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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Han and Rey Giveaway!

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has been in theaters for just about two months now, and it's astonishing just how big a film it's become. Everyone knew it would be big, but just how big the record-shattering success has been, is something that would've been hard to predict. I was in Los Angeles for the launch - one of a group of 25 writers and bloggers chosen to attend the Global Press Event for the film as a guest of Disney and Lucasfilm. As my coverage rolled-out here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, there was a common thread that toys were involved - as I brought some "props" to the junket, used in conversation about one of my favorite elements of STAR WARS fandom - the toys and collectibles. Daisy Ridley played with a Rey action figure - the same one my daughters play with on a daily basis - while Harrison Ford jokingly attempted to pocket my 1980 Kenner Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) figure, all while telling us how the toys are cool, "but are meant for other people." People like me. People like YOU. With new action figures hitting stores, it's no secret that certain characters have been hard to come by, and two of the hardest have by Han Solo himself, and the Rey (Resistance Outfit) figure - the one that comes with [SPOILER ALERT!] a lightsaber... specifically, the saber once owned by both Anakin Skywalker, and his son, Luke. Just as Rey happened upon that saber in the depths of Maz' castle, I happened upon a couple of these sought-after figures, and now I'm hoping to pass them on to one of you!

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THE ROCK FATHER's GOOD DINOSAUR Recyclosaurus Contest!

It was just revealed that Disney•Pixar's THE GOOD DINOSAUR is coming home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on February 23rd, and to celebrate the in-home release of this new film, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine have teamed-up to give readers a shot at winning The Ultimate GOOD DINOSAUR Prize Pack. All you have to do is a little arts & crafts - a fine afternoon project with your little ones... you will build your own Recylosaurus! What's a Recyclosaurus, you ask? It's a "Good Dinosaur" made from simple, recycled materials that are found within your own home. We're providing instructions and a little inspiration, but in the end, we want to see what YOU and your kids can come up with at home. They don't all need to look the same. Check out what the creative minds at Pixar created...

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Skadoosh! Win a KUNG FU PANDA DVD Prize Pack!

With DreamWorks Animation's KUNG FU PANDA 3 headed for theaters on January 29, the folks at DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have revisited the first two chapters of the 'PANDA Trilogy, reissuing KUNG FU PANDA and KUNG FU PANDA 2 as a new ULTIMATE EDITION OF AWESOMENESS. To help get your family ready for the new film, we're giving you a chance to win both films on the DVD + Digital HD Combo Packs, brought to you by the FHE Insiders Crew! Ready to rock?

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Holiday Wish Guide: Last-Minute Picks from GameStop + a Giveaway!

If you listen very closely in the distance, you just might be able to hear the faint sound of sleigh bells headed in your direction. As the Holiday season moves toward it's thrilling conclusion with the arrival of Christmas on December 25th, millions of gift-givers are still seeking that perfect item for that special someone - and there's still plenty of time to get something cool, and at a cool price, too. My friends at GameStop are blazing toward Christmas with new markdowns and specials on some of the hottest games of the season, and they're also are great stop for some fun stocking stuffers - like Funko Pop! Vinyls, a few of which I picked up at our local GameStop just the other night. With last-minute convenience in mind, I'm giving you a few picks that are available now at GameStop - but that's not all! You could win a $50 GameStop Gift Card good for a little after-Christmas shopping! Ready to be a Holiday Hero?

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Giveaway: Entertainment Earth's Imperial Forces 4-Pack!

With J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS now in theaters, Entertainment Earth is raising the flag high as a premiere destination for the best in STAR WARS toys and collectibles - many of which are exclusives that you won't find anywhere else! One of the most-anticipated releases this holiday season is their STAR WARS Black Series Imperial Forces 6" Action Figure set by Hasbro, and now we're giving you a chance to win one (ARV $99.99)! Get the details below, and May the Force be with You!

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Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: Win a PEANUTS Christmas Bouquet from Teleflora!

PEANUTS Brand AmbassadorAs a Peanuts Worldwide Brand Ambassador, I occasionally get offered some pretty cool products that feature Snoopy and the whole PEANUTS gang. For the Holiday Season, one thing I was offered was one of the new PEANUTS Bouquets from the folks at Teleflora - but I rather than send it here, I had it sent to my mom (currently in the hospital) in an effort to #SendCheer there, until we're able to visit in-person later this month. As many of you know,  I do love to spread the holiday cheer, and with that in mind, the folks at Teleflora are letting me gift another beautiful PEANUTS Bouquet to one of you!

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A Very Netflix Christmas - 2015: Holiday Cheer, Now Streaming (Plus win Netflix!)

Netflix Stream TeamWe're approaching the home stretch as we move toward Christmas 2015, and that means it's time to stream some Holiday Movies and Specials on Netflix. It's seems like this year is a little light when  it comes to brand-new Xmas content, but one of the biggest and best is a Netflix Original Special, and that's the Sofia Coppola-directed A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS. In the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas (and as a Netflix #StreamTeam Member) I've picked out 12 Gifts of Netflix - a dozen seasonally-appropriate movies, specials and episodes for various members of the family to enjoy. Some are for the kids - some are grownups-only, and others can be enjoyed with the whole family. To spread a little cheer as well, I've got a flash giveaway included where one (1) lucky reader will receive six months of Netflix!

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Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: GUITAR HERO LIVE!

When news of GUITAR HERO LIVE first hit my inbox some months back, I could hardly believe that by the time the game hit stores this Fall, it would've already been five years since I reviewed the last installment of the popular music gaming franchise back in 2010. A lot has changed in the half-decade since, but GUITAR HERO is back on the map in a big way, and one of my Top Video Game picks for my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. With players new and old strapping on the plastic guitars to rock out once more, GUITAR HERO LIVE puts YOU in the center of the action - focusing on the feel of playing live in front of a crowd of thousands. I've rocked the stage in real-life, and playing GUITAR HERO LIVE makes me itch to get back out there... but for now, Activision and I are going to give you a chance to win the game for your choice of platform (Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360) - a great way to rock out this Holiday Season! Wanna see the game in-action? Check out the video of Lenny Kravitz and James Franco below...

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Holiday Wish Guide Giveaway: VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

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When it comes to high-quality, innovative technology-based play for kids, I can't think of anyone that's released as much cool stuff over the past few years as VTech. Real-world functionality and durability is the hallmark of their Kidizoom line, and for 2015 the Kidizoom Action Cam makes my annual Holiday Wish Guide, a fitting follow-up to last year's excellent Kidizoom Smartwatch. We received a review sample back in August, and The Rock Daughters have been using it regularly to document the big world around them. It's the exact thing that I would've absolutely LOVED to have growing up - back in a time when I made movies with Super 8mm film and audio cassette tapes. Having a working video camera at a young age can inspire later pursuits (I speak first-hand on this), and in an age where grownups have their GoPro's, the Kidizoom Action Cam is the perfect thing for budding action filmmakers. In the spirit of the Holiday Season, VTech and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are giving you a shot at winning one of these for your own little Director! Wanna see how it works? Check out some footage shot by six-year-old Addie...

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THE ROCK FATHER presents the Step2 & Mattel Ultimate Hot Wheels Holiday Giveaway!

Since becoming parents for the first time 6½ years ago, my wife and I have spent a lot of time indulging our little girls' interest in cars. Actually, vehicles in general are a big thing - and the faster, the better! When it comes to fast vehicles with a ton of flair, Hot Wheels has that market on lock, and it was Addie's playtime that first rekindled my own love for those little 1:64-scale diecast rides a few years back. Now, little sister Finley is in on the action as well, and with the girls now 3 and 6, it's interesting to see two distinct types of play taking place. Finn likes speed, imagination and adventure - while Addie has shifted into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) elements of track construction and building unique structures with the pieces we have available. Over the years, we've discovered that our girls are hardly alone in their love of Hot Wheels - and some gigs of my own have led us to today... when it all comes full circle with something very special we've put together with my friends at The Step2 Company and Mattel. We're giving readers a chance to win The Ultimate Hot Wheels Holiday Giveaway - complete with an assortment of vehicles, tracksets, an Ultimate Garage, and something that you can't buy anywhere: A "Rock Daughter Edition" Hot Wheels Toddler-to-Twin Race Car Bed produced exclusively for this promotion! Only two were made - one of which is here at Rock Father HQ, the other awaiting shipment to one of you!

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