Here's what Barbie looked like the year you were born

2019-03-11 11:47

From the original hourglass figure and striped swimsuit to more inclusive representations of beauty, Barbie dolls have changed a lot over the years.

Any Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves, but it took over 30 years for anyone to figure that out

2019-01-19 07:36

In 2010, a group of mathematicians used a bank of supercomputers at Google to show any Rubik's Cube could be solved in 20 moves.

People are freaking out about a toy that chases kids faster the louder they yell and 'feeds off of screams of terror'

2018-12-14 06:54

Yellies toys go faster the louder a kid yells. Is it a perfect toy or a holiday curse?

These will be the most popular toys for Christmas, Toys R Us predicts

2018-11-07 18:37

This year will see high demand for toys involving augmented reality, collectibles, slime, dinosaurs, unicorns and interactive pets, say the people who sell them.

Dolls with a difference

2018-08-03 21:12

They’re more than just a toy – dolls play a role in shaping a child’s identity. That’s why these women are creating ethnic dolls that little black girls can relate to.

Your old Pokémon cards, comic books, or Barbies could be worth more than a house

2018-07-17 06:08

These are some of the most expensive toys you may just have lying about, including a R4 million doll.

Porsche recalls car model aimed at the very young

2018-05-23 08:33

Luxury German automaker Porsche ordered a recall of a recent model, citing safety hazards for joyriding operators and offering full refunds.

M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC Rally car joins LEGO Speed Champions range

2018-02-19 09:11

Ford, Lego and rally specialists M-Sport revealed a new model from the Lego Speed Champions range – the title-winning M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC rally car.

Dudu & Sipho play their part

2017-11-05 06:00

We’ve all been victims of it or witnesses to it – a child pulling at their parent’s sleeve or creating a scene in the supermarket, demanding a Dora the Explorer colouring book, Paw Patrol lunchbox or Frozen figurine.

Why kids love unboxing videos

2017-09-12 15:12

Do your kids love unboxing videos? Then your kids are going to love this YouTube channel!


SpaceX rocketed a plush Earth doll into orbit on its new Crew Dragon spaceship. Now supplies of the little toy are dwindling.

2019-03-05 08:56

Celestial Buddies, which makes a plush toy model of Earth, said it was shocked to see its inventory sell out after SpaceX launched one of the toys.

Old-fashioned toys beat digital gifts for kids, paediatricians say

2018-12-21 10:00

Traditional playthings like dolls, cars, blocks and crayons have given way to the virtual – from games played on mobile devices to talking animals that read stories out loud.

12 cool toys for less than R250

2018-12-11 18:19

The best deals on toys that should keep your kid entertained during the festive season.

Africa’s first official Lego store is opening this weekend - here are the 10 most expensive block sets it will sell, including a R14,000 Millennium Falcon

2018-07-26 16:07

The list also includes four palaces – if you count The Joker's R4,300 manor and a R5,200 city of ninjas as palaces.

QUIZ: How well do you know your beauty trends?

2018-07-06 17:50

The beauty industry has seen an influx of hacks and surprises that seem to keep coming. There is always something new to try out.

8 tech toys to blow your kids away this Christmas

2017-12-15 08:15

Many of the most expensive toys bought for kids during Christmas become short-lived fun with kids spending just minutes, hours or days with them before the novelty wears off.

Toys to help your kids with social skills

2017-09-15 09:00

We explore a variety of toys and how they can help build your child’s social interaction skills.

How cool is this! Grand Theft Auto meets Lego blocks

2017-09-06 11:42

This cool video recreates the popular gaming series, GTA, albeit with Lego blocks. Watch the epic clip!

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