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9 Annoying AF Toys You Wish Would Break Already

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents

Now that the holidays are over, you might be regretting some of the noisy, flashing, messy-as-heck toys you got for your kids. What seemed like a good...

Yet Another Reason To Love Legos

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

Investing in Lego turns out to be pretty lucrative -- and we’re not just talking about those original Star Wars sets. The Danish toymaker's col...

VTech Hack Leaves Millions Of Parents -- And Their Kids -- Exposed

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.30.2015 | Technology

The theft of toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd's database highlights a growing problem with basic cyber security measures at small, non-financial companie...

5 Smart Toys For Your Tech-Savvy Kids This Holiday Season

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- What to get a tech-savvy kid who's tired of the same old tablets and video games? New toys this year range from easy-to-use sets for ...

GoldieBlox Imagines What Happens When Girls Get To Be The Movie Heroes

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents

Move over, James Bond. There's a new hero in town, and she's awesome. In an ad for GoldieBlox's new action figure named Ruby Rails, girls have...

The Hilarious Nightmare Of Putting Together Barbie's Dreamhouse

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents

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Mom Helps Kids Embrace Being Different With Dolls You Won't Find In A Store

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents

A mom in Australia is trying to help kids embrace their differences, one doll at a time.  Maria Kentley from Melbourne started Hope Toys as ...

4 Toy Trends for 2015

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

I've been attending the New York International Toy Fair, the Western Hemisphere's largest toy trade show, for the past nine years and always have a blast combing through 400,000 square feet of wall to wall toys. I get seriously pumped about what's new.

Top 5 Ways to Ensure Safe, Natural Toys for Kids

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Helsabeck

Simple steps like these can help calm anxieties and make parents feel empowered by their ability to keep their children safe and happy.

The 20 Hottest Kids' Toys Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Kristina Martin | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents

Your mailboxes are probably already stuffed to the brim with holiday advertisements. Yep, 'tis the season, which means it's time to start helping kids...

Ellen Found Some Seriously Strange Children's Toys, And We Can't Stop Laughing

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.14.2014 | Comedy

Children's toys are meant to be shared and enjoyed -- but maybe not these ones. On Thursday's episode of her show, Ellen DeGeneres decided to share...

15 Retro Kids' Toys That Refuse To Go Out Of Style

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

Brighter, shinier, more modern. If you thought you had a serious case of deja vu in the toy aisle recently, you're onto something. They may take on a ...

Blockbuster Fatigue, Anyone? Sales Soften for Plastic Action Figure Toys Based on Movies

Robert Marich | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

The youth audience is slowing buying of plastic action figures based on movies -- which clog aisles at Walmart, toy stores and pages of online retailers.

Gear Up Your Kids

Ivo Lukas | Posted 07.19.2014 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Whether it's engineering, creativity or safety on your mind for your kids this summer, be sure to keep these great gadgets and apps in mind.

Vera Bradley Recalls 98,000 Bear Ring Rattles And Bunny Toys

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Vera Bradley is recalling approximately 98,000 bear ring rattles and bunny stuffed toys because a pom-pom tail can detach from the i...

These Mechanics Took Your Favorite Foot-Powered Toy Car And Made It Street-Legal

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

You know the one. Little Tikes' Cozy Coupe -- the red plastic, yellow-roofed model that's been awkwardly piloted across suburban sidewalks by todd...

This Might Just Be The Most Ridiculous Toy Of All Time

Posted 11.19.2013 | Fifty

Disturbed, perturbed, genuinely concerned? We're not sure what we're feeling after watching this amazingly awkward toy commercial from the 1960s. A wo...

FIRE IN THE HOLE: This Doll Is Definitely Not Safe For Kids

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

Is your crotch burning? If so, call 911 immediately. When you get back from the hospital check out the Fanny Flambeaux doll, an extremely dang...

Which Of These Classic Toys Should Join The Hall Of Fame?

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The National Toy Hall of Fame has narrowed the nominees for its class of 2013. This year's finalists are: Bubbles, chess, the boar...

Learning to Play Again

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

The truth is kids' toy sales -- digital or otherwise -- are hurting. Why? In part, it's because kids are overscheduled mini-adults who can't find time for a game of Chutes and Ladders between ballet and Mandarin classes.

WATCH: Riley's Back!

Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents

Riley Maida's impassioned discourse on the stereotype-filled marketing of children's toys -- particularly "pink stuff" -- went viral a couple years ba...

Emma Mustich

How Much Do We Know About The Media Our Kids Consume? | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents

When bad news dominates the headlines, as it has so often over the past few months, we find ourselves asking a frighteningly familiar question: how ca...

Why You'll Never See Me At A 'Yo Gabba Gabba' Show Again

Devon Corneal | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Not since Barney and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood have I been so profoundly affected by children's entertainment. I'm not normally the type of person who writes to celebrities, so I hope you appreciate how intense my feelings are. I will never be the same again. I hate you.

Toy Fair Tech: A Mash-up of Toy Companies Mostly Playing It Safe

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.21.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

This year, the "T" in toy stands for tumult. As I walked the seemingly never-ending aisles of the 110th annual American International Toy Fair at the ...

LOOK: The Weirdest, Most Inappropriate Toys Ever? | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

Here are five kids' toys that will have you asking, "What were they thinking?"