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125 TFBOTBy now, I'd imagine that many regular readers know that we love TRANSFORMERS here at Rock Father HQ (I even own one of the rarest ever made!), and that I'm always sharing news from around that Cybertronian World. For the Holiday Season, one of the hot items is the TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS - new building sets that allow kids to build their favorite 'bots, or customize and create their own Transformer using the mix-and-match parts. The possibilities are endless, and encourage imaginative play. In the spirit of giving, my friends at Hasbro and I have teamed up to get one lucky reader hooked up with one of their TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS Triple Changers. It would make a great gift for the robot-loving girl or boy in your life...

bdaman125Recommended for Ages 6+, this game from Hasbro's B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE line is one more entry into that realm of "stuff that battles" being BIG this Holiday Season. While it's character based in appearance, the B-DAMAN CROSSFIRE Break Bomber Battlefield is a game of skill that's addictive even to grownups, as you face off against an opponent while shooting "marbles" toward a wall of blocks in hopes of knocking them toward the "enemy" side. It's a lot of fun, and thus lands a spot in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

beywarriors125Recommended for Ages 8+, the BEYWARRIORS SHOGUN STEEL Octagon Showdown Battle Set by Hasbro continues a trend that I've previously-noted here on The Rock Father: Battling is BIG this holiday season. Taking into account this "octagon" shape made popular in extreme fighting, this set works very simply, with two rip-cord-powered Shogun Warriors (they're basically really cool tops) that can be customized to battle. Last character standing, wins. This set scored big among even slightly younger than-suggested kids.

Angry Birds Star Wars II TelepodsRecommended for Ages 5+, Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods from Hasbro are hot right now. Bringing the world of Angry Birds Star Wars into the physical realm, these toys can then use the Telepod technology to teleport your real-world characters into the App and then decide who to launch. You'll need an iOS or Android Device to use these, so please keep that in mind as you prepare for Holiday gifting. In addition to securing a spot in my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide here on The Rock Father, my friends at Hasbro and I have teamed-up to get one lucky reader hooked up with an Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods Prize Pack! One reader will receive a box of goodies that includes the DEATH STAR TRENCH RUN Set, and a figure pack with Princess Leia and R2-D2!

nerfbow125Recommended for Ages 6+, the NERF N-Strike Blazin' Bow Blaster will appeal to boys and girls of all ages (yes, grownups, too) for safe archery-style fun inside and out. I first got to play with this at the #HasbroHotToys lunch in Chicago, and we've since been rockin' one here at Rock Father HQ. While Mommy isn't a fan of seeing it used indoors, the NERF N-Strike Blazin' Bow Blaster really hit's the target - especially with kids already enthralled with characters like Merida from BRAVE, or THE HUNGER GAMES series.

The Classic Ouija Board. It doesn't matter if you think of it as "Wee-Ja" or "Wee-Gee" (I prefer the latter), the classic board game is capable of conjuring some pretty strong feelings and emotions... depending on who you talk to. While versions of the William Fuld-stamped board have been around for over a century, it's the CLASSIC OUIJA Board that is most-often thought of, though many don't realize that it hasn't exactly been easy to come by in recent years. For Day 24 of 31 Days of Halloween here on The Rock Father, I'm featuring the Classic Ouija Board - brought back to life by Winning Moves Games under license from Hasbro. Yes, the true classic based on the famous Parker Brothers board is available once more, and they sent one to Rock Father HQ for some spooky fun...

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