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“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,…

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

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