Friday, February 17 2017 10:07

#TFNY: Exclusive First-Look Debut - Madballs Series 2!

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The return of MADBALLS has been a big hit for the folks at Just Play, and with Series 1 (reviewed here) flying off of store shelves, kids and collectors have been eager to learn more about Series 2. In fact, we just cracked a box of MadBalls Blind Bags on YouTube Live (see it here), and the kids were immediately wondering, "where's the rest?" Well, as New York Toy Fair gets underway, my friends at Just Play have partnered with The Rock Father to give you a first-look at some of the new characters that will be hitting stores this Fall! There's new 3" Foam Balls, plus a new assortment of Blind Packs - including new characters and grotesque Mix-Ups! Details and photo gallery below!

MadBalls 3” Foam Balls: Kids and collectors are going MAD for Madballs, the cult classic first introduced in 1985! Relaunched this spring featuring six core characters: Skull Face, Dustbrain, Horn Head, Screamin’ Meemie, Oculus Orbus and Slobulus, the new Madballs line will have new, grotesque faces join the collection for Wave 2, Fall 2017. The fall collection will include six new Madballs characters: Bruise Brother, Fist Face, Snake Bait, Buzzoff, Swine Sucker, and Lock Lips. Each three inch Madball is made with amazingly gross detail and features a soft foam material – perfect for tossing, slamming, bouncing and collecting! Each sold separately. Ages 4+, $7.99 each, Available Fall 2017

Gallery: Toy Fair 2017 - Madballs Series 2


MadBalls Blind Packs: The Madballs Blind Packs feature foam favorites of unsightly Madballs characters in a collectible 1.5” pocket size. Each Madball is made with amazingly grotesque detail and comes packaged in a foil blind pack, ready to be revealed! These totally gross figures are perfect for kids and collectors alike! For Fall 2017, Wave 2 will feature 13 characters including: Wolf, Slobbernaut, Freaky Fullback, Aargh, Skunkvenger, Sushissasin, Skull Face, Slobulus, Dustbrain, Horn Head, Oculus Orbus, Sceamin’ Meemie, and Horn Head Ultra Rare. Each character sold separately. Ages 4+, $2.99 each, Available Fall 2017

Bonus - Series 1 Blind Bags Unboxing:

Stay tuned for more Toy News, right here on THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine!

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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