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This week is a unique one in that I'm gearing up for a full seven days of travel - the longest stretch that I've ever been away from home since becoming "The Rock Father." That means it's the longest I've been away from my wife and our girls, but it will be worth it since what I'm doing is part of the greater good - a mix of work and play that directly relates to having fun as a family, and spreading that goodness throughout the virtual pages of The Rock Father™ Magazine. While the entire week will be massive, the end will be epic as I wrap one gig in New York City, then head straight to Los Angeles to meet up with the Disney crew for the D23 Expo and Disneyland Summer of Heroes. One big focus for me will be the launch of Disney XD's DuckTales, but my group will also be taking part in activities and events from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC Network and more, and I'll be bringing you the latest news and features direct from the show floor of "The Ultimate Disney Fan Event" - July 13-16, 2017!

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Does the suit make the man? That's the question pondered in the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming - the first feature-length collaboration between Sony and Disney that finds Spidey making his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War last year. Here we find Peter Parker (Tom Holland) having some issues with authority, particularly that of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and The Avengers. Take a look...

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It's a complicated arrangement that made it possible for Spider-man to finally enter the MARVEL Cinematic Universe with an appearance in this year's Captain America: Civil War - one that paved the way for next year's Spider-Man: Homecoming. The interesting thing is that this next "solo" outing (which we've learned is partially a team-up with Iron Man) is a SONY picture created in partnership with MARVEL Studios (Disney) - and with actor Tom Holland in the suit, we're into the third big-screen Spider-Man of this century. I often wonder if casual moviegoers understand all the "hows" and "whys" of all of this superhero-switching, but as the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has shown us tonight, this may be the most comic-accurate version we've ever seen, and one that looks to really bring Spidey into the universe that he so rightfully should be a part of. Check this out...

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MARVEL's ANT-MAN may have just hit theater screens today, but thanks to a just-revealed box set, it is confirmed that Scott Lang and the #Antourage will definitely be home for the holidays. This Fall (date TBA), the MARVEL Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection will come to Amazon as an exclusive 13-disc boxed set, with all six films from the Phase 2 MARVEL lineup packed inside a replica Power Gem. There will also be a "Top Secret Bonus Disc," exclusive additional bonus memorabilia and more packed into the $250 companion to the 2012 MARVEL Cinematic Universe: Phase 1 release. Here's what you'll get...

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I cover so much MARVEL stuff here on THE ROCK FATHER that some days can feel like I'm just one post away from becoming a Superhero Fan Site... but that's okay, especially with news like this. From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON comes Beast Kingdom Toys' comes their 1:1 Scale Life-Size HULK BUSTER Statue. This thing weighs over 1,455lbs and requires a lift to move. The price? Just $18,499 through Entertainment Earth, with the actual 1:1 Scale HULK setting you back just $14,999. If Tony Stark's new Banner-busting armor is too steep for you, 1:1 Scale statues of CAPTAIN AMERICA, THOR, IRON MAN, WAR MACHINE and IRON PATRIOT are available in the more-affordable $7K-$10K range, all shipping in October. Check these out!

On my visits to The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, I've noticed the life-sized FIX IT FELIX JR. machines (perhaps the same machine) in two different locations. Built to promote the release of WRECK-IT RALPH back in 2012, the FIX IT FELIX JR. games are based largely upon DONKEY KONG JR., and present a true throwback to classic arcade gaming. The girls and I recently made a Papercraft FIX IT FELIX JR. machine using printer paper and a template found on DeviantArt (an alternate plan exists on Disney's official site). The end result is a little sloppy, but it's perfectly-scaled for 3 ¾" action figures, and inspired this photo. "Meanwhile at The Walt Disney Studios Offices..."

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