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  • Arthur Rankin Jr. made our holidays a little more animated

    Arthur Rankin Jr., the Rankin of Rankin/Bass Productions, makers of holiday specials and sundry other animated goods, died Jan. 30, age 89, in Bermuda, where he had lived for many years, under the tropical rule of Heat Miser. That for many of you the...
  • 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...
  • 'The Lego Movie': Building a postmodern, tongue-in-cheek toy film

    Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die? "It wasn't something...
  • Weekly Bridge Quiz Answers

    With Tannah Hirsch and Bob Jones Q 1 - Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold: S-K 10 9 7 6 H-A 8 D-K 10 9 7 4 3 C-Void Right-hand opponent opens one no trump, 15-17. What call would you make? A - There are many conventional "toys" available over an...
  • After 'Lego Movie' mania, more toy-based films are coming

    The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.  In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...
  • 'The Lego Movie': Six lessons from its box office success

    When I saw “The Lego Movie” about six weeks ago — alone, in a screening room, with no social proof of any kind — I had two thoughts. The first: Am I crazy, or is this pretty great? The second: Will a mainstream audience go for it?...
  • The top 5 new sex toys of 2014

    The top 5 new sex toys of 2014
    The future of sex toys is high tech. A recent New York Times story (yes, they cover sex toys now), highlighted items such as the RealTouch, a "USB-connected sex toy said to have been designed by a NASA engineer that promises 'interactive sex' with...
  • 'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

    'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
    At 55 years old, she’s no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton....
  • Sex toys are for everyone

    Sex toys are for everyone
    Sex toys have been around almost as long as sex itself--or at least since Paleolithic times. They've appeared on ancient Greek vases, been uncovered at archaeological digs and there's even a reference to dildos in the Bible (Ezekiel 16:17). Despite...
  • 'Sonic Boom' gives Sega global multimedia blitz

    GamerHub.tv For over two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world's most successful video game icons. The little blue guy has over 70 games, four animated series and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. In 2014, Sega will...
  • 'Skylanders' franchise tops $2 billion

    GamerHub.tv Activision won't be using the 2014 New York Toy Fair to debut its fourth "Skylanders" game and toy line. Fans will have to wait until later this year for that. The good news is that original "Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure" and "Skylanders:...