Over the weekend, we spent some time at Toys R Us perusing thousands of toys in search of the perfect one (at least for the moment). Both sets of grandparents pitched in to allow my children to pick out a Valentine’s Day “treat” and since we’d prefer that the “treat” not be something sugar-aden, we agreed that each of them could pick out something within the confines of the budget set by them. My inquisitive, creative little four year old headed straight for the Transformers section. Like most boys his age, he’s a fan of the series which currently airs on The Hub. While we were experimenting with all of the different ways we could use peanut butter, Yolanda, from Sassy Mama in LA was screening the brand new series Transformers Rescue Bots and touring the Hollywood Fire Museum with her daughter.
Screenings in LA are always filled with a touch of glamour and a touch of creativity. The “Tranformers Rescue Bots” Season Two Screening Premiere was no different. The fabulous people at the HUB Network decided to give us attendees a treat…and maybe give the kids a little learnin’. Why? Because this fun screening event was held at The Hollywood Fire Museum located in the heart of Hollywood.
You may be wondering what an old LAFD Fire Department has to do with Transformers. Well, as it turns out, one of the new Rescue Bots is a Fire Truck/Fire Fighter himself! The Rescue Bots consist of Heatwave (the firetruck), Boulder (the bulldozer), Blades (the rescue helicopter), and Chase (the police car). The bots are placed under the care of the Police Chief and his family, but only the chief knows the truth about them. In the meanwhile, the bots must “pretend” to just be robots under the command of each respective family member-an engineer (Graham- voiced by Shannon McKain), a rescue pilot (Dani voiced by Lacey Chabert), a cop (Chief Charlie voiced by Maurice LaMarche) and a firefighter (Kade- voiced by James Marsden).
When Chase has had enough of Chase’s ego, he is ready to abandon the mission and leave, but then he meets Cody… who makes him believe that not all humans are so bad. So Chase stays…and good because soon the island they all live in is under attack of a malfunctioning electrical dinosaur. Will the Rescue Bots succeed? I can’t tell you that! What I can tell you is my husband and I were extremely entertained and thought that Transformers Rescue Bots is entertaining for the whole family. Our daughter even loved it!
After the screening we got a look at the museum and were assigned tour guides to take us around and teach us a little about Fire Department history. The tour guides were each retired firefighters, and boy did they know their stuff. Our tour guide also was a bit of a history buff and he was able to tell us a little background info on just about everything from the trucks, to the suits to the miniatures. He was a fantastic tour guide and you could tell he loved his job.
If you are ever in the Los Angeles area, take a couple hours to check out the Hollywood Fire Museum. It’s not often you get to see an authentic piece of old Hollywood and learn a little about how the LAFD began.
Also, make sure you check your local listing for the HUB network and catch Transformers Rescue Bots every Saturday. Make sure you follow the HUB on Facebook also- http://www.facebook.com/hubtvnetwork !
Yolanda keeps it real over at Sassy Mama in L.A. Check out her site for mom-focused lifestyle features including the “it” things to do in LA.
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