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  • ‘Man of Steel’ first look: Russell Crowe gets Jor-El action figure

     
    Russell Crowe will be sporting some heavy-duty armor in┬áZack Snyder's highly anticipated “Man of Steel” — that is, if a ......
  • Amazon, watch your back: Target, Best Buy to match online prices

    Amazon, watch your back: Target, Best Buy to match online prices
    Target and other brick-and-mortar retailers are treating this holiday season as an offensive against online rivals such as Amazon.com, using tactics such as price-matching to win back dominance of the Christmas shopping season. Tired of being used as...
  • Nukotoys latest to link virtual games with physical toys

    Nukotoys latest to link virtual games with physical toys
    For the digitally obsessed youth of so-called Generation Z, what is the definition of a toy? That's the question that Rodger Raderman and Doug Penman set out to answer in 2009 when the two parents founded a company called Nukotoys in San Francisco. On...
  • Lego goes to the girls: New products feminist or sexist?

    Lego goes to the girls: New products feminist or sexist?
    Lego’s sales and profits are soaring as the rest of the toy market struggles – and it has girls to thank. Twice as many girl-centric Lego Friends sets were sold than expected in the first six months of the year, the Danish company said....
  • Toy company Hasbro reports profit slump after Mattel says sales down

    Toy company Hasbro reports profit slump after Mattel says sales down
    Big summer movies such as “Battleship,” “The Avengers,” “Amazing Spiderman” and “G.I. Joe” – and the packaged toys that will be sold with them – can’t come soon enough forHasbro Inc., whose...
  • Barbie Cafe opens in Taiwan, covered in pink

    Barbie Cafe opens in Taiwan, covered in pink
    Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare. The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei’s Da’an shopping district and doused in fuchsia,...
  • Designer dollhouses offer miniature life of luxury

    Designer dollhouses offer miniature life of luxury
    Malibu Barbie never had it so good. A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags — all small enough to fit in...
  • Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels

    Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels
    Elliot Handler, a pioneering toy maker who co-founded Mattel and invented Hot Wheels, has died. He was 95. Handler died Thursday from heart failure at his Century City home, according to his daughter, Barbara Segal, after whom the Barbie doll was named....
  • THQ market value, once $2 billion, dips below $35 million

     
    THQ Inc., once one of the top five video game publishers in the world, has seen its market value plunge from $2 billion in 2007 to just $35 million. THQ's shares, which traded above $34 a share when the company was riding high, closed at 51 cents on...
  • Mad for 'Hunger Games' merch: nail polish, socks, crossbows

     
    As the Hunger Games movie nears its release there is -- or was, before shoppers started scooping it up -- a huge quantity of merchandise available....
  • Fashion News: 'Game of Thrones' costumes are on-trend for 2012

     
    "Game of Thrones" may be set in a fantasy world of long, long ago but the clothes the characters are wearing strike some observers as remarkably on-trend, including crop tops, prints and fur. Alec Baldwin is engaged. Mattel is coming out with a bald...