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Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
Seth Green slumps on a bench seat in a 1970s Winnebago that's parked inside of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios in Burbank. A nasty case of strep throat has him feeling low. But the fact that "Robot Chicken," the off-color stop-motion animated series Green created...
Few things say more about the potential of home-grown artistic talent than the eye-popping procession of richly carved and layered "tramp art" that cropped up in America between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Sparked by a post-war boom in cigar...
Children like to play with toys that are replicas of things used in everyday life. They also like toys that move and make noise, so for centuries toymakers have created transportation toys. There are very old toys shaped like chariots, stagecoaches and...
The Smart CollectorQ: I have this scrimshaw piece. Can you tell me something about it? A: Clearly, our reader has done some Internet research, as a URL sent with the inquiry led us to a vendor. The site, in Italian, offers a walking stick with what looks like an etched...
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email@example.comThe U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, which helps needy families nationwide, is still collecting toys for Washington County children this holiday season. Jim Mills, who coordinates the program in the county, said his team of volunteers has been...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesThe 2013 American International Toy Fair may have come to a close, its figures once more locked away and the ......
Video Game ReviewsGamerHub.tv In just over a year, the novel concept of bringing toys to life has made "Skylanders" one of the most beloved and successful children's video game franchises of all time, establishing a new category in family entertainment. Now, "SWAP Force"...
My Pet WorldLoads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative...
Okay, Elf on the Shelf, you had your fun but enough! (no, we’re not getting a Plushee Pal because there is no magic in that)Moms At Work - Orlando SentinelDespite my pre-season worries, I think I managed to strike just the right Elf on the Shelf balance for our house — enough fun to delight my kid but no big, crazy elaborate set ups to drive me nuts (our Elf did not move clothes from one closet to...
For three weeks per year, Katie Sweeney gets to put aside her duties as Glencoe's dog catcher and play Santa Claus. Sweeney is in her 21st year as the organizer behind a holiday toy and food drive that collects and distributes food and toys to needy...
Crystal Lake-area charitable agencies report a drop in cash donations for this holiday season, but toy and food contributions have increased. The Salvation Army of McHenry County, 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave., in Crystal Lake, at this time last year had...
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