Friday, November 07 2014 08:40

Holiday Wish Guide: Mr. Potato Head Mixable, Mashable Heroes - Transformers & MARVEL Superheroes

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Holiday 2014In case you haven't noticed, TRANSFORMERS and MARVEL have both had a massive year. In the you world, one of the benefits is that Hasbro holds the rights to both, and that leads to some interesting crossover opportunities... like MR. POTATO HEAD Mashables. No, Mr. Potato Head has not been licensed for boxed mashed potatoes at your local grocer (though that would be pretty funny - and terrifying), but these Mixable, Mashable Heroes take a cue from the recent success of the Mashers Line (see my THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICAN review here), allowing kids to literally mix-and-match pieces of their favorite figures into new, original creations. For my 2014 Holiday Wish Guide, the Mr. Potato Head Mixable, Mashable Heroes make the cut, with MARVEL and TRANSFORMERS both represented in style!

Back in August, Hasbro sent us a few of these - Mr. Potato Head as Starscream, and a combo pack to make Hulk and Wolverine.

Mix and Mash!

Very affordably-priced at under $10 each (beware of third-party seller's prices online), these make a fun and fantastic gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Available in assortments that include Optimus Prime, Spider-man, Iron Man, Grimlock, Doc Oc, Bumblebee, Captain America and more.

Rock Father-approved!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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