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Spokane Valley mobile home neighbors upset by dog toy depicting black man being lynched

Two women have asked a neighbor in a Spokane Valley mobile home park to remove a toy they believe is racist from the front of his garage. The man said …


Police raid felon’s hotel room, catch him painting shotgun to look like a toy

Police caught a felon painting a shotgun to look like a toy in a Spokane motel room Monday, according to Spokane Police Department in a news release.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018

Christmas Eve grinch: Gift for homeless man’s son stolen from driveway

On Christmas Eve he planned to take it to his son, so he stayed at his son’s mother’s home in Frayser. It was parked in the driveway, attached to his …


Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known in New York City for its classy and sometimes extravagantly expensive toys.


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Fidget spinners named among possible summer hazards for kids

Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm said Wednesday in unveiling its summer safety report that the ubiquitous spinners, already banned in many schools, can fall apart and the small pieces …


America’s love-hate relationship with the fidget spinner: Is technology to blame for our restlessness?

You’ve probably seen the kid spinning a thing that looks like a miniature alien spaceship on his thumb and wondered what that was all about. Or maybe you’ve noticed a …


Uninjured 6-year-old pulled from crane-grab toy machine

A Roseburg, Oregon, pizza shop is making it a little harder to access a game machine’s prizes after a 6-year-old girl climbed up the chute to get a stuffed animal.


Hasbro To Acquire Tiger Electronics

Hasbro Inc., struggling to keep pace with rival Mattel, will buy Giga Pets-maker Tiger Electronics Inc. in a $335 million cash deal that will make Hasbro a leader in electronic …


Barbie Gets A Limited Brain Computer Chip Lets Kids Program Doll With Phrases - As Long As They’re Perky

Barbie has a car, a house and a pony, all the things someone so plastic could want. Now she’s finally getting a brain. Equipped with a computer chip, Mattel’s Talk …


Hair-Eating Dolls Raise Parents’ Dander Cabbage Patch Dolls Munch On 3 Children

An uncle helps disassemble the Cabbage Patch Snack Time Kid doll that chewed its way up to the scalp of 7-year-old Sarah Stevens of Griffith, Ind. on Thursday. Photo by …


Chewing Doll Finds Girl’s Hair To Liking

A battery-operated Cabbage Patch Doll that can chew had to be taken apart piece by piece when it munched a 7-year-old girl’s hair up to her scalp and wouldn’t let …


Flexible Flyer: It’s Not Any Sled, It’s The Classic

I was browsing through the Eddie Bauer outlet store when I found it: A Flexible Flyer sled, the perfect Christmas gift for my children. It was the “Classic” version, unchanged …


Battered Dolls Bruise Kids, Group Protests

A line of dolls whose faces are bruised and battered should be pulled off the shelves in Spain, a children’s rights group says. The new dolls have black eyes, head …


Mattel To Sell ‘Holiday Barbie’ Vouchers As Demand Outstrips Supply

Demand for the 1995 Happy Holidays Barbie is so high that consumers who can’t find them during the holiday rush will be offered vouchers promising home delivery next year. With …


Izzy Vies For Space On Toy Shelves

Step aside, Barney and Simba. Izzy the Atlanta Olympic mascot is about to invade toy shelves. Los Angeles-based Equity Marketing Inc. said Wednesday it has signed a licensing deal to …


Playskool Recalling 1-2-3 Swings

Consumers who own Playskool’s 1-2-3 Swings should stop using them because the seat restraint can falsely appear to be locked and cause children to fall out, the government said Tuesday. …


Sharks Bite Rangers A New Family Of Action Toys Is Making Its Mark In The Industry

Joseph Cevallos, 7, of Charleston, W. Va., displays his collection of Street Sharks. The action figures have become hot sellers since hitting toy shelves early this year. Photo by Associated …