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Tuesday, October 08 2013 23:05

Mega Bloks Unleashes CALL OF DUTY Building Sets, preps for Zombie Action...

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Over the past couple of months, we've reviewed a lot of Mega Bloks here at Rock Father HQ. Seriously, there's even a dedicated tag for Mega Bloks right here on the site. While those sets have been aimed toward the whole family, I just got word today that the folks at MEGA Brands have launched a line of CALL OF DUTY Collector Construction Sets that are geared directly at me toward a slightly older audience. While the initial sets have already begun hitting retail, visitors to the New York Comic-Con this weekend (October 10-13) can stop by the Mega Bloks booth (Crystal Palace, Booth #102) to get a first-look at the buildable CALL OF DUTY Zombies (just in-time for Halloween!), and check out a life-sized CALL OF DUTY vehicle constructed from Mega Bloks.

Now, if you read my online ramblings regularly, you probably already know that I'm a CALL OF DUTY fan. In fact, I've been known to battle other Dad Bloggers on the recent BLACK OPS II, and you can bet I'll be rockin' the CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS next month... they're the games that spawned my "Daddy Shooting Pixels" posts. But these toys...

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Looking at these, I got a real sense of nostalgia, because even though they're CALL OF DUTY, they really remind me of the 1980's incarnation of G.I. JOE. That tank... the "Alpine" scenes... the "Dome Battleground" and the "Beach Assault." Maybe that's why I like CALL OF DUTY so much - because it really just reminds me that I'm a G.I. JOE-loving kid-at-heart.

Zombies!ZOMBIES!

Check out the official CALL OF DUTY Collectors Site for more details on these cool new building sets, which are geared toward kids 14+.

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider—a destination for all things pop culture. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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