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ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS starring Vin Diesel because Pinochle was claimed (TBD)

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The Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots movie is becoming a reality. Mattel Films, Universal and Vin Diesel are teaming for a live-action feature take on the classic tabletop boxing-robots game. Diesel will star in the movie and produce with his One Race Films label and partner Samantha Vincent.


Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots was launched in 1966, inspired by an arcade boxing game that pitted Red Rocker against Blue Bomber in a match to knock the rival’s block off.


Rampage and The Commuter scribe Ryan Engle wrote the screenplay, which follows a father and son who form an unlikely bond with an advanced war machine. Kevin McKeon will lead the project for Mattel Films.


“To take the classic Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em game, with Mattel as my partner, and align it with the kind of world-building, franchise-making success we have had with Universal is truly exciting,” Diesel said.


“We are proud to bring this iconic piece of Mattel IP to life on the big screen with our tremendously talented partners Vin Diesel, One Race Films and Universal,” added Robbie Brenner, EP of Mattel Films. “Our rich library of franchises continues to yield compelling stories, and we look forward to creating what is sure to be a thrilling action adventure for the whole family to enjoy with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.”


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11 minutes ago, The Brain said:

Not at all.

How the   :censored: are you???

I be OK. Been a hermit for a year but my job is still waiting for me. Will probably return next month unless things go whacky. Started really getting back into collecting again. Looking forward to the Berkeley Con when it repons. And you, señor?

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I am doing well, but miss seeing friends and movies in a theater.

Got a new/used car, a VW 2010 Tiguan Wolfsburg Edition.

I hope that we have a comic convention  in Berkeley maybe

in June. Look forward to seeing you when all is safe.

I got my second shot last week and looking ahead to resuming 

a more normal social life.

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On 7/26/2023 at 4:34 PM, CAHokie said:

So its a movie about… “family” :D

Yes, just like 'Real Steel' from 2011 starring Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) giving boxing commands to his oversized robot in the squared circle:


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