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Teleflora'Tis the Season to be Jolly, and this year, my friends at Teleflora have decided to "Duck the Halls" with The Robertson Family and a variety of Christmas Flowers picked as favorites by the stars of A&E's DUCK DYNASTY themselves. Now through Christmas, if you order one of The Robertson's favorite flower arrangements, you'll get a Free Download of DUCK THE HALLS: A ROBERTSON FAMILY CHRISTMAS, their all-new, best-selling album. In the spirit of giving and all this Duck-tastic flower goodness, Teleflora has teamed-up with The Rock Father to get one lucky reader hooked-up with $75 to use on a beautiful bouquet. It would be nice for you, but a great gift for someone you love. Enter below...

PNP Portable North PoleIn the course of putting together my holiday coverage here at Rock Father HQ this year, despite all the cool toys and games that I've posted about, the biggest thing that is always looming in the back of my mind... influencing every move... is "The Magic of Christmas." While physical gifts are nice to have, for a kid, much of the holiday experience has to do with the vibe... the "magic," and I think that a lot of the time it's lost these days. One outfit that is helping to "Make Christmas Magic" is Portable North Pole. Would your little one(s) like to hear from Santa Claus himself during this season? They can... and here's a video that Kris Kringle sent to Rock Father HQ last week for my oldest daughter, Addie:

My friends at MEGA Bloks have just launched a new series of giveaways that I strongly encourage all friends of The Rock Father to enter. In their 12 Days of Giveaways promotion, MEGA Bloks will be awarding daily prizes for 12 days (a selection of their hottest toys), and then one Grand Prize Winner will get one of each. But that's not even the best part... the Grand Prize Winner will also have those same 12 toys donated to the charity of their choice! It's a giveaway with a "doing good" sorta twist. Head over to MEGA Bloks' Facebook page to enter, then be sure to follow along on Twitter. Check out some highlights...

125vortexMy first experience with the NERF Vortex Revonix360 Blaster came on September 17, when I joined seven other Chicago-area Parent Bloggers at a Hasbro Hot Toys Lunch. Grownups playing with toys at a nice restaurant (312 Chicago) is always a good thing, but when when of these showed up here at Rock Father HQ last month, all bets were off. Recommended for Ages 8+, this bad boy holds 30 lightweight foam discs that can be fired up to 65' away! And, you can do trick shots like bouncing them off of things. It's surprisingly accurate, and the only blaster that I'm including in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Lets just say it could get me into some trouble...

worxtoys125One of the coolest toys to roll in here this season is the Throttle Motorcycle from Worx Toys' EduTech line. Had it been earlier in the year, I would've covered this one in my "Rock Father Rides" section, but the uniqueness of these vehicle has it firmly planted right here in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Coming from a company that was founded by a trio of Dads with inquisitive kids, the EduTech line goes beyond a standard plaything and offers kids a genuine educational experience by teaching them about basic functions of the rides they love. In the case of Throttle, we have a speedy motorcycle with a transparent casing that through lights, sounds, and an accompanying book, explores everything from headlights to transmission.

Wednesday, December 04 2013 22:52

Stocking Stuffer: SKWOOSHI

125skwooshiWhat is Skwooshi? That is the big question that was looming here at Rock Father HQ after Irwin Toy, the folks behind this new mystery substance, sent us their new "Car and Train Action Set" for review. On the surface, Skwooshi is some sort of modeling compound that "stretches, molds, and shapes into amazing detail with no mess and will never dry out." In other words, this is not like Play-Doh, nor is it like clay, Gak, or Floam. Or it is? It has properties of all of those, but it's definitely something unique... so much so that it's addictive, and something that I'm recommending as a stocking stuffer in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Since explaining this is a bit difficult, I figured that Addie and I would show you a little Swooshi in-action. Watch the video below...

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