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With THE MUPPETS heading back to television on ABC this Fall, it's no surprise that there's some pretty cool Muppets goodies in the pipeline for the months ahead. From The Bradford Exchange comes this lighted LED Cuckoo Clock representing the classic, 1970s version of THE MUPPET SHOW. Produced under license from Disney, it runs just shy of $200 and definitely taps into the interest of longtime Muppets fans like myself...

When I was a kid, I had a couple of slot car sets along the way, and while I can't remember what the brands were, I sure remember the TYCO commercials that used to run each and every Christmas season, always teasing some new kind of fast-paced action, sometimes with added flair like glow-in-the-dark or up-the-wall action. At some point, slot racing seemed to die off, but it's never gone away - and in large part, I think it's a marketing thing: new generations would get into it, if only they knew it was something that exists. In fact, when I take my girls to Bass Pro Shops during the holiday season, they always want to play with the big slot car track they have set-up. So what if you're say, a bigger kid... one with a lot of money to spend? Neiman-Marcus is tapping into the wealthy slot enthusiasts in their 88th Annual Christmas Book, presenting a $300,000 slot track, hand-crafted by the folks at Michigan-based Slot Mods USA. Their tracks are so cool, I just had to show them here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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TeeFury.comMy affiliates at TeeFury have their Tuesday "TwoFury" up, and this week they got me - I bought both of them. They've got two Design World Debuts for you today as limited-edition mashup t-shirts for the next 24 hours. For just $11 a piece, you can rock out with the HARRY POTTER-inspired "Harry and the Wizards" album cover design, or the BEETLEJUICE-inspired "Third Time's the Charm." Yep, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice is for me, while the 'Potter design is for Mrs. Rock Father.

Check 'em out below...

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TeeFury.comAre you ready to be "Hooked on a Feeling?" Do you want to have your own baby Groot to ride shotgun in your pocket? If so, my affiliates at TeeFury have something for you today as their limited-edition mashup t-shirts for the next 24 hours are inspired by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Starting now (the clock is ticking!) you can order "Hooked on a Feeling" or "Pocket Guardian" for just $11 a piece and rock your GUARDIANS pride, inspired by James Gunn's first entry into the MARVEL Cinematic Universe.

Check 'em out below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER...

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Well this comes out of left field, yet could be a home run. Yes, I'm feeling punny tonight, but after coaching a full season of Pee Wee Baseball this year, I'm still in a sorta ballpark vibe, and when news slid into Rock Father HQ about a partnership between KISS and Major League Baseball, you can bet I was interested. Epic Rights (rep for KISS) teamed with MLP licensee Liquid Blue for a new clothing line called PLAY BALL WITH KISS. The initial run of mashup t-shirts features the iconic band as players for a dozen MLB teams, all themed around the DRESSED TO KILL album art

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If you've ever wondered "Where Do Toys Come From?", you just might be able to find out first-hand... if you're near Montreal. The folks at MEGA Brands are throwing open the doors of their massive MEGA BLOKS Factory, said to be "The Largest Toy Factory in North America," to allow special group tours for daycares, schools, camps, and non-profits. Check out the details below...

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