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Earlier this year, I highlighted The Mattel Toy Store of Wilmot, Wisconsin in a "Rock Father Adventure" blog here on the site. It's been a few months since we've made the trip, but on Friday we went back - lured in by a phone call received here at HQ about a shipment of KNIGHT RIDER Hot Wheels they'd received. While I'm still on the hunt for their basic $1 Knight Industries 2000, what the folks at The Mattel Toy Store received was something a little more special: The Special Edition K.I.T.T. that was previously offered as a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive this past July.

Fans of Hasbro's popular MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC (currently airing on The Hub) will have something new to enjoy come this november. At the in-progress Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, IDW Publishing and Hasbro announced that they'd be bringing the popular series into comic book form. IDW’s MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC comics will offer all-new stories featuring the beloved ponies: TWILIGHT SPARKLE, PINKIE PIE, RARITY, FLUTTERSHY, RAINBOW DASH, and APPLEJACK.

Well, this was an unexpected email to land here at The Rock Father: MAD Magazine's 60th anniversary is here, and Time Home Entertainment Inc. has "foolishly teamed up with MAD Magazine for Totally MAD, a new collection of the legendary humor magazine’s high-quality idiocy that is so widely un-anticipated, this overblown press release is needed to call attention to it." It was, indeed un-anticipated, so let's hear more from that overblown press release, shall we? As a matter of fact, I'm curious where to buy a book here in town these days, but lets see that PR...

Published in Comedy

La-La Land Records just hit The Rock Father with an announcement that its annual pilgrimage to Comic Con will feature the world premiere of four limited edition CD soundtracks: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 1 (Second Edition), BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 2 (4-CD Set), X-MEN 2: X-MEN UNITED (2-CD Set), and THE PHANTOM. Check out the full details on all four below!

Published in Music for Grownups

This isn't quite breaking news as it's been out there for a few days, but I wanted to share a couple new products from NECA Toys on here that caught my eye. As a child of the 80s, ROBOCOP and GREMLINS are a pair of franchises that hold a warm place in my heart. While 'Cop will be some years off, I'm looking forward to the day that I get to share GREMLINS with my daughters for the first time. So how about some toys?