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Tuesday, July 24 2018 10:53

Knockaround Revs-Up Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Rodger Dodger Sunglasses...

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The 50th Anniversary Celebration of Mattel's iconic Hot Wheels collection continues, and today comes news that Knockaround and Hot Wheels have teamed-up for some limited edition sunglasses. Yes, I just bought a pair. I've been a fan of Knockaround's Fort Knocks shades for awhile, particularly some of their limited edition collaborations, so this is right in my wheelhouse. The Rodger Dodger Fort Knocks feature a nitrous blue frame with a hot-rod red interior on the front, and classic speedster flames running down both arms. Reminiscent of the blown engine popping out of the hood, they sport polarized silver chrome lenses that provide full UV400 sun protection. One of the coolest features? They come packaged on a card that's made to look like a Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary diecast package!

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Rodger Dodger is a Hot Wheels car that we have several versions of here at Rock Father HQ. Designed by Larry Wood and originally released as part of Hot Wheels' 1974 Flying Colors line, the Rodger Dodger was based on a 1973 Dodge Charger and was offered through the late 70s. In 2001, Mattel brought it back, and variations have been offered nearly every year since.

Rodger Dodger Fort Knocks: Designed on the durable and high-quality Fort Knocks frame, these sunglasses have a slightly wider fit than other Knockaround frame styles. Every pair of Rodger Dodger Fort Knocks comes with a custom microfiber pouch all encased in one-of-a-kind, Hot Wheels 50th anniversary commemorative packaging—just like the hundreds of 1:64 die-cast toy cars you've been buying over the past 5 decades!

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  • Nitrous blue frame
  • Hot-rod red interior on the front
  • Classics speedster flames running down both arms
  • Polarized silver chrome lenses with full UV400 sun protection
  • Hot Wheels 50th anniversary commemorative packaging
  • Limited quantity available

Friends of The Rock Father™: Click here to use my affiliate link and save $10 on your first purchase of Knockaround Shades. This is good for new customers only with a minimum $20 purchase. This offer may expire at any time!

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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