| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Over the years, Mattel’s iconic Barbie doll has had every hairstyle imaginable, including a bubble beehive, a ‘60s flip and even multi-colored hair extensions. But she’s never been bald.
That may change if the women behind the...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Target and other brick-and-mortar retailers are treating this holiday season as an offensive against online rivals such as Amazon.com, using tactics such as price-matching to win back dominance of the Christmas shopping season.
Tired of being used as...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:00 AM
For the digitally obsessed youth of so-called Generation Z, what is the definition of a toy?
That's the question that Rodger Raderman and Doug Penman set out to answer in 2009 when the two parents founded a company called Nukotoys in San Francisco.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Who would've thought the pope would show an interest in Barbie?
In a recent newsletter The Vatican publicly nudged Mattel to sell a bald Barbie for kids who have lost their locks to chemo.
Mattel already makes the doll after a New Jersey cancer...
| Aug 27, 2012
Plastic is fantastic, especially when it comes to the new special edition Barbie doll designed by the Blonds (David and Phillipe), a famous NYC Fashion duo. They're known for their glitzy designs seen on Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Katy Perry. Not to...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Lego’s sales and profits are soaring as the rest of the toy market struggles – and it has girls to thank.
Twice as many girl-centric Lego Friends sets were sold than expected in the first six months of the year, the Danish company said....
| Jan 19, 2012
Jane Bingham started an online movement to urge Mattel to create a bald Barbie in honor of young cancer patients.
The movement has touched off a national campaign for the cause. It turns out that Jane has battled cancer herself and her son's also...
| Sep 19, 2012
On Wednesday, retailer Toys"R" Us will announce its 2012 Holiday Hot Toy List. Adrienne O'Hara was here with a few selections named on the list.
Here are the top 15 toys on Toys R Us' list. The complete list of 50 can be found at toysrus.com/hottoys....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Can't get enough of those virtual cows and crops from FarmVille? Good news, agrarians: Zynga toys and games are coming this fall.
Hasbro, the big-time toy company responsible for My Little Pony and Monopoly, announced Thursday that it has bought the...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
How did our culture degenerate so quickly? How did pop music slide from “Love can keep us together” to “Bootylicious”? How did we descend from Dr. Kildare to Sex Change Hospital? How did we get from “Singing in the Rain” to “Underworld: Awakening?” From...