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Saturday, July 25 2015 20:41

UNBOXED: First-Look at the New Disney•Pixar INSIDE OUT itty bittys from Hallmark!

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Disney•Pixar's INSIDE OUT is no doubt an Oscar contender, and with so many layers of storytelling taking place, it's no wonder that the toys have already been well-received here at Rock Father HQ. Among the latest collectibles to soon hit the streets from the film are an assortment of five new additions to the extremely popular and ever-growing assortment of Hallmark itty bittys. Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust and Fear should all be hitting retail during the week of August 6, 2015, and our friends at Hallmark had one of the first sets delivered here to Rock Father HQ. It's time for an all-new episode of UNBOXED for Rock Father TV!

I could easily make the argument that Hallmark hasn't made a bad itty bitty, but we certainly do have some favorites as these join some really cool characters from FROZEN, PEANUTS, STAR WARS, MARVEL, DC COMICS, MUPPETS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, SCOOBY-DOO, DISNEY PRINCESS and more. 

The pure excitement you can see from the girls upon seeing their new INSIDE OUT friends for the first time is priceless (though they both still express disappointment that Bing Bong is missing... for now), and as I stated when I discussed their action figure counterparts back in June, these five characters can help open up discussion on emotion with children. 

In addition to these new itty bittys, the first INSIDE OUT Keepsake Ornament will arrive this year as well, with Joy available October 3. Look for all of these goodies online, or at your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store!

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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