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  • Hateful surprise: Offensive toy found inside Kinder chocolate egg

    01/11/2019 4:02:07 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 10, 2019 | Hana Carter
    Parents have expressed outrage over the "racist" design of a limited edition Kinder Egg toy, with one mum saying that she was "sickened". A large number of people took to Facebook to post photos of the "nasty" plastic toy.
  • TOP 10 BANNED TOYS [Memories!]

    01/11/2019 11:11:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.burlingamepezmuseum.com ^ | 11 January 2019 | Staff
    10. Spanish Barbie In 1999, fans of this popular fashion doll were very upset that she was wearing a matador's costume - usually worn when bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle. Barbie fans, including actress Alicia Silverstone, wrote letters to Mattel asking that they discontinue the toy. =================================================================== 9. Air Pirates Comic The underground comic, Air Pirates Funnies, was created by a group of San Francisco based cartoonists in 1971. The comic portrayed Disney characters engaging in VERY adult behavior. Disney sued, alleging copyright infringement. In 1978, the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Air Pirates....
  • Mattel meeting with gay couple to consider Barbie same-sex ‘wedding’ set

    12/17/2018 7:15:21 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | December 17th 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Homosexual celebrations could be coming to toy aisles nationwide soon if Barbie manufacturer Mattel accepts a proposal to produce sets of same-sex “wedding” dolls. Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio are a homosexual couple in Arizona that plans to get “married” next May. In comments on Instagram and to ABC 15, they explain that they wanted to get a special birthday present for Jacobi’s 8-year-old niece, who will be a flower girl at their “wedding.” Jacobi is also an E! reality TV personality and contributor to Instinct Magazine. “We thought it would be special to give her something with a little...
  • Conservative gift company releases MAGA-themed toy encouraging children to 'Build the Wall'

    11/13/2018 12:17:51 PM PST · by Teflonic · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/13/2018 | Megan Sheets
    A toy manufacturer has introduced a line of 'MAGA building blocks' that encourage children to 'Build the Wall' just in time for Christmas. The stocking stuffers from Keep and Bear, a conservative gift retailer, come with 101 pieces including a miniature President Donald Trump and a hard hat emblazoned with his 'Make America Great Again' mantra. When assembled, the Lego knock-off wall bears one of Trump's beloved phrases: 'Build the Wall'. The toy's description on Keep and Bear's website includes an extensive endorsement of the border wall that decries the migrant caravan making its way to the US, employing rhetoric...
  • My one vanity per year. How to repel the invaders at the border.

    10/23/2018 6:07:02 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 109 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Oct. 23, 2018 | Ed D
    Ted Nugent, Metallica, Pantera, Susan Vega... or just general shreaks and screaching noises
  • What toy(s) every child should have?

    06/28/2018 5:55:26 PM PDT · by MNDude · 160 replies
    Everyone has a memory of their favorite toys they grew up with. Which toy or toys do you think every child should grow up without? GI Joes for boys? A doll for girls? what do you think?
  • Former Toys R Us CEO considering a revival of the bankrupt retailer

    06/27/2018 1:55:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25, 2018 | Lauren Thomas
    Jerry Storch, a former CEO of bankrupt Toys R Us, is reportedly considering reviving the toy retailer and has been working with investors and bankers to stitch his plan together. Bloomberg reported Monday afternoon that Storch has been working with Credit Suisse Group as a financial advisor, based on the news outlet's conversations with people familiar with the situation. Talks have also included Fairfax Financial Holdings, the investment firm that acquired the Canadian unit of Toys R Us, those sources told Bloomberg. Storch declined CNBC's request for comment. Toys R Us, Credit Suisse and Fairfax didn't immediately respond to CNBC's...
  • Toys ‘R’ Us worker sold stolen toys online for more than $120K: cops

    03/27/2018 11:50:50 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Maybe he was trying to get a jump on the company’s upcoming liquidation. Long before Toys ‘R’ Us announced plans to go out of the toy business, an employee at a store in Virginia stole nearly 3,000 toys before flipping them on eBay for nearly $123,000, authorities said. Obaid Sheikh, 25, stole 2,970 toys during his four years of working at a Toys ‘R’ Us location in Fairfax and then sold the items online, WJLA reports. An asset protection manager for Toys ‘R’ Us launched an investigation in October 2017 after a string of thefts at the store. He later...
  • Game Over For Toys R Us: Chain Going Out Of Business

    03/14/2018 4:58:16 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 84 replies
    The chain — whose history traces back to a post-World War II baby furniture store — has spent many decades as the country's largest dedicated toy emporium. Today's parents are the millennial generation who grew up with the Internet and approach purchasing decisions and time they spend with children differently from baby boomers. Generally, foot traffic is falling at brick-and-mortar stores. And children are playing differently than they used to decades ago.
  • Toys 'R' Us prepares to liquidate operations: source

    03/09/2018 5:39:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2018 | Greg Roumeliotis
    Toys ‘R’ Us Inc is preparing for potential liquidation if its negotiations with creditors do not result in a deal that can help the struggling toy retailer to emerge from bankruptcy, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. These talks are continuing and no decision has yet been taken. The company is also considering other options, including a potential sale in bankruptcy if possible, according to the source.
  • Barbie is now wearing a ‘Love Wins’ t-shirt to support LGBT... [Mattel Toy Company]

    11/29/2017 9:14:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Metro.uk ^ | 11/28/17 | Miranda Larbi
    ....A few weeks ago, she got a hijab. And now she’s openly supporting gay rights. Taking to Instagram (where else would such an influential style maven go to share her message?), she posted a photo of herself wearing a ‘Love Wins’ t-shirt....
  • How children are biologically programmed to prefer playing with toys aimed at their own gender

    11/22/2017 9:35:03 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | Steve Doughty
    Boys and girls are driven by biology to play with toys that are traditionally aimed at their own gender, according to a new study. The research found that an innate drive pushes boys to prefer trucks and cars and aggressive toys such as guns or toy soldiers. A similar inbuilt instinct may be the reason why girls have always liked to play with dolls, cosmetics or toys based on domestic life, it said. But the impact of feminism on parents, advertising and media may be a reason why girls have been less keen on dolls, make-up and kitchen toys in...
  • Creepy New “Smart Toys” Allow Pedophiles to Track & Talk Directly to Kids

    07/19/2017 1:15:25 PM PDT · by johnk · 22 replies
    thefreethoughtproject.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | By Matt Agorist
    A particularly ominous warning was put out by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center this week alerting people to the potential dangers internet-connected toys pose to adults and children alike. Not only do these ‘spy toys’ have the potential to record kids’ conversations, track their movements, reveal their location — they even allow perverts to TALK to children directly. The alert, titled: CONSUMER NOTICE: INTERNET-CONNECTED TOYS COULD PRESENT PRIVACY AND CONTACT CONCERNS FOR CHILDREN, warns users of the security risks and vulnerabilities posed by this new line of smart toys that connect via wifi or Bluetooth to your home network....
  • Mattel Gives Ken Doll A Makeover: Heavy-Set, Cornrows, Man Bun, 'Ethnically Diverse'

    06/20/2017 12:50:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies
    CBS Local– Mattel, the makers of the famous Barbie and Ken dolls, decided to shake up the Ken doll’s previous image. Typically he’d be portrayed as a “nice guy,” as Mattel put it, with wavy blonde hair and piercing blue eyes. He would have had hardly an ounce of body fat if scaled onto a real human. He’s the guy Barbie would take home to mom to compliment her pot roast and taste in cardigans. But he’s vanilla no more: Mattel has released a line of 15 new and improved Ken dolls. ADVERTISING Diverse beyond just their ethnicity, these new...
  • Hasbro to Make Play-Doh American Again

    02/28/2017 6:49:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/25/18 | Paul Ziobro
    Play-Doh will soon be squeezed out of a factory in the U.S. again, as Hasbro Inc. brings manufacturing of the popular moldable clay back to America for the first time in years.
  • German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

    02/17/2017 3:13:37 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-17-2017 | BBC
    An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications. Researchers say hackers can use an unsecure bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it. But the UK Toy Retailers Association said Cayla "offers no special risk". In a statement sent to the BBC, the TRA also said "there is no reason for alarm". The Vivid Toy group, which distributes My Friend Cayla, has previously said...
  • Maduro’s Christmas Presents to Venezuela: Forced Sales, Stolen Toys

    12/14/2016 10:08:00 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 December 2016 | Michael Tennant
    “To Venezuelan socialists,” observed Loyola University Maryland economics professor Thomas DiLorenzo, “nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ more than armed government goons showing up at your business and ordering you around.” That is, in fact, precisely what is happening in that oil-rich but increasingly poverty-stricken nation. Having driven his country into penury and hyperinflation by continuing the policies of late president Hugo Chavez, President Nicolas Maduro is now forcing stores to have Christmas sales they cannot afford and even confiscating millions of toys from their distributor so Maduro can play Santa Claus by handing them out to poor children.
  • 'Hijabi Barbie' & other Islamic-themed toys join the fight against extremism

    10/25/2016 8:05:25 AM PDT · by tekrat · 25 replies
    Mo4ch News ^ | 10/25/2016
    Fighting extremism could now be child’s play thanks to one British ‘mumpreneur’ who hopes to counter radicalization among young people by selling toys, books and games that specifically cater to Muslim children and offer the true ethos of the faith. Nazia Nasreen, from Birmingham, opened Ibraheem Toy House in 2014 after struggling to “find good quality, Islamic toys and books” for her children in one place, particularly around the Eid holidays.
  • Bomb-making factory found in Brooklyn apartment of Columbia professor

    Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15...
  • Malkin: Hey, Gun-Grabbers: Hands Off My Kid’s Lego Weapons

    05/23/2016 2:19:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    conservativereview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    The gun-control lobby has a new target: Your children’s Lego sets. A new "study" touted by libs decries the prevalence of weapons in the brick construction kits: I kid you not. The gun-grabbers have their panties in a twist over harmless fantasy play with teeny-tiny plastic parts. LEGO building kits are becoming increasingly violent as toy manufacturers are engaged in an “arms race” to appeal to children, a New Zealand study says. Researchers at the University of Canterbury concluded from research that examined LEGO catalogues from 1973 to 2015 that weaponry is now included in 30 per cent of...