It was 100 years ago this year that Bayerische Motoren Werke (German for Bavarian Motor Works) began, first creating aircraft engines, later following that success with motorcycles and cars. In celebrating 100 years of BMW and the modern luxury cars that they make today, Mattel released the Hot Wheels BMW Series as a Walmart Exclusive this spring. Featuring eight classic designs, these cars have been speeding in-and-out of stores in a flash, so I'm giving readers of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine a chance to win a full set of eight! Ready to rock?
Have you seen these? Perhaps you haven't been looking hard enough, or perhaps their natural cloaking is just that good. Whatever the reason, The Hot Wheels Camouflage Series was in-and-out of Walmart stores last Fall, quite possibly hiding in plain sight, then speeding off into the realm of distant memory. I have a "thing" for camo as a whole... military fashion being part of it, my closet containing no less than six pairs of camo cargo shorts at any given time. Sometimes I get some grief for it, but I love camo - to the point in having a Washburn Dimebag Darrell Air Force Camo Guitar as part of my collection as well. That being said, I was pretty excited when the Hot Wheels Camo Series arrived - a set of six vehicles, each outfitted in a Camo paint scheme and matching card art. While you may not have seen these last Fall, I'm giving readers of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine a chance to win a full set of six! Ready to rock?
It's BATMAN v SUPERMAN Week here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and with Sunday being a day for NASCAR Racing, it's only appropriate that we get things started with what's going down at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California this afternoon. At today's AUTO CLUB 400, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson will go head-to-head in cars decorated with paint schemes based on Warner Bros. Pictures' BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Dale Jr. will be piloting his #88 Chevrolet as BATMAN, while Johnson will be taking on "Big Blue" as SUPERMAN. If you'd like to bring home what they're billing as the #HeroFaceOff, you can do just that with a line of toys and collectibles from companies like Lionel Racing, the official diecast of NASCAR. When it comes to our own interests here at Rock Father HQ, classic 1:64 scale diecast is where it's at, so I'm featuring those versions of Johnson and Jr's heroic rides...
As of this writing, it's officially Action Figure Work Day - the annual holiday in which the world at large is called upon to take action figures to work... and to share photographs of their plastic counterparts in their new environments. Founded somewhat accidentally in 2014 as "Take Your Action Figure to Work Day," this holiday is a growing one - officially declared "a celebration of the love of comics, animation, games, and everything nerdy and geeky." For 2016, my friends at Hasbro are getting in on the action, and knowing that I generally take action figures to work every day (I work from home most of the time, and when I travel, I pack accordingly), we've teamed up to extend the fun for a full week with a special STAR WARS + MARVEL Action Figure Prize Pack Giveaway! One lucky reader of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine is going to receive an assortment of five (5) randomly-selected action figures from the assortments listed below! Ready to #PlayLikeHasbro?
Among the more unexpectedly-cool items to arrive in the world of STAR WARS collectibles this past year are the Nesting Dolls that PPW Toys has been putting out. After successful "Old Trilogy" collections including themed sets for The Empire, The Rebellion, Jabba's Palace and a Jedi & Droids batch, J.J. Abrams' record-breaking STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has now received the nesting doll treatment. Available now from Entertainment Earth, PPW's first collection from the new trilogy includes BB-8, Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren. Having previously-reviewed The Rebellion set here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, I was excited when PPW had these sent over... but truth be told, it's really our own little Finn who has really become enamored with the nesting dolls, incorporating them into her regular STAR WARS play with big sister Addie.
This Friday, March 4, is the third annual ACTION FIGURE WORK DAY. Now, you might hear it called "Bring Your Action Figure to Work Day" or "Take Your Action Figure to Work Day," but it's all the same thing, and what's important is that you do, indeed, take or bring an action figure to work. In addition to spreading the joy of toys and collectibles, you should take a picture of your figure in it's new working environment, and then tag said picture on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest) with both tags: #AFWDatEE and #AFWD2016. See for me, I take action figures to work every day, but for you... well, this is an opportunity to win some cool prizes that my friends at Entertainment Earth will be dishing out at random. Prizes like the EE-Exclusive GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Comic Edition MARVEL Legends Action Figure Set by Hasbro - a $119.99 value.