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  • 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...
  • TV Picks: 'Crisis,' 'Doll & Em,' 'Episodes'

    TV Picks: 'Crisis,' 'Doll & Em,' 'Episodes'
    "Crisis": With a busload of kidnapped high school students, a flock of powerful parents and a smattering of high-caliber stars, NBC seems prepared to do what CBS couldn't with "Hostages"--create a high-octane, character-driven suspense drama that is...
  • Tucson toddler's remains found in backyard toy chest; parents charged

    Tucson toddler's remains found in backyard toy chest; parents charged
    Cleaners at a vacant home in Tucson found the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy in a backyard toy chest, leading to the arrest of the toddler’s parents this week. Martin Raymond Barreras, 45, and Raquel Marcela Barreras, 39, were both charged...
  • Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album

    Armin van Buuren, Avicii tapped for Disney remix album
    "Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon. The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren. His remix is just one of...
  • Mattel Wins Battle Over Rights to 'Masters of the Universe'

    A federal judge has sided with Mattel in its claim that it fully owns the rights to "Masters of the Universe," despite a writer's contention that his work on four comics packaged with the action figures entitled him to an ownership interest in the...
  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • 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...
  • Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition

    Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...
  • Barbie gets a star turn in SI's swimsuit issue [Commentary]

    Barbie gets a star turn in SI's swimsuit issue [Commentary]
    In a publicity stunt that is sure to irritate 13-year-old boys and feminist scholars, Sports Illustrated and toy-maker Mattel have teamed up for the magazine's 50th anniversary swimsuit issue. Wearing an updated version of the black and white swimsuit...
  • More activity during the day might quiet squabbling cats

    LAS VEGAS, NV -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference here Feb. 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was...