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Hard to believe that the The Toy Association's 115th North American International Toy Fair wrapped-up a week ago already, but it did, and I'll still be presenting content from Toy Fair here in the virtual pages of The Rock Father™ Magazine and over at The Toy Insider for some time to come. The annual event is significant, and outside of the toy industry, I'm not sure that the general public has any real idea of the magnitude of this thing - it's MASSIVE. Today the official numbers came in, and in all 26,236 professionals attended the largest toy show in the Western Hemisphere. The Javits center played host to hundreds of thousands of toys and games across 442,700 net square feet of exhibit space – the equivalent of about seven football fields! Curious for more data? Check this out...

It's Tax Season, and depending on where you fall in life, that can mean a feeling of excitement or a feeling of dread. For those who will be receiving a refund this year, I always say "don't blow it!" - but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a little fun with some of it. If gaming is your thing, my friends at GameStop want to help you stretch your refund... you could even say "reFUN" your refund as your cash respawns. They've got some of the hottest gaming gear at some great prices, and it kicked-off with the one-day PRO Day (which you've already missed - queue the Pac-Man defeat noise!). But now through March 10, you can multiply those hard-earned dollars with unbeatable savings and trade-in offers on a variety of games, consoles, accessories, toys and apparel! To celebrate the season of savings, The Rock Father™ and GameStop are teaming-up to sweeten the deal by giving YOU a chance to WIN a Tax Season Gaming Prize Pack featuring collectibles from Funko & PDP plus accessories for the Nintendo Switch! First, let's take a quick look at some new games to be excited about in March...

At the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York City, one of the most buzzed-about toys was front-and-center at the JAKKS Pacific booth. In fact, you couldn't walk by without seeing someone making an attempt to ride the MorfBoard, the innovative all-in-one board system that lets riders skate, scoot, bounce and balance. I know that my own kids are gonna be all over this, and to celebrate the wide launch of this awesome new toy, The Toy Insider and JAKKS Pacific have teamed-up for a Twitter Party in which YOU could win a MorfBoard to share with your own family. The Rock Father™ will be there alongside other members of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board as we all talk spring toys and about all the action sports goodness that the MorfBoard will be bringing home! You MUST RSVP to be eligible to win at the party, which takes place Friday, March 9 from 11am-12pm EST. Want a taste of what the MorfBoard experience is like? Take a look...

Nickelodeon's new hit preschool series Top Wing is getting a toy line. The product line, which includes figures, vehicles and plush inspired by the show’s four best friend rescue birds, will launch in the U.S. this fall, followed by international markets in Spring 2019. These new toys will arrive courtesy of Hasbro, and will be released under the iconic PLAYSKOOL banner. News arrived today ahead of Toy Fair in New York...

The Netflix Original Series SUPER MONSTERS was an immediate hit upon its debut last fall, just in-time for Halloween. One looming question (and several of you have asked) is "will there be any Super Monsters toys?" As of today, I can answer that question with a hearty YES! Ahead of the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York, Hasbro today announced that it has reached "an agreement in principle" with Netflix to create play experiences for kids under its PLAYSKOOL brand, based on Netflix’s original preschool series, Super Monsters. I don't have pictures just yet (hopefully I'll see some of these toys this weekend), but for now here's the details via the official announcement...

The second season of eOne's PJ MASKS is airing on Disney Junior, and new adventures means new toys! Ahead of the 115th North American Toy Fair in New York, I already shared with you an early look at the upcoming Super Moon Adventure Rocket Ship, and now we have a look at Just Play's new Romeo's Lab Playset! Either Romeo got a larger lab, or there's a Doctor Who Tardis thing happening where the lab is "bigger on the inside." Either way, this is a proper playset for a proper villain! Take a look...

This spring, the long-awaited second season of eOne's PJ MASKS started airing on Disney Junior, taking our heroes to some new places... like space. This fall, kids will be able to blast-off with Owlette, Gekko and Catboy with a new collection of PJ Masks Super Moon toys from Just Play. Ahead of the 115th North American Toy Fair in New York, here's a sneak-preview of the new collection's flagship playset... the rocket ship!

Last year, I was one of the first to bring you news about Just Play's full line of toys based on Disney Junior's Vampirina. Now, ahead of the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York, I'm giving you a sneak-peek at what's coming in the Fall of 2018! Kids are gonna go "batty" for the Disney Junior Vampirina Rock N’ Jam Touring Van. This new playset is affordably-priced, and will let kids rock out and jam - just like Vee and her favorite band, The Ghoul Girls! Check this out...

Some breaking news as we head into the 115th North American Toy Fair in New York - Hasbro and Saban Brands have just announced that Hasbro has been named the global master toy licensee for Saban’s Power Rangers! Under the terms of the agreement and in collaboration with Saban Brands, Hasbro will design, produce and bring to market a wide variety of toys, games and role-play items inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties. Hasbro will hold the worldwide rights, excluding Japan and certain other Asian markets, effective as of April 1, 2019.

KidKraft has long-been a favorite brand here at Rock Father HQ, and it's one that's become a daily staple. In fact, if you've ever seen pictures or video of our girls at a little white table, that's a KidKraft table! Now, as we roll into Toy Fair, the company is bringing out some fantastic new toys to celebrate 50 years of helping families to create meaningful memories through its award-winning products for the playroom, child’s room and backyard. They want to delight and inspire kids to “Live, Learn, Play & Explore.” Check out a preview below...

As we roll into Toy Fair in New York, news is hitting hard... you could even say that we're slammin' over here. One tidbit of data comes from what's no doubt one of my favorite aisles - the action aisle, with news that The NPD Group reports that WWE had the #1 selling action figure in the U.S. in 2017, surpassing all action figure sales of other major entertainment brands and blockbuster films.* On one hand, that seems a bit surprising, but I have seen quite a few of my daughters' friends with WWE figures on a regular basis, and Mattel's new line of Superstar Dolls has also been a big hit here at home. Check out more from this morning's joint press release from WWE and Mattel...

Gentle Giant Ltd./3D Systems is a name that's been respected for a very long time, but the one problem for many has been that their products haven't really been attainable to a mass audience. For nearly 20 years, they've become famous for their high-end collectibles rooted in their pioneering digital scanning process, but now they're about to go mass-market with six new collectible toy lines and the return of an old favorite. At the 115th North American International Toy Fair in New York, Gentle Giant Toys will launch as a new division separate from Gentle Giant Ltd, and they're looking to bring their famous level of craftsmanship into toys that almost everyone can afford.

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