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I gotta say - I wasn't sure if I should file this one under "Toys & Games" or "Family Music," and the reason is that it's both. On the surface we have an announcement that Baconstein is coming - a "plush posable action figure" that will become available this Friday. But then we have the fact that Baconstein is the nemesis of Gustafer Yellowgold, who has a new record coming out... also this Friday. Check out a commercial for this delicious-looking figure below...

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We're big fans of GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD around these parts, Morgan Taylor's little sun-spawned creation having been mentioned in no less than 16 articles here on the site, over the years, and his YEAR IN THE DAY reviewed on THE ROCK FATHER way back in 2012 (two years seems pretty long these days) and being awarded a perfect 5-star review. On September 23, the follow-up arrives with the release of GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD'S WISDOM TOOTH OF WISDOM, the next installment of the award-winning "Musical Moving Book" series of DVD/CD combos. Check out an extended, nearly four-minute trailer below...

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GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD is fantastic... arguably the most notable resident of The Sun ever to crash-land and settle in Minnesota. While his musical exploits are legendary, well-documented on albums and in videos, he's now making an appearance in an App: colAR Mix for iOS and Android. Now, I'm a bit App'd-out, as I'm not big on Apps for kids in general (I don't even own a tablet) and when it comes to coloring... let's just give the kids some crayons and paper. Luckily, the colAR App blends reality and tech by having parents download printable coloring sheets that are created in real-life, but when you point your device at them... they come to life on-screen. And Mr. Yellowgold looks something like this...

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While the release date might not be until August 6, I will say this about BLINK OF AN EYE, the forthcoming new album from FRANCES ENGLAND: It's good. This collection of acoustic-pop songs truly stands out among the multitude of "family" albums that are really just good music. Produced by recent Grammy Winner, Dean Jones (Almost Everything this Year), BLINK OF AN EYE features guest appearances by Caspar Babypants, Elizabeth Mitchell, Molly Ledford (Lunch Money), and Morgan Taylor (Gustafer Yellowgold). Get your first taste via the just-released album trailer below...

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I was just over on Facebook updating The Rock Father page (which really, you should be "liking" - so go "like" it!), and I happen to check out the latest update on Out With the Kids' page, and Jeff over there had some cool news that I hadn't seen yet: Morgan Taylor (the man behind GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD) and fellow children's performer Todd McHatton have formed a new group, the UNDERBIRDS. The new kindie-rock collabo will see a full-length release this April, but in the meantime, check out the first track to be unleashed, "Brilliance"...

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Gustafer Yellowgold rules. If you're not familiar with the little yellow fellow from the Sun, you're missing out (and so are your kids)! Earlier this year, Gustafer (a creation of Morgan Taylor) released his fifth CD/DVD, GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD'S YEAR IN THE DAY (read my review on The Rock Father, here), a "Musical Moving Book" that presents each song with an animated short film. As Gustafer and his friends explore the holidays and seasons of Earth, Halloween is celebrated with the catchy number, "Werewolves Rock." Now, that video is online...

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