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As Lucasfilm's Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out of hyperspace to land in theaters, the marketing partnerships, collaborations and thematic tie-ins are hitting full swing. Over at AMC Theatres, their MacGuffins Bar & Lounge continues to roll out some creative cocktails inspired by some of the biggest theatrical releases of the year, and for Solo they've got a good one. Toplined by Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka, "The Scoundrel" is a beverage that looks exactly like something that Lando Calrissian would be whipping up in his bar aboard the Millennium Falcon (yes, it has a bar!*). Between blasting bounty hunters, ducking gangsters and avoiding the law, being a scoundrel is thirsty work. Satisfy your thirst with a mix of Crystal Head Vodka, blue curacao, house-made lemonade and a splash of Chambord...

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters now, and if you happen to have an AMC Theatre nearby, then there's a good chance that there's a MacGuffins Bar & Lounge inside. For those of legal drinking age (21+, of course), The Force is strong with MacGuffins as they serve up a pair of new cocktails inspired by the film - like the new collaboration with Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka (which I've enjoyed on occasion).  Does Revenge or Hope best suit you?

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#GhostbustersWeek continues with a pair of figures you won't want to roast or fry...

For the past few years, PPW Toys has been expanding their line of PopTaters by mashing-up pop culture licenses like STAR WARS and MARVEL Comics with unique Mr. Potato Head figures created under license from Hasbro. This summer, the GHOSTBUSTERS are in on the PopTater action, and the first pair has hit the streets under the GHOSTBUSTERS Classics banner, with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man facing off against a lone Ghostbuster, but one that it's a safe bet to say was modeled largely after Dan Aykroyd's Ray Stantz (ECTO goggles!). After all, it was Ray who chose to summon Gozer in the form of Mr. Stay Puft - "something that could never possibly destroy us." Each are available now from my allies at Entertainment Earth, or direct from the PPW Toys website. Check them out in-action here at Rock Father HQ!

Earlier tonight, THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE kicked-off it's 2013/2014 Tour with a show in Danville, Kentucky. It should've started here in Illinois, because it's The Blues Brothers... Joilet Jake and Elwood Blues... a duo synonymous with Chicago! But, it's ok that they started out in the south this time around, because it's a good place to brush up in case they find themselves playing another BOB'S COUNTRY BUNKER gig somewhere down the road. 

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