Yesterday, Instagram user ulrichlulu posted what may have been the first-ever picture of the new Galen Erso action figure from Hasbro's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collection. Reposted by actor Mads Mikkelsen on his official channels this morning, the folks at Hasbro got in touch with an official product shot that I'm excited to share with you today. Check out the new 3.75" action figure below!
It's hard to believe that it's already been ten years since Michael Bay's first TRANSFORMERS film hit theaters, but this summer the adventure continues when Paramount Pictures releases Transformers: The Last Knight on June 23, 2017. A new film means spinning things back to where it all began with some new toys from Hasbro, and two of the new ones just made their debut at the Hong Kong Toy Fair. Check out two beautiful new versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee below!
This morning, Hasbro has announced the MONOPOLY Token Madness Vote (#MonopolyVote), which leaves the fate of all eight current and classic MONOPOLY tokens - including the Scottie Dog- in the hands of the fans for the first time. From now through January 31, 2017, MONOPOLY fans can visit a special website to cast their vote for which eight tokens they’d like to see in the next MONOPOLY game. The field this year is a big one, with 64 tokens in the running (see them all on my Facebook page), including the current eight tokens and 50+ new contenders. This means, that for the first time ever, all eight current tokens could get voted out of the game. Since Charles Darrow first created MONOPOLY back in 1933, a total of 20 different tokens have appeared in standard editions of the game, but never before have they been completely voted out at once. As the original tokens were originally reflective of 1930s America, a 2017 edition of the game could reflect the modern world in which we now live.
As we enter 2017, we're now less than five months away from the 40th Anniversary of George Lucas' 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope. One of the looming, and most often-asked questions here at Rock Father HQ pertains to an area of my specialty, and that's toys. "What new toys are on the way for Star Wars' 40th Anniversary?" Quite simply, I don't know... yet - but I do have some ideas for how it'll all go down.
Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to dominate the box office in the days post-Christmas, and as the film continues to take audiences back to a galaxy far, far away, there's more fun to be had in action figure form. The third wave of Hasbro's Rogue One 3 ¾" action figures is starting to make its way to retail, and while it's often difficult to find the full assortment just hanging on the pegs at your local store, my allies at Entertainment Earth (one of my sponsors) have just received a shipment of the new wave - "Hot Off the Truck!" These are sold as case packs, so you get two of each figure (split it with a friend?), and this assortment is a good one - evenly balanced, and featuring new characters from Rogue One, along with a pair of fan favorites from Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels. Check it out...
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One of the most inspiring new series' for kids to emerge in the past year is Disney's Elena of Avalor. The first Latin-inspired Disney Princess was an immediate hit, quickly becoming a fixture at Disney Parks, and becoming one of Disney Channel's most-watched animated shows. After being held captive in the Amulet of Avalor for over four decades, Elena was freed by Sofia the First and has returned to her kingdom as a brave and adventurous teenager who must now learn to rule as crown princess until she is old enough to be queen. As kids follow Elena's journey, they see the adventure unfold as she learns her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders. With Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule now available on DVD, here's a look at some great gift ideas as part of my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide!