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Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon wants your kids to grow up knowing more about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. The online retailer has just launched a dedicated marketplace for STEM toys for kids of all ages. “STEM toys encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math,” says Amazon on its new page. “We chose …

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Watson-Powered Toy Uses IBM Supercomputer to Develop Relationship with Your Kid

We’ve come a long way from Barbie. If you’re looking for an interactive toy that can talk with your kid, tell knock-knock jokes, and help them learn by getting to know their specific needs – there’s a Kickstarter campaign for you. It’s called CogniToys, and it’s a super-smart toy dinosaur with its own personality. “Each toy will get to know …

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Play-Doh in Damage Control Mode Over Toy That Very Much Resembles a Penis

Poor social media managers. One minute you’re thinking up cute ways to create brand-appropriate happy holiday messages and the next minute you’re furiously deleting images of little plastic penises. Play-Doh is in damage control mode on its social media accounts after some parents decided to complain about a particularly phallic toy that apparently traumatized their children and practically ruined Christmas …

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Anna Kendrick Is Pretty Sure Letterman’s Cat Toy Is a Sex Toy

Anna Kendrick, no stranger to more risqué humor, tells it like it is. And that includes letting David Letterman know that cat toy is definitely no cat toy. Kendrick recently appeared on the Late Show and took no time in pointing out that a furry cat toy featured earlier on the show most certainly had other purposes. “Um, can I …

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

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 beautiful.” The doll, which is now on sale online for approximately $25, sports no makeup, has brown hair, and is …

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Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest

Groupon just launched an online holiday gift shop to connect users with deals on stuff in their area, which they can buy as gifts for their friends and families. Just give Groupon your email address and zip code, and you’ll get an experience based on your local area. Users can browse gifts for women, men, kids, and items under $50. …

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Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014

Each year around this time, Amazon releases its annual Holiday Toy List, which it describes as a “curated list of the hottest new products for kids,” and includes top-rated toys, games, electronics, books, movies, sporting goods, etc. “There are more than a million toys and games to choose from on Amazon, and our passionate team of in-house editors are working …

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Netflix Announces New Popples (Yes, Popples) Series

If you’re a child of the 80s, you know what Popples are. They’re adorable little stuffed animal-like things that roll up into balls. I think I was in kindergarten or something when they came out. It was also a Saturday morning cartoon. Well, they’re back. Saban Brands and Netflix just announced a 26-episode run of a new original series, which …

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Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed it) playable Doodle on its homepage. Hungarian inventor and architecture professor Ernő Rubik invented his now-famous puzzle in 1974, but …

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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 produced a life-like Edward Snowden doll. The doll comes with a 3D printed Snowden head on a standard 12-inch action …

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3D Systems Enters The Toy Industry With Its Acquisition Of Gentle Giant Studios

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 printer companies in the world has entered the toy industry in a big way its latest acquisition. 3D Systems announced …

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

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 toy would promote poor health or encourage a positive self-image. Anyone who has ever examined a Barbie doll knows that …

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