Tag: Toys

Lego Launches Braille Bricks For Blind And Visually Impaired Children

Danish toy maker Lego announced the launch of its Lego Braille Bricks. The new toy blocks will feature letter and number markings that can help blind and visually impaired children learn Braille.

Public Health April 25, 2019

Target Issues Recall Of Wooden Toys Over Choking Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of almost half a million wooden toys manufactured in China and sold by Target. The miniature toy vehicles have small, detachable parts that pose choking hazard to children.

Public Health April 24, 2019

Square Enix Anniversary Sale: Discounts On 'Final Fantasy XV Day One Edition,' 'Dungeon Siege III,' And More

A special anniversary sale posted on the Square Enix Store is available for a limited time. Big discounts are offered for game merchandise, physical games, and digital copies as well.

Video Games February 15, 2018

Second-Hand Plastic Toys Contain Toxic Elements That May Harm Your Child

Toxic elements that can harm children's brain and overall health were found in second-hand plastic toys. Bricks produced by a popular toy maker in the '70s and '80s were among the worst offenders.

Public Health January 27, 2018

Fidget Spinners: Popular Toy Marketed To Help Kids With ADHD Poses Choking Hazards

Fidget spinners have small metal parts that pose choking hazards to children. What do experts say about the benefits of these toys to kids with ADHD and anxiety?

Public Health June 19, 2017

Target Recalls Water-Absorbing Easter Toys Over Serious Ingestion Hazard

Target recalled more than half a million Easter toys that, once ingested, can expand in a child's stomach and may not even show up on X-ray. Here are the products affected by the recall.

Public Health April 13, 2017

Lego To Come Up With 'Women Of NASA' Set

Lego is planning to come up with a figurine set composed of pioneering women who have made contributions to NASA’s space program. The idea behind the set comes from Maia Weinstock, who won the Lego Ideas competition.

Geek March 3, 2017

CloudPets Exposes Danger Of Internet-Connected Toys: What Can Parents Do To Keep Safe?

Security researcher Troy Hunt discovered that the internet-connected CloudPets presented a major security threat to parents and children. What can parents do to keep themselves and their children safe?

Security February 28, 2017

My Friend Cayla Is A Spy, Parents Advised To Destroy Doll

The Wi-Fi-connected My Friend Cayla doll could be used by hackers to spy on children, so has been banned in Germany with parents advised to destroy the to

Security February 17, 2017

American Girl Introduces A New Doll, And It’s A Boy!

American Girl is releasing its first-ever boy doll, a character named Logan who is a drummer.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

Bad Eggs: Are These Hatchimals Cursing Their Owners? [VIDEOS]

Hatchimal is one of the best-selling toys this Christmas. Some customers have reported that the Hatchimal toys they bought are saying cuss words, and videos of the owners' experience have become viral.

Viral December 29, 2016

Recalled Toys For Sale: Consumer Watchdog Warns Hazardous Toys Are Still Sold Online

A consumer watchdog group warned that some toys that have already been recalled are still for sale online. What should shoppers do to ensure they are buying safe toys this holiday season?

Public Health November 23, 2016

The Zords From The 'Power Rangers' Reboot Look Really, Really Strange

Toys for the upcoming 'Power Rangers' reboot are giving fans a better look at the film's Zords...for better or for worse.

Movies/TV Shows November 15, 2016

Fidget Cube Is The Desk Toy For The Anxious That Already Raised More Than $2 Million On Kickstarter

Fidget Cube is the desk toy that is the better alternative to clicking a pen that has already raised more than $2 million in its crowdfunding campaign.

Gadgets September 9, 2016

This 'Star Wars' Drone Set Tasks Pilots With Shooting Down The Death Star

An upcoming drone set from Spin Master tasks owners with piloting an X-Wing and shooting down a hovering Death Star.

Geek September 7, 2016

Walmart Hottest Toys 2016: Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck, Disney Princess Carriage, Star Wars Electronic R2D2 And More

Walmart revealed the list of top 25 toys this season chosen by kids. Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck, Star Wars Electronic R2D2 and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batcave are some of the games appearing in the list.

Business Tech September 1, 2016

American Girl Dolls Will Be Sold At Toys 'R' Us This Fall

Consumers can buy select American Girl dolls at Toys 'R' Us starting this fall.

Geek August 31, 2016

Build-A-Bear Workshop Is Getting A Seriously Adorable Eevee 'Pokémon' Plush

Eevee joins Pikachu at Build-A-Bear Workshops next month.

Geek August 29, 2016

Furby Is Back And Is Better - And Smarter - Than Before

Hasbro announced the upcoming release of the Furby Connect, which features LCD eyes and Bluetooth connectivity to make the toy pet more interactive.

Geek June 30, 2016

Mom Shocked To Find Drugs In Daughter's Room ... But More Surprised They Were Really These

One teen shares her mom's shock when her mom thinks she has found drugs in her daughter's room -- but it was actually these toys.

Viral June 9, 2016

Stuffed Animals Are Given Donated Limbs As Part Of Campaign To Raise Awareness About Child Organ Transplants

Second Life Toys is a campaign where people can donate limbs to help give stuffed animals a second chance at life to teach about child organ transplants.

Viral May 12, 2016

Cra-Z-Art Jewelry-Making Toy Sets With Exceedingly High Levels Of Lead Being Sold In New York

Not fit for kids. A famous line of DIY jewelry kits for kids sold in New York was found with exceedingly high levels of lead. Officials are reviewing the safety of Cra-Z-Art products and considering a possible recall.

Public Health April 23, 2016

Hawkeye 'Captain America: Civil War' Figure From Hot Toys Comes With An Ant-Man Arrowhead

This 1/6th scale Hawkeye figure from Hot Toys comes with a micro-sized surprise.

Movies/TV Shows March 16, 2016

Disney Patents Magnetic Toys That Work With Smart Devices

In a new patent, Disney combined magnetic toys with smart devices to create a new kind of toy that uses magnetic fields to allow kids to guide it over a touchscreen display.

February 29, 2016

'Destiny' Mega Bloks Are Coming Later This Year

Bungie's popular shooter will be getting the 'blok' treatment when 'Destiny' Mega Bloks arrive later this year.

Geek February 15, 2016

Upcoming 'Witcher 3' Vinyl Figure Is The Cutest Version Of Geralt You've Ever Seen

In addition to upcoming statues, figures and busts from Dark Horse, Jinx has just unveiled a new vinyl figure of everybody's favorite witcher.

Geek February 15, 2016

Mattel's New Set Of 'Halo 5' Action Figures And Toys Looks Amazing

Considering how successful Mattel and Microsoft's other Halo toys have been, a series of action figures was all but inevitable — and as an added bonus, they look fantastic.

Geek February 12, 2016

'The Witcher 3' Statues And Collectibles Are Coming This Fall From Dark Horse

Fans of 'The Witcher 3' will want to check out these collectibles coming to stores later this year.

Geek February 12, 2016

DC Reveals A Whole Bunch Of Figures From Batman's Animated Adventures

Including a 'Batman Beyond' set!

Movies/TV Shows February 11, 2016

The 'Five Nights At Freddy's' Toy Set Is As Adorably Creepy As Imagined

McFarlane Toys is producing 'Five Nights at Freddy's' toy sets complete with the nightmarish characters from the franchise.

Geek February 9, 2016

LeapFrog Set To Be Acquired By VTech For $7.2 Million

LeapFrog has announced that it will be purchased by rival toymaker VTech, with the acquisition set to cost $7.2 million. The acquisition comes after a huge decline in LeapFrog's stock of late.

Money February 8, 2016

LEGO Presentation Points Toward Boba Fett Appearing In 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' will take fans back to the time of the original trilogy, and it might include everybody's favorite bounty hunter.

Movies/TV Shows February 1, 2016

Nerf To Release New Foam Chainsaw Blaster For Battling Zombies

Hasbro revealed two new blasters that will join Nerf's Zombie Strike and Doomlands lines, including one that features a spinning foam chainsaw.

Geek January 26, 2016

The 'Holy Grail' Of Vintage 'Star Wars' Toys Is On Ebay For $150,000

You can buy this piece of 'Star Wars' history for the low, low price of $150,000.

Movies/TV Shows January 8, 2016

Need Some 'Star Wars' Jedi Wisdom Fast? Buy The Force In A Jar

This is for those moments when you need to lift your X-Wing out of the swamp, but can't find the power to do so.

Movies/TV Shows December 24, 2015

Fake Disney Figures, Other Counterfeit Christmas Toys May Cause Cancer, Infertility And Asthma

Trading Standards officials seized counterfeit Disney toys that contained high amounts of toxic chemicals such as phthalates. Exposure to phthalates may lead to an increased risk of cancer, asthma and fertility problems.

Life December 18, 2015

Best Tech Gifts For Kids 2015: BB-8, Osmo Gaming System For iPad, PowerUP 3.0 And More

We round up some ideas on the niftiest tech gifts you can give children this holiday season. Choose from the Star Wars-inspired Sphero BB-8 droid to the PowerUp 3.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane and more.

Gadgets December 17, 2015

Paramount And Hasbro Will Create A Cinematic Universe For GI Joe, Micronauts, And More

In an attempt to repeat the success from the 'Transformers' and 'GI Joe' film franchise, Hasbro and Paramount are planning on churning out more movie adaptations from toy brands like Micronauts, Visionaries and ROM.

Movies/TV Shows December 15, 2015

Modified 1980s 'Star Wars' AT-AT Walker Takes Careful Steps Thanks To Xbox 360 Controller

This project's not for the faint of heart or classic 'Star Wars' toy collectors.

Geek December 11, 2015

This RC Toy Car Is Steered By A Live Cricket

Instead of a smartphone or remote control, this remote control toy car can use a live cricket to steer itself around.

Gadgets December 9, 2015

IBM Watson Trend App Reveals Hottest Holiday Gifts Include Apple Watch, 'Star Wars' LEGOs And Samsung TVs

IBM launched a new app using Watson's supercomputer technology that identifies and predicts trends to make holiday shopping a bit easier.

Apps/Software November 18, 2015

New LEGO Slippers Protect Against The Agonizing Pain Of Stepping On Blocks With Bare Feet

LEGO and its French advertising agency Brand Station will give away 1,500 pairs of slippers that will protect feet from the pain caused by stepping on the bricks.

Internet Culture November 16, 2015

Watch A Toy R/C Plane Land On A Toy Aircraft Carrier

Two years ago, the team behind a 13-foot replica of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk was able to launch a remote-controlled plane from the aircraft carrier, but they weren't able to land it — until now, that is.

Gadgets November 12, 2015

Disney Is Discontinuing All 'Slave Leia' Star Wars Merchandise

Slave Leia no more? Say it isn't so, Mickey. Reports online are saying exactly that: Disney wants to retire the Slave Leia costume from all merchandise.

Movies/TV Shows November 4, 2015

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