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Normal Barbie: Stretch Marks, Cellulite, Acne, & All

Normal Barbie: Stretch Marks, Cellulite, Acne, & All

By Lindsay McCane November 19, 2014

The doll that everyone has been waiting for is finally here; stretch marks, cellulite, acne, and all. The Lammily doll, also known as the ‘Normal Barbie,’ was created by Pittsburgh graphic designer Nickolay Lamm to show that “reality can be …

Edward Snowden Is Now An Action Figure Edward Snowden Is Now An Action Figure

For some, the epitome of fame is having an action figure made of them. If Edward Snowden feels that way, he’s now officially famous. That’s My Face, a company that makes custom action figures based on pop culture icons, has …

3D Systems Enters The Toy Industry 3D Systems Enters The Toy Industry
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3D printers have the potential to revolutionize a number of industries, especially the toy industry. With 3D printers, toy manufacturers can more easily prototype new designs and even inexpensively create toys using the machines. Now one of the largest 3D …

Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea? Plus-Size Barbie Doll: Is This a Bad Idea?

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The Facebook page Plus Size Modeling has stirred up quite the controversy by asking whether toy companies should put out a Barbie that has an expanded waistline. The page has gotten thousands of responses, with many debating whether such a …

Furby, What Every Kid Wants for Christmas? Furby, What Every Kid Wants for Christmas?

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Christmas is just around the corner, and every parent wants to know what gift is the best option to buy their child (children) this year. While nobody knows what is better for a child than a parent, there is one …

Furby Boom is Hot Holiday Toy for 2013 Furby Boom is Hot Holiday Toy for 2013
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The Furby Boom is Hasbro’s 2013 edition of a toy that has become a modern classic. Hasbro is pushing the app component of the Furby Boom this holiday season. The app is available for iOS devices through iTunes and for …

Ready for Black Friday? Check Out These Deals. Ready for Black Friday? Check Out These Deals.

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With Black Friday just two weeks away, retailers are beginning to release their ads, so let the chaotic holiday shopping preparation begin! Whether you’re shopping for young kids, teenagers or yourself, there are a lot of great deals to be …

Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists
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If toy-makers are looking to grab Indian parents’ toy-budgeting funds, recent press indicates their R&D ought to be aimed toward educational toys. A New Kerala article is catching notice this week, saying that “edutainment” toys (those promoting learning through play) …

This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert
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Last week, environmentalist Peter Gleick penned an editorial about a Toys “R” Us commercial from October that, frustratingly, decries hard science in favor of running amok in a toy store. “My wife and I were relaxing, watching TV when we …

Educational Toys In Demand For India
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The parents of children in India value their children’s education as much as any other country. Studies show the need for educational toys in India is expected to grow fifteen percent over the next five years. “In the coming days …

McDonalds Thinks About Using In-Store 3D Printers McDonalds Thinks About Using In-Store 3D Printers

Tell me if you’ve been in this scenario before. You rush out to McDonalds because you hear the Happy Meals contain My Little Pony toys and you really need that Rainbow Dash to complete your collection. Upon getting there, you …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List

Christmas shopping is hard. Kids and adults alike never actually know what they want, but kids are especially difficult to shop for. Toys “R” Us already released its hot toy list to help parents out, and now Amazon is following …

Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing
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Toys “R” Us, UK, this week joined a number of other British retailers in supporting the Let Toys Be Toys campaign with plans to stop explicit gender-based marketing. Toys “R” Us Managing Director Roger McLaughlan said, “We will work with …

Techno-Dollhouses: Encouraging Engineering for Girls Techno-Dollhouses: Encouraging Engineering for Girls

As a young girl I built a big Victorian dollhouse with my Dad. We stained the floors and glued on individual shingles and installed little wallpaper. It’s that proclivity that award-winning Roominate is trying to tap into in its second …

Barbie Makeover: Doll Gets Normal Proportions
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Barbie has long been the epitome of beauty to little girls; tall, thin, tan, and blonde, with an impossibly tiny waist and perpetual high-heel shaped feet, she has set the standard for the all-American girl for decades. But Barbie has …

Guy Plays Dubstep on a My First Sony [VIDEO]
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Just give this guy some speakers, a decent light show, and a few thousand sweaty twenty-somethings and you’ve got yourself one hell of a concert. I wish I could’ve been this good at playing my toys back in the 80s. …

Check Out These RC Helicopter Skills
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There’s no way you’ve ever seen skills like these with a remote control helicopter. Just nuts. [via reddit]