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  • Batman, 'Godzilla,' 'The Hobbit' Ready to Play at Toy Fairs for Warner Bros.

    With "Godzilla" out in theaters this May and "The Hobbit" franchise ending the run of the trilogy at the end of the year, the two tentpole properties will serve as the cornerstone of Warner Bros. Consumer Products push during 2014 Toy Fair season. Warner...
  • Film Review: 'The Lego Movie'

    The typical Lego minifigure stands just 4cm tall, though of course, the popular construction toys hold a much bigger place than that in children's imaginations. "The Lego Movie" understands how fans interact with the brand and answers with a mile-a-minute...
  • 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?...
  • Other toy makers are looking to build on success of 'The Lego Movie'

    The $69-million opening of "The Lego Movie" last weekend has Hollywood film studios scanning the aisles of toy stores for the next hit. In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children's products have found major box-...
  • 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...
  • Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
  • GoldieBlox viral video turns tables on little-girl princess fantasy

    GoldieBlox viral video turns tables on little-girl princess fantasy
    Girls rule! A pink empowerment video making the rounds is so darn cute you may not care that it's a not so thinly veiled commercial for an upstart toy company. Just watch and see. "The Princess Machine" video was posted on YouTube this week and...
  • Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video

    Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video
    The Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to protect their music from being used in advertising. The Beastie Boys issued an open letter Monday morning accusing GoldieBlox of crossing that line when the toy company put a female-empowerment twist on...