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  • Goth Barbie? Monster High dolls are revolutionizing Mattel

     
    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....
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Sherlock’ and more

     
    Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ merchandise: Costumes, shirts, toys flying into stores

     
    The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...
  • Holiday gift guide 2013: ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Thrones’ and more

     
    You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
  • Small toy shops expect bright holiday

    Small toy shops expect bright holiday
    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...
  • Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011

    Pop Culture 101: Final Exam 2011
    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...
  • Black Friday store openings & deals

    Stores offer doorbuster deals starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Here's a rundown of times and offers: 8 p.m Thanksgiving Kmart Deals: Barbie Ballerinas for $2.99; 24-inch LED 1080p HDTV for $88 Sears Deals: 2-carat total weight diamond jewelry...
  • Hard to write in beautiful Laguna, but write she does

    Hard to write in beautiful Laguna, but write she does
    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,...
  • Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels

    Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels
    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....
  • 'Games' fans hunger for more merchandise

     'Games' fans hunger for more merchandise
    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. On a...
  • Nukotoys latest to link virtual games with physical toys

    Nukotoys latest to link virtual games with physical toys
    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. On...