Monday, October 20, 2014

Madame Alexander Newborn Cuddle Doll

Hello guys and Dolls! It's Dr. Fronkensteen here and I'd like to introduce you to my new fake daughter. Her name is Daphne Lee. (Shh... Dana doesn't know). She's a doll from Madame Alexander and while I may have seen some more lifelike dolls in my time I haven't seen any as cute! And while she is a bit of an investment at her $100 price tag she and the rest of her brothers and sisters at Madame Alexanders are going to have you wrapped around their little fingers!

Aren't we cute together?

Little Daphne Lee here is just as heavy as an infant with a cute little face, and adorable little newborn clothes. Her eyes just want to bore through your soul and make you love all of her cute features. In my former life in Tennessee I worked in a nursery. I held little newborns like this all the time as part of the job and when I hold her and rock her it's like I never left. And as a bonus there are no dirty diapers to change!

And while I and some other adults may like to just sit and rock with her she's also very sturdy and playroom ready. Her head, hands, and feet are made of very sturdy plastic and her body is very soft. Little Daphne will stand up to any kind of playtime punishment that toddlers and older children may put her through. If a week in a nursery is like month to a normal toy this little girl will still be cute and adorable even after your child starts going to kindergarten.

Don't look too long. You WILL fall in love with her!

But again she also almost begs to be pampered. I've been holding her and rocking her this whole time and I had to stop myself from keeping my voice down so I don't wake her. She does seem real and I want to tote her around everywhere. I even found new clothes to dress her in and make her feel at home. So in conclusion little Daphne Lee here is a perfect addition to your collection, your playroom, and your family. Be sure to treat her with lots of love and affection.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Big Hero 6 Panel and Screening Part 2 #NYCC

Hello everyone! Ready to hear the other part of DragynAlly and Dr. Fronkensteen's Big Hero 6 adventure? Well where did I leave off last time? On top of seeing some of the cast and creative team of Big Hero 6 at the panel we also found a special wristband under our seats that let us get in to see a special pre-screening of the movie before anyone else in the world ever got to. DragynAlly got us our tickets reserved and off in the taxi we went.

The last picture that I got to take before they made me turn in my phone. 

It was at the AMC Theater near Penn Station and we had to stand in a massive line but it felt very clear to me and DragynAlly that we were on the verge of seeing something awesome. When I say prescreening I mean that this was the first time the directors and principal stars got to sit down and watch the semi finished project in front of an audience. And this was a top secret thing. We had to give up our phones and tech and go through a security screening and everything. I mean they were still in the process of putting some of the finishing touches on the movie. This was a big deal.

So we sat in the dark theater with our new friend Matthew. Roy Conlin the producer stood up with the directors and cast and said a few words and the movie rolled on screen.... And what happened next...well you'll have to wait until the movie comes out on Nov. 7 until you hear our review. We'll give you a full report on Nov. 7 but just know that we love it and will explain why then.

Big Hero 6 prescreening at New York Comic Con
DragynAlly posing with Ryan Potter (Hiro) from Big Hero 6
What I can tell you is that the audience was mainly young adults and some kids. Mainly people like us. And we were all laughing at the right moments and were often finding ourselves in tears at some real touching moments. And I mean most of us were those people who waited in line for an hour or so to get into the Big Hero 6 panel earlier that morning. We were really anticipating this movie for a long time and I don't think there was anyone who came out of the screening disappointed.

I thought that the security staff was very efficient and polite and the cast and directors were kind enough to sign our posters and let us take pictures. But on top of that is the awesome feeling that we got to see a great movie before anyone else.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Big Hero 6 Panel and Screening Part 1 #NYCC

Hello Guys and Dolls, it Dr. Fronkensteen here to tell you about one of the coolest panels of New York Comic Con! Big Hero 6 is a new movie coming out on November 7th and is a great collaboration between Marvel Studios and Disney Animation. Chris Hardwick was brought on stage as the moderator (you may know him from the Nerdist and @Midnight). And he brought on Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams plus Producer Roy Conli to talk about the inspiration phase and all of the work that went in to making such a feature. This is some of the same team that brought you Frozen and Wreck it Ralph so you knew that you were seeing a real collective of creative brainpower up there.

Meet the cutest and coolest character of Big Hero 6

But that's not all. The Creative team then brought up members of the principal cast up to talk about bringing their voice talents to making these characters come to life. We saw Ryan Potter who plays Hiro, Scott Adsit (Baymax), Jamie Chung (Gogo), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), and T. J. Miller (Fred). And what followed was a very funny discussion and awesome experience.

The cast was funny and witty and there was just a sense of reverence to this combining of Disney Animation and Marvel Comics. And they showed us a lot of movie clips that were in none of the teaser trailers that we had seen before. We loved seeing the clips but you felt like they were throwing a lot of the movie clips in without fielding questions from the crowd. What you love is hearing fans who have anticipated this show forever getting to finally ask all of their burning questions of the people who had a hand in making it and we missed out a bit.

Now do you wanna hear something really cool? We got a chance to see an advance screening of the movie before anyone else ever in the world got to see it...for free!!! Under a select number of seats was a wristband with a promo code that you could enter to get tickets and directions to see a prescreening in a theater with the cast and creative team! Are we a lucky Dragyn and Mad Doctor or what?

So how did the screening go? Well you'll just have to wait until Part 2 comes out to see.