Wednesday, January 14 2015 14:07

Preview: MARVEL's ANT-MAN Mr. Potato Head From PPW Toys...

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Could MARVEL's ANT-MAN be this year's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? While it might not pull as crazy the box office numbers, I'm thinking so, as the MARVEL Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to expand with some of the coolest, yet lesser-known superheroes making their way onto the big screen. These new additions to the MCU are also bringing new heroes to the toy and collectible worlds, and PPW Toys' line of PopTaters is no exception. Coming later this year to specialty retailers and websites only is the ANT-MAN MR. POTATO HEAD, the latest recruit to the Marvel Heroes collection of 6" PopTaters to be produced by PPW under license from Hasbro. While I'd fully expect to see more revealed at next month's Toy Fair in NYC (sadly, I will not be attending), the folks at PPW sent over the concept art. Check it out...

Paul Rudd as ANT-MAN Mr. Potato Head

They've really captured the essence of Paul Rudd's ANT-MAN on this one. Perhaps he should be called Paul Spud?

For more cool versions of the classic Mr. Potato Head, check out http://www.ppwtoys.com/

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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