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Presented in collaboration between The Rock Father™ and Warner Bros. Pictures

On Friday, January 19, 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures presents 12 STRONG, a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Starring Chris Hemsworth (THOR, GHOSTBUSTERS) and Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon (REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, THE NIGHT BEFORE), 12 STRONG is a story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. To celebrate the film's release, Warner Bros. and The Rock Father™ are giving readers a chance to win a 12 STRONG Prize Pack including a Limited-Edition Sweatshirt and a $50 Fandango Gift Card!

Wicked Cool Toys 2018Wicked Cool Toys is hoping that you'll be ready to "catch 'em all," and by that we mean their new line of Pokémon products, set for debut at the 2018 International Toy Fairs in London, Nuremberg and New York.

As announced last May here on The Rock Father™ Magazine, WCT was awarded the Master Toy License from The Pokémon Company International for the globally popular Pokémon brand. Their fresh assortment will include a full line of action figures, plush, roleplay items, and other toys based on the hit Pokémon animated series, expected to arrive at retail locations in worldwide markets (excluding regions in Asia) in fall 2018.

As the Nintendo Switch enters its second year, families have been eager to see what's coming next. While we know that there's a hefty slate of new games on the horizon, one unexpected addition to the lineup will arrive on April 20, 2018 with the debut of Nintendo Labo, a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences "designed to inspire kids and those who are kids-at-heart." Having visited Nintendo HQ myself (twice), I've seen the archives of where Nintendo has been as a company, and they're touting this as being something that's  "building on the 129-year history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and game-play experiences." I can see that, because Nintendo has never been afraid to smash the boundaries when it comes to their systems and controllers. Get ready to watch a little video and take a look at this...

As I've mentioned before, the accelerated release schedule of new Star Wars movies can lead to some problems when it comes to the logistics and distribution of new toys - particularly those that are assorted. While it seems like it's been better lately, new action figures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi are about to start running into a squeeze when Hasbro releases new product tied to Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story and the long-awaited return of their Star Wars: The Vintage Collection line. As they did with Rogue One, my friends at Entertainment Earth aim to help kids and collectors looking for the hard-to-find characters by bringing in a trio of exclusives to finish up The Last Jedi-branded run. From Hasbro's 3¾" Action Figure collection comes a First Order Flame Trooper, Resistance Pilot C'ai Threnalli and the Finn vs. Captain Phasma 2-Pack (with Finn in First Order disguise)! You won't find these at a store near you!

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, The Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and the Lincoln Navigator were crowned as the winners of the 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Chosen by a panel of more than 60 jurors from print, online and broadcast media across the United States and Canada, votes were tallied confidentially by Deloitte LLP and remained sealed until they were announced this week by NACTOY officers, President Mark Phelan, Vice President Matt DeLorenzo and Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix at Cobo Center in Detroit.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD fans in neighborhoods from coast-to-coast will learn all about friendship and helping one another when PBS Distribution releases “Best of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: NEIGHBORHOOD FRIENDS COLLECTION,” the newest DVD featuring eight engaging stories from the hit PBS KIDS series, produced by The Fred Rogers Company.

As my closet (and wife) can attest to, I'm always on the lookout for interesting pop culture t-shirts, particularly those of the mash-up variety. Last night, one came across that's been out for awhile, but it's new to me, particularly since I've recently become a fan of Hamilton: An American Musical. My wife has been a massive fan for a few years now, but I didn't catch the bug until I we won the Hamilton ticket lottery and scored a pair of second-row seats for just $20(!) to see the show in Chicago last month. "My Shot" is an infectious groove, but like Alexander Hamilton, you know who else didn't want to throw away his shot? Greedo. Yes, the Rodian bounty hunter that met his end at the blaster of Han Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina. Not familiar with Star Wars: A New Hope? You better start paying attention - this is what I found on TeePublic...

From the North American International Auto Show in Detroit comes news that the 2019 Jeep® Cherokee has officially made its debut. FCA hit The Rock Father with the official announcement and full specs on the new mid-size sport-utility vehicle (SUV), boasting a new and "more premium design," along with the addition of an all-new, advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency. Check out the reveal video below (starts around 3:32)...

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2019 Veloster Turbo and its high-performance counterpart, Veloster N.  While Veloster Turbo and Veloster N do not arrive in U.S. showrooms until later this year (second quarter 2018 for Veloster Turbo and fourth quarter 2018 for Veloster N), gamers can get behind the virtual wheel much sooner, as both cars will join the official roster of drivable vehicles in Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox and Windows 10. Both cars become available in-game as part of a free downloadable content pack on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Check out a video preview below!

It's a fascinating story, and one that's baffled many throughout the years - what happened to the two original Ford Mustangs GT Fastbacks used in the filming of Steve McQueen's 1968 film, BULLITT? Many thought that at least one of them met with the crusher, and the fate of the other was more murky, with many claiming to have had it over the years. But in 2017, the truth was revealed that both still existed, but the most iconic of the two was the hero car, and now it's back. To help launch the 2019 Ford Mustang  BULLITT, the original car was brought together with it's modern counterpart, but there's a hell of a story about to be told...

At the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Lexus just unveiled their latest concept - the Lexus LF-1 Limitless. Here's the official announcement that just came into Rock Father HQ this morning along with a just-released launch video...

"Like molten metal being forged into a fine Japanese sword, the lines of the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept have the potential to shape the future of a flagship luxury crossover for Lexus."

On January 19, 2018, the Trolls obsession continues with a new Netflix Original Series from the crew at DreamWorks. Trolls: The Beat Goes On! picks up where the big-screen film left off, bringing a new series of colorful adventures and magical song to kids and families around the world. There are some changes to the Trolls this time around, but it tends to be the stuff that parents and hardcore fans (and trust me, Trolls has a growing legion!) will notice far before the kids do. Following both the film and recent Trolls Holiday Special, Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake step aside as Poppy and Branch (don't worry, they'll be back for Trolls 2 when it hits theaters in 2020) with Amanda Leighton (The Powerpuff Girls, This is Us) and Kendrick's Pitch Perfect co-star Skylar Astin (Wreck-It Ralph) stepping into those roles. But what if... hypothetically, it was yours truly voicing Branch instead of Skylar or Justin? Let's find out...

Disney•Pixar’s COCO is one of our favorite films of 2017, and now comes word that it's coming home. Coco arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27. Already a fixture here at Rock Father HQ (our oldest is taking lessons at Guitar Center on her Cordoba x Coco guitar. Check out all the details about Coco's in-home release below!

The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo just hit Rock Father™ HQ with official word that Detective Pikachu, is going Global as a new video game scheduled to release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems both digitally and at retail on March 23, 2018. A version of the title was released two years ago as a Japan-only e-Shop exclusive, and has since been announced as a live-action feature film set to star Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Waiting) in the title role via motion capture. Check out a preview of the new game below...

Funko just continues to surprise, constantly rolling out new scales and series that you didn't expect to want or need. This week comes news that they've got an all-new line called HeroWorld, and that it's launching exclusively at Target and Target.com this month. These 4" vinyl figurines are available in five-packs and two-packs, and the initial wave features five distinct series' - DC Comics, Five Nights at Freddy's, Teen Titans GO!, Power Rangers and Scooby-Doo! Check out a preview below...

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