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Friday, July 15 2016 07:00

Ghostbusters Week: GHOSTBUSTERS Nesting Dolls

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#GhostbustersWeek rolls on with one of the most interesting collectibles...

Who could've predicted that nesting dolls would become such a craze? Perhaps the Russians circa 1890, but over the past couple of years, pop culture-themed nesting dolls have become sought-after collectibles, and one company leading the charge is PPW Toys. Earlier this week we took a look at their GHOSTBUSTERS Classics PopTaters, but today we take a look at something new that they sent us for review - their GHOSTBUSTERS Nesting Dolls - a set that features all four original Ghostbusters - Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz, along with The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer!

Ghostbusters Nesting Dolls

Generally, PPW's nesting dolls come in sets of five, but Slimer is a bonus figure here - a tiny little extra that fits inside Winston. What's cool is that here at Rock Father HQ, we have a few sets of the STAR WARS nesting dolls, and our youngest daughter has now cross-pollinated the GHOSTBUSTERS and STAR WARS universes. Just the other day, BB-8 was hangin' out with Slimer, and that's something special - playtime fueled by pure imagination, and while these dolls might end up on shelves at most places, here they've become a part of the play routine, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Available now from my allies at Entertainment Earth, or direct from the PPW Toys website.

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GHOSTBUSTERS has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for the following reasons: SUPERNATURAL ACTION AND SOME CRUDE HUMOR

Directed by Paul Feig from a screenplay by Katie Dippold and Paul Feig. Based on the film "Ghostbusters" (1984) Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and Directed by Ivan Reitman

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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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