Toys

Johnny Lopez
April 30, 2020 - 8:30 am
The coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on those individuals who are doing their part to make the sure rest of us are safe and healthy. To further honor those heroes, Mattel is launching a new line of toys in the likeness of front-line workers.
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Lizzy Buczak
February 22, 2020 - 9:00 am
Since Baby Yoda’s debut on the Disney+ series, “The Mandalorian,” fans have been patiently waiting to hand over their hard-earned coins for toys bearing his likeness. Well, those toys have arrived! See all the merch available for pre-order.
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lizzy-buczak
January 15, 2020 - 8:30 am
Build-A-Bear is one with the Force, and will soon allow you to build your very own Baby Yoda plush. "I'm excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined,” Build-A-Bear CEO...
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Sophia Hall
December 20, 2019 - 4:46 pm
Erik Matthews and Jose Gonzalez were shocked when they walked into their Long Island business, NY Auto Detailing, and saw the 700-plus toys that they had collected for needy children were gone.
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James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm, talks about the dangers of a yeti teddy bear during a news conference unveiling the organization's list of worst toys for the holidays, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Associated Press
November 19, 2019 - 12:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm unveiled its annual list Tuesday at a Boston children's hospital. A realistic...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame, Matchbox Cars, left, the coloring book, center, and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from among 12 finalists, which also included: Care Bears, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Masters of the Universe, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone and the top. (Victoria Gray/The Strong, National Toy Hall of Fame via AP)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 07, 2019 - 11:35 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Matchbox Cars, the coloring book and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering were inducted Thursday into the National Toy Hall of Fame, recognized for an enduring appeal that keeps them on store shelves today. A panel of experts selected the Class of 2019 from among...
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November 06, 2019 - 9:59 am
With the holidays right around the corner, no doubt the kiddos are starting to ask about Christmas presents. And for little girls, we're sure they have their eyes set on a brand new American Girl Doll. Well you might want to avert their eyes from this one! American Girl is selling a doll completely...
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Tarrah Gibbons
October 08, 2019 - 12:02 pm
All rise! Judge Barbie is taking the bench! Mattel unveiled its newest offering: the Barbie Judge Doll, its 2019 Barbie Career of the Year Doll. The company announced the new doll in a post on their official Twitter account on Monday. The verdict is in! With over 200 careers since 1959, this year...
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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)
Associated Press
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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