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3 Reasons Entrepreneurs and Startups Are Bringing Toys Back to Life
Toys; Games

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs and Startups Are Bringing Toys Back to Life

A growing movement called toys-to-life is the likely vehicle for bridging the toy-gaming divide.
Sheila Eugenio
Amazon Launches STEM Toy Subscription for Kids
Amazon

Amazon Launches STEM Toy Subscription for Kids

The STEM Club Toy Subscription encourages kids to learn through play -- for $20 a month.
Lego Replaces Long-Time CEO With Company's First Foreign Boss
CEOs

Lego Replaces Long-Time CEO With Company's First Foreign Boss

Briton Bali Padda, currently chief operations officer, will replace Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, who was the first chief executive from outside the Kristiansen clan, Denmark's richest family.
Rubik's Cube Loses EU Trademark Fight Over Its Shape
Trademarks

Rubik's Cube Loses EU Trademark Fight Over Its Shape

The toy, invented in 1974 by Hungarian Erno Rubik, is popular among young and old, with more than 350 million cubes sold worldwide.
Hasbro and Indiegogo Want You to Design Their Newest Game
Games

Hasbro and Indiegogo Want You to Design Their Newest Game

An international competition offers the chance for a gaming enthusiast to have their original game idea turned into reality.
Ponies and Princesses: Hasbro Launches Charm Offensive for Girls
Toys; Games

Ponies and Princesses: Hasbro Launches Charm Offensive for Girls

Having captivated boys with its 'Star Wars' figures, the toy company is turning to Disney Princesses and the launch of its first animated movie to arrest a five-quarter slump in sales of its toys for girls.
These Toymakers Want to Show Kids the Fun of Snail Mail
Toys; Games

These Toymakers Want to Show Kids the Fun of Snail Mail

Turtle Mail wants to show little digital natives what it's like to receive and send physical letters.
Nina Zipkin
Help Leo DiCaprio Win an Oscar by Mashing Your Keyboard
Video Games

Help Leo DiCaprio Win an Oscar by Mashing Your Keyboard

A new browser game has the film star racing other actors and dodging photographers and Lady Gaga.
Stephen J. Bronner
Vice President Barbie Still Available to Run in 2016
Leadership

Vice President Barbie Still Available to Run in 2016

Let's make playtime great again.
Linda Lacina
Get a Tesla Model S for Only $499
Tesla

Get a Tesla Model S for Only $499

Did we mention it's a children's toy made by Radio Flyer?
Mattel Introduces New Body Types for Barbie
Toys; Games

Mattel Introduces New Body Types for Barbie

Tall, curvy and petite toys are now available so girls can 'find a doll that speaks to them.'
Laura Entis
Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers
Uber

Uber Has a Creative New Way to Distract Drunk Passengers

As concerns over driver safety have increased over the past few months, the ride service is reportedly piloting one solution in the backseats of cars in Charlotte, N.C.
This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year
Toys; Games

This Industry Just Had an Incredible Year

Jedi warriors, genetically modified dinosaurs and a gang of rescue pups helped the toy industry deliver its most robust growth figures in more than a decade.
Krystina Gustafson
Google Uses Tiny Cameras to Capture Adorable Mini Street View
Google

Google Uses Tiny Cameras to Capture Adorable Mini Street View

With help from a specially-modified model train and bus, the search giant has captured a 360-degree Street View map of Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, the world's largest miniature railway.
Matt Brian