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This week’s eBay finds feature dresses from Mary-Kate and Ashley, colorful ceramic pieces, and even a little Rodarte action. Check out our fabulous finds after the jump! … READ MORE »


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A little girl may have only stopped nursing a few years ago herself, but that’s no reason she can’t play mama to a Breast Milk Baby, right? The $89 doll by Berjuan Toys shows girls — and yes, this doll is by default for girls — how to nurture their babies by breastfeeding from their,… READ MORE »


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Toy companies have made it easy for Child Protect Services: just park at Toys ‘R Us near the slutty wolfwoman doll and snag whomever’s hand in the beartrap of poor decisions. Much like Barbie, Mattel’s Monster High doll, Clawdeen Wolf, sports a lush head of hair, a fur-lined jacket, and the shortest of miniskirts. But… READ MORE »


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At last, a man who says everything you want him to say! Meet Mattel’s Sweet Talkin’ Ken doll ($31), who records five seconds of your voice and plays it back in a deep baritone. Barbie and her boy toy split ages ago, but I’m sure they’ll get back together as soon as Barbie realizes she… READ MORE »


Parenting

One of the privileges I had as a little white girl was always having had toys that look like me. In fact, American Girl’s brown-haired, brown-eyed Samantha Parkington doll looked almost exactly like me. Like little girls all around the world, I used to hold her, brush her hair, pretend she was my daughter and… READ MORE »


Parenting

There’s good news across the pond for parents who want their little girls to believe they can grow up and be anything they want: A parents group called Pink Stinks, which pressures toy companies and stores to rise above marketing based on traditional gender roles, seems to have been successful in getting the Early LearningREAD MORE »


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What sort of “brainy” toys can your little girl play with from the MindWare catalog, which prides itself as “the nation’s best resource for educational toys for kids”? Facials! Your little Einstein-ette can “whip up a body scrub” or make fairy dust, fairy glitter and lip balms “from scratch” with her very own all-natural dayREAD MORE »


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These “cute and cuddly” Sarah Palin Talking Cojones plush toys are officially for sale. Squeeze them and hear a clip from her infamous “cojones” quote. $24.95 for one; $21.95 if you buy in bulk. Christmas shopping … done! [Hero Builders] … READ MORE »


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Long before she was a TV news anchor in a pink miniskirt, Barbie was just a “girl” with a “purse and hats and gloves galore” in this 1959 commercial. It’s apparently the first Barbie ad to ever appear on television. The times — and Barbie — sure have changed, huh? [YouTube] … READ MORE »


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A geisha girl and a samurai warrior: these are the stereotypes Mattel used for Japanese Ken and Barbie dolls. Barbie is dressed as a geisha with lotus blossoms in her hair, a gold fan, and some gladiator heels which are badass-looking, but I’m thinking not particularly Japanese. Ken is dressed as a bare-chested samurai warrior… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Getting a disease or sickness has never been something that anyone looked forward to, but now you just might. These giant plush microbes are stuffed animals of diseases like syphilis, herpes, anthrax, and mad cow, which are only some of the many different stuffed diseases that are available. Giving someone herpes or the kissing disease… READ MORE »


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The Magic 8-Ball can now tell all the other fortune-telling toys that made fun of it to go suck it, because 8-Ball is about to get its own movie. Paramount recently announced that as part of their continuing deal with toymaker Mattel, the all-knowing 8-Ball will be the next toy to get the Hollywood treatment. READ MORE »


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Sorry to be pansies, but this baby doll commercial makes us pee ourselves a little. There’s literally not a single child’s toy we can imagine wanting less than this maniacally laughing doll. [Copyranter] … READ MORE »


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You’re probably thinking to yourself, “WTF, Amelia? Why would I want a bunch of metallic balls all stuck together?” Allow me to explain. You know how when you’re noodling over an idea, or talking on the phone, and you need something to do with your hands and masturbating wouldn’t really be appropriate? Well, Bucky Balls… READ MORE »


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Oh, no! Hello Kitty! You got a nip slip! [BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


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Check out this latest version of Hello Kitty: It’s anatomically correct, sort of. If you’ve always wondered what, exactly, is inside of Miss Kitty, this is your chance to find out. The “Anatomy” figures are the result of a collaboration with Dr. Romanelli and come in white, pink, and blue or tan and red. If… READ MORE »


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What with those sculpted arms and supermom credentials, it was only a matter of time before someone would turn the First Lady into some type of cartoon-y character. Behold the new Michelle Obama action figure, a product of Jailbreak Toys (which also produces the similar Barack Obama action figure). While the doll’s huge head and… READ MORE »


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On a recent trip to my childhood home I sat in my kitchen in a daze. I was daydreaming about my childhood self playing in the corner of the room where my toy kitchen set used to be. I spent hours in front of that mini-kitchen and despite all the playtime back then, today I… READ MORE »


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