Ready for more prehistoric mechanical adventures? At last, Dinotrux Season 2 is now streaming in its entirety on Netflix! Ty, Revvit and the Dinotrux team are back and ready to build a racetrack, meet new friends and continue to fight against their biggest enemy of all: D-Structs. There's 13 new episodes to enjoy, and for those that are into Mattel's growing line of Dinotrux toys - they're no longer Toys "R" Us-exclusive, which means you can now get the latest vehicles and playsets at other retailers including Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Check out the Seaon 2 Dinotrux Trailer below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!
“Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening tv?”
Those famous lyrics from the opening theme to FULL HOUSE may be even more relevant in 2016 than they were when audiences first heard them back in 1987. While Oberweis brought it back a bit here in Chicagoland, for the most part the milkman is a relic, the paperboy has been replaced with the digital text you’re currently reading, and evening tv… well, let’s just say that’s become “streaming tv,” and underneath that sentiment is something more - an element of “family,” something that Netflix is aiming to bring back into homes during the years ahead.
When VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER was announced as a new Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation last month, I broke the news with excitement - throwing down a tale of when I was Voltron for Halloween... and how much I loved my mid-80s Voltron toys. In 2016, I still have a Voltron here in my office, and with the new series set for launch this Fall, I expect that The Rock Daughters will soon grow to love the mystical robot lions just as I do. This week, some other news came down that I'd been waiting for - that "an expansive" new toy line will launch in Spring 2017, and they're coming from Playmates Toys - the folks behind the longtime success of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES toys.
I'm into my second year as a Lalaloopsy SIP (SEW Important Person) Brand Ambassador, and I might be mistaken, but I think I'm the only dad in the crew. How did I get into the world of Lalaloopsy? Quite simply, it's The Rock Daughters™. For our first major Lala post of this season, the folks at MGA Entertainment asked us to share a little bit of background on why we collect Lalaloopsy, and for that I had to defer somewhat to Addie (6) and Finn (3)... you see, even before I was an official Ambassador, we were receiving and reviewing some new toys here and there, and between those special deliveries and the stuff we'd been buying, the collection at Rock Father HQ became sizable fairly quickly. The girls say they love Lalaloopsy for a lot of reasons: The dolls are cute/cool; the outfits are fun; they're colorful; and they love the TV series, specials, and movies. As a parent, I like the message of friendship, and I think the toys are really well-made and fun to play with. My personal favorite doll: Strings Pick 'N' Strum (the guitarist!). While I expect a huge Lalaloopsy boom this Fall when the new musical series arrives on Netflix, there's a lot of new goodies hitting stores, and we've got some recent additions to our collection from the Spring line.
At the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena last month, I sat like a fly on the wall as the cast and crew of MARVEL's DAREDEVIL spilled some details (and video) of what's yet to come in Season Two of the Netflix Original Series. If 2016 is the year of the superhero shakedown, DAREDEVIL is certainly entering the ring with fists flying. We already have Captain America and Iron Man going at it in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, and on the other side of the aisle, DC's BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. With the just-released trailer for DAREDEVIL Season Two, we may well be looking at DAREDEVIL v PUNISHER: THE BATTLE FOR HELL'S KITCHEN. Having seen many play The Punisher (one of my favorite heroes) over the years, Jon Bernthal may be the best yet. Check this out (not for kids):
Two years ago, news hit that an Australian/U.S. Production company called GRACE had made an unheard-of deal with Sony Music/ATV Publishing to use THE BEATLES' song catalog in a children's series. Now comes the news that BEAT BUGS will debut as a Netflix Original Series this August, presenting over 50 famous songs of THE BEATLES, reimagined by artists such as PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, SOUNDGARDEN's Chris Cornell, Sia, Pink, Regina Spektor, The Shins and more - all woven into a world set in a suburban backyard. Check out a teaser and full details below!