My kids loved The Avengers movie, which is no surprise since the movie was so popular it set box office records everywhere.Â I thought it was very fun too, and we have been looking forward to seeing it again on DVD as a family. The kids also love gadgets, so when I heard that Walmart had a special Augmented Reality App I knew my children would enjoy going to Walmart and playing with the app for some Avengers family fun.
Before we left for Walmart we downloaded the Avengers app from the Google Play Store, and you can also download it here.Â We installed it on my Android tablet, and set off on a scavenger hunt through the store to find Avengers trigger points.
To activate the app you find an Avengers trigger point, like this Hulk poster, a tag jumps out and becomes 3-D on the screen, so you can click on it.
After you find a trigger point you can take a fun quiz to discover â€œWhich Avenger Are You?â€Â My teens had fun arguing over the answers they should give to important questions like â€œWhat would you put on pancakes?â€
We found trigger points in the toys, clothes and electronics sections of Walmart, and searching for them was fun.Â After we had answered a few of the quiz questions the app decided our answers matched up with The Hulk, and provided the chance for my son to take his picture as the Hulk and download the result.Â We didnâ€™t get his face lined up quite right, but it is cute just the same!
It was fun going around the store and finding trigger points, and answering the silly questions.Â My oldest daughter was concerned because people were looking at us and wondering what we were doing, and we did end up blocking the aisles a few times as we tried to line the app up just right.Â But we had a great time, and the kids enjoyed discussing the different characters and debating who is the best.Â The answer â€“ my teenage girls like Thor best (no surprise there!) and my son thinks that The Hulk and Iron Man are in a tough competition for the best Avenger.
We eventually found the huge Avengers movie display right outside the electronics section, with all the DVDs, Bluray and special editions.
This display had a trigger point for taking a group picture with all the Avengers, but unfortunately it wasnâ€™t working so we werenâ€™t able to do a picture.Â But that is ok, my daughter Eleanor took the chance to have her picture taken with Thor anyway.
We picked up a DVD/Bluray to watch at home of course, as long as we were there!Â We wanted to get the special Walmart limited edition that contains an Avengers graphic novel.Â I donâ€™t read graphic novels much, but the kids enjoy them, and anything that encourages reading is a great idea.
Then we headed over the the deli area to get a pizza for our movie night.Â They even had Avengers Pizza, and the pizza box had a trigger point for the app that opened up a 3-D interactive world.
You can move the characters around the city on the app and it is quite detailed.Â We picked up some Iron Man (5 Cheese) Marketside Pizza and headed home for a more family fun with pizza and the movie.Â You can see even more pictures from our Avengers scavenger hunt in my Google Plus Album.
Once we got home we had to open up the combo pack so that my son could read the graphic novel, while we heated up the pizza.
All in all it was a fun night, because pizza and a great movie are a perfect combination.Â We had never bought the Marketside Pizza before, and were quite impressed with how it tasted.Â It was definitely better than a frozen pizza, and it was huge and a great value for the price.
On Saturday Sept. 29th there will be special Avengers Character Appearances at select Walmart stores.Â None near me unfortunately, but if you live in Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah or Wisconsin check your local stores and see if one is scheduled.
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