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Thursday, August 27 2015 21:46

Throw on The Jackson 5 Christmas Album & Welcome Funko's Holiday Dancing Groot!

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By now, the Dancing Baby Groot from the end of MARVEL's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is a familiar, if not iconic fixture for even those who haven't seen the movie. Here at our house, The Rock Daughters even associate the little guy with The Jackson 5, breaking into that "Groot dance" whenever they hear "I Want You Back." I also have the Funko Pop! Vinyl Dancing Groot here in my office, and they always want to play with him. Now, with the holiday season fast-approaching, Funko is releasing a special edition Pop! Vinyl that brings it all together... Holiday Dancing Groot

Holiday Dancing Groot - Entertainment Earth

"What happens when Groot goes a little overboard with that eggnog? Bobbling ensues and he's in the spirit to wish you a Happy Holidays! This totally adorable Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Dancing Groot Pop! Figure comes to you in a festive green flower pot and large red bow. Holiday Dancing Groot features classic bobble head action with a spring, so you can make baby Groot "dance" along to all your holiday tunes. No batteries required! The Holiday Dancing Groot Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head Figure is an essential addition to any Guardians of the Galaxy fan's collection. Ages 3 and up."

Available for pre-order now through my friends at Entertainment Earth, I can picture putting on the 1970 JACKSON 5 CHRISTMAS ALBUM to watch the kids groove to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" while they pretend that Groot is getting down to the jam himself. 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group 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. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 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.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, 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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