| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:37 AM
They're colorful, they're enticing and they're extremely convenient for parents who don't want to tote their children's own bulky playthings to Lincoln Park for an hour or two of recreation. But we agree with the city's decision that the dozens of...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Toys "R" Us will match prices from its online competitors, a press release announced Wednesday.
The announcement comes as a way to "(remove) any doubt before holiday shopping begins in earnest that customers are receiving the best available prices," the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The riding toys at Burbank's Lincoln Park aren't going anywhere just yet.
The City Council on Tuesday asked officials to hold off on plans to remove the growing collection of used toys — which were scheduled for removal Wednesday — from...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The old adage is that the happiest time of the year for moms and dads is the day the yellow bus takes their darlings off for their first day of school. It's not altogether true in my house (which felt too quiet by mid-morning yesterday), though I'll admit...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Louis Tomlinson peered out from behind the door of a hotel suite and aimed a toy Nerf gun down a hallway full of hulking bodyguards. The 21-year-old and his four One Direction bandmates had been cooped up on the second floor of the W Los Angeles all day,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:37 AM
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.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:35 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:52 PM
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,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:59 PM
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,...