Whenever I post something that falls into this realm, I always have to add a preface, because I get asked: No, I am not a "Brony." I have two daughters that absolutely adore MY LITTLE PONY, but even even though I've watched it with them on The Hub, I cannot get into MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC. But... I know guys that do (some of whom read this site), and I don't knock it, but it's just not for me. That said, the documentary film, BRONIES: THE EXTREMELY UNEXPECTED ADULT FANS OF MY LITTLE PONY is getting a wide-release on DVD on December 17th via MVD Entertainment Group.

I first mentioned the KRE-O CityVille Invasion line of building sets here on The Rock Father back in August, and as part of my 31 Days of Halloween, it's time to show off one of the most seasonally-appropriate of the bunch: The Haunted Hideaway. Given to me by Hasbro during a recent Holiday Toys lunch here in Chicago, this 317-piece building set was irresistible to my four year-old, despite being advertised for ages 7+. Straight-away, she wanted to build "the haunted house," and that secured it a spot here as Day 16.

This month, Shout! Factory in association with Hasbro Studios released TRANSFORMERS PRIME: PREDACONS RISING, a 90-minute epilogue to the recently-concluded, TRANSFORMERS PRIME. BUMBLE BEE got his voice back... MEGATRON raised an undead army (seasonally-appropriate for Halloween!)... and for the rest, you'll just have to watch. Luckily for you, my friends at Shout! Factory and Hasbro have teamed up with The Rock Father to get three readers hooked-up with some sweet prizes. So which side are you on? AUTOBOT... DECEPTICON... or PREDACON?

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This coming Tuesday (October 8), Shout! Factory in association with Hasbro Studios will release TRANSFORMERS PRIME: PREDACONS RISING, a 90-minute epilogue to the recently-concluded, TRANSFORMERS PRIME. To gear up for the release, Shout! Factory just hit The Rock Father with a trio of clips, all of which can be viewed below.

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On December 3, Shout! Factory in association with Hasbro Studios will release TRANSFORMERS PRIME: SEASON THREE - BEAST HUNTERS on Blu-Ray and DVD in collectible, 2-disc sets. The third and final season of the Emmy Award-winning series recently wrapped it's run on The Hub, and will now be available just in-time for the Holidays. Check out the full specs on the home releases below.

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Back when I was a kid, STAR WARS was my main thing for a great many years. I was DARTH VADER for Halloween three years running ('82-'84 maybe?), and my collection of Kenner STAR WARS toys was impressive. While my original collection was sold somewhere around 1988 (which still sucks), I do have one of the vintage 3 3/4 inch Stormtroopers among a small collection that I've re-acquired and have displayed in my office. But for those that want something about 19.2 times larger, the crew at Gentle Giant have the answer... with a life-sized, 6' version of the original action figure. Weird? Yes. But we're talking about a life-size version of a toy that was a miniature version of something that was life-size. Check this out... 

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