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Sunday, December 06 2015 08:00

Disney•Pixar: New Toys Celebrate 20 Years from TOY STORY to THE GOOD DINOSAUR...

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With the release of Disney•Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAUR into theaters last month, a milestone was celebrated - 20 years of Disney•Pixar animated feature films. It was November of 1995 when audiences first stepped inside of Andy's room to begin a decades-long series of adventures with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Rex and an ever-expanding crew of toys - some familiar, some not. With TOY STORY as fresh as ever for new generations of audiences (fueled by cool shorts like the recent TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT), Disney Consumer Products has partnered with Mattel for a new collection of 20th Anniversary Toys - one of which (Andy's Room Buddies 7-Pack Figure Gift Set) arrived here at Rock Father HQ in a surprise box - packed alongside THE GOOD DINOSAUR Galloping Butch Figure by TOMY... Pixar's past and present in figure form.

Disney-Pixar Toys

TOY STORY and THE GOOD DINOSAURFrom Mattel's TOY STORY 20th Anniversary Collection, the Buddies 7-Pack Figure Sets are a great Holiday Gift idea, with sets based on Andy's Room, Al's Toy Barn and the Sunnyside Daycare all represented. Each set features some exclusive figures, along with bringing home characters from all three TOY STORY feature films. Cool sidebar: Tom Hanks just began voiceover work for TOY STORY 4 this week. The film is currently slated for a 2018 release.

The Galloping Butch from THE GOOD DINOSAUR is already a best-seller at Amazon and other retailers, the perfect-sized beast for little hands to have big adventures. With sound FX and voice clips, kids can press a button on Butch's tail to activated not only his leg-stomping galloping action, but some chomping excitement as well. 

All of these great toys can be found at retailers everywhere right now. 

For more Great Gift Ideas, check out THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Holiday Wish Guide.
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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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