Toy Company Profits Are on the Rise Thanks to Girls Toys

Both Hasbro and Mattel have reported a growth in sales this month due to profits from products that skew pink. For Hasbro, that means Furby and My Little Pony. For Mattel, that means American Girl dolls and the ever-present Barbie doll. » 10/21/13 12:30pm 10/21/13 12:30pm

Hasbro Launches Nerf Toys for Girls

Whenever a company releases a girl version of a line of products, they really just mean that those same products are now available in pink and purple. And that's basically the crux of it with Hasbro's launch of Nerf Rebelle, its new line of foam-based toys marketed to girls. » 2/08/13 6:15pm 2/08/13 6:15pm

Awesome Teenager Successfully Petitions Hasbro For Gender Neutral…

When Garfield, N.J. eighth grader McKenna Pope noticed that Easy-Bake Ovens were marketed solely to little girls, she was bummed. You see, Pope's four-year-old brother is a budding chef and she wanted to get him the oven so he can bake her some damn cookies. She was (rightfully) miffed, and so she penned a petition to … » 12/17/12 11:45pm 12/17/12 11:45pm

Awesome Eighth Grader Wants to Know: Where's My Little Brother's Gender…

The Easy-Bake Oven was invented by the late 60s by Ronald Howes, who was inspired by the small machines used to deliciously roast delicious chestnuts in New York City. I don't know if this purplespolosion of plastic crap was what Mr. Howes had in mind when he created the original micro hornito (what my Spanish-language … » 12/03/12 9:15pm 12/03/12 9:15pm

Awesome Six-Year-Old Girl Writes to Hasbro About Gender Inequality in…

Good news, everyone: there's a new young lady hero to add to our "under ten years old and killing it" list. Honestly, what is with these little dynamos — they're starting to make me feel pretty bad. I didn't even regularly brush my hair until I was fifteen years old and these girls are ruling the world. Seriously,… » 11/19/12 10:00am 11/19/12 10:00am

Games People Play

Listen, we don't fear change, but sometimes change sucks » 8/11/08 12:40pm 8/11/08 12:40pm. Especially when it tampers with your childhood memories. In the vein of , the murder-mystery board game Clue has gotten a . The new game has nine weapons instead of six; there's no lead pipe, and the revolver is now a pistol. They've added a trophy, an ax and a …

Sean Combs's New Fragrance Is Called "I Am King." That Is All.

  • Sean Combs's new fragrance, "I Am King" will premiere as a Macy's exclusive in December. 'I Am King is a statement about all men," said Combs, during an interview at his Bad Boy Entertainment offices in Manhattan. "We are all descendents of royalty - and if we carry ourselves and respect ourselves in that manner and…
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