| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:28 PM
South suburban dog-lovers are banding together to collect toys for shelter animals and they're using a pit bull whose mother died from grisly injuries to bring attention to their cause.
Mama Petunia was pregnant with 10 puppies when Christina Konecki...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.
Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:58 PM
That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study.
The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for little Johnny or Susie? How about a "Breaking Bad" meth lab toy set?
No, I'm not joking.
It's astounding that anyone -- even the rabid "Breaking Bad" fans who live for Sundays to see what will happen to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:22 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:09 AM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:14 AM
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,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I felt like a little girl all over again, pig-tailed and knock-kneed, eager to be left alone to play. One bin brimmed with sealed packages of shiny new jacks and little pink balls, another with a collection of Pickup Sticks. In this cramped back room of a...