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  • Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

    Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie
    Lego's groundbreaking female scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling. Yes, that swan-necked, thigh-gapped...
  • Community: Young philanthropist delivers toys for infants

    Community: Young philanthropist delivers toys for infants
    Boy Scout David Marinelli, 17, of Troop 209, is a step closer to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. For his community project, the Burbank High School senior delivered 92 crib soothers on Saturday afternoon to Children's Hospital Los Angeles for infant...
  • Movies Help Make Lego the World's Largest Toymaker

    Licenses to "Star Wars," "The Simpsons," DC and Marvel's superheroes, and its own films like "The Lego Movie" have helped make Lego the world's largest toy company when it comes to revenue and profits, beating Mattel and Hasbro. At least that's for the...
  • 'Console Wars' revisits the '90s clash between Sega and Nintendo

    In the "console wars" of the early 1990s, I was in the trenches. Joystick in hand, I fought under the banner of Super Mario for Nintendo against the evil Sega and its not-so-super Sonic the Hedgehog. At least, that was how it felt in elementary school....
  • Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.

    Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.
    The feud between fashion doll giants MGA Entertainment Inc. and Mattel Inc. got another infusion of legal juice on Monday, when Bratz maker MGA sued Mattel over allegations that the Barbie maker filched trade secrets at toy industry conventions. Van...
  • Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony

    Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen. The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...
  • Barbie Movie in Development at Sony as Live Action Comedy

    Mattel has found a starring role for Barbie, setting up a live action comedy at Sony Pictures that the toymaker will produce with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. The studio plans to start lensing the film by the end of the year, using a script...
  • Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase

    Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase
    Amazon is offering a $10 credit with the purchase of certain toy products. Both Mattel and Fisher Price are participating in the offer. To earn the credit, shoppers must buy three Mattel or three Fisher Price toys. Here are the rules: "For a limited...
  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
  • The Capitol Records Building and more L.A. landmarks in the form of cake

    Baker Sara Heslington of Heslington Cakes in Corona del Mar estimates that she spent 120 hours creating a cake that represents the Chinese garden at Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. Good thing she loves making sugar flowers. Her cake and...
  • 'Catching Fire' Still Burning Up Home Video Sales Charts

    Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hung onto the top spot on both national home video sales charts for a second consecutive week, while Universal Studios' "Homefront" debuted at No. 2, selling just 17% as many units as the "Hunger Games" sequel...