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  • 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...
  • Worst toy of the year? Could iPotty be the winner?

    Worst toy of the year? Could iPotty be the winner?
    Voting for the annual "worst toy of the year" award is underway, an effort to highlight toys that are "oppressive and destructive" to children. On this year's short list: The iPotty, a child-size potty with a stand for an iPad. Don't worry, a "clear...
  • Bubbles, little green army men among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame

    Bubbles, little green army men among finalists for National Toy Hall of Fame
    We all remember the toys that kept us entertained as kids. Some toys, like Stretch Armstrong and Teddy Ruxpin have faded into toy purgatory -- kept alive only by enthusiasts and collectors. Others, like Furby, the Rubik Cube, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Mr....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Sirens of the Lambs': Banksy fills slaughterhouse truck with toys

    'Sirens of the Lambs': Banksy fills slaughterhouse truck with toys
    Mysterious British street artist Banksy, infiltrating New York with "Better Out Than In," on Friday introduced "Sirens of the Lambs." It's art in motion. A slaughterhouse delivery truck is filled with plush animal toys, squeaking through the slatted...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...