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One of the hottest new toys of 2017 here at Rock Father HQ is the latest American Girl - Girl of the Year (GOTY), Gabriella McBride. For the first time ever, the folks at Mattel revealed that their GOTY would remain available for the foreseeable future, and that change in routine was just the first move in what's shaping up to be a very big year. Ahead of Toy Fair getting started in New York this weekend, news has come down that American Girl will be introducing "a new series of contemporary characters and stories designed to speak to even more girls' interests, backgrounds, and experiences." It begins very soon - February 16 with the release of Tenney Grant, "a rising star in the Nashville music scene," and her drummer - American Girl's first-ever boy character, Logan Everett.

As Toy Fair New York and Star Wars Celebration Orlando approach, Star Wars fans are getting exceptionally eager to learn what plans have been made to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Star Wars Saga. While May is likely the big month (A New Hope was released on 5-25-77), we've got some time before that, and the folks at Hasbro have no shortage of new toys yet to come. Yesterday some rumors were confirmed as my favorite line - the 3.75" action figure assortment - will get new characters from Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels. Check out a full gallery below, along with details on some new offerings beyond the realm of figures!

While New York Toy Fair is still a few weeks off, the action is heating up at the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Nuremburg, Germany right now. Some big news comes from my friends at The Step2 Company, who have finally dropped the curtain on their latest collaboration - one with British luxury Sports and Supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive to launch the officially licensed Step2® McLaren 570S Push Sports Car, a toddler-sized push car version of the McLaren 570S sports car. While the grownup version of the McLaren 570S will set you back around $185,000, the Step2 version will only run $79.99.

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This fall, the world of Equestria transforms into a whole new realm of play as K’NEX Brands introduces TINKERTOY building sets inspired by the popular animated series MY LITTLE PONY : Friendship is Magic. Announced ahead of Toy Fair International in New York, these new sets are created under license to K'NEX by Hasbro, and will bring the main characters and locations from My Little Pony into the Tinkertoy building system. Check out details on the new My Little Pony Tinkertoy collection, hitting retail this fall...

Ever since they were first announced last year, the new line of PLAYMOBIL Ghostbusters toys have been on our most-anticipated list here at Rock Father HQ. Not only do I personally view Playmobil as being one of the finest toy collections of all-time, but The Rock Daughters™ count them among their most-cherished toys. Even this past Christmas, the Playmobil Hospital was the "big" gift from Santa for our oldest - something she'd been asking for all year. Now, factor in that the first pop culture license from Playmobil happens to be another favorite, and Playmobil Ghostbusters is about to be huge! Check out the trailer below...

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MARVEL Studios and Sony Pictures will release Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, and ahead of the movie comes the toys. This week, Hasbro revealed a sneak-preview of what they'll be rolling out this spring, serving up a refreshed line of action figures, vehicles and playsets in support of the film. From this initial preview, the Spidey stuff looks a lot more appealing than the last few lines, with the 6" action figures sporting a movie look, the "Spidey Racer" vehicle including a NERF dart feature (akin to recent Star Wars vehicles), and some pretty cool playsets. 

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