| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Activision and Toys for Bob will unleash the fourth installment of the bestselling Skylanders franchise October 5 with "Skylanders Trap Team." The new video game and toy hybrid will allow kids to pull characters out of the digital world and...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Walt Disney World started stocking "Frozen" merchandise in October, ahead of the animated musical's November release, and products have been flying off store shelves ever since.
As Jezebel noted earlier this week, major retailers including Wal-Mart...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll.
He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Happy Freebie Friday!
I've got some great deals today! Slurp a free Jamba Juide, get a BOGO coupon at Pollo Tropical for nominating a teacher and save $10 at Red Lobster. There are lots of other freebies, coupons and free fun things to do listed, too....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The suburban Chicago family stole with startling efficiency from toy stores, booksellers and coffee shops from Maryland to Texas, its matriarch often dressed in a bulky black dress outfitted with compartments for stuffing large merchandise, federal...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:52 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•More than $18,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home a 1900 block of Wellington Place between Jan. 3 and Feb. 11.
•An iPhone was stolen Feb. 10 from X Sport Fitness Center...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The Toys R Us store on La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard is likely to be swarmed by screenwriters and producers this week, given the $69-million opening of “The Lego Movie” over the weekend. If Legos can kill at the box office, they will...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:29 AM
After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint to replace my BlackBerry.
The Skinny: My BlackBerry's bad habit of freezing went from annoying to unacceptable when it froze in the middle of the night and my alarm didn't go off. And yes, I still have a...
| Feb 8, 2014
Bryan Wright isn't a "showrooming" shopper who inspects a product at a local retailer before buying it for less from an unaffiliated online retailer.
Wright, a Tolland resident, spotted two of Lego's Ninjago building sets at Walmart.com that he was...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:09 PM
I was interested to see this announcement due to the fact that I have two old cribs sitting in the attic! Now, through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...