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Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

Amazon Now Has a Store Focusing on STEM Toys

By Josh Wolford March 31, 2015

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 …

Groupon Opens Holiday Gift Shop, Contest 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 …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014 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 …

Netflix Announces New Popples (Yes, Popples) Series 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 …

Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle 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 …

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

Black Friday 2013: Check Out Deals From Walmart, Target and Best Buy
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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, Kindle Fire HDX Takes Top Spot In Tech Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List, Kindle Fire HDX Takes Top Spot In Tech

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 …