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Tuesday, January 15 2013 23:41

Toy Fair 2013: CHUGGINGTON pulls into Bachmann Trains... #TF13

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tf13buttonI had a Bachmann Train when I was a kid. It was one of their "Santa Fe" models, and I distinctly remember having to go to the local hobby shop for accessories. While I haven't yet gotten an HO Scale Train for my girls, I'm always tempted because Addie loves trains. Today comes some early Toy Fair news, as the popular characters from Disney's CHUGGINGTON are pulling into Bachmann Trains for an all-new line. Here's the message that I received here at Rock Father HQ...

"HO Scale Chuggington™ electric Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Accessories are arriving from Bachmann Trains in 2013! Join your favorite “trainees” —Brewster, Wilson, and Koko— as they ride the rails pulling Chuggington™ cars that include a Box Car, Low-Sided Gondola, Flat Car, two Hopper Cars, and a Passenger Car. Vee, the depot dispatcher, will be there to keep all the Chuggers on schedule. So make tracks to Bachmann Trains, Toy Fair Booth 1573, to discover the world of Chuggington™!

I can't wait to see what the Bachmann Chuggington line looks like.

Sadly, I will not be at Toy Fair this year, but the show runs February 10-13, 2013, and I'll definitely still have a lot of news to share as it rolls in here at The Rock Father. Stay tuned...

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade as Publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, he joined Adventure Publishing Group 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. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 25 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.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, 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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