Toy News

New Games for PlayStation Portable

First-person-shooting game “Medal of Honor Heroes’’ and role-playing game “Tales of the World’’ will be released for PlayStation Portable on Dec. 20 and 21, respectively. The two games feature all the characters from their previous series. Developed by Electronic Arts, “Medal of Honor Heroes’’ involves a gamers playing a commander and completing a series of […]

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LEGO robots offer answers

While some kids were home watching SpongeBob on Saturday morning TV, about 300 youngsters ages 9 to 14 were using small robots to test their knowledge of nanotechnology at Canton Country Day School. The eighth FIRST LEGO League Nano Quest Challenge, which involved 18 teams of kids from across northeastern Ohio, culminated an eight-week project […]

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Mattel licenses Barbie for Emerson Radio electronics line

Mattel  and Emerson Radio have started a new licensing partnership where Emerson will produce a line of Barbie Real Electronics, the companies said Wednesday. The companies will launch the new line at the International Consumer Electronics show in January 2007, and they will be available in spring 2007. It will include the Tune Blossom personal […]

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Here’s a Crazy Barbie Idea

A UK dealership hopes some resident bimbette — or the Fleet Street banker who sweats her — will pay more than double the price of a Nissan Micra C+C just because it’s pink, and because it comes with a registration tag reading BARBIE. It’s one of 275 Micra C+C models Nissan delivered in pink to […]

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Barbie – One Of The 101 Most Influential People

A new book has hit the stands that has been a “filler” topic for many talk radio programs this week. Called The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived, the book is penned by three authors who rate fictional characters of literature and film who they feel had the greatest influence on society. The book […]

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Pokemon Ranger Review

It’s only been a little more than a month since Pokemon Mystery Dungeon started shipping for the Nintendo DS, and yet in that short amount of time Nintendo thinks you’re ready for another Pocket Monster adventure on the dual-screen handheld. Pokemon Ranger, like Mystery Dungeon, is another spin-off that has elements from the true Pokemon […]

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There Are Not Enough LEGO Blocks For the Holliday Season

Danish toymaker Lego said it might not be able to meet holiday demand for plastic building blocks. The news out of Copenhagen hasn’t set off worldwide panic yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Blaming corporate restructuring, a spokeswoman on Tuesday said Duplo bricks and Lego City, Star Wars and Lego Technik sets could […]

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Chip off the Old Lego Block

Like its proud papa Lego Star Wars, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy has been a hit, both critically and commercially. In fact, the sequel according to LucasArts has performed even better up to this point. We speak with LucasArts about why the combination of Lego and Star Wars has worked so well. There […]

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LEGO recalls toy trucks due to puncture hazard to young children

The plastic wheels on the truck can detach, exposing a metal axle. This poses a puncture hazard to young children. Incidents/Injuries: LEGO Systems, Inc. has received 10 reports of a wheel detaching.Two children received serious puncture injuries resulting from the exposed metal axle once the wheel detached. Another child fell when the wheel came off […]

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GameCube Zelda: Twilight Princess slips to December

The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess had for a long time been regarded as the swansong title for the Nintendo GameCube. Even after the announcement that the highly anticipated title would also be released for the Wii, GameCube owners around the world could still look forward to one last great game. News coming from […]

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