It's never fun to do a reveal that doesn't genuinely show the goods, but sometimes things just aren't quite ready yet. At Toy Fair there's always a lot of in-development product that's "pending licensor approval," and for some companies that means showing it privately, but not allowing pictures to get out there. The folks at Jada Toys have some fantastic offerings on the way, serving up new toys for kids and collectors alike, but unfortunately most of them are not ready to be seen. From new additions to their growing Nano Metalfigs line to all-new collections like a diecast line for girls (complete with licenses like Nickelodeon's Sunny Day) and expansion of their long-running Fast & Furious and supercar/tuners assortments, I'll be sharing much more very soon. For right now, though - there's one line in particular that really hit the sweet spot for me, and one property that really pushed it over the top. Hollywood Rides + KNIGHT RIDER? I'm in! Check out the video below...

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The title pretty much says it all: With the release of his new video for "Last Time For Everything," Brad Paisley just unleashed the music video that I've wanted to make for myself since 1985. Indeed, the nostalgia factor is high, from the title sequence and bikes inspired by the Netflix Original Series Stranger Things, to the inclusion of walkie talkies, a boys-only clubhouse, a DeLorean, the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1, a SONY Walkman commercial, UFOs, dinosaurs, and appearance by my idol, David Hasselhoff and K.I.T.T. from the greatest television series of all-time, Knight Rider. Best of all, the action is all captured in beautiful VHS quality, dated October 26, 1985. But I have to ask... Brad, what's with the life preserver?

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Aside from perhaps, STAR WARS, the most-mentioned pop culture property here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine is undoubtedly The Greatest Television Series of All-Time™, KNIGHT RIDER. That's what the youngster in me still believes, the very boy who eagerly awaited new episodes on a weekly basis from 1982-1986, who made watching reruns after school a part of his daily routine from 1988-1990, and who still stops and watches for a bit while running across an episode on television, despite having owned the complete series on DVD for years. Of course, my affection lies firmly with the original KNIGHT RIDER - the Glen A. Larson creation that starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, who alongside a talking 1982 Pontiac Trans Am known as the Knight Industries 2000 (K.I.T.T., if you prefer) fought bad guys for an hour each week. While there have been several sub-par "reboot" efforts over the years, none have matched the original, and the long-rumored cinematic version (rights have changed hands repeatedly) never materialized. Now there's hope for a proper KNIGHT RIDER to ride again, as Justin Lin (FAST AND THE FURIOUS series, STAR TREK BEYOND)  is heading up a Machinima "Digital Series" for a 2017 launch.

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Unless it's in the shell of a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am and offers "self-driving" as an option rather than a standard, I have zero interest in owning (or riding in) an "autonomous" car. One of the most important aspects of car ownership is driving, and for that reason alone - nevermind the fact that I'm seldom comfortable even with another human at the wheel due to perceived lack of my own control - and a vehicle that is devoid of a steering wheel is a prospect that is terrifying. That said, one of my favorite automakers - Kia - is set to unveil the stuff of my nightmares at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas next month, and now there's a preview. Check it out...

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Back in June, I shared news about some big expansions coming soon to the world of LEGO Dimensions. Now, when it comes to the toys-to-life category, LEGO Dimensions is a new thing for us here at Rock Father HQ (Warner Bros. Interactive just sent us a Starter Kit and some extras - more on that soon), but it's one I've been interested in since last year. While there's a wealth of pop culture goodness that comes together in the multiplatform game, what put it firmly into my realm was the announcement that a KNIGHT RIDER Fun Pack was on the way... KNIGHT RIDER, the greatest television series of all-time, and perhaps the most-mentioned series ever here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. Now we have the real details, along with sets from The LEGO Batman Movie. Check it out...

With veteran voice actor Corey Burton turning on a variation of his unmistakable "Grindhouse voice" to narrate the action, the vibe is set for FUTURE-WORM!, the colorful new series following 12-year-old Danny Douglas (voiced by frequent Dirt Nasty collaborator Andy Milonakis), creator of a lunchbox time machine, and his companion, a worm... from the future. The result of when Future Scientists placed an ordinary worm into a Genetic Escalator to increase its intellectual capacity by 900,000% and infuse it with an insatiable need for adventure, FUTURE-WORM! (voiced by James Adomian of Comedy Bang! Bang!) is prepared for whatever challenges that time travel may bring, with the addition of a Photo Receptor Visor, Titanium Reinforced Abs and a Bullet-Proof Beard. As the duo engages in self-serving time travel packed with pop culture nods, along the way audiences will enjoy appearances by folks like Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself, and former STAR TREK "Number One" Jonathan Frakes as "Steak Starbolt," in addition to numerous guest stars (the legendary Paul Williams!) known by this writer, but not-yet-announced. On a recent visit to DisneyToon Studios in Glendale, I had a chance to check out the first full-length episode of FUTURE-WORM!, followed by a conversation with Emmy-winning SOUTH PARK alum Ryan Quincy, creator and executive producer. 

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