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Not Toying Around, Mattel Ousts CEO
Mattel

Not Toying Around, Mattel Ousts CEO

Just weeks ahead of Toyfair 2015, Bryan G. Stockton resigns as chairman and CEO of the toy-making giant.
Catherine Clifford
This 'Exploding Kittens' Card Game Is Blowing Up on Kickstarter
Games

This 'Exploding Kittens' Card Game Is Blowing Up on Kickstarter

The makers of a new card game were aiming to raise $10,000 in 30 days. They hit that goal in less than 30 minutes, and have gone on to raise more than $2.5 million.
Carly Okyle
Meet Dash and Dot, Robot Toys That Teach Kids How to Code
Robots

Meet Dash and Dot, Robot Toys That Teach Kids How to Code

A crowdfunding success story, Wonder Workshop makes robots that teach coding lessons through music, mazes, paths and puzzles.
Nina Zipkin
After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'
Growth Strategies

After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'

Toymaker K'Nex is now manufacturing its iconic toy in Maine. Here's why.
Dr. Dre Inspires Amazing Hanukkah Gift: The Dr. Dreidel
Toys; Games

Dr. Dre Inspires Amazing Hanukkah Gift: The Dr. Dreidel

The toy comes straight out of San Francisco, giving some California love to the rapper and to Jewish people everywhere.
Carly Okyle
Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker
Legal Issues

Seattle Artist Says She Lost Millions of Dollars, Sues 'Angry Birds' Maker

A U.S. judge approved the lawsuit, which claims that an artist was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of the brand's pet toys she designed.
Mensch on a Bench: How This Toy Went from Kickstarter to 'Shark Tank' in Two Years
Shark Tank

Mensch on a Bench: How This Toy Went from Kickstarter to 'Shark Tank' in Two Years

Inspired by his son's 'elf envy,' the Mensch on a Bench creator Neal Hoffman is taking the toy landscape by storm – and is hoping to do the same with the 'sharks.'
Nina Zipkin
The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All
Far Out Tech

The 'Paper' Airplane to Rule Them All

Say hello to the slickest little high-tech eye in the sky.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
GoldieBlox CEO: How I Went From Kickstarter to the Macy's Day Parade in Two Years.
GoldieBlox

GoldieBlox CEO: How I Went From Kickstarter to the Macy's Day Parade in Two Years.

Debbie Sterling says that to manage her company through such tremendous growth, she had to break through her own fears.
Catherine Clifford
 Hasbro Said to Be In Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation
Acquisitions

Hasbro Said to Be In Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation

The toymaker is apparently willing to pay a mix of cash and stock, though an exact price has not been determined yet.
The Formula for a Thriving Product Business
Starting a Business

The Formula for a Thriving Product Business

There are four factors successful entrepreneurs have in common. The man behind a recent Kickstarter campaign for a new set of games provides a great example.
Stephen Key
Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth
Controversies

Toys 'R' Us Slammed for Selling 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With Faux Bags of Meth

Parents are outraged over the toy chain's bizarre decision to sell drug-dealing action figures.
Laura Entis
King of Kitsch: Meet the Company Behind Big Mouth Billy Bass and a Dozen Other Novelty Items From Your Childhood
Toys; Games

King of Kitsch: Meet the Company Behind Big Mouth Billy Bass and a Dozen Other Novelty Items From Your Childhood

Gemmy Industries' chief executive explains how the company continues to crank out the cheesy magic year after year.
Laura Entis
4 Startup Founders Under 30 to Keep an Eye On
Young Entrepreneurs

4 Startup Founders Under 30 to Keep an Eye On

They're young and already changing the status quo. Discover and follow these four young entrepreneurs as they rise up.
Matthew Toren