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  • Everybody Loves The Hess Truck

    Everybody Loves The Hess Truck
    The annual Hess Truck hits stores today!  This collectible is a no-fail holiday hit, year after year.  Good luck finding one for your child! *************************** Excerpts from a press release:   The 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor can be...
  • Trade-In Used Cribs and Car Seats at 'Toys R Us'

    Trade-In Used Cribs and Car Seats at 'Toys R Us'
    I was interested to see this announcement due to the fact that I have two old cribs sitting in the attic!  Now, through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
  • Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment

    Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment
    Q: Our 13-year-old indoor/outdoor cat is very affectionate, yet for seemingly no reason sometimes circles our feet and legs, sounds and looks aggressive, then bites us savagely. How do we address this? -- S.R., Atlanta, GA A: If the behavior is new,...
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Hot toys for Christmas and Hanukkah

    Hot toys for Christmas and Hanukkah
    Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved to stake a claim in the competitive toy market back in September by releasing lists of top toys for Christmas and Hanukkah. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says...
  • Casino Miami Jai-Alai helps Toys for Tots, offers promotions

    Casino Miami Jai-Alai helps Toys for Tots, offers promotions
    Casino Miami Jai-Alai began celebrating the holidays with its annual Tree Lighting and Toys For Tots promotion. According to Casino Miami’s Executive Director of Marketing Stephen Blank: “Christmas is a time of sharing and good cheer.  We...
  • GoldieBlox viral video turns tables on little-girl princess fantasy

    GoldieBlox viral video turns tables on little-girl princess fantasy
    Girls rule! A pink empowerment video making the rounds is so darn cute you may not care that it's a not so thinly veiled commercial for an upstart toy company. Just watch and see. "The Princess Machine" video was posted on YouTube this week and...
  • Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video

    Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video
    The Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to protect their music from being used in advertising. The Beastie Boys issued an open letter Monday morning accusing GoldieBlox of crossing that line when the toy company put a female-empowerment twist on...
  • Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball

    Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball
    Rubber ducky, you're the one! Well, one of two: The rubber duck and the game of chess were inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, bringing the number of toys enshrined there to 53. The museum, in Rochester, N.Y., has been inducting toys since...
  • 3D company promises your baby will be a doll

    3D company promises your baby will be a doll
    Forget bellycasting or that barefoot glamour photo shoot on the beach to commemorate your pregnancy. And who needs a cast of tiny post-natal footprints? Now you can print your fetus into a figurine.  "Imagine holding your baby before he or she is...
  • No longer locking away his Barbie collection

    No longer locking away his Barbie collection
    I'm a Barbie collector. There, I said it. I don't always confess it right away. In fact, I usually wait. My house isn't filled with Barbies like some episode of "Hoarders." The dolls are locked in a back bedroom, which I refer to as "storage" when new...