The folks over at Mattel made some waves this summer when they rolled into San Diego Comic-Con International with a fully-functional, life-sized "Carship" based on Luke Skywalker's "Red Five" X-Wing Fighter. The real-world ride was to help launch the new Hot Wheels Star Wars Carships line, officially hitting stores now as part of the ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story product launch. These new vehicles are four-wheeled toys (cars) based on famous vehicles (ships) from a galaxy far, far away, and while there's been a total of nine cars revealed thus far (see my regularly updated checklist here), there's just four in the first wave. Instantly-recognizable to all-ages of STAR WARS fans, the first wave consists of vehicles based on some classic ships including Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, Boba Fett's Slave I, Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter, and an Imperial TIE Fighter. My youngest daughter, Finley, and I recently got our hands on a set, and here's what they look like in The Toy Testing Facility at Rock Father HQ, complete with video...
Earlier this month, FIFTH HARMONY unleashed a live-action music video for their latest single, "That's My Girl," racking up nearly 23 million plays in under two weeks. Today, the song gets animated as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment (DCE) have announced a partnership with the pop powerhouse to collaborate on the first-ever DC Super Hero Girls music video. The colorful new clip for "That's My Girl" features Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy and Katana, the animated DC Super Hero Girls, and can be viewed below...
Yesterday in Los Angeles, actress, author, neuroscientist and mom, Mayim Bialik (who I still think of as "Blossom") played host to the first-ever Fisher-Price Think-a-Thon, an event aimed to inspire little learners to be big thinkers. The event showcased toys from the new Fisher-Price Think & Learn line which are designed to teach young learners 21st century skills they'll need to be successful in the future. Inspired by "hackathons" where coders meet to do collaborative computer programming, preschoolers at the Fisher-Price Think-a-Thon came together to get the most out of playtime. The children participated in skill-building play activities with Think & Learn toys, including a Code-a-pillar (a top pick in THE ROCK FATHER's 2016 Holiday Wish Guide - featured here) Obstacle Course, Smart Scan Color Chameleon Color Bingo, and Smart Scan Word Dash Hide & Seek.
“Our recovery mission is a disaster… My entire project is already off schedule and over budget…” – Director Krennic, Chapter 2, Go Rogue
The second installment of the STAR WARS GO ROGUE YouTube Series has been released, showcasing more new toys from Hasbro, LEGO, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and Disney Store as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set that have been misplaced by the Empire. Check it out below!
Now THIS is the kind of surprise news that I like to see! Straight from my friends at Disney/Lucasfilm comes the first installment of GO ROGUE, a series of fan-created shorts that serve as the reveal for the new toys from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (my most-anticipated movie and toy collection of 2016). The stories in GO ROGUE follow the adventures of “Rogue One” toys from Hasbro, LEGO, FUNKO, JAKKS Pacific, Mattel and Disney Store as they try to track down the building instructions to the LEGO Star Wars Death Star set which have been misplaced by the Empire. Check out the first episode, and all the vital details below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!
THE ROCK FATHER is a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and a Promotional Partner for DreamWorks Animation
It was exactly one year ago this week that I first shared The Rock Daughters™' love of Dinotrux here on THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In the time since, the Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation has maintained its status as a must-watch, its profile growing well beyond the walls of early adopters like ourselves, and spreading far and wide as kids and families have entered the Mechazoic Era, where giant creatures that are half-dinosaur/half-construction vehicle help to shape the landscape while teaching valuable skills like friendship and teamwork. If your kids are ready to Trux it Up, the tools you need for a party are all readily available at this point! From Mattel's fantastic line of Dinotrux toys to a full assortment of Free Printables, everything you throw a Dinotrux Birthday Party is ready to rock! Happy Birthday, Dinotrux!