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  • '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...
  • 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....
  • Millennials Are Getting So Many Tattoos. Blame the Internet?

    Millennials Are Getting So Many Tattoos. Blame the Internet?
    "I tattoo everyone from high-school principals to the other end of the freaking spectrum," says Mike Dunn, a tattoo artist at Visual Expressions in East Hartford. A music teacher recently came in to get a music staff that morphs into a DNA strand...
  • 50 Ways Marilyn Monroe Has Been Kept Alive For 50 Years

    50 Ways Marilyn Monroe Has Been Kept Alive For 50 Years
    Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...
  • 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...
  • Lego goes to the girls: New products feminist or sexist?

    Lego goes to the girls: New products feminist or sexist?
    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....
  • This Holiday's Hot Toy List

    This Holiday's Hot Toy List
    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....
  • Amazon, watch your back: Target, Best Buy to match online prices

    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...
  • 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...
  • Elliot Handler, toy maker and Mattel co-founder, dies at 95

     
    Elliot Handler, a pioneering toy maker who co-founded Mattel and with his wife Ruth created the Barbie doll, died Thursday. He was 95. The Handlers and their business partner, Harold Mattson, founded Mattel in 1945 and made gifts and toys.......
  • Dolls with benefits: Farrah Fawcett Barbie helps fight cancer

     
    The Farrah Fawcett Barbie is ready for sale, with proceeds going to benefit Fawcett's foundation, a cancer charity....