Posts tagged "toys"

Target Will Stop Separating ‘Girls’ From ‘Boys’ Toys

Discount superstore Target, has made the decision to eliminate gender-based signs in some if its departments, including [Children’s] Toys, Home and Entertainment.
In a press release regarding their decision, a company…

Katrin Higher | August 9, 2015 - 2:00 pm

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.

Beejoli Shah | January 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

5 Ridiculously Sexist Ways Toy Companies Are Targeting Kids

Marketing products to children isn’t particularly hard. Just throw a bunch of skateboards and neon backwards caps into your commercial and kids will want the shit out of whatever you’re…

Cracked | December 30, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today — especially a feminist one — toys can be one of the more…

Avital Norman Nathman | December 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm

10 DIY Gifts For Kids, Because Toys Are Too Damn Expensive

I know what it’s like to be broke and have kids to shop for during the holidays: It’s impossible to know what to get them in the first place, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2014 - 1:00 pm

This Is Easily The Most Disturbing Toy Ever Created

Disclaimer: This story is all kinds of NOPE.

When Nicole Allen made her way into a local Dollar Store to buy a small surprise for her daughter, she…

Katie Oldenburg | November 11, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Amazing New GoldieBlox Ad Takes On Beauty Myths, “1984” Style

Kickass girl-empowering toy company GoldieBlox has released a new ad, and this one features Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” while brilliantly mimicking Apple’s famous “1984” ad. The ad’s goal is to…

Claire Hannum | November 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Maybe Toys ‘R’ Us’s Best Course Would Be To Tread Lightly (Plus, Some Mixed Feelings About Aaron Paul’s Tweet)

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston have tweeted in response to Toys ‘R’ Us pulling “Breaking Bad” figurines from their shelves:

“Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Toys ‘R’ Us Is The One Who Knocks (Walter White Action Figures Off Their Shelves)

There’s been all sorts of drama surrounding action figures at Toys ‘R’ Us lately: A Florida mom found out that the toy store was carrying “Breaking Bad” action figures and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 23, 2014 - 9:00 am

Girl-Powered Toy Company Goldieblox Will Get Its Own Float In The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

GoldieBlox, the kickass toy company that encourages young girls to explore engineering and other STEM fields, will have a float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. “The Girl-Powered Spinning Machine”…

Claire Hannum | October 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

13 Adorable, Beautiful & Bizarre Designer Toys And Prints From Rotofugi With Which I Want To Decorate My Home

Yeah, I know, I know, I am a very bad minimalist. I collect things when I shouldn’t, just because they’re strange and they make me smile.
I was introduced to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 3, 2014 - 3:00 pm

New LEGO Set Features Three Women Scientists!

LEGO has received steady pressure to include more women figurines in more diverse roles. Well, good news: they have listened to their fans and a new LEGO play kit…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 11:08 am

“Normal-Sized Barbie” Could Be Coming To A Kid Near You

How awesome would it be if we could hand a kid a doll that didn’t have absurdly unrealistic proportions like Barbie does?

You may remember last year’s 3D…

Claire Hannum | March 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Built An Adult-Sized Version Of The Little Tikes Coupe

Dear John Bitmead, AKA The Guy Who Built An Adult-Sized Version Of The Little Tikes Coupe,
When I was growing up, my youngest brother had a Little Tikes coupe car, and my…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 31, 2014 - 5:00 pm

10-Year-Old Girl Petitions American Girl For Disabled Doll In A Wheelchair

This is 10-year-old Melissa Shang. In addition to being completely adorable and obsessed with American Girl dolls, Melissa also suffers from muscular dystrophy. She has Charchot-Marie-Tooth disease, which means she cannot feel…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm

If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to…

Jessica Wakeman | December 24, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Watch Conan O’Brien Explore American Girl Place And Ruin Your Childhood Memories

Growing up, I loved American Girl dolls. Didn’t we all? The highlight of 4th grade was when my best friend and I got to visit American Girl Place, the refreshingly…

Claire Hannum | December 19, 2013 - 4:30 pm

7 Reasons You Should Buy A Personalized “Star Trek” Action Figure For Everyone On Your List

It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized “Star Trek” action figure of yourself. Let us just say…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 16, 2013 - 10:00 am

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

“In The Doll House,” a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem:
‘In the doll…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 12, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Little Girls Sing About “Disrupting The Pink Aisle” In Toy Stores To The Tune Of “We Are The Champions”

Late last year, Debbie, a woman in the male-dominated field of engineering, became frustrated with what she saw as the link between the gender disparity in her field and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 30, 2013 - 6:00 pm
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