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Tuesday, October 22 2013 11:04

Watch: Sports Illustrated Kids and OYO Animate the Best Moments from the 2013 ALCS & NLCS

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SI KIDS Brand AmbassadorAs the 2013 MLB World Series is set to begin tomorrow, the folks at OYO Sportstoys have teamed with my friends at Sports Illustrated Kids for a special video that animates some of the best moments from the 2013 ALCS & NLCS into brick and minifigure form. Yes, bricks and minifigures... OYO makes sports-themed minifigures that could be considered the distant cousins of similar brands like MEGA Bloks and LEGO. Honestly, I wasn't aware of them until today, but now I have my eye on a few. Check out the toy versions of the BOSTON RED SOX and ST. LOUIS CARDINALS rockin' the bases below...  

Want more baseball goodness? Check out my two-part blog about my little ones' first MLB Game with the Chicago Cubs: Part 1 on Chicago Parent | Part 2 on The Rock Father.

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Disclosure: As noted above, The Rock Father is participating in a sponsored blog ambassador program from Sports Illustrated Kids. As a part of this program, I have received paid compensation and a year subscription for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to SI Kids.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events 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, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 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.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, 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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