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  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Comic Images to debut new Star Wars Plushes and Back Buddies at SDCC

    Comic Images to debut new Star Wars Plushes and Back Buddies at SDCC
    Now begins the annual flurry of press releases that I'll be getting in advance of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). With each news item, I'll be feeling twinges of regret for not being able to attend this year. (Cue the sad trombone.) I'll be...
  • Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?

    Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?
    If Barbie looked like an average 19-year-old girl, she’d have shorter legs, a thicker waist and a rear end to make pop star Demi Lovato proud. When Lovato saw photos this week comparing a more realistic doll, a model created by independent...
  • Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik

    Interview: Backstage party with Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik
    Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
  • Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding

    Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding
    Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter. Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...
  • Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging

     Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging
    Disturbing news this week for Barbie: Mattel reported that revenue from the doll fell 12% in the second quarter that ended June 30. That’s Barbie’s fourth straight quarterly sales slide. It’s tough to be a middle-aged female...
  • Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow

    Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow
    Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength. During the period, which ended June...
  • Taco Bell discontinues kids' meals and toys, says it's the first

    Taco Bell is discontinuing its kids' meals and toys at U.S. restaurants beginning this month, the Irvine-based Mexican-style chain said Monday. The fast-food giant said it’s the first in the industry to undertake the effort, which it said will...
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later

    Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic 'Little House' series still resonates years later
    In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
  • 100th Birthday For Toy That Inspired A Million Tinkerers

    Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....
  • Ex buys kids too many toys

    Ex buys kids too many toys
    Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors To the kids, I would explain that while new toys are great, since they live with me, I buy them things that are also great and needed: food, home, clothes, medicine, etc. To the ex, I would discuss...