| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The Allentown Fire Department is collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign that will run until Dec. 20. Those looking to donate can bring a new, unopened toy to any of the five fire stations in Allentown, fire Capt. John...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Warner Bros. has a bonafide blockbuster with "The LEGO Movie," which has dominated the box office since opening Feb. 7. The movie has already made over $143 million in the U.S. to date and is on its way to surpassing $200 million...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby.
"This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.
In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:38 AM
All it took was a wooden peg and round piece of wood for Michael Brown to make a wooden top that immediately caught the interest of his young audience. A toymaker and historian, Brown gave a talk on traditional American wooden toys and demonstrated how to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Burbank resident Jennifer Smith works three jobs and, for the most part, tried to pinch pennies as much as she could. And for that, her credit was nearly flawless.
At least that was the case until several weeks ago, when an alleged thief opened...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:23 AM
GLASTONBURY — The same fevered imagination brought the world a blue gingham inflatable ice-holding tray for outdoor picnics, obnoxious magnetic bumper stickers and an oversized ceramic mug shaped like a toilet.
"Our toilet mug, I think, it defines...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners.
As part of the financing, the Pasadena company is also announcing the launch of its first title, "Midnight Star," which will be available this...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:23 AM
"Crisis": With a busload of kidnapped high school students, a flock of powerful parents and a smattering of high-caliber stars, NBC seems prepared to do what CBS couldn't with "Hostages"--create a high-octane, character-driven suspense drama that is...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:27 PM
"Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon.
The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren.
His remix is just one of...