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Of all the vehicular interests here at Rock Father HQ, one of the most timeless has to be that of TONKA. While the line has evolved over the years to encompass many different types of vehicles in varying sizes and materials, nothing beats the classics - those made of steel or diecast. In last year's Holiday Wish Guide I featured some of the modern diecast singles, but this year I'm focusing on a few different versions, including this TONKA Vintage Diecast 3-Pack. Featuring a Vintage Fire Rescue truck, Vintage Police Cruiser and Vintage Police Wagon (along with a pair of safety cones), the classic styling and sturdy construction will make these a big hit for kids and grownups alike.

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I'm not entirely sure where she'd even seen it, but last year, our oldest daughter, Addie, only had one wish for Santa: The Original Miracle Melting Snowman. It's actually pretty charming that for a girl that "has everything," she always ends up asking Santa for some relatively simple things come Christmastime. Now, it actually took me a little bit to figure out what she meant by "I want a melting snowman," but as always, Mr. Claus delivered - a 3" snowman that can "melt" before your very eyes. With my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide™ taking shape and soon to launch, I'm presenting the Melting Snowman as an early entry that's Rock Father-approved as a perfect stocking stuffer. Check out the hands-on time-lapse video below, straight from the Toy Testing Facility at Rock Father HQ!

What are Num Noms? That was the first question that most people ask when they hear the name - something that happened repeatedly when The Rock Daughters and I did a live unboxing of MGA Entertainment's latest collectible toy line via Periscope. Officially launched on December 1, 2015 at Toys "R" Us (though we did see some hitting the shelves locally a bit early), the collectible characters are scented, pretend food that combines multiple play patterns into something new. Scented like Strawberry Shortcake... tiny collectibles like Shopkins... motorized like Hexbugs... in their own colorful world like Lalaloopsy. It's not hard to have all of those elements (and more) hit the senses, but out of the gate Num Noms are a kid-magnet, the latest creation from MGA Entertainment, makers of Project Mc2, Moxie Girls, Bratz and Lalaloopsy.

If you're looking for a unique gift that also makes a great stocking stuffer this Holiday season, it's no secret that jewelry can often fit that bill... for kids, too! Even better is when you can put a handmade spin on some pop culture icons for a design that's both familiar and different. Mama Beads & Baby Baubles is a small business based in Pennsylvania, producing handmade Bubblegum Bracelets and Necklaces, with custom designs featuring semi-precious and glass beads available as well. Owner Amy Martin spotted The Rock Daughters' fashion sense a few months back and sent us a few of her creations. We liked them so much that I'm including them as an official pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

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LalaloopsyLalaloopsy is always a big deal around these parts, and aside from all the dolls, costumes and toys, I've seen every animated movie and special multiple times. For some of these, like ADVENTURES IN LALALOOPSY LAND, LALALOOPSY PONIES: THE BIG SHOW and A SEW MAGICAL TALE: THE MOVIE, Netflix has been our main source of viewing, but just in-time for the gift-giving season, MGA  Entertainment have bundled them together in two separate 2-movie collections, HOLIDAY TREAT and SEW SWEET MOVIES. They're a perfect stocking stuffer, and a pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide. Want to win both of these sets for a total of four movies in all? Here's your chance, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

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By now you all should know that I'm big on movies as the perfect Stocking Stuffer,  and together with my friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, we're giving readers a shot at winning another good one for that special recipient this Holiday Season! From Director Jake Schreier comes PAPER TOWNS, the latest filmic adaptation of a book from John Green - the author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Enter for your chance to win PAPER TOWNS on Blu-ray Combo Pack, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

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