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  • 'The Lego Movie': Six lessons from its box office success

    When I saw “The Lego Movie” about six weeks ago — alone, in a screening room, with no social proof of any kind — I had two thoughts. The first: Am I crazy, or is this pretty great? The second: Will a mainstream audience go for it?...
  • The top 5 new sex toys of 2014

    The top 5 new sex toys of 2014
    The future of sex toys is high tech. A recent New York Times story (yes, they cover sex toys now), highlighted items such as the RealTouch, a "USB-connected sex toy said to have been designed by a NASA engineer that promises 'interactive sex' with...
  • '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....
  • Sex toys are for everyone

    Sex toys are for everyone
    Sex toys have been around almost as long as sex itself--or at least since Paleolithic times. They've appeared on ancient Greek vases, been uncovered at archaeological digs and there's even a reference to dildos in the Bible (Ezekiel 16:17). Despite...
  • 'Sonic Boom' gives Sega global multimedia blitz

    GamerHub.tv For over two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world's most successful video game icons. The little blue guy has over 70 games, four animated series and an extensive global merchandising line to his name. In 2014, Sega will...
  • 'Skylanders' franchise tops $2 billion

    GamerHub.tv Activision won't be using the 2014 New York Toy Fair to debut its fourth "Skylanders" game and toy line. Fans will have to wait until later this year for that. The good news is that original "Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure" and "Skylanders:...
  • Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment

    Curb cat's aggression with play, enriched environment
    Q: Our 13-year-old indoor/outdoor cat is very affectionate, yet for seemingly no reason sometimes circles our feet and legs, sounds and looks aggressive, then bites us savagely. How do we address this? -- S.R., Atlanta, GA A: If the behavior is new,...
  • Beer plus food plus roller derby -- yes, ColLAboration is back

    Beer plus food plus roller derby -- yes, ColLAboration is back
    The teammates behind the “pop-up beer garden” concept known as ColLAboration are reuniting for a new event that will feature beer from 20 breweries, food from 20 restaurants and a full-length live L.A. Derby Dolls roller-derby bout....
  • Batman, 'Godzilla,' 'The Hobbit' Ready to Play at Toy Fairs for Warner Bros.

    With "Godzilla" out in theaters this May and "The Hobbit" franchise ending the run of the trilogy at the end of the year, the two tentpole properties will serve as the cornerstone of Warner Bros. Consumer Products push during 2014 Toy Fair season. Warner...
  • Mattel earnings disappoint as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales falter

    Mattel earnings disappoint as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales falter
    If there was a winner among the piles of gifts given to children this Christmas, Barbie certainly wasn't it. The fashion doll — possibly the best-known player in Mattel Inc.'s stable of products — endured a 13% sales slide during the...
  • 'Frozen' Takes Top Prize at Annie Awards

    "Frozen" has iced another honor, winning the top prize Saturday, Feb. 1, at the 41st Annie Awards. The musical toon scooped up five of Disney's 10 Annies, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night for the animation industry....