Toys

In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame are the 2019 finalists, from left to right, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, My Little Pony, Coloring Book, Matchbox Cars, Top, Nerf Blaster, Risk, Masters of the Universe, Care Bears, Smartphone, and Fisher-Price Corn Popper. The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of the way it has changed how people of all ages play and interact. (National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 10:21 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the...
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This image released by Mattel shows a Ziggy Stardust Barbie, honoring the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity." The $50, limited edition Barbie Bowie doll was created in collaboration with The David Bowie Archive. (Mattel via AP)
July 15, 2019 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his...
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June 28, 2019 - 5:47 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A group of investors that includes the owners of toy maker Lego is buying Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland. Lego owner Kirkbi Invest joined forces with private equity firm Blackstone and the Canada Pension Plan Investment...
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This photo provided by Oconee County Sheriff’s Office shows Megan Holman. Holman, who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck. News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged Holman with public intoxication. They say they spotted her cruising down the road in a Power Wheels electric toy truck after a caller reported a suspicious person on the street. (Oconee County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
June 14, 2019 - 2:54 pm
WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck. News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication. They say they spotted her...
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In this Feb. 16, 2019, photo, Jay Foreman, CEO of Basic Fun!, poses for a photo at Toy Fair New York 2019, in New York. For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. Foreman says Trump's proposed tariffs on toys imported from China could hurt his business. (Andrew Kelly/AP Images for Basic Fun!)
May 14, 2019 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Americans, President Donald Trump's trade war may soon get very real. His administration is preparing to extend 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with duties, including toys, sneakers, shirts, alarm clocks, toasters and coffeemakers. That's...
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May 11, 2019 - 12:07 pm
TYNDALL, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man is accused of stealing $500 worth of sex toys from a couple's home over a period of about two years. The Argus Leader reports that 25-year-old Brody Fuchs, of Tyndall (TIN'-duhl), is charged with second-degree burglary. Bon Homme County Sheriff's Deputy Brian...
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A shopper walks past a Hamleys store in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 10, 2019. India's Reliance Retail, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, announced Thursday that it has signed agreements to acquire the 259-year-old British toy store chain Hamleys. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 10, 2019 - 11:24 am
LONDON (AP) — An Indian company says it has agreed to take over the famous toy retailer Hamleys. Reliance Brands in Mumbai said in a statement Thursday that it would buy Hamleys Global Holdings, the owner of the Hamleys brand, from C Banner International of Hong Kong for an undisclosed sum. The...
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper. Fisher-Price is recalling nearly 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies rolled over in them and died since the product was introduced in 2009. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that anyone who bought any models of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-Price for a refund. The recall covers about 4.7 million of the sleepers, which cost between $40 and $149. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fisher-Price recalled nearly 5 million infant sleepers on Friday, after more than 30 babies died in them over a 10-year period. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said anyone who bought a Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-...
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FILE- In this July 30, 1996, file photo, a woman pushes a shopping cart over a graphic of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the giraffe at the Toys R Us store in Raritan, N.J. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., is exploring freestanding stores, shops within existing stores as well as e-commerce. Tru Kids, owned by former investors of Toys R Us, will manage the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brands.s. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
February 11, 2019 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Brands, told The Associated Press he and his team are still working on the details, but...
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This image taken from the Consumer Product Safety Commission shows Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers byFisher-Price. The company is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because they can keep running after the foot pedal is released. The model FRC29 battery-operated vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. (Consumer Product Safety Commission via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Children's Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because they can keep running after the foot pedal is released. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price has received 17 complaints. No injuries have been reported. The...
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