| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Six-year-old Camilla Lopez timidly walked along a table topped with dozens of dolls — soon one would be hers if she could just find the right one.
She finally settled on a girly doll resembling a baby and gently placed it in a black plastic bag....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:12 PM
The feud between fashion doll giants MGA Entertainment Inc. and Mattel Inc. got another infusion of legal juice on Monday, when Bratz maker MGA sued Mattel over allegations that the Barbie maker filched trade secrets at toy industry conventions.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Reader Kurt Kuhnle posted this on the Savvy Shopper Facebook page:
"$450 worth of kids clothes for $77 at Babies 'r Us! Major score! All clearance items are $4 or less, plus there is a 20 percent off coupon for Rewards members. I think it ends tomorrow....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:10 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:21 PM
We all remember the toys that kept us entertained as kids.
Some toys, like Stretch Armstrong and Teddy Ruxpin have faded into toy purgatory -- kept alive only by enthusiasts and collectors.
Others, like Furby, the Rubik Cube, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Mr....
| Nov 7, 2013
Re "When toys are too real," Nov. 5
Whether it shoots BBs or pellets — or whether it just looks like a real handgun or rifle — parents, educators and legislators should understand one thing: A guns is not a toy.
"Toy" guns are...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.
Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — Chris Burden's sculpture "The Other Vietnam Memorial" is not included in the compelling retrospective of the Los Angeles-based artist's four-decade career, which fills all five floors at the New Museum here as well as the building's...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:14 AM
An ancient strategy board game and a classic bath time accessory have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Chess and rubber ducks made the cut of 12 finalists for the 2013 induction ceremony Thursday.
The pair beat out 10 other finalists,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...