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Diamond Select Toys just informed The Rock Father that their MARVEL SELECTS IRON MAN will be arriving in-stores today. Based on the MARK VI armor seen in the AVENGERS, this new figure bears a striking likeness to star Robert Downey Jr. Am I the only person that hasn't seen the AVENGERS yet? With two little ones in the house now, my movie-watching time is pretty much gone.

The crew over at Diamond Select Toys sent a quick update to inform the masses that their movie-themed wave of MARVEL MINIMATES has begun hitting TOYS R US stores. While THE AVENGERS doesn't hit U.S. screens for a few more days, you can certainly track down a ton of cool merch for kids of all ages. Here's what they say about the Minimates.

Judging from the hit-count on my blog posting yesterday that featured a 22-second snippet of a new SOUNDGARDEN song slated for inclusion on THE AVENGERS Soundtrack, I'd say interest in both the film and the band are pretty high. Well, earlier today, Disney sent over the full tracklisting for AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: Music From and Inspired by The Motion Picture. Additionally, The Rock Father has learned that the aforementioned SOUNGARDEN cut Live to Rise will be featured over the end credits of the film.  Check out the full tracklisting and all the artists below.

Well, this certainly came out of the blue this morning... and The Rock Father™ approves.

I'm still a little weirded out when I see MARVEL merchandise inside THE DISNEY STORE (even though I love both brands),  but it's even weirder when someone from Disney sends you a preview of brand-NEW music from SOUNDGARDEN via AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture. Would you like to hear a 22-second snippet of the first new SOUNDGARDEN single in 15 years? S.H.I.E.L.D. commands you to read on... and Live to Rise.

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