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See the ‘Golden Girls’ Lego set that might make it into toy store shelves

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Have you always dreamed of owning a Golden Girls Lego set? If yes, then get yourself over to the Lego Ideas site where a box of plastic bricks that includes mini figures depicting Sophia, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose is less than 10,000 votes away from b… [Read More]
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Toys R Us sells ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls with pretend bags of meth

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Hey Barbie! There’s a new drug kingpin in town. Better hop in your Corvette and cruise around the Toys R Us store in search of White and Pinkman. You can’t miss them. They’re the only ones in the shop wearing hazmat suits and holding bags of meth… [Read More]

Are mean-faced Lego guys creating angry kids?

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In the 1970s and 80s, when my brother and I were building elaborate cities with colorful plastic bricks on our bedroom floors, the Lego figurines who inhabited our urban centers were all topped with the same yellow heads with two dots for eyes and a ra… [Read More]

Sexed-up children’s toys: Nothing is sacred, even Candy Land

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Take a close look at the 1970s version of Candy Land above. I played with the exact same board as a kid, mostly with babysitters who patiently endured Candy Land marathons on Friday nights while my parents were off at fondue parties. Everything on this… [Read More]

Are moms to blame for Mattel’s stagnant Hot Wheels sales?

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Mattel has a problem. Sales of its three toy car lines—Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and Tyco R/C—have remained stagnant for the past three years. The toy maker is still pulling in $1 billion a year but that number isn’t going up. Why? Mattel thinks mom… [Read More]

Is Lego’s ‘Jabba Palace’ racist?

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It’s fair to accuse Lego of producing over-commercialized and over-priced products. The Danish toy company has largely abandoned its unisex kits featuring colorful interlocking blocks and encouraging creative play, and instead the company has made a … [Read More]

Lego responds to 7-year-old’s request and earns customer for life

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Me and my Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider with a gap for JayZX when @lego_group sends him. twitter.com/lukaapps/statu… — Luka Apps (@lukaapps) January 8, 2013 A Lego-obsessed boy was devastated when he lost a Ninjago Jay ZX. In the world of little boys,… [Read More]

Teen’s online campaign convinces Hasbro to make gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven

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Hasbro announced today that it will introduce a gender-neutral version of its Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven. The decision was spurred by a convincing online campaign started by a Garfield, N.J., eighth grader who demanded that the toy maker start selling an … [Read More]