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  • Consumer Confidential: Robot hamsters, consumer debt, Sesame Street

     
    Here's your mangled Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Are Zhu Zhu pets safe? That's a question many parents wouldn't mind having answered in light of the fact that the robot hamsters are turning into the gotta-have......
  • MUSLIM WORLD: Barbie's 50th anniversary Islamic makeover

     
    From Barbie Beach to Pilot Barbie to Hard Rock Barbie, the glamorous and iconic doll has undergone many makeovers since her creation 50 years ago, but none of her previous outfits has probably stirred as much buzz as her latest......
  • 'Avatar' takes Mattel into uncharted toy territory

     
    "AVATAR" COUNTDOWN: 4 DAYS We're code blue here at Hero Complex as we go into the final days of our "30 Days of Avatar" countdown. Today we talk to Jason Horowitz, the marketing director for Mattel, whose company is taking......
  • Pixar guru John Lasseter makes his presence felt on Disney toy aisles

     
    Dawn C. Chmielewski covers Disney for the Los Angeles Times and is a frequent contributor to the Hero Complex. Here is her insightful piece on the role that John Lasseter has been playing in the toy design for Disney and......
  • Toys R Us releases list of hottest toys for holiday season

     
    Toys R Us today released its list of the 36 hottest toys for the holidays, including "Toy Story" talking action figures, Bakugan Battle Brawlers and Barbie dolls. The retailer said it compiled its Holiday Hot Toy List by testing the......
  • Hollywood takes its toy movies seriously (even if the Internet doesn't)

     
    When news broke in July that DreamWorks Studios had optioned the rights to make a movie based on the View-Master, that old binoculars-like toy through which you can see 3-D images, the reaction online was merciless: 'DreamWorks to produce film......
  • Mattel reaches settlement over recalls of lead-tainted toys in 2007

     
    Mattel Inc. says it has reached an agreement to settle "virtually all" U.S. claims related to its 2007 toy recalls. The world's largest toy maker recalled millions of toys that year because they contained excessive levels of lead or had......
  • Trader Joe's halting some Chinese imports

    Trader Joe's halting some Chinese imports
    Trader Joe's is taking some of its Chinese food off the menu. The Monrovia-based grocery store chain, known for its selection of budget gourmet and ethnic offerings, said Monday that it would phase out the sale of single-ingredient items -- such as...
  • Giving the masses what they want: Lakers hype

    The last few days much of the e-mail has been the same, but written the best in concise exasperation by Dustin Knackstedt: "The Lakers are No. 1 in the Western Conference and you are writing about NASCAR?" My mistake, and I certainly won't do that again....
  • Son of Polish Holocaust survivors lands in the toy world

    Son of Polish Holocaust survivors  lands in the toy world
    The gig: President since 2001 of Playmates Toys Inc., whose 55 U.S. employees design and market toys manufactured by the Playmates Toys Ltd. branch in Hong Kong. The company went public in February after splitting from its 42-year-old parent, Playmates...
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