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  • Why 'The Lego Movie' is Looking at a Block-Busting Weekend for Adults and Kids

    Warner Bros. and Lego look to be constructing a blockbuster brick by brick as the toy brand's first full-length feature film is building huge buzz before an opening weekend predicted to hit more than $40 million at the domestic box office. Though films...
  • 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...
  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • Chicago's stuck on brand aid, and it hurts to watch

    Chicago's stuck on brand aid, and it hurts  to watch
    The other day I went to see "The Lego Movie," the biggest blockbuster of 2014 so far, currently in the midst of its second wave of word-of-mouth-driven box office, and I left the theater not feeling scuzzy. I didn't feel bullied or solicited. In fact, I...
  • Retail Roundup: Lego earnings are awesome, J.C. Penney sees profit

    Retail Roundup: Lego earnings are awesome, J.C. Penney sees profit
    Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide. The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...
  • WWE Earnings Impacted by Cost to Launch Digital Network

    During a week that saw Dish Network pull out of offering WWE pay-per-views, including Sunday's "Elimination Chamber" and April's "WrestleMania 30," for the forseeable future, WWE isn't showing signs of concern that its new WWE Network will prompt other...
  • 'Lego Movie' to block newcomers 'Pompeii' and '3 Days to Kill'

    "The Lego Movie" will face little competition for the No. 1 box office spot this weekend as the 3D disaster picture "Pompeii" and the Kevin Costner action thriller "3 Days to Kill" enter theaters.  The irreverent, 3D animated comedy from Warner Bros....
  • Mattel Signs New Five-Year Deal to Produce WWE Toys (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mattel will enter WWE's ring for another five years, with the world's largest toymaker pinning down a new deal to become the wrestling company's master toy licensee through 2019. Financial terms of the deal were not revealed, but toys and video games are...
  • ‘Lego Movie’ gets Mondo poster treatment

     
    “The Lego Movie” opens in theaters today and is already garnering rave reviews, not to mention a poster from Monday, […]...
  • 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...
  • Gaming shop embraces 'nerd culture'

    With "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" arriving in theaters later this year and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Batman vs. Superman" set for release in 2015 and 2016 respectively, it's clear society's obsession with...