Apparently kids in China are making their parents and teachers angry over something way cooler than fidget spinners: miniature crossbows that shoot toothpicks!
Guess what! As it turns out, life sometimes offers more than a grinding trudge towards death. Residents of the German island Langeoog learned this very lesson last week, when tens of thousands of Kinder Surprise Eggs washed onto its shore.
Hatchimals—they’re the most coveted toy this Christmas season, and also nasty little eggs who need to be punished.
I know we’re all under a great deal of stress right now, so I really do not want to cause unnecessary alarm. But pals, this is important: someone hacked their Alexa so that it speaks through a Big Mouth Billy Bass.
Toy manufacturer Hasbro and Fox News host Harris Faulkner, embroiled in litigation for over a year, announced Wednesday that they had reached a settlement agreement, the full details of which have not been disclosed but in which Hasbro conceded that it will stop making a toy hamster named Harris Faulkner.
I can’t say I understand the trend, but adult coloring books are so hot right now, and Amazon has a couple of kits marked down to $15 today, matching the lowest prices ever.
Vin Diesel is a man who seems like he has the heart and spirit of a joyous child. This much is clear in an unearthed video of the actor playing with Street Sharks toys for a job. “His special power is the righthand roundhouse punch. He sends the competition to a watery grave. Boom! Death.”
There’s an entire, booming segment of the gadget business catering to the wealthy, building ever more elaborate Bluetooth-enabled designer kitchen appliances or whatever. But it’s certainly not a new phenomenon, as this circa-early 1800s jeweled silkworm/still-functional automaton attests.
WolVol, a toy company that you’re probably not familiar with, makes a toy F-16 jet that your kids will probably never ask for. But get it for them anyway and you might discover that the model plane accidentally plays a recording of a Muslim prayer rather than its advertised jet noises. If that’s the case, your local…
Earlier this week I wrote about Tinkerbell Cosmetics, my pink plastic childhood obsession. No doubt I begged, I pleaded, I whined. But everybody’s got some white whale from their early years. What was yours?
This August, Harris Faulkner (the woman) sued Hasbro for $5 million because she and her lawyers thought Harris Faulkner (a toy hamster) had used her name and likeness without permission. Monday, Hasbro filed back and was like, “Excuse me, Harris Faulkner (the woman), you’re being absolutely ridiculous and we have no…
Target has decided to opt for more gender-neutral labeling in the way it sells toys and other kids’ products. As a segue into their coverage of this shift, Fox & Friends asks a weighty question: “Have the P.C. police gone too far?” They raise an excellent point—the most pressing issue facing America is shaving two…
After 29 years, FAO Schwarz is packing up its wonderland-like Manhattan store, including the giant floor piano. RIP that giant floor piano.
The omnipresent practice of denying girls action figures has somehow hit a new low. Remember how in the Jurassic World movie, most of the dinosaurs—especially Chris Pratt’s Raptor squad—were constantly referred to as girls? Well, as Jurassic World action figures, they’ve all been genderswapped into boys.
Toy Like Me is a recent Facebook campaign calling for more representation and diversity in the toy industry with their main goal being the production of toys for children with disabilities. The page features submissions from parents who have given makeovers to existing toys to better represent their kids. Makies, a UK…
Amazon has dumped “Boys” and “Girls” from its top-level categorization options for Toys & Games, reports BoingBoing. (Kottke pointed out that the categories do exist deeper down into the categories, but that “it’s a nice first step.”) Amazon has, in their own subtle way, announced to the world that boys and girls can…
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood—a children's privacy advocacy group—released a petition today calling for Mattel to cease production of Hello Barbie, an "interactive" doll created in the hopes of reviving the toymaker's stumbling brand.