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Force Friday Countdown: STAR WARS REBELS C1-10P (Chopper) - 86 Days to Go...Written by James Zahn
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As we've seen in recent days, Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar has really started hitting on some of the more recent characters from a galaxy far, far away... particularly those from STAR WARS REBELS. In many ways, REBELS will likely be viewed by The Rock Daughters as their true entry into the STAR WARS fandom, even more so than the original trilogy. Today comes a look at one of the most hard-to-find figures in recent memory, C1-10P aka CHOPPER from the STAR WARS REBELS Saga Legends collection. This little Astromech Droid is pretty sought-after, but word on the street is that he's been making his way into stores with a little more frequency of late (Disney Store and Toys "R" Us) are good places to check. So what's the backstory on this cantankerous little Droid? Check out the video below, and be sure to tune into the Season Two Premiere of STAR WARS REBELS on Disney XD, June 20th.
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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