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  • ABC Sets 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Christmas Special

    ABC is making Pixar holiday specials a network tradition, continuing this year with Christmas entry "Toy Story That Time Forgot." Special revolves around a post-Christmas play date for the "Toy Story" gang when a group of action figures turns out to be...
  • The man who toyed with his affections

    The man who toyed with his affections
    When I met my husband, Brandon, online, we covered most of the essentials over email. I knew he lived in Murrieta, 53 miles from my Seal Beach home. I knew he was a widower. I also knew he had a freezer stocked with microwaveable pocket sandwiches...
  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • 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 to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition

    Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
  • Light the Menurkey for Thanksgivukkah? Oy vey

    Light the Menurkey for Thanksgivukkah? Oy vey
    Gobble tov! Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up! Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency. If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
  • 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...
  • World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show

    World's largest toy car collection replicates personal auto show
    "You cannot buy the big one so you buy 1,000 of the small ones," says Billy Karam, a Lebanese toy car collector and amateur rally driver who has over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, making it the Guinness Book of World Records largest collection of...
  • 'The Lego Movie': Building a postmodern, tongue-in-cheek toy film

    Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die? "It wasn't something...