Toy FairIt's as if it was predicted... Just two days ago, The Rock Daughters hit Target armed with the last of their Xmas gift cards. Both picked up "animal carriers" from the recent DOC McSTUFFINS PET VET collection, and when they came home, I'd coincidentally just posted news of Doc's fourth season, coming to Disney Junior - DOC McSTUFFINS: TOY HOSPITAL. Half-jokingly, I said to one of the publicists at Disney, "I sense some new toys in our future," not even thinking that said toys would already emerge at Toy Fair. It's true, though - my friends at Just Play Toys are rolling out The Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Line, in which Dottie is the Chief Resident at her new Toy Hospital, helping toys from all over the world. Just Play's new line of Doc McStuffins role play toys lets kids Ages 3+ heal their toys, just like Doc, and it‟s just what the doctor ordered! Check out a first-look preview, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

After a television movie and plenty of teasers over the past few months, THE LION GUARD made its official debut on Disney Junior last week, and along with the launch comes a whole new line of merchandise centered around the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands. While we don't have any of it here just yet, we did spot some new items at Disney Store today during a visit to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago - and Little Finley found her curiosity piqued. Take a look at some of what Disney Consumer Products is currently rolling out at retail...

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Over the past few years, Disney Junior's DOC McSTUFFINS has been a fixture here at Rock Father HQ. I've written about the series at length, and it continues to inspire The Rock Daughters - piquing their curiosity and building a true sense of compassion. Earlier this Fall, Doc took an animal-centric turn for a special collection of episodes released as DOC McSTUFFINS: PET VET. In these special episodes, Doc and her friends shifted from caring for stuffed animals and toys to straight-up animals. It was good chance to refresh the series, and for Just Play to offer a refreshed assortment of toys, ones that land here in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide. Additionally, one of the hottest toys of this Holiday season is the animatronic  Take Care of Me Lambie - the exact kind of Lambie that kids have been waiting for ever since Doc opened her clinic a few years ago.

When it comes to the Holiday season, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is one of the most iconic seasonal specials - one that's a tradition here at Rock Father HQ, just as it is for millions of families around the world. This year, the folks at Just Play are bringing some of that magic into the toy aisles with a Deluxe Set of PEANUTS Holiday Figures, arriving in stores this November, following the theatrical release of THE PEANUTS MOVIE. This eight-piece set features Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, two versions of Snoopy (one that includes Woodstock!), a Christmas Tree and a Snowman. The PEANUTS Holiday Figures Deluxe Set is a featured pick in my 2015 Holiday Wish Guide here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine!

If you have little ones in the house, there's a good chance that Disney Junior is part of your routine, and along with that comes some frequent visits to Nice and Friendly Corners. SHERIFF CALLIE'S WILD WEST is one of the rising stars of Disney, so it's no surprise that our unboxing and review of the new collection of toys from Just Play was a big hit here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine back in April. Now, if you're following along, you might've caught mention of something on my Facebook page right around the same time - that we were planning a giveaway for something in that box. You see, the folks at Just Play sent us both their medium plush and bean plush assortments, so we decided to set aside the complete set of bean plush for a reader giveaway, and that's happening right now!

Peanuts Brand AmbassadorThis November, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox will release one of this Fall's most-anticipated films, when THE PEANUTS MOVIE arrives in theaters. With the movie just a few months off, that means that some cool tie-in merch will be headed for stores, and from the folks at Just Play Toys comes one of the coolest - HAPPY DANCE SNOOPY, which will begin hitting Target stores in August.  So how would you like to win one before you can even buy one? As a PEANUTS Brand Ambassador, I've got your shot. You know, it's hard to believe, but I first posted about THE PEANUTS MOVIE back in 2012, which just goes to show that time really does fly when you're having fun! Enter for your shot at a Happy Dance Snoopy below...

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