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  • 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....
  • Film Review: 'The Lego Movie'

    The typical Lego minifigure stands just 4cm tall, though of course, the popular construction toys hold a much bigger place than that in children's imaginations. "The Lego Movie" understands how fans interact with the brand and answers with a mile-a-minute...
  • Ray W. Kauffman, industrial shop owner, dies at 88

    Ray W. Kauffman, industrial shop owner, dies at 88
    Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray...
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Woman removes toy from child's grave; thanks to video, everyone knows

    Woman removes toy from child's grave; thanks to video, everyone knows
    A woman was videotaped over Easter weekend removing a large stuffed yellow duck from the grave of an Ohio child. Now, Frieda Kay Shade, 54, has been charged with theft. Ontario, Ohio, police set up a surveillance camera near the grave site of Hayden...
  • Allentown native's animated series picked up for 3rd season

     
    The animated children's series "Doc McStuffins" which stars the voice of Allentown native Lara Jill Miller as a lovable lamb has been renewed for a third season, cable network Disney Junior announced. The announcement about the pre-school programs'...
  • Hatfield toymaker looks to "Family Guy" for inspiration

     
    K’Nex Brands, the Hatfield-based toymaker announced it is now making a line of its building toys patterned after the Fox animated series "Family Guy." K’Nex, a company that makes popular building sets and is the only construction toy company...
  • TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey

    TSA agents confiscate toy gun from sock monkey
    TSA agents disarmed a sock monkey a passenger was carrying, saying the toy gun in the monkey's miniature holster was too realistic looking, according to KING5.com. The sock monkey was dressed as a cowboy and named "Rooster Monkburn" after the...
  • His big design ideas fit in a child's hand

    His big design ideas fit in a child's hand
    The gig: Felix Holst is vice president of design for the Mattel Wheels Division and the chief designer behind the Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy car brands. He supervises more than 50 designers who work on toy cars and related products. "We get to engage...