fists vs. cannon" is not a fair fight.

And, as usual, my pleas for mercy fell on deaf ears.

I won't show you the pictures of the ensuing carnage but, clearly, Hal Jordan won the fight.

1 comment:

Josh Ray said...

Excellent! I bet he really enjoyed the party. I haven't been home much recently to explain Green Lantern to my oldest (5) but when I was on vacation a few weeks back we watched a lot of Ben 10. I should check and see if the Green Lantern movie will be on par with Iron Man 2... I took him to see that, against the wishes of mommy. LOL