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We know that SUPERMAN will return in next months much-anticipated JUSTICE LEAGUE. What we don't know is how it will happen, or what form of Superman we'll be seeing, though the new "Heroes" trailer for the film shows just how dark a shadow the "Death of Superman" storyline has cast upon the cinematic world of DC Comics, as Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman come together after realizing that "divided they're not enough." Check out the latest trailer for JUSTICE LEAGUE below!

Whenever I visit Disneyland or Walt Disney World, a visit to The Haunted Mansion is an absolute must. I love the place, though The Rock Daughters got a little freaked out when we took them to Disney World last year (they haven't paid a visit to California just yet). That said, it's pretty cool that The Haunted Mansion has made its way to Disney XD this month, hitting the airwaves for a series of entertaining stop-motion animated on-air promos that find Disney characters from "DuckTales," "Big Hero 6 The Series" and "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" on their own adventure hosted by Haunted Mansion ghosts. The promos, a collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Disney XD are airing now through Halloween, with more to be found online.

He may not know it, but SpongeBob Squarepants is my nemesis. Actually, if we're being honest, he's just one of my nemeses, but for years Mr. Squarepants has been on that shortlist of undesirables, and I can't pick a singular reason for it. I don't like his voice... his animation... in fact, I can't find a single redeeming quality in SpongeBob, and I know I've pointed that out before. Still, many of you enjoy his antics, and that's why I continue to keep tabs on what they're up to down in Bikini Bottom. This Halloween, Nickeloden will be treating viewers to a spooky stop-motion special with the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7p.m. (ET/PT). This new holiday special spins a tale of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared--especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny. See the trailer below!

I've been talking-up Disney Junior's Vampirina for months, and now that the series is officially out, families have quickly fallen in love with The Hauntley family and their adventurous daughter, Vee (Vampirina). Perhaps learning from past experience in which fans of a hit series have to wait months (sometimes years) as their kids constantly ask "when are the toys coming out?," Vampirina launched with a full line of fun products, and at the center of that is a fantastic line of toys from Just Play. On October 13 - yes, Friday the 13th - I will be joining The Toy Insider for their first-ever #Vampirina Twitter Party! We'll be giving friends and followers chances to win some of these incredible new toys! To participate, you must RSVP, so be sure to do that now!

Friday, October 06 2017 09:12

Toy Review: Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush

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The Toy InsiderWe've all been there - a smiling child looking up at you, basking in the pride that comes with a job well-done as they show off their latest masterpiece. Then you see how much of the paint has made it not onto the paper, but onto the table, the floor, the wall, their clothes... and perhaps the family pet. It's adorable, yet maddening, and in the past the reaction has been to just shake it off while heading for the Magic Eraser and whatever spray cleaner might be nearby. Crayola Color Wonder has been tackling some of that mess for a bit, particularly with their markers and travel kits, which we've used often. Now there's the Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush & Drawing Pad - a painting set that refreshes an idea that painting doesn't have to be a huge mess. My colleagues at The Toy Insider sent us a set for review here at Rock Father HQ, and this is one of those things that I had to break into and try out before the girls even got a chance. 

It's been nearly three decades since CHILD'S PLAY gave audiences their first taste of Chucky, a killer doll that was once a "Good Guy." 29 years and seven movies in, CULT OF CHUCKY has arrived just in-time for Halloween, bringing a fresh dose of clever kills available on Blu-ray and streaming on Netflix. Now, The Rock Father™ and Entertainment Earth are getting in on the action by giving readers a chance to win a new Funko Dorbz Child's Play Chucky figure! As part of 31 Days of Halloween 2017, you could own this 3" version of Chucky that's so adorable, he might even become your buddy! Wanna play?

The Holiday season is officially underway for the United States Postal Service, who have just-launched their 2017 collection of Holiday Forever Stamps. The USPS just hit The Rock Father™ with details on the four new Forever stamps, each one featuring an image that illustrates and celebrated the theme of one of four beloved Christmas carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” See them below...

PBS KIDS have announced that this holiday season, they're expanding their partnership with Whole Foods Market through a new assortment of sustainable, educational wooden toys for children. Arriving just in-time for the gifting season, PBS KIDS EverEarth products (part of a licensing partnership between PBS KIDS and Maxim Enterprise, Inc) feature items for both indoor and outdoor play, encouraging families to explore and learn together. On top of that, PBS KIDS plush animals made by Aurora will arrive with eight new offerings. 100% of net proceeds from the sale of all PBS KIDS toys at Whole Foods Market will support PBS KIDS’ mission to help all children, especially those who need it most. Whole Foods Market will also donate one percent of total sales to Whole Kids Foundation®, an organization dedicated to improving wellness and nutrition across the country.

Mattel's WellieWishers (a spin-off from American Girl) have been a part of regular play here at Rock Father HQ since last year, when my friends at The Toy Insider sent the girls a couple of the dolls (Emerson and Camille) followed by Grandpa Dale giving The Rock Daughters some new outfits and the Garden Stage Playset. Like most toys these days, WellieWishers are getting some digital accompaniment, and this month brings the release of WellieWishers: Garden Fun, an all-new mobile game for iOS and Android. Check out the trailer for the game below...

DC Super Hero Girls is a line of been championing since it's announcement, and here at Rock Father HQ we're well-versed in the adventures of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn and their friends. Part of the fun is playing dress-up, and while we're big on that any day, the Halloween season throws the door wide open for some junior cosplay fun. This year, DC Comics is encouraging your #GetYourCapeOn and share your kids' DC Superhero Girls costumes (yes, Beast Boy and Flash are also welcome). Parents can upload their child's picture, then customize it with frames and add it to a special Halloween gallery. I actually shared one of The Rock Daughters™ from the spring of 2016 when the DC Super Hero Girls first launched...

Dolly Parton recently joined forces with PledgeMusic to launch a pre-order campaign in support of her first-ever children's album, I Believe In You. Comprised of original tunes penned by Dolly, including a reading of her famed “Coat Of Many Colors”, the album is available digitally now, with a physical release slated for Friday, October 13.

Official Selection - The Rock Father's 2017 Holiday Wish GuidePresented in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Just in time for the holiday season, the #1 animated comedy of the year is coming home. The DESPICABLE ME 3 Special Edition is available for pre-order now and will be available on Digital November 21st with the Blu-ray & DVD arriving on December 5th. A perfect stocking stuffer, the release includes nearly an hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, The Secret Life of Kyle!

2018 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Saban's Power Rangers franchise, and while the year-long Power Rangers 25th Anniversary celebration officially begins in January, the excitement begins today with the reveal of the brand-new 25th Anniversary logo and details on some of the anniversary programs and partnerships that Power Rangers fans can enjoy in the year to come. "You've Got the Power" will be a multi-tiered program "to encourage, enable and empower children and adults to unleash their inner superhero" by focusing on efforts "that embody the core pillars of the Power Rangers brand: friendship, inclusivity, diversity and teamwork."

Wednesday, October 04 2017 08:01

Listen: SKINLAB Debuts the "End of Silence"

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Earlier this year, SKINLAB hit the road with my boys in PRODUCT OF HATE for an East Coast Tour as they celebrated their past while working on new music to shape the future of the band. Now comes the "End of Silence," the first new SKINLAB single release in nearly a decade - and it's a good one. The accompanying lyric video can be seen below. 

There have been a lot of strange petitions over the years, and per the guidelines, any petition toward The White House that garners 100,000 signatures or more will require an official response. It wasn't that long ago that the Obama Administration had to formally announce that they would not be building a full-scale functional Death Star based on the iconic battle station seen in Star Wars. Now comes something a little more realistic, but still potentially divisive... if the United States of America had an Official Vehicle, should it be the pickup truck?

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