| Jul 17, 2013
NPR describes the Monster High fashion dolls as looking "like the underfed love children of Tim Burton and Lady Gaga." And it's true: Frankie Stein, Draculara and friends let their freak flags fly. But Mattel says it's all for the good of the kids....
| Dec 19, 2013
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
| Jun 14, 2013
The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...
| Nov 28, 2013
You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
| Nov 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
| 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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:36 AM
Stores offer doorbuster deals starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Here's a rundown of times and offers:
8 p.m Thanksgiving
Deals: Barbie Ballerinas for $2.99; 24-inch LED 1080p HDTV for $88
Deals: 2-carat total weight diamond jewelry...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Growing up in Toronto, Lisi Harrison could care less about labels.
Although her classmates made sure that Ralph Lauren graced every tee, she enjoyed a shopping spree at Kmart.
She wasn't a rich bully or hiding a monster beneath her designer duds. No,...
| Jul 23, 2011
Elliot Handler, a pioneering toy maker who co-founded Mattel and invented Hot Wheels, has died. He was 95.
Handler died Thursday from heart failure at his Century City home, according to his daughter, Barbara Segal, after whom the Barbie doll was named....
| Mar 25, 2012
Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot — a mockingjay — tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there.
| 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.