| Oct 27, 2013
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"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...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:13 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 3:46 AM
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.
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| May 15, 2013
| 12:02 PM
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-...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 7:56 AM
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,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
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.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
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,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:23 AM
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.
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