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Are you ready for some super-powered action with your little ones? My friends at Hasbro have just unleashed MARVEL Super Hero Mashers - a new collection of action figures for kids ages 4 and up, and these are a little bit different as they're geared toward creative play as well as action play. As the name implies, you can literally "mashup" your favorite heroes - borrowing pieces and powers to create the ultimate hero. Now, THE ROCK FATHER and Hasbro are giving YOU a chance to win one of the "Battle Upgrade" deluxe figures!

It's been a big day for fans of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, specifically those looking forward to CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (that includes me). While the 30-second "Big Game" (Super Bowl) spot aired just a short time ago, the second full-length trailer has also hit the 'net, and the folks at Walt Disney Studios just hit The Rock Father with links to both. Below the jump you can get a fantastic new look at this latest super-charged adventure, which hits theaters on April 4.

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Two STAR WARS related stories in one day? That's a bit different here on The Rock Father, but I can't complain (here's the first one), as The Force is strong here at Rock Father HQ, and has been since the release of STAR WARS back in 1977. If you haven't heard, Disney announced today that the STAR WARS Comic Books will be returning to MARVEL Comics in 2015 after being handled by the folks at Dark Horse for more than two decades. It was the MARVEL books that I first experienced as a kid in the late 70s and early 80s, but it was the great treatment by Dark Horse that really helped place STAR WARS back on the map in the 1990s. But, with MARVEL being owned by Disney, a lot of people have seen this move coming since it was announced that Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012.

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I'm finally catching up on the MARVEL Cinematic Universe here at Rock Father HQ. Having missed their theatrical runs, I just watched CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS last week, and I still have to catch IRON MAN 3 and the first THOR film. Now comes an email into HQ this evening with news that THOR: THE DARK WORLD is already headed home, with a Digital HD release on February 4 followed by a February 25th bow on Blu-ray and DVD. Check out the new trailer and specs below, and get those pre-orders in!

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With CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER set for it's big-screen debut this April, Diamond Select Toys is ramping up anticipation not with a movie-specific figure, but with a comic-accurate version of the Winter Solider, which as been released as part of their MARVEL Select line available exclusively through (my affiliates) Disney Store and Marvel Store. Recommended for Ages 8+, this free-standing new depiction of Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes as the Winter Soldier features 16 points of articulation and interchangeable accessories. Take a look at some of the preview images that the folks from Diamond Select recently hit The Rock Father with...

It's not every day that I get an offer to review something that's available exclusively in the UK and Ireland, but that's just what happened when the folks at Eaglemoss Collections asked me to check out the first couple installments of their new MARVEL FACT FILES collection. Back in March (I've been busy), a package arrived at Rock Father HQ near Chicago via Royal Airmail, and while it's taken me a bit to share some thoughts, I dug in right away. In fact, with FREE COMIC BOOK DAY having taken place this weekend, and IRON MAN 3 in theaters now, this might be the perfect time to discuss this.

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