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When my wife and I became parents for the first time back in 2009, I had no idea that the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES would eventually be back in our home, a regular fixture of viewing and play reborn for a new generation. While I enjoyed the Turtles in their first animated series and the live-action films of the late 80s/early 90s, our girls are enamored with all-things TMNT at this point, from the Nickelodeon Cartoon, to the long-running Playmates Toys and beyond. One big surprise was the arrival of a Half-Shell Heroes special last Fall, a stand-alone hour-long event that brought the younger-skewing Half-Shell Heroes toys into animated form for an adventure in the age of the dinosaurs. Our oldest daughter, Addie, LOVED it - asking for it repeatedly on-demand, and prompting me to question if it was a backdoor pilot for another new series (fingers-crossed). Now, just in-time for Easter, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Half-Shell Heroes: BLAST TO THE PAST is coming to DVD, and THE ROCK FATHER Magazine has your chance to win the movie, along with Playmates' Leo & Triceratops action figures!

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Toy FairUPDATE: Check THIS out! The PAW Patrol Lookout Climber!

Spin Master has really done a fantastic job with their PAW Patrol line, building out a world around the hit Nick Jr. series, and releasing some really great toys to support it. Undoubtedly one of the big favorites here at Rock Father HQ, the PAW Patrol toys are not just appreciated by The Rock Daughters, but by yours truly as well. They're well-made, fun, and there's just a spirit of adventure built into them. With the recent AIR RESCUE episode helping to launch a small sub-line this past month (Finley keeps asking for the Air Patroller), Spin Master entered the North American International Toy Fair armed with a full portfolio of new toys - figures, vehicles and playsets - along with some new offerings that support some different play patterns. What adventures lie ahead in 2016? PAW Patrol is going Medieval at some point, but they're also having a Jungle Adventure, with a new pup named Tracker joining the crew, along with his human friend, Carlos. Let's take a peek...

Toy Fair New YorkFact: We cannot get enough of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES in this house. From the mainline action figures (I had to pay a stupid price for a Karai figure for Xmas through a 3rd party seller), to the half-shell heroes, the girls and I love the TMNT action - and it's play has eclipsed even what I experienced the first time around as a Turtle-loving kid nearly 30 years ago. Just-announced at Toy Fair are some new additions to the TMNT line, including several new spin-offs that focus on different types of play patterns well beyond the traditional action figures. Take a look at some early details below, and keep in mind that this is just a sprinkling of what's coming in the months ahead...

I hadn't really paid much attention to Mutt & Stuff until recently, when I'd left Nick on, and when I came back into the room, little Finley casually informed me that she was "just watching Mutt & Stuff." Truth be told, I was always a little weirded-out by the Sid and Marty Krofft stuff back in the day - most of which was already in re-runs by the time I saw it in the early 80s. But, their characters are 100% cult-classic, and now some of the most beloved H.R. Pufnstuf characters are returning to kids TV for the first time in over 45 years, and it's all happening in a special episode of Mutt & Stuff that's quite simply titled, “H.R. Pufnstuf Visits Mutt & Stuff.”  H.R. Pufnstuf, Cling and Clang, Freddy the Flute and the Rescue Racer will all be present when the new episode premieres, Monday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

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Fans of the POWER RANGERS franchise young and old have something to look forward to later this month, as the 23rd season of the long-running series becomes POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER CHARGE, debuting Saturday, Jan. 30, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. Officially announced by Saban Brands & Nickelodeon this morning, the new season will find the Rangers continuing their quest to unite all 10 Energems by tapping into brand-new battle gear, Zords and Megazords to save the universe. Additionally (and perhaps the most exciting element in this house) is that POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER CHARGE will make franchise history by uniting 10 Power Rangers on the same team for the first time ever!

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Well, this was unexpected... two TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES stories going back-to-back in one day. While the first focused on a new toy sub-line from the folks at Playmates Toys, the next bit of news comes from Paramount Pictures, who've just released the first teaser trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS. While we loved the toys based on the 2014 live-action film here at Rock Father HQ, I was really mixed on the film itself (reviewed here), though I've grown more fond of it in repeat viewings over time. For the second film in the current series, it certainly looks as though the filmmakers have taken into account much of what fans have been hoping to see - with characters like Bebop & Rocksteady, Casey Jones and Baxter Stockman getting the live-action treatment. Additionally, we just might be getting the best film version of the "Shellraiser" (previewed here) ever seen. Check this out...

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