Posts tagged "toys"

Lego’s First Female Scientist Minifig Now On Sale

Her name is Professor C. Bodin, and she’s responsible for breakthroughs that allow the swapping of body parts from one Lego person to another, allowing minifigs everywhere to experience various…

The Mary Sue | September 6, 2013 - 10:50 am

A Critical Development In Snack Technology

The description on these mitten-like hand truck shovels says, “Turn your tyke into the action figure of his dreams with an ingenious, slip-on shovel that lets him bulldoze through playtime!

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2013 - 10:40 am

This Man’s Life Savings Is In The Form Of Beanie Babies

We all though about it at one point or another. Okay, I did. Surely, Beanie Babies will be worth millions someday! Don’t you dare cut off that heart-shaped Ty tag! You…

Mary Odell | August 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

Barbie Has The Tiniest Coach Purse Ever

With Mattel’s Barbie sales sinking these days, Mattel decided to team up with Coach in what seems like an appeal to both classic Coach collections and the tradition of the…

Mary Odell | August 8, 2013 - 10:40 am

11 Toys That Scared The Crap Out Of Us As Kids

As far as I’m concerned, the ’80s toy Teddy Ruxpin was already a bit of a creepster. A strange combo man/bear with perpetually outstretched arms, Ruxpin was at turns needy…

Julie Gerstein | August 2, 2013 - 9:00 am

I Tried To Play Feminist Barbies With My Nieces And Kinda Failed

I think I’m a decent aunt. Not so good at remembering birthdays, admittedly, but what I lack in presents-giving, I make up for in lots of facetime. We play all…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

Barbie Gets A Beautifully Average Body Makeover

A couple months ago, we saw an artist’s rendition of what Barbie might look like without makeup (and a few nights of no sleep). Now artist Nickolay Lamm has created

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 3, 2013 - 5:00 pm

LEGO Construction Worker Stickers That Build Sexism!

Last week the blog Talking To Strangers posted about a LEGO sticker showing a construction worker figurines catcalling, “Hey Babe!” LEGO issued a response, where they said, “To communicate the LEGO…

Sarah Gray | April 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Where Are The Black Barbie Birthday Themes?

Karen Braithwaite is a mom any Barbie lover would be lucky to have: she is asking Mattel to make birthday party merchandise featuring black Barbie dolls.

Mattel already…

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Pittsburgh Mom Creates Dolls For Children With Down Syndrome

Connie Feda wanted to create an educational, engaging, and relatable doll for her 13-year-old daughter Hannah, who has Down syndrome. With the goal of capturing “the beauty, vivaciousness and spunk…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 10:20 am

The Reviews On The New Military Drone Toys For Kids Are In — And They Are Hilarious

I’ve never actually written a review of anything on Amazon before, though I do admit they make good reading (check out How To Avoid Huge Ships or The 2009-2014 Outlook

Julie Gerstein | February 6, 2013 - 12:40 pm

André Cassagnes, Creator Of The Etch-A-Sketch, Dies

André Cassagnes, the 86-year-old creator of the popular kid’s toy the Etch-A-Sketch, died in Paris on January 16, it was revealed Thursday. The toy that managed to fascinate and then…

Julie Gerstein | February 1, 2013 - 8:00 am

Is It Too Late To Ask For This Tanning Mom Action Figure?

This “Tanorexic” action figure, made by toy company, turned out to be their hottest selling item of 2012. No surprise there. Because of legal reasons, they couldn’t make the…

Ami Angelowicz | January 2, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Barbie Now Has Her Own Construction Site

When I was a little girl, playing LEGOs with my little brother was far from appealing. Not only did I have no interest in hanging out with him anyway, but…

Daley Quinn | December 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Claw Crane Cat Don’t Care

Would that we could all have the nonchalant attitude of Claw Crane Cat, nonplussed by the large grabby crane that seems to be continually invading his personal space. This Russian…

Julie Gerstein | December 5, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Teen Activist Asks Hasbro To Market Easy-Bake Oven To Both Genders

When 13-year-old Mckenna Pope asked her 4-year-old brother Gavin what he wanted for Christmas, he answered “a dinosaur and an Easy-Bake Oven.” Best Christmas list ever, right? But Mckenna soon…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 4, 2012 - 8:30 am

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

Mommie Dearest is The Frisky’s new biweekly column about being a mama.

I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. There are some that I love to flip through…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Of Little Girls And LEGOs

You can’t walk through my home barefoot without stepping on a colorful, sharp piece of plastic at least once. Yes, we are one of the families that helps ensure that…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

11 Dumb Toys That Made Somebody Rich

Silly toys may be child’s play, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t big business. Here are 11 of the dumbest items that, in the hands of children, turned into pure…

TruTV | September 6, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Every Kid Deserves To Have A Farting, Pooping Doll

I’m of the opinion that the sooner kids figure out how the whole eating/farting/pooping cycle works, the better. Kong Suni, the gassy baby doll sweeping South Korea, does just that.

Ami Angelowicz | September 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm