For a new generation of STAR WARS fans, Disney XD's animated series, STAR WARS REBELS has been "a first step into a larger world." While The Rock Daughters were already familiar with the original STAR WARS Trilogy thanks to their parents (quite strong in The Force, we are), it's was REBELS that really threw the doors wide open and created a pair of hardcore STAR WARS fans. Set in the years between REVENGE OF THE SITH and A NEW HOPE, STAR WARS REBELS has provided new adventures with a new cast of characters - often interacting with some fan favorites from the live-action films that have been delighting audiences for the past forty years. While there has been quite a bit of different merchandise released featuring characters from STAR WARS REBELS, this checklist focuses on Hasbro's classic 3¾" action figures, vehicles and playsets (carrying on the tradition that Kenner started 40 years ago)- along with the ever-popular "Black Series" of collector-focused 6" figures and accessories (and a few extras). Look for this list to be updated frequently with new items (and soon pictures) as the collection continues to grow.
Lucasfilm's ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is one of the most anticipated films of 2016, and one of the most interesting trips that fans have ever take to a galaxy far, far away. The first live-action theatrical film to take place outside of the numeric "Saga," Gareth Edwards' ROGUE ONE is a straight-up "war" movie set in the time period immediately preceding 1977's STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE, presenting for the first time, the tale of the Rebels who stole the plans for the Imperial Death Star. Coming this September and rolling out well into the winter months, a new collection of STAR WARS toys based on ROGUE ONE will hit retail, and while countless licensees will be in on the action, here at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine we're presenting a series of STAR WARS Checklists, this one focusing on Hasbro's classic 3¾" action figures, vehicles and playsets (carrying on the tradition that Kenner started 40 years ago)- along with the ever-popular "Black Series" of collector-focused 6" figures and accessories. If you'd like to keep track of what's available or coming soon from these lines, this is the place to be!
One of these days I will get to SDCC (likely when I have a personal project to promote again), but in the meantime my friends that are there keep sending me the latest news and official pictures to share with those of you, who like myself, are thousands of miles away. One of the most-anticipated reveals of today comes from the folks at Hasbro, who continue to expand their fantastic line of MARVEL Legends figures. While I've got fresh pics of the latest SPIDER-MAN assortment, of particular interest today is the upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE assortment, which pairs both comic and movie-style figures into one collection. Here's your official look at the first-ever figures of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Karl Mordo!
The Hasbro booth tends to be a must-see at any event, and with numerous exclusives and debuts on-deck, their appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) is no exception. The crew at Hasbro just sent over details on five new toys from their fall STAR WARS collection, including a pair of new 12" Electronic Duel figures, some new additions to the famed 3.75" figure/vehicle assortments. First up: the one that The Rock Daughters™ immediately zeroed-in on with excitement - Hera Syndulla's A-Wing Fighter from Disney XD's STAR WARS REBELS!
One of this year's biggest films is coming home... Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK will be available early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 23, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on August 30 (a 3D Blu-ray will be released later this year - date TBA). In addition to being one of my favorites of 2016 thus far, I was fortunate to have attended it's red carpet premiere and conducted interviews with Director Jon Favreau and much of the cast back in April (see all coverage here). Check out all the features on the in-home release below...
After a surprise fan uprising that hit twitter last week with the #RenewDocMcStuffins hashtag, Disney Junior just hit THE ROCK FATHER with news on the long-awaited season four premiere for DOC McSTUFFINS, dubbed DOC McSTUFFINS: TOY HOSPITAL for the new season. Doc and her friends are back with new stories, new characters and notable guest stars set in a magical, new world -- McStuffins Toy Hospital -- premiering FRIDAY, JULY 29, on Disney Junior (9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT) and Friday, July 22, on the Disney Junior App. Additionally, there's some other big DOC news, with the first-ever museum exhibit dedicated to "Doc McStuffins" set to open at the world's largest children's museum, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis on Saturday, August 6. The interactive experience, inviting kids and families to explore and learn about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care, will travel to other venues across the country beginning in 2017.