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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Toys’

Furby, What Every Kid Wants for Christmas?

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 toy that has continually been given media attention; the furry, interactive Furby. Think of a cute animal that children don’t …

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Furby Boom is Hot Holiday Toy for 2013

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 Android devices through Google Play. New app features offer the ability to name your Furby and to monitor its vital …

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Black Friday 2013: Check Out Deals From Walmart, Target and Best Buy

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 had during the Black Friday 2013 weekend. Read below for a breakdown of the Black Friday deals at some major …

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Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists

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) have the potential for 15 percent year-on-year growth over the next five years. Much of what US parents see in …

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This Toys ‘R’ Us Ad Outraged Even Stephen Colbert

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 saw this advertisement from Toys “R” Us. We were struck speechless with shock and anger,” he writes. “The camera pans …

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Educational Toys In Demand For India

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 demand for educational toys will be more as the parents want more cerebral games for their children,” the director of …

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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 find out that the My Little Pony toys have been replaced by Polly Pocket. It’s a massive disappointment, and your …

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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 suit. Amazon announced today that its annual Holiday Toy List is now available for your viewing pleasure. It collects all …

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Toys “R” Us, UK, to Stop Gender-Based Marketing

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 the Let Toys Be Toys team to ensure we develop the best plan for our customers.” Let Toys Be Toys …

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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 year of existence with their DIY wired dollhouse line. Roominate creators and Stanford graduates Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen have …

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Barbie Makeover: Doll Gets Average Woman’s Proportions

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 come under fire in recent years for having a negative affect on the way little girls see themselves and who …

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Guy Plays Dubstep on a My First Sony [VIDEO]

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. [MrRichestKing]

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