| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:22 PM
McKenna Pope, the 13-year-old girl who petitioned toy maker Hasbro for an Easy-Bake oven suitable for both girls and boys, will get what she’s been asking for.
After meeting with the New Jersey girl at its Rhode Island headquarters Monday,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Retailers are fighting hard this Christmas to beat the competition, and Target is the latest to unveil its plan to win over the holiday hordes: Go digital.
Come Oct. 14, the chain will begin prominently showcasing its Top 20 toys in its brick-and...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Skechers, the Manhattan Beach footwear maker, has a new line of shoes targeted at teen girls, retailing at stores such as DSW and Dillard’s.
Sounds normal, until this: The collection is called “Daddy’$ Money.” The sneakers have...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Days before Black Friday is a less than ideal time for Elmo, the inspiration for some of the most popular toys ever created, to have his name associated with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Depending on who’s being asked, the resignation of Elmo...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Three new Lay's potato chip flavors will hit grocery stores next week.
Only one will prevail and be added as a new chip flavor to Lay's product line.
Frito-Lay launched a promotional campaign titled "Do Us a Flavor," in which consumers nominated...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength.
During the period, which ended June...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:34 AM
The cat’s in the Monopoly bag, with a new feline token chosen to replace the tiny iron statuette voted out of the popular property-inspired board game this week.
Fans of the wheelbarrow and shoe tokens can now breathe easy -- the pieces will...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Have a soft spot for one of the eight classic playing pieces from Monopoly? Then it's time to act, because ......
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....