| 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...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 6:04 PM
Ken Carson, always something of a stiff, is loosening up.
On the eve of its 50th birthday, the doll that defined boyish American urbanity is working on a comeback, proclaiming on billboards in Los Angeles and New York his love for Barbie. Critics raved...
| 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,...
| 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.
| 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....
| 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.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare.
The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei’s Da’an shopping district and doused in fuchsia,...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...