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After being a destination for the purchase of great family music for years, Amazon has officially entered into the Kindie realm with exclusive new albums from THE POP UPS and LISA LOEB. GREAT PRETENDERS CLUB is the fourth album from Brooklyn Duo, THE POP UPS, while NURSERY RHYME PARADE! is the fourth children's album from singer/songwriter LISA LOEB. Both albums are available for unlimited ad-free streaming to Amazon Prime Members right now, while physical and MP3 versions are also available for order and pre-order, respectively.

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As I know all too well, cough and cold season is upon us, and having two little girls (one of which frequents a germ-infested battleground called "kindergarten"), I've seen my fair share of runny noses and germy hands. Since you're reading THE ROCK FATHER, there's a pretty good chance that you're a parent, too, and as such I'm sharing Five Cough & Cold Tips for Parents, courtesy of my friends at Boogie Wipes and Kandoo. Even better? We've all teamed-up to give YOU a chance at winning a "Cough & Cold Comfort Basket" that includes a "Freddy the Frog" Humidifier from Crane, a Boogie Wipes & Kandoo Care Package and a $50 Amazon Gift Card. So... are you ready to rock?

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The AquabatsAfter The Hub Network began it's slow disintegration earlier this year (disclosure: I was one of their "Hub Club" writers for about five minutes), one of the major signs that the end was near was their unceremonious non-cancelling cancellation of THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!, almost at the same time in which The Aquabats! received five Daytime Emmy nominations, of which they'd win one. If I understand it correctly, they essentially gave the show back to The Aquabats!, leaving them free to take it to another network or service. While Netflix is the obvious choice for new episodes (and hey, I write for the Netflix #StreamTeam now!), the first season disappeared from the streaming giant on December 15th, but in a "Christmas miracle" of sorts, the entire run of the show, including the "lost" Season 2 and "3" (special) episodes have appeared on both Amazon Instant and iTunes. Why is this so important, you ask? Well, as a gift to all of you, The Aquabats! have uploaded the entire Christmas! With The Aquabats! special to YouTube, and it can be viewed now, right here on THE ROCK FATHER. Personally, I've been waiting nearly a year to see this one again...

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STAR WARS Day is the celebration of Fandom for all-things relating to "a galaxy far, far away," and if there's one thing that STAR WARS is synonymous with, it's merchandising. George Lucas pretty much single-handedly set the standard for Pop Culture merchandising in the late 1970s, licensing his creations for the gold standard in collectibles, the original 12 Kenner Action Figures. Now, under the Disney umbrella, the onslaught continues, with an exclusive line of merchandise rolling out at Disney Store today, but with other retailers and licensees getting in on the May 4th Action. Below is an assortment of STAR WARS deals from around the web, most of which even Watto would approve. 

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Those looking for some binge viewing will have a slew of new offerings in the near future, as new seasons of AMERICAN DAD, LAST MAN STANDING, BOB'S BURGERS, LOUIE, THE NEW NORMAL, THE KILLING, THE GLADES and WILFRED are headed for Amazon.com as exclusive releases. Check out the dates and details below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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