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  • 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through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
  • 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...
  • Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!

    Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!
    Sound familiar? Your normally cheerful spouse has suddenly, and inexplicably, turned cranky and an otherwise pleasant day is fast becoming a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." When you see those storm clouds gathering in your significant...
  • World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show

    World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show
    "You cannot buy the big one so you buy 1,000 of the small ones," says Billy Karam, a Lebanese toy car collector and amateur rally driver who has over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, making it the Guinness Book of World Records largest collection of...
  • Playing with Barbies limits girls' ambitions, study shows

    Playing with Barbies limits girls' ambitions, study shows
    A recent study out of Oregon State University says that girls who chose to play with Barbie dolls over alternatives had a limited view on future career choices.  The study of girls ages 4 to 7 indicated that there might be a link between girls who...
  • 'Skylanders Swap Force' brings game characters into the real world

    GamerHub.tv Activision and Toys for Bob will unleash the fourth installment of the bestselling Skylanders franchise October 5 with "Skylanders Trap Team." The new video game and toy hybrid will allow kids to pull characters out of the digital world and...
  • Toy soldiers of fortune

    Toy soldiers of fortune
    In the multicolored pop-art assemblages of sculptor Ed Stevens, themes of gay acceptance, sexuality and private turmoil take the form of plastic Army soldiers from his childhood. Hand-painted in the colors of the rainbow, dozens of the miniature figurines...
  • Lauderdale porn show Exxxotica draws fairer sex

    A record 5,000 women were expected to satisfy their curiosity, or craving, for porn and tools of the trade Friday night as the South Florida edition of Exxxotica 2014 opened at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. Ladies love...
  • Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

    Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High
    Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the...
  • Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony

    Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen. The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...
  • Two Central Florida fathers launch toy company

    Two Central Florida fathers launch toy company
    Two Central Florida fathers with backgrounds in engineering and online games are developing a toy to teach math and science skills. Jeremy Scheinberg of Winter Park and Chris Harden of Apopka are both 39 and both have young kids. After participating...