Toys

10 Weird Fad Toys Every Kid Had to Have for Christmas
You can always spot a parent around the holiday season. Their hair is a frazzled mesh of cow licks and stray strands as if it’s been pulled by a crowd of frantic people. Their eyes dart around in all directions desperately seeking something that could suddenly appear at a moment&Clos…
10 Things You Didn’t Know About G.I. Joe
With 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' coming to theaters, now is a good time to look over the almost 50-year history of the world's most popular action figure and take stock of its origins, mysteries and innovations. Use this handy guide and now you'll know all you need to win half of you…
8 Weird Playmobil Sets
Ah, Playmobil. Basically Lego's weird cousin, Playmobil offers all of the imaginative environments and changeable figures of Lego without having to actually build anything.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that's about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook.
Teen Launches Campaign for Gender-Neutral Easy Bake Oven
Thirteen year-old McKenna Pope is fighting mad at Hasbro, and this little activist wants some positive changes now. The eighth grader, who hails from Garfield, New Jersey, has started a petition on Change.org asking Hasbro to make their Easy Bake Ovens more gender-neutral.
Toy Company Debuts New Gender-Blind Catalog
Scandinavian Toys"R"Us licensee Top-Toy has taken a new approach to making sure kids get what they really want for Christmas: a fully gender-blind catalog that erases the line between boys' and girls' toys.
Own Your Own ‘Success Kid’
This is a timelapse video of the process involved in taking the "Success Kid" meme and turning it into a tiny sandstone statue. Don't you want a tiny "success kid" you can keep in your pocket like a lucky rabbit foot?
Meet Hugo, the Freakiest Toy Ever
Toys in the '70s sure were awesome, but let's face it -- they weren't always well-thought-out. In that spirit, we present 'Hugo: Man of a Thousand Faces,' a large plastic doll that surely qualifies as one of the most disturbing toys of all time. If you owned one, you have ou…
G.I Joe Voted Best Toy of the Last Century
G.I Joe has been selected the best toy of the last century, according to the people who voted online at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis’s webpage. The poll, which ranked the best toys for the last 100 years, was set up by staff at this fun museum in order to see which…
Man Builds Enormous K’Nex Machine
It's pretty obvious what this guy likes to do with his spare time. This enormous K'Nex ball machine has over 41,000 pieces, 21 different paths, 450 feet of track, eight motors, five lifts, and a computer-controlled crane. It's like watching the world's most elaborate game of Mous…

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