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Wednesday, August 29 2018 10:14

Horror Icons go "Savage" Just in-time for Halloween...

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There's quite a bit of savage news out of Funko lately, and the latest is seasonally-perfect. On the heels of their Savage World Thundercats announcement comes an assortment of action figures that reimagines some of the biggest icons of horror in an unexpected way - buffed-up and ready for battle! The Horror Savage World collection will launch with Freddy Krueger from ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, Jason Voorhees from ‘Friday the 13th’Leatherface from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'Michael Myers from 'Halloween' and Pinhead from 'Hellraiser' - each presented in the muscular 5.5" action figure style that was made famous by Mattel's Masters of the Universe line back in the 1980s. As Funko points out, these horror villains are "ready to haunt your dreams and chase you down." If you want these in time for this Halloween, get your pre-orders in via my affiliate, Entertainment Earth!

Wednesday, August 29 2018 08:43

Giveaway: Win a FIONA THE HIPPO Prize Pack!

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Presented in collaboration with Zonderkidz...

In life, we all have to overcome some big challenges at some point... and for many those battles start at birth. And not just for humans, but animals too. Last year, Fiona the Hippo became an internet sensation, a hippopotamus born prematurely at only 29 pounds. In theory, she wasn't expected to live - but she did, and her attitude captured the hearts of the masses in a story chronicled via YouTube and Facebook as the star of The Fiona Show. This summer, Fiona celebrated her first birthday, and along with that milestone comes a new children's book, appropriately titled Fiona the Hippo. From New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey of Bad Dog, Marley fame, the book is published by Zonderkidz in partnership with The Cincinnati Zoo, and now you can win a copy - complete with a Fiona plush and sippy cup - right here on The Rock Father™ Magazine!

At Toy Fair in New York this past February, one of the interesting things spotted in Funko's massive booth was their line of Savage World action figures. These 5.5" figures are familiar in shape and stature to anyone who played with Masters of the Universe toys back in the 80s, or the REMCO toys that "borrowed" the distinct body style of Mattel's more famous collection. Among the prototypes were some familiar characters that were being sculpted in the style of perhaps their greatest enemies of the era... former competitors in the action figure aisle. Thundercats have been officially brought into the Savage World, and if the He-Man influence isn't obvious enough, just check out the environment being used to display these figures - that's a tweaked and re-painted Evil Horde Fright Zone playset (which I used to have!)... a lair that used to be home to Hordak! The first wave is coming, and my affiliates at Entertainment Earth have the figures available for pre-order...

Tuesday, August 28 2018 21:59

This Fall, it's Time to HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER

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Utah's "Skinwalker Ranch" is a paranormal hotbed that has become infamous in recent decades - a property where so much unexplained has happened, the entire place is shrouded in mystery. Now comes HUNT FOR THE SKINWALKER, a new film based on the best-selling book by George Knapp & Dr. Colm Kelleher. It investigates the confidential, most extensive scientific study of a paranormal hotspot in human history. Set for release by The Orchard on Digital HD to own September 11 (streaming on-demand on 9/19), check out the trailer and details below...

From ghost stories to haunted houses, many of us enjoy the thrill of the supernatural—especially in the fall. We share scary tales to invoke feelings of fright at the unknown, but the most unnerving thing about these stories is they are often based on true events and real locations. Several historic places in Montana are known for their own spooky legends and tales of paranormal activity. As you step back in time and discover the past, you might find some of these ghost stories are more than just fiction.

“When I first heard about this Faith No More biography, I didn’t know what to think. But I have to give credit where it is due. It’s a quality piece. The man has done his research, and it shows. It provided me with more than a few revelations… and I’m in the band.” -- Faith No More co-founder and bass player Bill Gould

Adrian Harte, the writer behind the Faith No More 2.0  website is bringing his passion for the band into print with the September 12 release of his new book, Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More via Jawbone Press.

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