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Watch This Whiz Kid Solve a Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can Read This Headline (VIDEO)
Viral Videos

Watch This Whiz Kid Solve a Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can Read This Headline (VIDEO)

Speedcuber Collin Burns beat the previous record by a hair, a seriously impressive one. Don't blink or you'll miss it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success
Success Stories

Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.
Stephen Key
Mattel, Quirky Partner Up to Crowdsource New Toys for Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price
Toys; Games

Mattel, Quirky Partner Up to Crowdsource New Toys for Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price

Users can now submit ideas for toys, games, baby gear and preschool products that will carry the toy giant's iconic monikers.
Geoff Weiss
Curbside Enthusiasm: A Look at Mobile Franchises
Franchises

Curbside Enthusiasm: A Look at Mobile Franchises

With low startup costs, rapid returns and the ability to operate independently, mobile franchises are putting anything and everything on wheels.
How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project
Kickstarter

How 'Exploding Kittens' Became the Most-Backed Kickstarter Project

The card game broke the record previously held by the Reading Rainbow campaign.
Carly Okyle
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