| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:33 PM
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...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Farrah Fawcett's iconic poster image has been re-issued on an Urban Outfitter's T-shirt. A portion of the $24 purchase price will fund the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's support of alternative methods of cancer research....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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.
| Aug 31, 2012
| 8:58 AM
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....
| Mar 25, 2012
Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot — a mockingjay — tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there.
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
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,...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:24 PM
PALO ALTO -- What a great week, capped off by an entertaining and scintillating finish to a football game.
It's good to have a life.
The week begins last Saturday with UCLA hoodwinking Stanford into thinking the Bruins are pushovers followed by a news...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Time to Play's list of hot toys for the holiday season...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mattel responds to Greenpeace's Barbie-themed deforestation protest: Responding to a campaign by Greenpeace, toy giant Mattel, maker of the famed Barbie doll line, announced Wednesday that it will stop buying paper and packaging that the environmental...