Monday, April 27, 2015

Up Close with Marvel's Avengers

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It was getting close to Halloween a few years ago when I asked my then 4-year-old what she wanted to be for Halloween. Without any hesitation she replied Captain America. I was floored. I had no idea she even knew who Captain America was, let alone knew enough to want to dress up as him. 

We made the Avengers a whole family affair that year. My daughter was Captain America, my husband was Nick Fury and I dressed up like Black Widow. Ever since that Halloween, The Avengers have been a big part of our family, with Captain America, Iron Man and the Hulk ranking as my daughter's favorite super heroes.


My daughter has been begging to see the new Avengers movie, MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, coming out this week, but at six years old I don't think she is old enough for it. To ease the disappointment of not being able to see the movie, we gathered everything to dress up as Iron Man, and have been playing with the new Superheroes Assemble App. You can download the app for free from here.


The new app, available for both Android and Apple really lets you get into the world of the new movie and have a lot of fun with photo ops and dressing up like the characters. Once you have downloaded it, you can scan signs and Avengers products at Walmart to unlock cool new features and information on the app.


If you don't happen to be at Walmart, you can go to Walmart.com/Avengers and scroll down to the box that says unlock more epic content.


Clicking on the box will bring up images to scan to unlock all of the characters, Once you have unlocked all the characters in the Discover part of the app, you can have a lot of fun!


The Suit Up section of the app is hands down my daughter's favorite part. You take a picture of yourself and add different elements from each character: Hawkeye's Bow, the Hulk's fists and more.


In the Movie section of the app you can watch the trailers and stay up to date on movie information. In the character section, you can read about each character and their attributes.


The 360 section of the app lets you test out the HulkBuster suit and see everything it's capable of. 


The Photo Op section allows you to take pictures with your favorite Avengers characters. My daughter loved taking photos and then running to my phone to see which character I had added into the photo. 


In the wishlist section you can compile your favorite Avengers products. We went all out for Iron Man this time. My daughter loves telling me she is "Iron Man with a little bit of glitter," so for her costume we picked up an Iron Man mask, these awesome gloves that light up, a shirt from the boys section and everything to make a long awesome tutu. 


We used four full spools of tulle in gold and maroon, with an elastic waistband, to make the full-length tutu. With the combination of the tech in the gloves and the tutu, she truly is "Iron Man with a little glitter." 


We've had so much fun playing with this free app. What little kid doesn't want to suit up in the Hulkbuster armor? Which Avenger do you want a photo op with? 
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21 comments:

2justByou said...

The photo opp part of the app sounds really fun. My kids can't wait to see this movie.
Your daughter looks great in her Glitter Iron Man costume!

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

How fun! We are so excited for the movie to come out this week. All of these ideas look awesome! I'll have to share them with my nephews. They will absolutely love it!

Masshole Mommy said...

I can not wait for the new Avengers movie to come out.

Theresa Sutton said...

I'm practically salivating at the mouth in anticipation of the new Avengers movie. I was a huge comic book nerd throughout the better part of my middle school years. Too bad nerd chic wasn't cool back then!

That photo op is awesome by the way!

Lydia Filgueras said...

Back in the day, we had subscriptions to both Avengers and X-Men. Everyone in the house read them except for my father.

bxcrochet said...

My daughter loves super heroes too! I will be trying out that app with my daughter.

Michelle F.

Michelle said...

I absolutely love that your daughter loves what are considered typically boy characters! And major props to you for embracing that and letting her follow her likes!

Crystal said...

That suit up component is so fun! I can see why your daughter likes it. I could spend all day taking Avengers selflies!

Kpierce said...

The outfit you made is too cute! And what a neat sounding app!

Britney Mills said...

I love that tutu! This looked like a blast! I can't wait for the movie to come out!

Cathy Mini said...

We just had a MARVEL Avengers movie marathon last week and it was such a blast--glad you are as excited as we are the Age of Ultron! We're headed to the the movies on Friday!!

Jamie Sherman said...

Oh my gosh - my kiddos would love to see the movie when it comes out! My 3 yr old daughter is a big fan of superheroes - I think mostly because she has four older brothers to influence her. I love the tutu idea to keep it a bit girlie! :)

MikiHope said...

I have no children and am not really up on these characters. I do know children love them! At least they have apps that you can play with if the movie is nit appropriate for your child's age.

Liz Mays said...

Bringing all the Avengers fun to life at home is the awesome! I'm so excited to see the movie!

Heather Jones said...

I love that you made a matching dress! That is super cute! My kids are loving the Avengers too! Super Heros never go out of style with kids.

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

This looks so fun for Avengers fans. I especially like the photo opp feature at Walmart.

Ann B said...

This would be a great app to try. My kids love The Avengers. We are so excited to go and see the newest one.

Cait Fore said...

How adorable for Avengers fans! I can't wait to go see the new one!

Stephanie Pass said...

I have to admit my daughter and I had so much fun with the app. We were laughing like crazy at Walmart when the animated things like the Hulkbuster armor showed up on the phone.

Joanne T Ferguson said...

What a great app and always enjoy learning something new! I can't wait to see this movie!

Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus said...

I would like a photo opp with Thor, but only if he's talking to me the whole time. His voice is swoon-worthy! #client

 
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