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I always like to include some GHOSTBUSTERS action in my annual 31 Days of Halloween, but while we await any real news of GHOSTBUSTERS III, we're sort of in an off-year. You see, it's next year that's the biggie... when GHOSTBUSTERS celebrates 30 Years of Spectral Removal and Storage. In the meantime, we could flashback to 2012 when I featured both HOOBASTANK and MELO-M rocking uniquely different versions of Ray Parker Jr's Huey Lewis and the News-inspired theme song, or I could just drop-in a link to MISTAH F.A.B.'s GHOSTBUSTERS-sampling "Ghost Ride It" video... but we won't (even though I just did). Instead, let's take a quick look at a few new 30th Anniversary GHOSTBUSTERS Minimates that are coming next spring from Diamond Select Toys. It's Day 20 already...

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013Chicago Toy and Game Fair Giveaway: Week 2 of 6!

Last year, one of the best events I had a chance to attend was the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (read my report here). For 2013, ChiTag is back for it's 11th Annual event, taking place November 23-24 at Navy Pier, right at the heart of Chicago's beautiful lakefront. It's the only public event of it's kind, allowing kids and grownups of all-ages to get a peek and play with some of the hottest upcoming toys and games, all while taking part in special events and shopping at the same time. The Rock Father and ChiTag have teamed-up to get six lucky families hooked-up with weekend passes to the show, one per week leading up to the big event. Want to join us at Navy Pier?

It's Day 19 of 31 Days of Halloween already, and as we continue counting down the days 'till the best day of the year, I've still got a few tricks and treats up my sleeve. Once in awhile, though - something comes up that forces me to bump something else in order to get it worked in. A prime example: Crayola and their line Halloween Crayons. Like their recent assortment of Back-to-School colors (which I covered here), these snuck-up with no warning or announcement, appearing tucked into a corner at the local Walmart. This new collection of eight, seasonally-themed color collections and an accompanying coloring book (each priced at just .97) secured themselves a position on my annual countdown after becoming an immediate hit with the kids (and grownups!) here at Rock Father HQ.

While gamers eagerly await the arrival of the XBOX ONE and PLAYSTATION 4 next month, Chicago-based River West Brands is taking the DeLorean back to 1982 for inspiration, and relaunching a classic: ColecoVision. The owners of Coleco Holdings have partnered with AtGames to bring classic ColecoVision games to mobile, online, and retail. AtGames plans to add ColecoVision to it's classic console lineup that includes the Atari Flashback and Sega Genesis Classic as well.

I first mentioned the KRE-O CityVille Invasion line of building sets here on The Rock Father back in August, and as part of my 31 Days of Halloween, it's time to show off one of the most seasonally-appropriate of the bunch: The Haunted Hideaway. Given to me by Hasbro during a recent Holiday Toys lunch here in Chicago, this 317-piece building set was irresistible to my four year-old, despite being advertised for ages 7+. Straight-away, she wanted to build "the haunted house," and that secured it a spot here as Day 16.

Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2013Last year, one of the best events I had a chance to attend was the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (read my report here). For 2013, ChiTag is back for it's 11th Annual event, taking place November 23-24 at Navy Pier, right at the heart of Chicago's beautiful lakefront. It's the only public event of it's kind, allowing kids and grownups of all-ages to get a peek and play with some of the hottest upcoming toys and games, all while taking part in special events and shopping at the same time. The Rock Father and ChiTag have teamed-up to get six lucky families hooked-up with weekend passes to the show, one per week leading up to the big event. Want to join us at Navy Pier?

Every time that CedarWorks hits me with some news, the same thing happens: I wish I had a bigger house. Their indoor play spaces are fantastic (so are their outdoor sets), and now they've expanded upon the Rhapsody line with the Rhapsody Solo, a pre-configured model (their products are normally highly customizable) perfect for playrooms. Check this out... 

Being musically-inclined, I have to say that I'm a sucker for toys that involve music. As I've noted in the past, my oldest daughter is already right there with me, always making "stages" and rocking out with her dolls and their accompanying instruments. Now, the folks at PLAYMOBIL are getting in on the action, launching a new line of PopStars! toys, which carry a "rock and roll theme." They're even trying to name their PopStars! bands, with a contest open right now. Since we don't have any of these here at Rock Father HQ, I can't comment on their quality, but I do have details on the full line to share below. There's even a tour bus...

Over the past couple of months, we've reviewed a lot of Mega Bloks here at Rock Father HQ. Seriously, there's even a dedicated tag for Mega Bloks right here on the site. While those sets have been aimed toward the whole family, I just got word today that the folks at MEGA Brands have launched a line of CALL OF DUTY Collector Construction Sets that are geared directly at me toward a slightly older audience. While the initial sets have already begun hitting retail, visitors to the New York Comic-Con this weekend (October 10-13) can stop by the Mega Bloks booth (Crystal Palace, Booth #102) to get a first-look at the buildable CALL OF DUTY Zombies (just in-time for Halloween!), and check out a life-sized CALL OF DUTY vehicle constructed from Mega Bloks.

While Fall might be is undoubtedly the best season of the year, it also brings with it some safety concerns for the kids as we move toward Halloween. With that, my friends at Step2 have teamed up with The Rock Father and some other great parenting blogs to get one lucky reader and their family hooked up with the wagon of their choice (really, what better way to trick-or-treat than in a wagon?) and a Safety Sam KidAlert! V.W.S. We certainly want all of the little ghouls and goblins to be safe as they walk the streets in search of tricks and treats, and this combo-pack could certainly assist.

What's going on in the House of Mouse? A lot, as news from the various divisions of Disney continues to hit Rock Father HQ at a rapid pace. Read on for updates on new Apps from Disney Interactive, the music of FROZEN, some freebies from THE LITTLE MERMAID, updates from Disney Junior and more.

On November 5, the latest game in the popular MOSHI MONSTERS series will hit the streets as Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed is released for Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS systems. The folks behind the game recently hit The Rock Father with some details on their new release, all of which can be found below...

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