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Last summer Kelly Bruski went to the store with her sons to buy a birthday gift for her boyfriend. When the boys, now 6 and 9, chose a magnet desk toy called Buckyballs, "I saw they were really picking out a gift for themselves," said Bruski, a sales...
In 1959, Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam couldn't afford to buy Christmas presents for his daughter. So he carved a doll based on the legendary Scandinavian troll. This doll wasn't the scary, somewhat evil troll of Scandinavian lore, but a...
WASHINGTON -- Investigators believe that the two homemade bombs used in the Boston Marathon blasts were triggered by long-range remote controls for toy cars. A joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security intelligence bulletin sent to state and local...
My grandma played with rocks and sticks and farm animals when she was a young girl. My mom played baseball and rode bikes with her friends. But for my brother and me, it was all about the toys. Over spring break, my teenage daughter decided to tackle...
Tags: Strawberries, Blueberries
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. reported modest revenue growth in the first quarter, backed by solid sales of Furby, My Little Pony and Transformers games. The Pawtucket, R.I., company also said Monday that an online contest to create a new token for its iconic...
Tags: Hasbro Inc., Mattel Inc., Toys, Sports Cars, Monopoly (game)
With her upbeat personality, Darlene Avera brought sunshine into the lives of the sick and distressed through her volunteer work. "She was dedicated to everybody," said her only child, James Avera of Longwood, who noted her work for Arnold Palmer...
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police. The incident was...
Tags: Toys "R" Us, Inc., Theft, Glen Burnie
Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf and the other not-so-mean girls at Monster High stole Barbie’s thunder in the first quarter as sales of the toys led Mattel Inc. to more than quadruple its profit. Sales of Mattel’s Other Girl line, headed by...
Tags: Mattel Inc., Toys, Services and Shopping
It's time to debunk a Disney Internet rumor, and it's a shame because this one is fun, involves "Toy Story" and crowd participation. The key words are "Andy's coming!" Making the social-media rounds is an image of two "Toy Story" walk-around characters,...
The firm that helped reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and adapt Hasbro's Transformers toy line for big (and small) screens is charged with a new task: helping Mexican wrestling characters successfully cross the border into the United States. Partners...
A window shelf that holds a collection of cobalt-blue bottles attracts attention, so many new collectors buy their bottles by color. Most early bottles were made of pale-blue or aqua glass. It was difficult to produce clear glass in the 18th and early...
EAST JORDAN — The Jordan River Arts Council is hosting a new event called Toy Play. At at least one point of our lives, toys captured our hearts, our imagination and our unyielding attention. The arts council is paying homage to those wonderful...
Tags: Fine Artists, Arts, Artists, Arts and Culture
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