There are definitely perks to being a blogger…like knowing that Walmart was going to have advanced copies of the Amazing Spider-Man a week before the movie was going to be officially released!
I received an advanced copy of the Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-ray earlier this week, but Angeline and I took a trip to Walmart yesterday to buy a Walmart Marketside pizza so that we could play around with the Amazing Spider-Man Augmented Reality app and the Spider-Man Web Slinger app.
You see, the Amazing Spider-Man Augmented Reality app springs to life when you open the app and hover your smart phone over a trigger point on random Amazing Spider-Man merchandise in Walmart stores. Now, unfortunately, our local Walmarts aren’t ready for the debut yet and don’t have any of the Amazing Spider-Man displays up, but I did find some really cool Amazing Spider-Man merchandise, like these cool cups for just 87 cents! You can read more about my shopping trip in this Google+ story.
And this totally #amazing tee shirt in the ladies department…which is obviously perfect for me – you know I love a good #hashtag!
Kind of perfect, am I right?
I found these delicious-looking Marketside pizzas that feature Spider-Man and had the little trigger point that activates the Amazing Spider-Man Web Slinger app, but my advanced copy of The Amazing Spider-Man was at home – so we rushed home to start playing with it!
The Amazing Spider-Man Web Slinger app allows you to see a 3D version of Spider-Man and Lizard as they battle on top of your Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray copy and your Marketside pizza box!
You can get this cool 3D version of Spider-Man if you hover your smart phone over the Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray copy, like this:
If you tap where it says to “tap” – duh – then Spider-Man jumps around! I was trying to do a screen shot of him as he was flying through the air but my phone isn’t fast enough to catch it!
It’s really, really cool when you hover your phone over the Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray copy and the Marketside pizza box – just make sure the web slinger symbols are really close together, or the app won’t recognize them.
Up pops a 3D scene with Spidey and Lizard! You can move your phone around and see different parts of the scene, but you can’t look inside the tunnel – I already tried! ha!
I love the way The Amazing Spider-Man Augmented Reality and Web Slinger apps bring another dimension of fun to the release of the movie, it’s a great way to give your kids (or moms like me!) another way to get excited about their favorite super hero!
You can go to The Amazing Spider-Man website to find lots more cool stuff about the movie and the app, and you can even download a free copy of The Amazing Spiderman using the special Vudu promotion! I had never used Vudu before, so I was pretty excited about having another option for watching movies!
In addition to our Marketside pizza, I also bought some yummy red velvet cupcakes but only made it as far as movie night…I called dibs, but luckily, Angeline is still gorging herself on Halloween candy, so she didn’t fight me for it!
Another really fun part of The Amazing Spider-Man Web Slinger app is the comic book. That’s right! I said “comic book!”
You can star in your own comic book by snapping a photo of your face – the app does the rest of the work for you.
Is this cool or what?!
I can’t wait for Walmart to have all of their The Amazing Spider-Man Augmented Reality trigger points up so that I can go back and activate more pages of my comic book!
Get Social with The Amazing Spider-Man!
The Amazing Spider-Man comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on November 9th but you can get an advanced copy at Walmart now! While you’re there, how about trying a Walmart Marketside pizza so that you can also play with The Amazing Spider-Man Web Slinger app? The 5 cheese blend is my favorite!
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment #CBias #SocialFabric #SpiderManWMT