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  • 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....
  • Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series

    Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series
    Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande. The beloved cartoon character first walked her tiny feet into the hearts of children 14 years ago with the premiere of "Dora the Explorer" as part of Nickelodeon'...
  • 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...
  • #Unapologetic Barbie: Sorry campaign or shrewd controversy?

    #Unapologetic Barbie: Sorry campaign or shrewd controversy?
    Barbie isn't sorry anymore. She's taken to the pages of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition to come out with a message for all the haters, in all of her plastic, unrealistically sculpted glory. With her hair and diminutive shoulders pulled back, she...
  • A historic gold in women's ski jumping

    A historic gold in women's ski jumping
    SOCHI, Russia — The smile on Lindsey Van's face did not quite match her place in the final standings. The U.S. ski jumper finished 15th in the normal hill event on Tuesday night, well off the podium, but did not seem the slightest bit upset. "I'...
  • Joan Jett sues Hot Topic over Blackheart trademark

    Joan Jett sues Hot Topic over Blackheart trademark
    Punky apparel chain Hot Topic Inc. is getting raked over the coals by rock 'n' roll queen bee Joan Jett, whose Blackheart Records Group Inc. is accusing the clothier of ripping off the Blackheart name for a new lingerie line. Blackheart sued Hot Topic...
  • Barbie's new dream house is in a familiar place -- Malibu

    Barbie's new dream house is in a familiar place -- Malibu
    After a summer spent looking for a new place to hang her very tiny hat, Barbie has decided not to bolt the 'bu after all. Earlier this year, a Mattel marketing campaign sent the diminutive diva on a road trip to 13 cities across North America ostensibly...
  • Jakks Pacific is playing catch-up with toy-making rivals

    Jakks Pacific is playing catch-up with toy-making rivals
    For the last 18 years, Jakks Pacific Inc. has been a player in the ultra-competitive Southern California toy-making business, up against the likes of giant Mattel Inc. in El Segundo and others. But Jakks' roster of toys — including the Smurfs,...
  • Designer dollhouses offer miniature life of luxury

    Designer dollhouses offer miniature life of luxury
    Malibu Barbie never had it so good. A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags — all small enough to fit in...