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  • Wal-Mart, Toys R Us unveil hot toy lists, holiday initiatives

    Wal-Mart, Toys R Us unveil hot toy lists, holiday initiatives
    Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved early Thursday to stake a claim in the competitive toy market. Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says it’s the largest toy seller in the nation, unveiled...
  • Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study

    Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study
    Showrooming: It’s a retail phenomenon that brick-and-mortar chains have hustled to shut down, in which shoppers check out products in person before buying them online at a discount. It’s a tactic that 100% of consumers have used at least...
  • Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging

    The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The Wayne, N.J., business...
  • '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....
  • Stock up your birthday closet with early January sales

    Stock up your birthday closet with early January sales
    Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys? I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet." With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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:...
  • Increasingly, cats are living longer, healthier lives

    Q: We just had our cat put sleep; he was 20 years and four months old. How long do cats and dogs usually live? -- L.S., Bradenton, FL A: I'm so sorry to hear about your cat, but at least he enjoyed a long life, longer than most. Increasingly, though,...
  • Where you sell can be as important as how you sell

    Q: I have about 200 Madame Alexander dolls (with boxes) to sell. How do I find doll auctions in my area? A: The reader probably picked auction because she knows that auction puts goods out in person plus online for a worldwide public. Buyers who...
  • 'Green' pet gifts are big this season

    The economy be damned, most pet owners still manage to provide holiday gifts for their four-legged friends. At the Annual H.H. Backer Annual Pet Industry Christmas Trade Show last month in Rosemont, Ill., which previewed many new products, a common...