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  • Are Lego Friends the enemies of American girls?

    Are Lego Friends the enemies of American girls?
    Politics and protest have come to Legoland, where a new toy line called Lego Friends has been making enemies. Lego Friends features five female play figures that are a departure from the chunky, interchangeable and gender-vague people who have...
  • Crowds pack stores, but will the buying continue?

    Crowds pack stores, but will the buying continue?
    Anyone wondering whether Americans have the nerve to keep spending despite a rattled economy might have been cheered by the Friday morning scene at Fry's Electronics in Fountain Valley. And by the chutzpah of Sawmon Jahagiri, who paid $40 to a more...
  • A boon for Pickens, not for America

    At a time of economic decline and record-high gas prices, there is something refreshing in an oilman turning into one of the nation's leading advocates of renewable energy. This could explain why T. Boone Pickens' multibillion-dollar efforts to reduce...
  • Toy Fair looks to Hollywood to stay in the game

     
    Dawn C. Chmielewski is in New York covering Toy Fair, and here's her report on Hollywood's increasing sway over the toy aisles of American retail. When Pixar Animation Studios guru John Lasseter was working on the original "Toy Story" movie,......
  • Warner buys majority stake in Batman video game developer

     
    After co-publishing the first successful mature video game based on a DC Comics character in many years last summer, Warner Bros. has quickly taken its makers in-house. Warner has acquired a majority stake in Rocksteady Studios, the London-based developer...
  • Top five superhero video games of all time

     
    Mark Milian returns to the Hero Complex with big talk about some heroic games -- it's his list of the five best superhero video games ever. Any gamer will tell you that games tied to a superhero or movie franchise......
  • Welcome to Austin: Scenes from SXSW

     
    Our blog editor, Tony Pierce, along with a trusty team of reporters are down in Austin, Texas, experiencing the excitement that is the annual South by Southwest — a mecca of the emerging technology, new films and the surge of new and not so new artists....
  • Warner Bros. opening Montreal video game studio

     
    Warner Bros. is opening a major new video game development studio in Montreal. The studio announced its plans today in conjunction with the Quebecois government, which will provide about $7.4 million in subsidies. The new Montreal studio will be the......
  • Championship League match reenacted with LEGO

     
    German LEGO enthusiast Fabian Moritz made this wunderbar recreation of the crushing Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich match. This is truly a demonstration of team spirit, jah? --Richard Metzger...
  • Warner Bros. acquires Turbine, developer of Lord of the Rings Online

     
    Warner Bros. beefs up its precious Lord of the Rings portfolio....
  • Metallica's 'Whiplash' video animated with LEGO

     
    Metallica's "Whiplash" performed by an all LEGO tribute band. Dig the audience of LEGO headbangers and the LEGO crowd surfer. If they tried to do this with "The Unforgiven" video, it would have just been weirdly depressing, don't you think? --Richard...