As we approach the June 16 release of Disney•Pixar's Cars 3, there's quite a bit of fantastic toys and merchandise that I plan to feature here on THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. With shipments having already arrived here at Rock Father HQ from licensing partners like Mattel and Just Play, I have plenty to keep me busy - and then this news shows up... that Sphero, the same company that blew people's minds with their App-controlled BB-8 back in 2015, has an "Ultimate Lightning McQueen." I could tell you that the $300 app-controlled RC car looks fantastic, but you really need to just watch the video...
When I last wrote about our adventures in Potty Training, I may have mistakenly felt that we were nearing the end of the line. Four months later, and I got the call to work on another sponsored campaign with Pull-Ups®, sharing a few more words about how it's all going. Bottom line, Little Finley is doing good, but it still feels like we're really, really close to being done. Following along as a full-fledged member of the Pull-Ups® Big Kid Academy, we've got tools to help with progress and rewards, while Finn can take things at her own pace. She's soooo close, and she really makes us proud when she "holds it" and stays dry through the night or through a long car ride. While there's dozens of different Potty Training methods out there, using Pull-Ups® training pants from the start can help kids build confidence and independence - they're not a diaper, but more like Big Kid undies (almost). If you're ready to give Pull-Ups® a try, I've even got a Big Kid Deal for you to spread a little savings - Rock Father style!
We have a few different products from Uncle Milton here at Rock Father HQ (like this cool one), and one of the more recent arrivals is currently hanging in Little Finley's bedroom. The Wild Walls Lightning Speed Grand Prix is a "light and sound experience" that features Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Francesco Bernoulli and other characters from the Disney•Pixar film, CARS 2. As car-fixated as my youngest daughter is, you'd figure she'd like this one, and she does... but my wife's not a fan.
If you thought you'd have to wait until Disney•Pixar releases CARS 3 for a new adventure with Lightning McQueen, think again! An all-new Disney•Pixar short has arrived, and it's the first in a new series called TALES FROM RADIATOR SPRINGS. Below the jump, you can get your first-look at the new adventure in a clip from THE RADIATOR SPRINGS 500 ½. The full six-minute short is available right now, for free, exclusively at Disney Movies Anywhere.