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We're big fans of PLAYMOBIL here at Rock Father HQ, one of our most-played-with toys of the past couple of years being the furnished shopping mall that I featured on the site a year ago (still played with every single day). With SUPER 4 on Netflix (#StreamTeam represent!), and new figures being released all the time, there's a lot of new stuff that we don't always get around to picking up, but still admire from afar. One such piece is the PLAYMOBIL Play Box Haunted House (5638) that was issued just in time to make my annual 31 Days of Halloween here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. While we don't have this particular set in our personal collection just yet, the Play Box collection has always been pretty cool, and this one is no exception.

Thursday, October 08 2015 10:09

NYCC First-Look: LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Announced!

A new adventure has begun... The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS,™ a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #1436). Take a look at the first video and images from the new collection below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

Each year, Hasbro hosts their annual 'Twas the Night Before... party on the eve of New York Comic-Con, and this year was no exception. The Hasbro team rolled out a full assortment of new toys - focusing heavily on their action brands, with new assortments of STAR WARS, TRANSFORMERS and MARVEL figures and vehicles out in full-force. While some things were shown that I don't have official pictures for just yet, a gallery of the STAR WARS offerings is now available for readers of THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. I've got just-released official shots of The Black Series 6-inch Figures and Titanium Vehicles, along with some new Blind Bag Micro Machines. Check out a sampling below, then head over to my Facebook page for the complete gallery (which includes the FANTASTIC Harrison Ford as Han Solo figure from THE FORCE AWAKENS)!

Out of all the collectible figures to hit the streets over the course of the past decade or so, LEGO Minifigures have secured a place that finds them perfectly fitting between kids and collectors. With each series of their "blind bag" assortments, LEGO has been releasing a collection of 16 new minifigures, with several of the rarer entries become highly sought-after. This Fall, LEGO Minifigures Series 14 was released, and it's the seasonally-appropriate MONSTERS collection - a fun new batch that lands here in my annual 31 Days of Halloween at THE ROCK FATHER Magazine for 2015!

With this week's release of MONSTER HIGH: BOO YORK, BOO YORK on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, the crew over at Mattel has released a new music video featuring YouTube dance star Taylor Hatala and her #CityGhouls friends - rockin' the streets of the Warner Bros. backlot. Check out that video below, alongside a complete playlist of music from this new "Monsterrific Musical!"

Saturday, September 26 2015 11:33

Lalaloopsy Babies Potty Surprise Doll Giveaway!

LalaloopsyWhen it comes to baby dolls, a long-running tradition has been the ones that do things that some like to avoid... ones that go pee-pee, or even poo. Last year, Lalaloopsy got into the game with their "controversial" (in some small, small circles) Diaper Surprise Doll, and this year they've sort of perfected the process with the release of their all-new Potty Surprise Doll. As one of the Lalaloopsy SIP (Sew Important Person) Ambassadors, I tend to receive some cool packages from time to time - shipments for The Rock Daughters™ to go hands-on with here in our state-of-the-art Toy Testing Facility at Rock Father HQ. The Lalaloopsy Potty Surprise Doll was in our latest shipment, and not only did we go hands-on - but we're giving YOU a chance to win one. Check this out...

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