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Monday, May 18 2015 09:03

Force Friday Countdown: 2007 STAR WARS Titanium Series IG-88 - 109 Days to Go...

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When much of the general public thinks of the badass bounty hunters summoned by Darth Vader to track down Han Solo in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, it's Boba Fett that generally comes immediately to mind. But among those featured in that brief, yet iconic scene (Dengar, IG-88, Fett, Bossk, 4-LOM, Zuckuss), the assassin droid IG-88 has long-been viewed as one of the more interesting (and creepy) by hardcore fans. In fact, the official STAR WARS website describes assassin droids as "independently programmed mechanical killers that had no masters." For the May 18th entry into the Force Friday Countdown Calendar, Hasbro is featuring their 2007 Titanium Series IG-88 figure (find it on eBay). 

While I never got into the Titanium Series of Die-Cast figures and vehicles myself, they've held onto a small, yet loyal following among STAR WARS fans over the years.

Keep your browser pointed toward THE ROCK FATHER as we continue the #ForceFridayCountdown en route to #ForceFriday, the day that new Hasbro toys for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS arrive at retail! 109 Days to Go!

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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