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My daughter thinks that "the Batcave" is the large hole on the sub-woofer next to my desk. Actually, she calls it "Batman's Cave," and though I don't recall doing so, I probably told her that it was awhile back and thus she just repeats it all the time. I like Batman a lot.

I've been on a real retro-kick lately, and while my wife hasn' been too keen on my thoughts of remodeling my office space into a retro-styled world of fun, I've still been recapturing some feelings of youth as my daughter and I continue rockin' the Hot Wheels. While I've mentioned my daughter's car-obsession regularly, I've really been catching the bug again myself. Case-in-point: I stopped at Dollar Tree today and picked up a pair of Hot Wheels' "The Hot Ones" funny cars that are re-tooled versions of ones I had growing up in the 1980s. From that same era came something that popped into my head tonight that I hadn't thought of in many years... the Hot Wheels Crack-Ups Crash Course!

Delivering play, every day at Mattel Shop!The folks over at Mattel Shop just got in touch with The Rock Father about another one of their rockin' after-hours sale events. Those looking for some awesome Holiday Savings on great gifts can take advantage of the "Night Sale." 25% off ALL orders from Mattel Shop, plus free shipping when you spend $25+! Sale starts 12/6/12 at 9PM EST and ends at 12/7/12 9AM EST. No code required! Some exclusions (Barbie Custom Dolls, Fisher-Price, Sale Items).

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My girls are way too young for this, but if my speed-demon/daredevil daughter Addie saw it, she'd probably be off and racing quicker that we could possibly move to stop her. I'm talking about the new URBAN SHREDDER by Hot Wheels and Dynacraft, a $349 vehicle touted as "part motorcycle, part skateboard, part super engine — all beast." If I were about 12 (or they made an adult version), I'd be all over this thing. Check out the commercial below...

Delivering play, every day at Mattel Shop!The Official Mattel Shop has launched their Cyber Monday Sale. Today Only, they're offering 25% Off Sitewide, plus Free Shipping on orders over $25. That means big savings straight from the source for great holiday gifts for any kid on your shopping list. Save on brands like Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High, Matchbox, WWE, Disney Princesses, Little Mommy, DC Universe, The Dark Knight, Polly Pocket, and much more!

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As The Rock Father continues to grow, I've been getting a few opportunities to contribute some virtual ink on some other fine sites around the 'net. This week, I've got a guest blog up in The Play Forum over at Time to Play Magazine. A leading destination for toy reviews and other fun stuff for Children, New York-based Time to Play invited me to join the ranks of their guest bloggers, and I was quite excited to do so.

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