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This post was sponsored by Duracell as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed are that of James Zahn, aka "The Rock Father."

If you look at all the "Hot Toy Lists" that are popping up for 2016 (including my own Holiday Wish Guide), you're no doubt seeing that there's a few items that are across-the-board hits with a lot of play experts. The right toys can help make the holidays magical, and among the companies that know a lot about holiday magic is Hasbro. The folks behind icons like Transformers, My Little Pony, G.I. Joe and Glo-Worm have been making magic for years, and to power that magic, the team at Duracell is always ready, supplying batteries like the ones included with the FurReal Friends Bootsie. One of the hottest toys of 2016 is no doubt the FurReal Friends Torch, My Blazin' Dragon, and the place you can get him (along with the batteries) is Toys "R" Us! Check out Torch & Bootsie in-action in the video below...

Movies always make a great gift, and for the sci-fi action fan on your list, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE is available now on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Disc, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate the in-home arrival of the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster hit, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine have teamed-up to give you a shot at winning the Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital HD Combo Pack, along with a limited-edition Moon Tug Replica spacecraft!

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NTSD logo 2016THE ROCK FATHER™ is a paid 2016 Neighborhood Toy Store Day Ambassador.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the seventh annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day will take place - a tradition in which families can come together to kick off the Holiday shopping season, while celebrating the good that local toy stores (find a location here) bring to their communities. Shopping local has many benefits, but when you shop a Neighborhood Toy Store, you're supporting folks who care about play, and spend countless hours working with children, and carefully curating the perfect mix of toys for their shoppers. Sponsored by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting local toy shopping and creative, open-ended playtime for children, stores participating in Neighborhood Toy Store Day will be playing host to special events like face-painting and live music, in addition to highlighting some of the best toys of the year - many of which you won't find elsewhere.

Thursday, November 03 2016 08:48

Holiday Wish Guide: North Pole Kids' Club

A 2016 #HolidayWishGuide Pick! The Holiday Season has officially begun, and that means it's time to start thinking about securing the perfect gift for those special little ones in your life. When it comes to the Christmas season, there's plenty of "magic" for families regardless of age, but for the little ones, there's a window of opportunity to create magical experiences that really can only happen at certain time in their lives. While The Rock Daughters are just 4 and 7 as of this writing, my wife and I are already thinking ahead to when that magic might wear off, and we're always looking for ways to create those special experiences while we still can. With that in mind, I was pretty excited to learn of the Award-Winning North Pole Kids' Club when I was offered a set to review - a magical box that arrives direct from the "North Pole," complete with a custom welcome letter from Finley the Elf (Santa's trusted assistant, who shares a name with our youngest), and everything you need to certify your children as a Junior Elf. 

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Ready to kick off the Holiday Season right? Tomorrow, Thursday, November 3rd 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET, join the #TRUPowerUpFun Twitter Party! Hosted by Mom Central and featuring teams from Duracell, Hasbro and Toys“R”Us, the #TRUPowerUpFun Twitter Party will offer tweeters a chance to talk about the magical feeling that comes over little ones during the holiday season, by reminiscing back to those same feelings when had back we were younger. Participants will have the chance to win one of six (6) $100 Toys 'R' Us Gift Cards, while one (1) Grand Prize winner will score a $250 Toys 'R' Us Gift Card to help with the Holiday shopping!

We're just over a month out from the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and for those who don't yet realize how very different it is from the movies that are traditionally released as part of the numeric Star Wars Saga, today comes a fresh look from an unlikely source - Gillette. As a tie-in marketing partner for the film (along with others, such as Kleenex and Nissan), Gillette is releasing four unique Holiday Gift Packs that are inspired by characters from the upcoming film - a cool thing for sure, but what's really exciting is the commercial. Rogue One is a story about the "every day people" that inhabit a galaxy far, far away - the on-the-ground troops that are on the front lines, and the crews that support them in their efforts to accomplish extraordinary things. This spot from Gillette is more about that than it is about razors. Check out the cinematic new spot below...

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