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Monday, December 14 2015 00:11

Holiday Wish Guide: Dinotrux Mega Chompin' Ty Rux & Revvit

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One of The Rock Daughters' favorite new shows of 2015 became the subject of one of the most popular features on the site for the year, and spawned one of our most popular videos on YouTube. DreamWorks Animation's Dinotrux is a major hit with kids, and this Netflix Original Series is providing inspiration for hours of imaginative play through a companion toy line released by Mattel this Fall. Currently Toys "R" Us Exclusive, two of the hottest toys on our 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine are also topping kids' wish lists around the country - and they're sorta hard to come by. Sold-out online as of this writing, the Dinotrux Mega Chompin' Ty Rux and Dinotrux Revvit are worth making a trip to your local TRU to locate (they should have at least a full endcap of Dinotrux toys). We received both for review, and I can tell you from experiencing them with the girls first-hand, these Dinotrux toys completely live up to the expectations. How much do the girls love Dinotrux? Just look at the reaction in this video...

The Mega Chompin' Ty Rux is just a fantastic toy - and it's huge. Half-dinosaur, half construction vehicle, the Dinotrux tap into the love of dinosaurs and building that many kids almost instinctively seem to have. The series teaches problem solving and teamwork against a backdrop of adventure, and with included to-scale diecast Revvit Reptool, Ty Rux has a friend right out of the box.

dinotrux finn

There's some cool articulation, a handle to control the overall movement, spots to place Revvit, and some quality light and sound features. Built-in storage will hold Revvit, or any of the Reptool friends that kids are no doubt hoping to one day acquire.

The larger-scale Dinotrux Revvit offers kids a chance to get some of the features that the tiny Revvit does on the show. This mechanical lizard has a measuring tape tongue, and stores interchangeable bits along his spine. Place one in his spinning dill horn and move the tail, and Revvit is a power drill! Revvit is also on wheels, so he can scoot along just fine.

Ty Rux!

Dinotrux toys are Rock Father-approved! Visit your local Toys "R" Us store to start your trip into the Mechazoic Era!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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