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’s notice. They break down and cry during commercials that advertise “the hottest toy of the holiday season.”
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...
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.
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.
In a pleasantly surprising move, a Swedish toy company called Top Toy has made a giant leap for gender equality amongst children. Top Toy's Christmas catalog features an interesting twist: the boys are the ones who are playing with dollhouses and the girls are happily playing with the Nerf guns.
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?
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 our sympathy.
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 childhood plaything would come out on top.
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...
Peter Dragos, a native of Detroit, Michigan, gets a lot of strange looks from carnival barkers when he walks down the midway. That's because he's a natural at carnival games. In fact, he regularly has to bring plastic bags and shopping carts with him to carry home all of the stuffed toys and trinkets he wins.
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