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Toys "R" Us is teaming up with Macy's for the Holiday Season, placing pop-up stores in 24 Macy's locations. These Toys "R" Us Express-branded toy departments will be open from roughly from Oct. 15, 2012, to Jan. 15, 2013. Personally, I think this is a great move for Macy's, as their "toy departments" have been pretty weak for several years, especially since losing their FAO Schwarz-branded departments in 2009 - interestingly, after Toys "R" Us took over that company.

It's a bit of a 1980s flashback week for ROCK BAND players as the platform gets ready to add a trio of songs straight from the Reagan era. Fast-approaching the five-year anniversary of the Rock Band Music Store, players will be able to attempt tracks from FLOCK OF SEAGULLS and BILLY SQUIER this Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Harmonix sent the details to The Rock Father yesterday, and you'll find them below...

The wonderful slang of the 1980s... were the Halloween Costumes on-sale at your local TOYS 'R US store enough to make your Halloween ''super maximum?'' According to the following commercial, they certainly were. More concerning is why there's a large Gorilla that appears to kidnap a small child right in front of the mother, who apparently goes along with it. Well, she is a witch. Watch and learn.

Thursday, October 04 2012 00:00

31 Days of Halloween: LEGO Monster Fighters

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I've had my eye on LEGO Monster Fighters for awhile now, despite currently being in Duplo mode here at Rock Father HQ. With a plotline seemingly inspired by THE MONSTER SQUAD (or more likely, the Universal Monsters that inspired it), there's few other toys on the market right now that fit Halloween as perfectly as these. That said, LEGO Monster Fighters are a fitting feature for Day 4 of The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween.

The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween: Day 3 - If your kids like comic books (or you're thinking about introducing them to the world of comics), then Halloween is a prime time to do so as Diamond Comic Distributors partners with select publishers and retailers for Halloween ComicFest 2012, a first-ever all-ages celebration with FREE Comics, a Costume Contest, and more. 

As we approach the five-year anniversary of the ROCK BAND platform this November, the folks at Harmonix just keep rolling out the new DLC to bring some fresh rock to both ROCK BAND 3, and the newly-released ROCK BAND BLITZ. Next week, 311 makes their Rock Band debut with a trio of tracks destined to be rocked by family and friends worldwide. The Rock Father has all the details below...

The ROCK BAND platform has been connecting families and friends through a love of music for nearly five years now, and this Tuesday their string of new DLC continues with some GREEN DAY music new and old to coincide with the release of ¡Uno!, the first album in the new GREEN DAY Trilogy. Harmonix hit The Rock Father with the details, and I've got them for you below.

Earlier this year, I highlighted The Mattel Toy Store of Wilmot, Wisconsin in a "Rock Father Adventure" blog here on the site. It's been a few months since we've made the trip, but on Friday we went back - lured in by a phone call received here at HQ about a shipment of KNIGHT RIDER Hot Wheels they'd received. While I'm still on the hunt for their basic $1 Knight Industries 2000, what the folks at The Mattel Toy Store received was something a little more special: The Special Edition K.I.T.T. that was previously offered as a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive this past July.

Last month, Hasbro Games invited Addie and I to check out their new ELEFUN SNACKIN' SAFARI, the latest addition to their Elefun & Friends Line. Since the little one is already a big fan of the original Elefun (where you catch little butterflies), we couldn't resist another adventure with the big blue pachyderm.

Friday, August 17 2012 10:14

More tracks from THE BLACK KEYS come to ROCK BAND

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Harmonix just hit The Rock Father with details on next week's ROCK BAND DLC, and fans of THE BLACK KEYS will be excited. Three more tracks from the group will be headed to the Rock Band Music Store on August 21st as a part of "The Black Keys Pack 02".

I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it again and again: Sometimes Daddy needs to blow some stuff up good, and on November 13th, I will likely be doing just that when CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 2 arrives. Activision just hit The Rock Father with some new screens fresh from the in-progress Gamescom in Germany. Check 'em out below.

I know a lot of you fancy yourselves to be Portal Masters, hence you'll dig some news on the forthcoming Activision Release, SKYLANDERS GIANTS (out Oct 21). The family-friendly SKYLANDERS are returning with 16 new Skylanders including Giants, Lightcore Skylanders, and Series 2 Skylanders. The cross-platform adventure gets much bigger all the way around, and straight out of Gamescom 2012 in Germany comes a ton of new photos and videos, all of which can be viewed below...

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