ARTICLES RELATING TO TOYS

Have you seen Barbie's new body?

2016-01-29 09:31

Mattel is finally getting it right with Barbie's new body range.

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VIDEO: The billion-dollar Star Wars boon in toys

After Star Wars Episode III hit theatres in 2005, its toy sales jumped 385% from 2004. Backed by Disney, the newest film is poised to knock toy sales out of this galaxy.

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Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

2015-05-23 11:43

Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.

Hasbro pays Mexico tax authorities $65m

2015-02-05 10:35

The world's No. 2 toymaker, Hasbro has paid $65m to Mexican tax authorities in a settlement, following a probe into the company for possible for tax avoidance.

Christmas gifts for kids speak louder than words

2014-12-18 14:58

Laura Shortridge tells us why it is important to think when buying presents for children, particularly girls.

Ethnic dolls are no better than Barbie dolls

2014-01-15 10:07

Before you pick out that new toy for your child, you might want to consider the effects it could have on their development.

Laser toys can lead to blindness

2013-08-12 11:35

The FDA warns that lasers in toys can be dangerous to children, posing the risk of serious eye injuries and even blindness.

Xmas sales up for toy shops

2011-01-14 14:16

Sales at Redgwoods, the owner of SA's biggest toy retailers Toys R Us and Reggie's, has grown 10% compared with the same month the year before.

 

Consumers set to spend vast amount on toys

2015-12-06 18:02

Despite financial pressures, market indicators show that consumers still spend a vast amount on toys, according to an expert.

Secret passion of adult toy-car fans

2015-06-26 13:17

Do you still play with toy cars as an adult? Don't feel ashamed if you do - 1 in 5 grown-ups admit doing so... even when no kids are around.

Toy maker creates line of dolls with hearing aids and disabilities

2015-05-20 11:20

Line of dolls that include children with disabilities (and say we are all beautiful) has arrived.

Germany's toy industry looks to latest trends

2015-01-26 10:30

It's all about the latest trends, established classics and the biggest earners at the largest toy fair in the world, but the volume of choice is overwhelming.

Model way to set a world record

2014-05-08 09:27

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in England has broken the world record for the Longest Line of Toy Cars.

Fast-food ads lure kids with giveaways

2013-08-30 13:29

Fast-food advertisements targeting children tend to focus not on food, but on free toys, movie tie-ins and other giveaways, according to a new study.

Lego posts 36% profit gains

2012-08-31 16:04

Danish toymaker Lego has posted a profit jump of 36% for the first half of 2012 as it announced it would be recruiting 1 000 new employees this year.

Ways to play

2009-09-26 22:06

Some kids just don't fit the mould.

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