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Like the PAW Patrol, the folks at Nickelodeon are on a roll! The network sent over details on new seasons for four of their most popular series, each renewed for another year - and all four of which have scored big right here at Rock Father HQ. A fifth season of PAW Patrol, a fourth season of Shimmer and Shine and second seasons of Rusty Rivets and Nella the Princess Knight are all part of the network’s largest preschool content pipeline ever of returning hit shows and new series for the 2017-2018 season. Check out all the details below!

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I'm a firm believer that Spin Master's PAW Patrol is one of the best toy lines of the past decade. In fact, I'd even go as far as to say that their line of figures, vehicles and playsets is a future Hall of Famer - a collection that could easily hang with some favorites of my own youth back in the 80s. PAW Patrol is a toy line that the kids of today will be telling their kids about 30 years from now, and backed by a hit series on Nick Jr., the adventure just keeps getting bigger. Last year, I gave you a first-look at where the Pups would be headed, and now I'm back to give you another look into the future, with the full reveal of Spin Master's 2017 PAW Patrol line! Ryder and the crew have conquered land... and air... and now it's time to conquer the sea! Straight outta New York Toy Fair, here's what's next for PAW Patrol!

It's a crisp 5° here at Rock Father HQ as I write this, but it's never too early to be thinking about spring (and summer) while the dead of winter continues to set in. A new year means new toys, and 2017 is already shaping up to be a big one - and we haven't even hit Toy Fair yet! One of the first items to become available is the PAW Patrol Water Table by The Step2 Company. Produced under license from Spin Master, this new table brings the excitement of Adventure Bay into the water play realm, complete with fun action features and a trio of included characters from the hit Nick Jr. series - Marshall, Skye and Zuma! The second PAW Patrol item from Step2 following the excellent Lookout Climber (reviewed here), to get a new year of toys kicked off right, Step2 and The Rock Father have teamed up to give readers a chance to win one of these great water tables for your house!

There's a new way for kids to save the day in Adventure Bay, with the PAW Patrol Zoomer Pups from Spin Master! While many folks have seen Zoomer Marshall out there, as I previously reported here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, Spin Master also produced a pair of exclusives - with Zoomer Skye available at Toys "R" Us, and Zoomer Everest available at Target.  We had Marshall and Skye sent to us for review here at Rock Father HQ, and what better way is there to show-off some of 2016's hottest holiday toys than to show them in-action - being played with? Take a look...

Earlier this Fall, I shared with you my review of the PAW Patrol Lookout Climber from The Step2 Company. Living in a house where the Pups of Adventure Bay tend to dominate play, I was pretty excited to learn that Step2 had partnered with Spin Master for this piece. No doubt the biggest PAW Patrol toy made thus far, and one in which kids can put themselves directly into the famed Lookout - the base of operations for Ryder and the Pups, this climber is recommended for kids ages 1½-5, and is available now as a Toys "R" Us Exclusive. I'd pegged this as an early pick for my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide back in September, and now I'm excited to give you a chance to win one! The Step2 Company and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine have teamed-up for a Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway in which one lucky family will receive the PAW Patrol Lookout Climber!

As the saying goes... it's the calm before the storm. It's a feeling that I've felt before, and over the past few years, I've become pretty good at picking out the the new shows and toys that kids are going to be all about in the months ahead. This week comes the official launch of what will likely become your kids' next obsession: Rusty Rivets.  From Spin Master Entertainment (the team behind PAW Patrol) comes a new series on Nick Jr., making its formal premiere at 1pm ET on Tuesday, November 8th - this following a special summer preview back in August (appropriately paired with a PAW Patrol special event) and a soft launch on the digital apps. Designed for preschoolers and beyond - Rusty Rivets teaches some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts, but is inspired by the growing DIY "maker culture," as 10-year-old Rusty and best friend Ruby, "Combine It and Design It" - using imagination and creativity to help solve problems. Having watched a few episodes already, I feel confident in telling you that Rusty Rivets is about to be big. Check out a preview...

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