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Justin Ishmael Announces The Rock-Afire Explosion Billy Bob Brockali Vinyl Figure

Justin Ishmael is proud to announce The Rock-Afire Explosion Billy Bob Brockali vinyl figure is now available for pre-order on www.JUSTINISHMAEL.com. ISH worked with Rock-Afire Explosion creator, Aaron Fechter, to bring this licensed toy to life!

The Rock-a-fire Explosion was an animatronic robot band that played in Showbiz Pizza Place from 1980 to 1992, and in various Showbiz Pizza locations between 1990 and 1992. Showbiz later rebranded and the band was steadily replaced by Chuck E. Cheese characters.

Billy Bob Brockali: Regular Edition

The lead singer of the greatest animatronic band of all time, The Rock-Afire Explosion, feels like it was pulled right off of the stage at Showbiz Pizza. Regular edition comes with classic striped overalls and trademark banjo!

Size: Approximately 11″ tall
Material: Roto Vinyl / Injection
Ships: Approximately 3rd Qtr 2019
Price: $120

Deluxe edition is only available at justinishmael.com and comes with the classic striped overalls, trademark banjo, PLUS  a 2” Birthday Bird mini-figure and an interchangeable version of Billy Bob’s head exposing the animatronic robot parts underneath.

Size: Approximately 11″ tall
Material: Roto Vinyl / Injection
Ships: Approximately 3rd Qtr 2019
Price: $150

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McDonald’s Launches New Triple Breakfast Stacks

Beginning November 1, McDonald’s customers can conquer morning hunger with Triple Breakfast Stacks, a breakfast sandwich that doubles down on customers’ favorite ingredients.

Triple Breakfast Stacks come with two slices of melty American cheese between two savory, hot sausage patties. They’re topped with crispy, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon and an egg. Guests can opt for their choice of a toasted McMuffin, buttery and flaky biscuit, or sweet and savory McGriddles cakes.

McDonald’s cooked up the idea for Triple Breakfast Stacks after noticing customers’ ongoing enthusiasm for adapting the menu and inventing their own unique and delicious offerings online.  These customizations, ordered in restaurants each day, have long been known by customers, media and McDonald’s crew members as the “Secret Menu.”

“People have been hacking our menu for years – so much so that it’s inspired our new Triple Breakfast Stacks,” said Manager of Culinary Innovation Chef Mike Haracz. “We love seeing the fun ways our customers and McDonald’s crew have been creating their own takes on our classics. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next – you never know what might end up on our menu.”

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Pringles Releasing 3 Thanksgiving Inspired Flavors

Pringles is showing the world that they deserve a seat at the Thanksgiving table when they launch 3 holiday inspired flavors: Turkey, Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie.

Turkey Pringles are a take on the traditional oven roasted turkey flavor. Stuffing is just like the herb-y side dish that you always seem to pile high on your dinner plate. Last, and by no means least, Pumpkin Pie is sweet and spiced just like your grandma’s recipe.

Beginning November 6 at 11:59 pm EST, consumers can purchase a 3-pack of Pringles Thanksgiving crisps for $14.99 HERE. Supplies are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

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Saturday Morning By Funko At DesignerCon!

Funko is debuting Saturday Morning, an experiential booth that focuses on FunkO’s cereal, classic cartoons, and, most importantly, fun at DesignerCon!

DesignerCon exclusive FunkO’s cereal will be available at the booth! The lineup includes Freddy Funko, Marvin the Martian, Skeletor, the Red Power Ranger, Rugrats, Hong Kong Phooey, the Amazing Carlos, and a very special collaboration with Be@rbrick! Collecting never tasted so good!

In the Saturday Morning spirit, the Funko booth will also have exclusive Pop! Tees in Cereal Box and Television Box packaging! The Cereal Box packaging will include Quisp, Count Chocula, Lucky Charms, and Cap’n Crunch!

The Television Box Pop! Tees include The Jetsons, The Flintstones, and Masters of the Universe!

Introducing Funko Cereal Bowl and Spoons, which feature Freddy Funko, Hong Kong Phooey, Rugrats, Skeletor, and Marvin Martian! All five will debut at DesignerCon and will be widely available later this year!

Make sure to visit Funko’s DesignerCon page for updates!

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Ben & Jerry’s Pecan Resist Ice Cream

Alongside all those nutty chunks, this pint packs a powerful message under its lid: together, we can build a more just and equitable tomorrow. We can peacefully resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and build a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants. 

Pecan Resist will highlight four groups and movements focused on freedom, belonging, community, and justice. Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champions solutions that move everyone forward. Honor the Earth works on issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. Women’s March is committed to harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Neta is one of the fastest-growing independent media platforms led by people of color along the Texas-Mexico border. Ben & Jerry’s is donating $25,000 to each organization and encouraging its fans to sign up, learn more and engage with each group at www.benjerry.com/pecanresist.

Pecan Resist features chocolate ice cream with white and dark fudge chunks, pecans, walnuts and fudge-covered almonds.

You can order it HERE.

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Hot Cocoa M&M’s

The best part about the holidays (aside from snow and presents) is the selection of seasonal, limited-edition candies to stock up on. M&M’s gets it, because it’s releasing a new hot-cocoa-flavored candy for the occasion.

In shades of white and brown, the chocolate treats will feature a layer of milk chocolate underneath the crunchy shell, plus a marshmallow-flavored white chocolate center. (They’re best paired with a mug of cocoa, obviously.)

The candy will be available exclusively at Target beginning in November.

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Kellogg Partners With GLAAD For Spirit Day, Launching “All Together” Cereal

Kellogg Company firmly believes in equity and inclusion in the workplace, marketplace and in the communities where we work and live. Continuing its commitment to inclusion, Kellogg is again partnering with GLAAD as an official sponsor of Spirit Day, the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world. Kellogg, its brands, and employees, are ‘going purple’, the color of spirit on the rainbow flag, to stand up to bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth.

New this year – in celebration of Spirit Day and for one day only, Oct. 18 – limited edition “All Together” Spirit Day cereal boxes, will be available exclusively at Kellogg’s New York City Cafe to mix favorite Kellogg’s cereals together in celebration of belonging no matter how you look, where you’re from, or who you love. All proceeds from Kellogg’s “All Together Cereal” will be donated to GLAAD.

Celebrating Spirit Day globally, Kellogg employees around the world will participate in conversations that enable the company to build a culture where all employees are inspired to share their passion, talents and ideas. At Kellogg Company World Headquarters, employees will invite the community to help celebrate Spirit Day with an anti-bullying art exhibit – created by local students – during a local art hop event.

“At Kellogg, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. We have long been allies and supporters of LGBTQ employees, their families and the community,” said Mark King, Global Head, Diversity and Inclusion. “For more than 100 years, Kellogg has nourished families so they can flourish and thrive and the company continues to welcome everyone to the table.”

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Burger King Nightmare King

Burger King loves to experiment with weird burger buns—usually featuring an unnatural color. Today, the chain has unveiled a new burger, the Nightmare King, featuring a green bun just in time for Halloween, but this time there’s a new twist on the unusual bun gag: The company is looking to make good on its nightmare claim using science to figure out if eating this burger will actually make you more likely to have a nightmare.

The chain, along with creative shop David Miami, conducted a sleep study in partnership with the Paramount Trials as well as the Florida Sleep and Neuro Diagnostic Services to find out just how scary its new burger is (because we fear burgers this time of year?). Using 100 participants for 10 nights Burger King asked participants to eat its burger and then tracked their heart rate, brain activity and breath.

“According to previous studies, 4 percent of the population experiences nightmares in any given night,” said Dr. Jose Gabriel Medina, the somnologist and lead doctor behind the study, in a statement. “But, after eating the Nightmare King, the data obtained from the study indicated that the incidence of nightmares increased by 3.5 times.”

Apparently the burger, which has beef, chicken, American cheese, bacon, mayonnaise and onions on the aforementioned green bun, has a protein and cheese combination that can cause “an interruption of the subjects’ REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cycles, during which we experience the majority of our dreams,” noted Medina.

Why anyone would choose to eat a burger that allegedly causes nightmares? Well, we still don’t have that answer. The burger will be available at Burger King locations from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25.

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Salt Fat Acid Heat Starring Samin Nosrat Now Streaming On Netflix

Master these four elements, master the kitchen. Based on Samin Nosrat’s best-selling book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is the essential guide to the basic elements of good cooking. 

Across the four part experience, the spirited guide Samin travels to home kitchens of Italy, the southern islands of Japan, the heat of the Yucatán and back to Berkeley’s Chez Panisse—where she started her culinary career—to demystify and explore the central principles of what makes food delicious and how each of us can easily incorporate those elements into every dish. 

Watch Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on Netflix now.

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IHOPS Pumpkin Pancake Stout

In the spirit of fall, IHOP partnered with Keegan Ales in Kingston, New York, to create IHOPS, a pumpkin pancake stout. 

In an informative behind-the-scenes video, the folks at Keegans shared exactly what went into the mix, including pancake batter, maple syrup and pumpkin spice. This very limited, autumnal brew is available on tap at locations around New York state and will be featured at IHOPS events throughout New York in October 2018.

IHOP’s Best-of-Fall pancakes are back, and they’re so pancakin’ good, someone shouted, “These should be brewed into liquid form!” And we totally agreed. IHOPS is a Pumpkin Pancake Stout that combines IHOP’s pancakes, pumpkins, maple syrup and other pancake ingredients to create an innovative new flavor profile. …It’s a very exclusive limited-edition brew. It won’t even be in our restaurants. Only a select batch (about 20 barrels) has been brewed for kegs and bottles to share with our favorite bars and beer festivals in the tri-state area.

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