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Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Can't Afford Real-Life Operation (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.29.2014 | Weird News

John Spinello earned a small spot in pop culture history 50 years ago when he invented Operation, the battery-powered game that lets kids play surgeon...

Barbie Sales Are Seriously Tanking

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its ...

The Toy Giants

Laurie Schacht | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's clear that there are driving forces behind both Lego's rise and Barbie's decline in sales: entertainment. Movies make such a huge impact on kids, and while it's nothing new, it's also something that won't change anytime soon.

Bronies and Fans, Take Note: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Will Not Disappoint

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.03.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

It is definitely a combination of adventure with a crème of comedy and a sprinkle of excitement all rapped up in a friendship sandwich.

'Father Of G.I. Joe' Dies

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has d...

"It's Ripple Time."

Daniel Horgan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

Kids love superheroes. Whether it's the kind they read about in comic books or watch on the big screen, the action figures that they play with or the ...

Help Decide Which Monopoly House Rules Make The Cut!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

For as long as Monopoly has been around, people have been amending the rulebook to fit their group’s play style. Now Hasbro is giving some of the mo...

Create and Style: New Toys Allow Kids to Customize the Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

When they are little, kids just want to be with us, hold our hands, cuddle, and play. They do grow up fast though, and before you know it, they are turning 6 (give or take a few years), and suddenly they need to express themselves and show their independent style.

STEM Is Taking Over the 2014 Toy Fair!

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.30.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Our children are our future and that future learns through play. For the last few years, we have watched as high-tech gadgets adults love have also become kids' favorite playthings.

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

Do Nerf's 'Rebelle' Toys Reinforce Gender Stereotypes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Parents

A new line of toys for girls has consumers questioning whether it reinforces gender stereotypes. One of the products in question, Nerf's "Heartbre...

What Game Changes Teach Us About Students Today

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.27.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

While it's important for us to exegete today's young person, it's also important to recognize what we've done to them. Have we done too much? In our effort to keep them happy and entertained, have we sabotaged their ability to persevere, bounce back, learn soft skills and find internal motivation?

Monopoly Gets Rid Of Jail?!

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

UPDATE: 7:23 p.m. -- The Huffington Post was contacted Thursday night by Nicole Agnello, senior brand manager at Hasbro, who disputed the Wall Street ...

What's Your Forty-Pound Cabbage?

Concetta Bencivenga | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Concetta Bencivenga

"At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger. What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables"

Hasbro's Monopoly Contest Helps Struggling Company Beat Expectations

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro reported first-quarter results Monday that beat Wall Street expectations as the toy maker benefited from an online cont...

Moms Outraged Over Hot Wheels Misstep

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Hot Wheels is “leading the way” to gender inequality, according to some moms. The company is facing backlash after hosting a brunch for “infl...

LOOK: Popular Toy Brand Tweets Offensive Question

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents

Playskool, a division of Hasbro usually touted for bringing Mr. Potato Head into our children’s lives, found itself at the center of a Twitter fires...

The Crowd Picked a Cat. What Are Crowds Good for, Anyway?

Andrea Kates | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Andrea Kates

Is a cat the best decision for a Monopoly game piece? And thinking more broadly about crowds and commerce, when does it make sense and when does it NOT make sense to cast a wide net for input into business decisions?

Monopoly: Cat Got Your Iron?

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Weird News
Andrew J. Lederer

Okay, so now there's a cat instead of an iron. This isn't the first time they've changed the game pieces, though doing so flies in the face of the benefits of a monopoly. On Monopoly. One of the foundation board games of human experience. Seems desperate to me.

Catherine New

Iron Industry To Monopoly: We Are Still Hot

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.07.2013 | Small Business

At least one iron maker insisted the industry was still hot on Wednesday after Hasbro announced its plan to drop the iron piece from the Monopoly boar...

LOOK: Monopoly To Change Forever

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Or another of their board g...

Monopoly May Never Be The Same Again

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2013 | Business

Next time you sit down for a game of Monopoly, savor the chance to be the cute little Scottie dog, top hat or thimble -- one of these pieces may soon ...

Alice Hines

Parents Shun Toy Guns After Newtown Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

Three-year-old Jason Halili says he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. The New York City boy already has the requisite gear -- a uniform,...

Hasbro Makes Big Announcement After 13-Year-Old's Petition Goes Viral

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign callin...

WATCH: Chefs Call For Gender-Neutral Easy-Bake Oven

AP | By MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 02.10.2013 | Home

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl's call for Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven. ...