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Toy Industry

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  • New toy store opens in Colonial Williamsburg

    New toy store opens in Colonial Williamsburg
    A new toy store has opened in Colonial Williamsburg. The William Pitt Store, located on the northwest corner of Duke of Gloucester and Botetourt Streets, is located in a historic building and was formerly known as the Davidson Shop. “The William...
  • 'Breaking Bad' meth lab toy set sparks outrage

    Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for little Johnny or Susie? How about a "Breaking Bad" meth lab toy set? No, I'm not joking. It's astounding that anyone -- even the rabid "Breaking Bad" fans who live for Sundays to see what will happen to...
  • Wal-Mart, Toys R Us unveil hot toy lists, holiday initiatives

    Wal-Mart, Toys R Us unveil hot toy lists, holiday initiatives
    Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved early Thursday to stake a claim in the competitive toy market. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says it’s the largest toy seller in the nation, unveiled...
  • Jakks Pacific is playing catch-up with toy-making rivals

    Jakks Pacific is playing catch-up with toy-making rivals
    For the last 18 years, Jakks Pacific Inc. has been a player in the ultra-competitive Southern California toy-making business, up against the likes of giant Mattel Inc. in El Segundo and others. But Jakks' roster of toys — including the Smurfs,...
  • Retailers get early start on the holidays

    Retailers get early start on the holidays
    Temperatures are beachside-balmy. Most Americans haven't thought about their Halloween costumes. Parents are still in back-to-school mode. But retailers already have visions of profit dancing in their heads. Kmart aired its first holiday ad last week,...
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  • Dolls comfort kids with a deployed parent

    Dolls comfort kids with a deployed parent
    Though 13-month-old Harley Ann Lubic may not see her Army staff sergeant father for long stretches of time, she won’t forget his face thanks to a special doll. The cuddly 12-inch doll is dressed in military camouflage fatigues and has a plastic...
  • Man, 64, beaten with walking stick in Glen Burnie robbery

    Man, 64, beaten with walking stick in Glen Burnie robbery
    A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The incident was...
  • Are you preserving your child's past?

    Are you preserving your child's past?
    If you are a working mom like me, you might find it hard to do all the things moms want to do for their children like preserve some of their earliest toys, shoes, artwork and photographs. My husband’s mother, who passed away in 2009, was so good...
  • Sol Kramer, wholesale hobby business owner

    Sol Kramer, wholesale hobby business owner
    Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96. Born in Baltimore, he was...
  • Ask the Pet Expert | Adopting a cat

    Ask the Pet Expert | Adopting a cat
    We are getting ready to adopt a cat but have never had one before. Besides a litter box and food and water bowls, what should we buy ahead of time to be ready for our new family member? Now that you have the basics covered, it's time to think about...