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NJ Teen Wants Easy-Bake Oven to Appeal to Boys

CULTURE | By Michelle R. Smith | Dec 13
An 13-year-old girl from New Jersey is urging Hasbro to make its iconic Easy-Bake Oven in gender neutral colors and to feature boys on its packaging and has even started an online campaign, which has earned the support of celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

Canine Dog Bone Glows for Good

HOME | Oct 24
Just in time for Daylight Savings, Planet Dog is pleased to offer the Orbee-Tuff Glow Bone. The new dog toy is being launched in celebration of the socially responsible pet industry leader’s 10 years of giving.

Pleasure Objects and the Pursuit of Pleasure, According to LELO

GROOMING | By M. M. Adjarian | Oct 18
After discovering in 2003 that no sex toys existed that "had any sort of design aesthetic." three Swedes founded LELO, a company known throughout the world as the producer of the best pleasure products around.

High-Tech Hot Toys : Holiday Gifts (With Low Prices)

Toy prices overall have come down, but technology has gotten better. The highest-priced toy on the list is $69.99.

Fisher-Price recalls more than 10 million items

CORPORATE | By Jennifer C. Kerr | Sep 30
Fisher-Price is recalling more than 10 million tricycles, toys and high chairs over safety concerns.

Forbes’ Tiny Toy Soldiers For Auction : $3 - 5 Million

NATIONAL | By Associated Press | Sep 26
The Forbes collection of miniature vintage toy soldiers and boats - from kings and queens to luxury ocean liners and warships - is going on the auction block in December.

Hot List of Holiday Toys: Cute and Collectible

Toys R Us is betting that this year’s hot holiday toys will take a cue from Zhu Zhu Pets, the runaway toy hit last year, by following the three C’s: cute, cheap and collectible.

Mattel posts surprise 1Q profit, helped by Barbie

Mattel Inc. surprised the market Friday, returning to a first-quarter profit on the strength of core brands like Barbie and newly licensed toy lines such as Thomas and Friends. The results easily beat Wall Street’s expectations.

Toy makers’ crystal ball: High-tech on the cheap

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Feb 15
From a digital Scrabble game that checks the words to a hovering UFO to miniature radio-control cars, toy makers are amping up the tech quotient but not prices.

Officials: Beware of dangerous toy imports

HOME | By Sarah Larimer | Dec 22
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials warned holiday shoppers Monday to stay away from toys that might be dangerous for children or break copyright, patent or trademark laws.

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