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  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High

    Ken Forsse dies at 77; Teddy Ruxpin creator attended Burbank High
    Talking toys have been around since at least 1960, when pull-the-string Chatty Cathy debuted. But Teddy Ruxpin, a cuddly teddy bear that hit stores in late 1985, marked a technological leap forward. Created by then-Granada Hills resident Ken Forsse, the...
  • Hot toys for Christmas and Hanukkah

    Hot toys for Christmas and Hanukkah
    Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved to stake a claim in the competitive toy market back in September by releasing lists of top toys for Christmas and Hanukkah. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says...
  • Parents, 7 kids go on Boca shoplifting spree, authorities say

    Parents, 7 kids go on Boca shoplifting spree, authorities say
    Imagine a mother and father, using their seven kids to help them commit a crime. Sheriff's officials say that's what happened at a Toys "R" Us in suburban Boca Raton at 20429  State Road 7 last month. Surveillance cameras were rolling when a family of...
  • Cops: Woman stole sex toy, asked about job

    Cops: Woman stole sex toy, asked about job
    If you want to land a job, don't toy with this search method. A woman is accused of going into an adult products store and swiping a sex toy by hiding it in her pants -- then inquiring about a job, according to Crestview cops, reports the Northwest...
  • Artwork inspired by Barbie dolls to be exhibited in Leesburg

    LEESBURG — People don't usually think of art when they think of the Barbie doll, but Amy Griffin did. When Griffin, executive director of the Leesburg Center for the Arts, had a collection of the pert and popular dolls donated for use in an...
  • Chess, rubber ducks inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

    Chess, rubber ducks inducted into Toy Hall of Fame
    An ancient strategy board game and a classic bath time accessory have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Chess and rubber ducks made the cut of 12 finalists for the 2013 induction ceremony Thursday. The pair beat out 10 other finalists,...
  • iPotty, Monopoly make list of most 'oppressive' toys

    iPotty, Monopoly make list of most 'oppressive' toys
    A consumer group dedicated to reclaiming childhood from corporate marketers has released its annual list of toys that are 'oppressive and destructive to young children.' The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has released five nominees for its...
  • Playing with Barbies limits girls' ambitions, study shows

    Playing with Barbies limits girls' ambitions, study shows
    A recent study out of Oregon State University says that girls who chose to play with Barbie dolls over alternatives had a limited view on future career choices.  The study of girls ages 4 to 7 indicated that there might be a link between girls who...
  • TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey

    TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey
    TSA agents disarmed a sock monkey a passenger was carrying, saying the toy gun in the monkey's miniature holster was too realistic looking, according to KING5.com. The sock monkey was dressed as a cowboy and named "Rooster Monkburn" after the...
  • A Boba Fett spin-off and the 45 greatest Star Wars characters

    A Boba Fett spin-off and the 45 greatest Star Wars characters
    Growing up with a brother 12 years my senior, it was tough finding things in common.  In 1997, he was interested in sports, girls and other things most high school boys are into. I was 9. I wasn't into sports at the time and girls were still seen as...