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When I first played Splatoon 2 at a Nintendo Switch launch event earlier this year, I immediately pegged it as a game that my girls were gonna love. I jumped-in to a test run of local multiplayer against a full field of players, the interesting aspect being that I was the one player in the mix who hadn't played the original Splatoon. On the surface, I thought it was a simple paintball game - a shooter in which kids could splatter their digital world and have a fine time doing it. Thing is, it's actually so much more, with a world of "Inkling" shapeshifters who move between humanoid and squid forms, swimming in ink to refill their weapons as they navigate a well-thought world with real missions. After receiving a copy of the game for review from our friends at Nintendo this summer, I've had a chance to play it myself, but I've also had the opportunity to see just how much the kids like it - but also how the digital world of Inkopolis has come to life in the real world via new toys from JAKKS Pacific.

NOW That's What I Call Music! has been releasing holiday compilations for years, and now they've refreshed NOW That's What I Call Merry Christmas for 2017's holiday season. This new version features 20 evergreen holiday favorites spanning more than 60 years, and is available now on CD and Digital. Check out the tracklisting below...

The Toy InsiderWe've all been there - a smiling child looking up at you, basking in the pride that comes with a job well-done as they show off their latest masterpiece. Then you see how much of the paint has made it not onto the paper, but onto the table, the floor, the wall, their clothes... and perhaps the family pet. It's adorable, yet maddening, and in the past the reaction has been to just shake it off while heading for the Magic Eraser and whatever spray cleaner might be nearby. Crayola Color Wonder has been tackling some of that mess for a bit, particularly with their markers and travel kits, which we've used often. Now there's the Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush & Drawing Pad - a painting set that refreshes an idea that painting doesn't have to be a huge mess. My colleagues at The Toy Insider sent us a set for review here at Rock Father HQ, and this is one of those things that I had to break into and try out before the girls even got a chance. 

The Holiday season is officially underway for the United States Postal Service, who have just-launched their 2017 collection of Holiday Forever Stamps. The USPS just hit The Rock Father™ with details on the four new Forever stamps, each one featuring an image that illustrates and celebrated the theme of one of four beloved Christmas carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” See them below...

Official Selection - The Rock Father's 2017 Holiday Wish GuidePresented in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Just in time for the holiday season, the #1 animated comedy of the year is coming home. The DESPICABLE ME 3 Special Edition is available for pre-order now and will be available on Digital November 21st with the Blu-ray & DVD arriving on December 5th. A perfect stocking stuffer, the release includes nearly an hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, The Secret Life of Kyle!

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While Spin Master gears up for a potential repeat of their 2016 success with the debut of Hatchimals Surprise this October, the Canadian toymaker has another interactive toy that just might take the crown for 2017's Hottest Holiday Toy. Luvabella™ and Luvabeau™ are designed to be "the most interactive and lifelike baby dolls ever," packed "with so many real baby surprises to discover, kids will be continuously amazed." An official selection of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine's 2017 Holiday Wish Guide™ (launching soon), we've been going hands-on with these dolls for a little while now, and today this official announcement has been revealed. I will say this: If you want to buy a Luvabella or Luvabeau for your child, don't pass them up when you see them in stores. I've seen the magic first-hand...

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