| Nov 7, 2013
The rubber duck and chess were selected for the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday.
They were chosen from among 12 finalists including bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.
Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Growing up with a brother 12 years my senior, it was tough finding things in common.
In 1997, he was interested in sports, girls and other things most high school boys are into.
I was 9. I wasn't into sports at the time and girls were still seen as...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is out -- along with the usual debates about objectifying women as sexual beings, modesty as a lost value and the undeniable fact that beauty is a random gift distributed by the fickle hand of an unfair God....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
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:
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Bay Area toy maker GoldieBlox said Wednesday that its intention is to be "friends" with the Beastie Boys and that it meant no harm in creating a parody version of the act's mid-'80s hit "Girls" for an online commercial.
The music has been pulled from...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:56 AM
The Beastie Boys today clarified their stance in their dispute with Bay Area toy-maker GoldieBlox, a company that's used the act's 1986 party-goof "Girls" in an advertisement for its engineering-minded toys.
The surviving members of the Beastie Boys are...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Ellen DeGeneres and a few good men (and kids) braved whipping winds, frequently departing aircraft and the threat of rain Friday at Van Nuys Airport to symbolically load up a plane and kick off a Toys for Tots campaign partnered with Duracell, aiming to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Arthur Rankin Jr., the Rankin of Rankin/Bass Productions, makers of holiday specials and sundry other animated goods, died Jan. 30, age 89, in Bermuda, where he had lived for many years, under the tropical rule of Heat Miser.
That for many of you the...
| Feb 28, 2014
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'...