Friday, March 04 2016 06:16

Celebrate Action Figure Work Day with Hasbro!

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As of this writing, it's officially Action Figure Work Day - the annual holiday in which the world at large is called upon to take action figures to work... and to share photographs of their plastic counterparts in their new environments. Founded somewhat accidentally in 2014 as "Take Your Action Figure to Work Day," this holiday is a growing one - officially declared "a celebration of the love of comics, animation, games, and everything nerdy and geeky." For 2016, my friends at Hasbro are getting in on the action, and knowing that I generally take action figures to work every day (I work from home most of the time, and when I travel, I pack accordingly), we've teamed up to extend the fun for a full week with a special STAR WARS + MARVEL Action Figure Prize Pack Giveaway! One lucky reader of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine is going to receive an assortment of five (5) randomly-selected action figures from the assortments listed below! Ready to #PlayLikeHasbro?

If you're reading this on March 4, 2016, post a photo of yourself and a Hasbro Action Figure on social media - tag @HasbroNews on Twitter or @Hasbro on Instagram, and use the hashtags #Hasbro and #AFWD2016 to get in on the action! You might get featured on the Hasbro Social Channels.

Hasbro Action Figure Prize Pack!

THE ROCK FATHER Magazine x Hasbro Prize Pack will include one (1) figure from each of the following assortments:
  • 1x STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-Inch Figure Assortment: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, comes to life with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES for the ultimate collection! Each new 6-inch scale figure is highly articulated and exceptionally detailed. Characters include FINN (JAKKU), REY (JAKKU) with BB-8, KYLO REN, CAPTAIN PHASMA, FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER, CHEWBACCA, POE DAMERON, CONSTABLE ZUVIO, FIRST ORDER SNOWTROOPER and more. MSRP: $19.99 each
  • 1x STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS BUILD-A-WEAPON 3.75-Inch Figure Assortment: Choose your side in the battle between the RESISTANCE and the FIRST ORDER! Each 3.75-inch STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS BUILD-A-WEAPON action figure features five points of articulation and comes with a standard weapon accessory as well as a second custom weapon accessory. Custom weapon accessories can be combined together with the custom weapons of the other three figures in their Mission Theme group to form a larger weapon! Characters include heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens such as REY (Jakku), FINN (Jakku), KYLO REN, POE DAMERON, CAPTAIN PHASMA, X-WING PILOT ASTY, FIRST ORDER GENERAL HUX, PZ-4CO, GOSS TOOWERS and SARCO PLANK, as well as characters from the classic films such as LUKE SKYWALKER and DARTH VADER and Star Wars Rebels characters such as KANAN JARRUS, EZRA BRIDGER and THE INQUISITOR. There are four Mission Theme groups to choose from, each featuring four figures. MSRP: $7.99 each
  • 1x STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS 12” Figure Assortment: The battle to restore order to the galaxy just got bigger! Each 12-inch scale Star Wars: The Force Awakens 12” figure features five points of articulation and an accessory. Choose from heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens such as FINN, KYLO REN, FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER, FIRST ORDER TIE PILOT and REY (Jakkku). The series also includes the iconic villain DARTH VADER from the classic Star Wars films! MSRP: $9.99 each
  • 1x MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR 6-INCH LEGENDS SERIES Action Figure Assortment: Fans can collect these impressive 6-inch scale MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES figures, featuring fan-favorite characters from Marvel Comics and the hotly anticipated new film Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR! Each figure features extensive articulation, detailed sculpting and deco, and each comes with a piece of a large Build-A-Figure! Collect all figures in each wave to complete a different Build-A-Figure. Characters include CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN, BLACK PANTHER and more. Each sold separately. MSRP: $19.99 each
  • 1x MARVEL’S AVENGERS: Titan Hero Series 12-inch Figure Assortments: The AVENGERS assemble for more over-sized adventures in the TITAN HERO SERIES line! New AVENGERS join classic favorites to amp up this already exciting group of Marvel characters. Each 12-inch scale figure features 5 points of articulation, classic styling and deco. Figures in 2016 include IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK WIDOW, MARVEL’S WAR MACHINE, WINTER SOLDIER and MARVEL’S CROSSBONES to name a few! MSRP: $9.99 each.
Enter to Win a Hasbro MARVEL + STAR WARS Prize Pack:

Use the Rafflecopter Widget below (it will guide you), starting with the first (mandatory) entry method - Leave a Disqus comment on this post that shares your answer to the following: 

QUESTION: What is your favorite Hasbro Action Figure of All-Time? (Any era - could be STAR WARS, G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MARVEL, you name it!)

After that, you can complete social actions for additional, completely optional entries. Please Note: By entering giveaways on The Rock Father, you agree to comply with my fairness policy. 

Twitter "Egg" Accounts are ineligible for entry and WILL BE BLOCKED.
(If you need information regarding Twitter Eggs, Google is your friend.)
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The Fine Print: 

Promotion open to residents of the U.S. only, ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen on, about, or after March 13, 2016, and will be notified via email to confirm. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Prize provided and shipped by Hasbro. As noted above, figures will be randomly-selected. 

1980s-style Disclaimer: Many will enter, few will win! Please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery of prizing (seriously, probably not that long), The Rock Father is not responsible for any lost or misdirected packages. In the rare occasion that a prize does not arrive (which, sadly, has happened), you have no remedy other than moving on.

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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