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  • A Boba Fett spin-off and the 45 greatest Star Wars characters

    A Boba Fett spin-off and the 45 greatest Star Wars characters
    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...
  • Best Christmas toys use a child's imagination, not their thumbs

    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...
  • Barbie is perfect for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

    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....
  • 'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

    'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
    At 55 years old, she’s no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton....
  • Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.

    Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.
    The feud between fashion doll giants MGA Entertainment Inc. and Mattel Inc. got another infusion of legal juice on Monday, when Bratz maker MGA sued Mattel over allegations that the Barbie maker filched trade secrets at toy industry conventions. Van...
  • 'Sirens of the Lambs': Banksy fills slaughterhouse truck with toys

    'Sirens of the Lambs': Banksy fills slaughterhouse truck with toys
    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...
  • Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months

    Crib toys, day care items can harbor strep bacteria for months
    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...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    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: Animated feature "A...
  • Toy maker pulls Beastie Boys ad, says 'we don't want to fight'

    Toy maker pulls Beastie Boys ad, says 'we don't want to fight'
    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...
  • Beastie Boys embroiled in fight over parody ad utilizing 'Girls'

    Beastie Boys embroiled in fight over parody ad utilizing 'Girls'
    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...
  • Ellen DeGeneres aims to power up Christmas for Toys for Tots kids

    Ellen DeGeneres aims to power up Christmas for Toys for Tots kids
    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...