Wednesday, December 02 2015 09:29

Holiday Wish Guide: Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Collection + Take Care of Me Lambie

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Over the past few years, Disney Junior's DOC McSTUFFINS has been a fixture here at Rock Father HQ. I've written about the series at length, and it continues to inspire The Rock Daughters - piquing their curiosity and building a true sense of compassion. Earlier this Fall, Doc took an animal-centric turn for a special collection of episodes released as DOC McSTUFFINS: PET VET. In these special episodes, Doc and her friends shifted from caring for stuffed animals and toys to straight-up animals. It was good chance to refresh the series, and for Just Play to offer a refreshed assortment of toys, ones that land here in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide. Additionally, one of the hottest toys of this Holiday season is the animatronic  Take Care of Me Lambie - the exact kind of Lambie that kids have been waiting for ever since Doc opened her clinic a few years ago.

Finn and Take Care of Me Lambie

Take Care of Me Lambie features multiple points of interaction, with over 50 responses that are a mix of lights, sound and movement. My personal favorite is when Lambie "goes stuffed," which I often time my own actions to when playing with the girls - so just like on the show, when the grownups enter the picture, the toys go stuffed! Lambie truly provokes a desire to "care," and kids love the feeling of doing good.

As part of the DOC McSTUFFINS: PET VET line, there's a little of everything available - from the large Check-up Center (we have the original from two years ago) to the Pet Clinic Doll & Accessories, Doctor scrubs and a Pet Carrier. Here at our house, it's all about the Pet Clinic Doll, which comes complete with a miniature version of the check-up station, and versions of Lambie and Findo that interact with the station. There's visible x-rays, a slide, and perfectly-scaled tools to help Doc provide the best care possible!

The Rock Daughters at play...

DOC McSTUFFINS toys from Just Play are available at Amazon and other retailers nationwide.

For more Great Gift Ideas, check out THE ROCK FATHER's 2015 Holiday Wish Guide.
Looking for 2015's Best New Release Holiday Music & Movies? Check this out!
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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