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I still think it's a little weird to see MARVEL items in The Disney Store, but Disney's ownership of the brand has certainly spawned some cool things, and I'm sure we'll be seeing some similarly-rockin' STAR WARS swag popping up in the Store as time goes on. As for Marvel, the latest offerings are some exclusive figures from the MARVEL SELECTS line by Diamond Select Toys. Check out the full details on the HULK UNLEASHED, Flash Thompson as VENOM, and the LIZARD figures below, along with info on a new box set...

Diamond Select Toys just informed The Rock Father that their MARVEL SELECTS IRON MAN will be arriving in-stores today. Based on the MARK VI armor seen in the AVENGERS, this new figure bears a striking likeness to star Robert Downey Jr. Am I the only person that hasn't seen the AVENGERS yet? With two little ones in the house now, my movie-watching time is pretty much gone.

Saturday, May 05 2012 00:01

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is TODAY!

It's Saturday, May 5, 2012 - which means that it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Yes, it's the annual day in which independent comic shops open their doors to readers new and old to dish out some free books for kids of all ages. While I don't agree with some of the marketing materials regarding the popularity of print comic books these days, I do think that this is an important day, and the perfect chance to take the kids to a local comic book store. 

Published in James' Journal

Diamond Select Toys hit The Rock Father™ with details on their 47th series of MARVEL Minimates. Set for release to specialty stores and comic shops only, pre-orders for series 47 are now open. Check out the full details below.

Judging from the hit-count on my blog posting yesterday that featured a 22-second snippet of a new SOUNDGARDEN song slated for inclusion on THE AVENGERS Soundtrack, I'd say interest in both the film and the band are pretty high. Well, earlier today, Disney sent over the full tracklisting for AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: Music From and Inspired by The Motion Picture. Additionally, The Rock Father has learned that the aforementioned SOUNGARDEN cut Live to Rise will be featured over the end credits of the film.  Check out the full tracklisting and all the artists below.

Well, this certainly came out of the blue this morning... and The Rock Father™ approves.

I'm still a little weirded out when I see MARVEL merchandise inside THE DISNEY STORE (even though I love both brands),  but it's even weirder when someone from Disney sends you a preview of brand-NEW music from SOUNDGARDEN via AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture. Would you like to hear a 22-second snippet of the first new SOUNDGARDEN single in 15 years? S.H.I.E.L.D. commands you to read on... and Live to Rise.

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