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Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

Berlin - German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "spying device".

Play-Doh will replace toy that customers say looks phallic

Hasbro is going to replace a toy that some consumers say resembles a penis. The toy was part of the Play-Doh's Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain set.

Missing 3-year-old boy found in an arcade claw machine with toys

A three-year-old boy crawled up into a claw machine and enjoyed playing with the toys inside while his mother searched for him.

Human claw game Stockpile evokes carnival nostalgia in Toronto Special

Toronto - A performance art installation at Toronto's Brookfield Place returns us to those carnival days where you'd try to fish out a toy from a glass box using a mechanical claw. This time, though, you can control a human instead of a robotic claw.

Video: 3-year-old boy on toy scooter survives heavy traffic

Wenzhou - The incident was captured on a CCTV camera in the city of Wenzhou in Eastern China. The child weaves his way through heavy traffic and survives.

Set phasers to stun: Man builds his own 'Star Trek' phaser

In a recent YouTube video an unknown man shows off a homemade working version of the famous "Star Trek" weapon -- the "phaser."

Latest Toy Hall of Fame Inductee finalists announced

This year's finalists for induction into the Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, NY were announced last week. With only two toys inducted per year, it makes for some tough competition. Hasbro brand toys had six of the twelve nominees.

The man who makes toys from trash Special

Pune - An Indian toy inventor who shares his love of science with children, Arvind Gupta thinks our waste can truly become playful if we're open-minded enough to embrace our creativity. He discusses what motivates him to blend science with toy-making.

Major alert over toy tiger in field

A cricket game was halted, a golf course cleared, and a helicopter scrambled after a tiger was spotted in a Hampshire field, but the animal turned out to be simply a cuddly toy.

Bear visits home, has snack and takes toy before leaving

Laconia - A black bear in a New Hampshire community decided to visit one family's home. It walked into a kitchen, ate some fruit and took a stuffed bear when it left.

Black Barbie coming to UK

A new range of Barbie dolls will appear in UK shops from the next Easter. The figures are black or mixed-race, and have realistic features and curly hair

Prehistoric child discovered buried with toy at Stonehenge

Scientists have discovered a prehistoric child's grave where the child is buried with a carved animal figurine which is believed to be the oldest toy ever found in Britain.

A Toy In England Turns Out To Be Rare Persian Relic

In 1945 John Webber's grandfather gave him a cup to play with. The gold cup adorned with the heads of two women was assumed to be made of brass. Last year he decided to have his old "toy" that had sat in a box under his bed appraised.

Lego celebrates 50th birthday today

The original Lego brick turns 50 today and the company is celebrating its anniversary with special Lego sets launched today and plans to have special contests and challenges soon.

Charities Forced to Deal With Build-up of Recalled Toys For Holiday Season

This year’s toy recalls are changing how charities do business, and everyone from the Salvation Army to Goodwill is tackling the issue with reworked strategies. The organizations are vigilant about which toys arrive in their offices.

A Sex Toy a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court declined to hear a 9 year old case challenging Alabama's ban on the sale of sex toys. I declare Alabama no fun at all! They must be the new rest home state.

Vet extracts toy lizard from real lizard

Seven-year-old Finley Collins thought that her pet 12-inch bearded dragon might be giving birth when she noticed an unusual protrusion near the lizard's tail. Good thing they took it to the vet.

The History of the Slinky Toy

Who invented the slinky toy? How did the inventor ever come up with idea to make a toy out of a steel coil? Read on and discover the secret of one of the world’s most popular toys.

Segatoys Dream Chick

Instead of buying a real baby chick this Easter I suggest buy "Dream Chick" The life-like baby chick.


Toys that you play with online.

Criminals Escape Police Chase By Throwing Sex Toys Out The Window

Recently, in Poland police got into a high speed chase with a gang of Polish crooks. The gang escaped police after pelting their police car with sex toys, as they sped to elude officers.

Like Stealing a Teddy Bear From a Baby

A 24-yr-old Arkansas woman reached into a parked car and snatched a teddy bear right from the arms of the 3-yr-old girls arms.

Speeding Birth Gets Sent Toy Instead Of Ticket

Catching the police on a good day is near impossible but not perhaps, for one expecting couple

Ayumi And Kitty

New Doll in Japan.

Toy Story 3 Coming Without Lasseter As Director

Toy Story 3 is coming in 2009, but John Lasseter won't be the director. Lasseter and Disney Animation president Ed Catmull provided extensive details on their upcoming slate at Disney's investor conference on Feb. 8.

Popular Kids Toy Easy Bake Oven Being Recalled

Easy-Bake Ovens that have been sold since last May are being recalled because kids can burn their hands on them.

If Light Sabers were real..this would be a reason to destroy them ;)

An MTV UK commercial of a Kid getting a real light saber for Christmas.

Man Finds Cocaine In Store's Toy Department

A man at a local Wal-Mart called police when he found what turned out to be cocaine, authorities said.

GR8 TaT2 Maker: When a Parent Gives Up

What would we be teaching our kids with this "Toy?". I think we would see in 5-years nothing but "Graffiti Covered Kids" who grew up not knowing because "Their" Parents bought one for them and the kids went on to make them permanent.

Lionel trains, Easy-Bake Oven inducted into US Toy Hall of Fame

The Easy-Bake Oven and Lionel model trains joined Mr. Potato Head, the Frisbee and 32 other classic but watt-free toys Thursday in the Strong-National Museum of Play's eight-year-old hall of fame.
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Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science
Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science
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