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Friday, February 20 2015 19:01

Here's Your First-Look at the BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES Toys from Fisher-Price and Nickelodeon!

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Since it's premiere last Fall, Nickelodeon's BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES has been one of the more surprising hits in educational programming. The high-octane series based on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum has made it's way into the coveted spot of be a "requested" show here at Rock Father HQ, particularly snagging the attention of 5 ½-year-old Addie. Out of Toy Fair last weekend came news that Mattel would be producing a line of toys through their Fisher-Price division, and tonight I've got your first look at some highlights from the new collection. These will be rolling out to select retailers this May, with a full Nationwide launch to take place this Fall. Stay tuned...

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Blaze and the Monster Machines™ Vehicle Assortment  (Summer 2015, $4.99 SRP)                                                                                
These monster trucks feature big wheels and even bigger personalities. Capturing their signature styling, these die-cast vehicles are perfect for recreating races and spectacular stunts as seen on the television show.  Each sold separately and subject to availability. Ages 3+ Available in Blaze, Crusher, Pickle, Zeg, Darington, Stripes, Starla, Blazing Speed Blaze, Mud Racin’ Blaze and Big Horn Sheep
 
Slam & Go Assortment (Summer 2015, $9.99 SRP)
It is race day and Blaze and the Monster Machines are ready for some high-octane action. Press down on these race-ready vehicles to watch them accelerate! Each sold separately and subject to availability. Available in Slam & Go Blaze, Slam & Go Crusher and Slam & Go Stripes
 
 Blaze Plush Assortment:
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Talking Blaze Assortment (Summer 2015, $14.99 SRP)
Perfect for recreating the amazing adventures of Blaze and the Monster Machines™, with the help of sound waves, each of these freewheeling vehicles comes to life with phrases, awesome action sounds and authentic styling.  Each sold separately and subject to availability. Ages 3+ Available in Talking Blaze, Talking Darington and Talking Zeg
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Transforming Blaze Jet (Summer 2015, $24.99 SRP)
Blaze can transform into just about anything including a jet plane. When you lift Blaze up, his jet wings automatically pop out and transform him from a road-ready monster machine to a high-flying hero who uses thrust to zoom into aerodynamic action. As kids make Blaze fly in jet mode, he will speak flight-related phrases. Once his tires are back on the ground, he’ll race back into Monster Machine mode with sounds and phrases to match.  Ages 3+
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Monster Dome Playset (Summer 2015, $29.99 SRP)
It is race day at the Monster Dome and crafty Crusher will stop at nothing to beat Blaze even if that means building a chomping Sharkbot.  This super-speedy track set can be configured into multiple layouts so race fans can recreate all the action and adventure of Blaze and the Monster Machines™! Create side-by-side races between Blaze and Crusher or customize your set into champion courses of your choice. Two launchers will give the Monster Machines the speed and momentum they need to race around the track and perform spectacular stunts. Launch the trucks up a ramp and into a 360° loop or speed through the ring of fire.  The set includes die-cast Blaze and Crusher vehicles but you can add to the adventure with even more of Axle City’s heroes! Fisher-Price® Blaze and the Monster Machines™ vehicles sold separately and subject to availability. Ages 3+
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Super Stunts Blaze (Fall 2015, $39.99 SRP)
Rev up this Monster Machine to see Blaze use balance as he performs side-wheelies, back-wheelies and even a 360° spin on his rear tires.  Just like this big-wheeled hero does on the television show, Super Stunts Blaze can accelerate into action with Blazing Speed and he will rear back into position before racing off in a Blaze of glory.  Blaze’s mouth, side flame and boosters light up and come to life with interactive phrases. Blaze asks kids to rev him up for full speed, celebrate with a high tire, and even make a pit stop to get ready for more super stunts! Ages 3+
 
Stay tuned for more on BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES in the months ahead!
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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