Let’s Hear It for the Boys! – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers

 Since I have a son, I get a fair amount of “boy” items to review. Here are a few of my favorites.


 Shaun White Apparel

Shaun White Apparel is bringing another season of warm weather apparel, swimwear and accessories, designed by Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, to Target stores nationwide and Target.com. Shaun has become known as much for his outfits on the slopes, as his high flying maneuvers. Young boys (and those that shop with them) can expect more of the trendy, affordable items as they get ready for spring. From slim fit chinos, to fun graphic tees, hoodies for the chilly nights and button down wovens for dressier days, there is a full wardrobe of options. This season’s tees and hoodies use bright colors and fun graphics, while the Henleys, polos and wovens balance out the line in muted blues and grays. Boys will also have the opportunity to grab a pair of Shaun White Apparel boardshorts, to make sure they are looking stylish at the beach or pool.  All apparel and accessories are designed by Shaun and his brother Jesse, using inspiration from art, travel, music, surfing and their own edgy style.


My son in Shaun White T-shirt

I love Shaun White clothing. My son loves Shaun White clothing. It’s a match made in Heaven! Although my enthusiasm for this line of clothing is vastly different from my son’s. I love the colors and ease of care. My son, the skateboard fanatic (see photos of him wearing the Shaun White shirt and hooded sweatshirt), loves the clothing because, well, Shaun White is a famous skateboard pro. I think my son imagines he is just as good a skateboarder when he wears this line of clothing. I am just so happy to see him wear bright, exciting colors when most boy’s clothing comes in drab browns, greys, black and dark blue. The clothing also withstands a lot of washings! Double plus in my book! Shaun White clothing is definitely on my list for Spring and Summer upgrades!!


Here are some price points:


Tees: $8.99 Hooded Henleys: $14.99
Polos: $10.99 Hoodies: $18.99
Wovens: $12.99 Flat Front Shorts: $16.99
Cargo Shorts: $18.99 Chinos: $18.99
Tanks: $7.99 Floater Shorts: $17.99


Check out the whole line at Target and Target.com! Wave if you see me!

 My son in Shaun White T-shirt and Zip-Up Hooded Sweatshirt 




Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers – The Movie

Experience a samurai showdown as the Red Rangers go head to head in this special movie event. Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers – The Movie arriving for the first time on DVD and Digital Download will celebrate 20 years of global success as the #1 kids live action series. When a mysterious RPM Red Ranger appears, the ultimate battle to fight off the threat of Master Xandred’s Mooger army begins. The Samurai Rangers team up with the mysterious RPM Red Ranger to fight off dual threats from Master Xandred’s Mooger army and a robotic super villain from the RPM Ranger’s dimension. When both Red Rangers get struck with hypnobolts they turn against one another and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Action packed and loaded with high-energy entertainment! 

Suggested retail price of $14.98. 

Running time: 45 minutes                        


http://youtu.be/4R2tslhMEtY (YouTube Embed code)


Power Rangers Samurai: The Sixth Ranger – Volume 4 

The Gold Ranger makes his debut for the first time on DVD and Digital Download when Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases Power Rangers Samurai: The Sixth Ranger – Volume 4. Watch as Antonio, the Gold Ranger, tries to prove he has the necessary skills to become a Samurai and joins the Power Rangers as they battle the Nighlok monsters. Power Rangers Samurai, #1 Live-Action Kids Action Series, continues to please kids of all ages as it celebrates 20 years of success. Power Rangers Samurai: The Sixth Ranger – Volume 4 showcasing four action-packed episodes, along with two featurettes and a video, is now available on DVD!

Price: $14.98 

Available now

Running time: 92 minutes   

My son and a friend watched both of the above DVDs on a rainy weekend afternoon. They were enthralled! I kept hearing, “Get them Ranger!” and “Aww…come ON! You guys are Samurais!” I knew right then the DVDs were a hit! Lionsgate Home Entertainment provides terrific DVDs for kids of all ages and genders. I like the fact that their DVDs are age appropriate and visually exciting for children. Just ask my son. He already wants to know when the next DVD will be coming out!





The Man of Steel is set to headline SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF KRYPTON #1! This comic book will be made available by DC Comics in comic book shops across the nation while supplies last. This book is a must-have for fans eagerly anticipating the June 14 launch of “SUPERMAN UNCHAINED,” the blockbuster new monthly series created by comic legends Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. The special issue also includes an exclusive sneak peek of that forthcoming series which will be flying into stores the same week as the highly anticipated new film Man of Steel. In addition, this exclusive includes the first chapter of the classic, best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF KRYPTON – written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner (director of Superman: The Movie), illustrated by Adam Kubert and featuring Superman’s epic battle with General Zod and the Phantom Zone villains.



For young comic fans, DC is also offering DC NATION SUPER SAMPLER #1, providing a sneak peak at two sensational series from the DC Kids line – BEWARE THE BATMAN and TEEN TITANS GO! This comic book includes two exciting, all-new stories for readers of all ages, based on new animated series coming soon to Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning DC Nation programming block from Warner Bros. Animation.

My husband is a DC comic fan. He has saved boxes of DC comics from his youth. He has shared his love of comic books with my son so they often sit together to read. Well, when they both saw the Superman and Batman comic book samples, I’m not sure which of them dove into the books first! One minute the comic books were on the table, the next minute Father and son were together, side by side, reading them! I really had to lol! Once they were finished, I asked how they liked them. My husband, the comic collector, admitted that they were really good. My son liked them more because they are designed and laid out for a younger reader. My son liked them better than his Father’s specifically for that feature. He is also a Teen Titan fan which gave it added appeal!

Look for these books at your local comic store or bookseller.


Note: Thanks to the featured companies for providing sample products.  Cara Potapshyn Meyers and MotherhoodLater.com assume no liability relative to products reviewed in this blog.


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