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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...
  • 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...
  • His big design ideas fit in a child's hand

    His big design ideas fit in a child's hand
    The gig: Felix Holst is vice president of design for the Mattel Wheels Division and the chief designer behind the Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy car brands. He supervises more than 50 designers who work on toy cars and related products. "We get to engage...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's Shopping Saturday! Free iPhones, $20 off at Macy's

    It's Shopping Saturday! Free iPhones, $20 off at Macy's
    Freebie Friday the 13th morphs into Shopping Saturday. We're down to the last two shopping weekends before Christmas and I have some fabulous coupon savings as well as freebies, restaurant deals and fun things to do. Like" Doreen's Deals on Facebook;...
  • Turn me into a Star Wars Stormtrooper

    Turn me into a Star Wars Stormtrooper
    Star Wars Weekends begins this Friday at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and for those addicted to the high-priced, yet awesome, toys available, this year's top offering is the ability to create a Stormtrooper with your own likeness. It's part of the D-...
  • What happens if you yell 'Andy's coming' at Disney World?

    What happens if you yell 'Andy's coming' at Disney World?
    It's time to debunk a Disney Internet rumor, and it's a shame because this one is fun, involves "Toy Story" and crowd participation. The key words are "Andy's coming!" Making the social-media rounds is an image of two "Toy Story" walk-around characters,...
  • With 'Toy Story' iPad and iPhone app, youngsters can enter videos in contest to win trip to Disneyland

    With 'Toy Story' iPad and iPhone app, youngsters can enter videos in contest to win trip to Disneyland
    There was a time when the young, neophyte filmmaking auteurs of the day would grab their Kodak movie cameras, insert their Super 8 film cartridges and get to work on their glorious storyboarded versions of visual storytelling. Francois Truffaut,...
  • Ridley Pearson: Writing is an adventure

    Ridley Pearson: Writing is an adventure
    American author Ridley Pearson met with Teenlink at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International to talk about his young reader adventure novels “The Kingdom Keepers” and “Peter and the Starcatchers,” as well as his newest novel,...
  • It's Shopping Saturday! Click for coupons and dining deals

    It's Shopping Saturday! Click for coupons and dining deals
    Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores.  Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do as well as dining deals. "Like" Doreen's Deals on Facebook;...