MARVEL's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY seemingly came from out of nowhere to become one of the most popular entries into the MARVEL Cinematic Universe when James Gunn's feature film hit theaters last year. Families fell in love with the crew of the Milano - Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket Raccoon - and that excitement has led to the launch of a new animated series that will premiere on Disney XD, Saturday, September 26th. To celebrate the premiere of the new series, Entertainment Earth and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine have teamed-up to pay tribute to the Guardians' comic book origins with a very special giveaway. One reader will receive the Entertainment Earth-Exclusive GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Comic Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Set by Hasbro (a $119.99 value). The lucky reader will be decided on premiere date! As Star-Lord would say, "You're welcome."
It's here... after months of doing the Force Friday Countdown here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, new products from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS have hit retailers. One of the best selections comes from my friends at Entertainment Earth, and they've got pre-orders up for two sweet exclusives from Hasbro - STAR WARS The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figures and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Desert Assault Walker with First Order Stormtrooper Officer. Check 'em out below!
There has been an awakening... and you will soon feel it. J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will hit theaters on December 18th, but on September 4th - just one week from today - the first merchandise from the new film will become available for sale. One of the biggest destinations for STAR WARS is Entertainment Earth, and with unique items that go far beyond the usual spectrum - STAR WARS for the entire family. One of the newest outfits to enter the mix is Han Cholo - jewelry from Los Angeles-based designer Brandon Schoolhouse. In addition to his original pieces that have a true sense of timeless rock 'n' roll style, Schoolhouse's work has branched into the licensed realm, with limited-edition pieces featuring iconic pop culture brands like VOLTRON, G.I. JOE, MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE, and of course, STAR WARS - officially-licensed by Lucasfilm and Disney. With one week to go until #ForceFriday, Entertainment Earth and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are teaming-up to get two (2) lucky readers set-up to rock some Han Cholo designs of their own. Will The Force be with you?
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!
"It’s time to pour a beverage! It’s time to make some snacks! It's time to read some stories with THE ROCK FATHER tonight!"
This Fall, THE MUPPETS are back with an all-new series on ABC, one that's geared toward grownups - folks like myself, that grew up with Jim Henson's wonderful characters. Since there's a solid chance that grownups might be enjoying a grownup beverage as well, the folks at Diamond Select Toys are helping get those drinks "Muppified" with the release of four new pint glasses, each shipped in a colorful logo box. Kids of the 70s and 80s rejoice! There's THE MUPPET SHOW, PIGS IN SPACE, MUPPET LABS, and my personal favorite... DR. TEETH AND THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM!Entertainment Earth has them all up for pre-order right now...
FRIENDS is going through a Renaissance, it would seem. 11 years after "The Last One" aired on NBC, and 21 years after "The Pilot," the folks at Funko have announced a series of Pop! Vinyls that will bring the six main characters of the show into loveable 3¾" vinyl figure form. While you may have to build your own "Central Perk" or "Apartment" playset, you can almost be certain that someone will reimagine THE REMBRANDTS' "I'll Be There for You" music video or the show's opening titles with Pop! Vinyls standing in. My friends at Entertainment Earth have the full set up for pre-order right now, with expected delivery taking place in February of 2016 - more than enough time to watch the series again on Netflix.