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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • '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:...
  • Increasingly, cats are living longer, healthier lives

    Q: We just had our cat put sleep; he was 20 years and four months old. How long do cats and dogs usually live? -- L.S., Bradenton, FL A: I'm so sorry to hear about your cat, but at least he enjoyed a long life, longer than most. Increasingly, though,...
  • Where you sell can be as important as how you sell

    Q: I have about 200 Madame Alexander dolls (with boxes) to sell. How do I find doll auctions in my area? A: The reader probably picked auction because she knows that auction puts goods out in person plus online for a worldwide public. Buyers who...
  • 'Green' pet gifts are big this season

    The economy be damned, most pet owners still manage to provide holiday gifts for their four-legged friends. At the Annual H.H. Backer Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show last month in Rosemont, Ill., which previewed many new products, a common...
  • Grands fare best on the piano market

    Q: How can I find a home for a well-maintained circa 1920s upright piano? A local consignment shop was not interested at all. Several local churches have also turned it down. Any info? A: In the past, churches were often eager to "adopt" unwanted pianos....