The crew over at Diamond Select Toys sent a quick update to inform the masses that their movie-themed wave of MARVEL MINIMATES has begun hitting TOYS R US stores. While THE AVENGERS doesn't hit U.S. screens for a few more days, you can certainly track down a ton of cool merch for kids of all ages. Here's what they say about the Minimates.
Originally released last year as a TARGET exclusive, Sesame Street: Singing With the Stars hits the streets this week for non-exclusive wide-release. Since we've had this one here at Rock Father HQ for awhile, this is a perfect opportunity to throw down some virtual ink on the subject.
Renee Stahl and Jeremy Toback, collectively known as RENEE & JEREMY, will release their new album of family-friendly cover songs on May 8th. Of the tracks featured on A LITTLE LOVE, the first to get the video treatment is a rendition of the COLDPLAY classic ''Yellow.'' I've got the video embedded for your viewing enjoyment below, but damn if it didn't bring a tear to my eye in it's depection of parenthood - ending with the little bird leaving the nest, flying off toward those yellow stars. With a two-and-a-half year old here and another on the way, I'm not quite ready to think of that part of the journey just yet.
Diamond Select Toys hit The Rock Father™ with details on their 47th series of MARVEL Minimates. Set for release to specialty stores and comic shops only, pre-orders for series 47 are now open. Check out the full details below.
When a copy of MO PHILLIPS' new album MONSTER SUIT arrived here at Rock Father HQ awhile back, I had to do a double-take to realize that the room pictured on the cover wasn't real. My eyes focused immediately on the greenish Monster Suit that is seen hanging on the back of a bedroom door, as if one of the 'Honkers' from Sesame Street had unzipped his business attire and left it right there. Then I noticed that the rug and guitar were made of paper and colored with crayon.
When the daughter of PAPA SNOW reached out to me to check out her Dad's new JUNIOR JUKEBOX Volume 1, I was intrigued. Aimed at reaching a niche audience within the family music realm, JUNIOR JUKEBOX presents a ten track collection of 70% traditional songs revamped ''in the style of'' famous acts from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. While the aim is there, unfortunately... Papa Snow misses.