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When FANTOMAS first hit the scene with 1999's self-titled entry into the world of the avant-garde, many questioned the longevity of the supergroup comprised of MIKE PATTON (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE), BUZZ OSBORNE (MELVINS), TREVOR DUNN (MR.BUNGLE, SECRET CHIEFS 3), and DAVE LOMBARDO (SLAYER).

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When Mattel announced earlier this year that their Fisher-Price division would be giving the iconic Little People a makeover, I wondered what would happen with the seasonal exclusive toys that they'd been known to offer. The answer is that they've been revamped, with each scene now including the updated figures. I'm kicking off The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween 2013 with some new toys that feature a Hayride, a Pumpkin Party, and a Trick-or-Treat Surprise. I figure if you want these toys for your little one(s), you'll need to get them ordered right away.

It's almost October, and CASTLEVANIA certainly sounds good right about now. It's been years since I've played a CASTLEVANIA Game, but the NES and SNES titles made a lifelong impact on me. Now, this news that Konami and Sumthing Digital have partnered for a series of soundtracks based on CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW has my interest renewed. Check out the details below...

As I sit here on a Monday night, my office windows open to let in the cool Fall breeze, sipping a pumpkin spice coffee as I nurse myself back from a cold... I'm listening to some perfect music for the season - a song made famous by THE MISFITS. Now, I'm not listening to the original version, but to a lullaby version of one of their most lyrically-inappropriate songs for this site: "Last Caress."  Like many of my generation, the song first hit my ears via the 1987 METALLICA cover on THE $5.98 E.P.: GARAGE DAYS RE-REVISITED.  Now, you can introduce the early music of Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to the youngest member of your family, with LULLABY VERSIONS OF THE MISFITS, the latest collection from the Roma Music Group and their TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE ROCK STAR collection. Set for release on October 1 (perfect for Halloween), the set just went live on iTunes for Pre-Orders, with "Last Caress" as an instant download. Check out a preview below...

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Every Fall since 2008, I have written about my love for the General Mills Monster Cereals. No matter where those words have been penned, I have always included one, simple request for General Mills... a request that I included last September, right here on The Rock Father: Bring back the "Retro" Boxes.  I'm a Monster Cereal fiend... so much so that I still have a dwindling private stash from last year, and when I tweeted about that stash while munching some BOO-BERRY back on August 5, this happened... 

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What's the plural of "Mogwai?" Is it Mogwais... or is it like LEGO and just Mogwai? Regardless, the folks over at NECA have revealed a new batch of their popular, 7" Mogwai action figures based on GREMLINS. For this round, the NECA team dug deep into the archives for concept Mogwai(s) that were crafted by FX legend RICK BAKER (STAR WARS, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) for the production of 1990's GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH. Get ready to meet Brownie, Doodah, and Penny... 

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