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,…

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…

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…

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