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G.I. Joe Dolls: A Brief History

G.I. Joe's appearance marked the debut of the action figure. Hasbro introduced the military-themed dolls in 1964. The original figures were realistic 12-inch toy soldiers that represented the four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Action Soldier...

New American Doll Has Same Name as Arsonist

Rebecca Rubin -- new American Girl doll -- shares her name with an arsonist. Image: store.americangirl.com
Rebecca Rubin is American Girl's latest doll, a nine-year-old growing up in New York City in 1914, a daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants...

Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary, Income

As if you need another reason to keep your income high and home filled with stuff, here's a study that says the more money you have, the better vocabulary your child will have, too. The reasoning is fairly simple: Scientists at the University of...

Bratz Belt Too Suggestive?

If you saw a girl wearing a belt with a buckle that says "Enter," what would you think? You know, right above that bit of anatomy that teenage boys are always trying to figure out to get into? Yeah, that's what I'd be thinking too. And if that belt...

Reborn Dolls - Just Like Having a Real Baby?

Remember in high school sex ed class when you had to take care of an egg? The experience was supposed to give you a little taste of what parenthood was like, as you tried to keep the egg from getting lost or broken. Now that I'm a parent I can say...

Tom Cruise totes tot's toys

Tom Cruise is known for being an action hero of sorts -- from prancing about in his skivvies in Risky Business to chasing about as super spy Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible series -- but that doesn't mean he can't carry his kid's playthings out...

What do American Girl and Sex & the City have in common?

Strange question to ask, but the answer might surprise you even more--a lot. Other than the fact that both are viewed by female audiences, have television programming with big turnout and are being released from silver screen to the big screen,...

1970's are history for American Girl

Ellie is constantly asking me to tell stories about my childhood. She is fascinated by my friends, the clothes we wore and the games we played. She finds it incredible that we didn't have cable television, cell phones or microwave ovens and that we...

Elmo doll sings violent lyrics

Ellie has a cute little Elmo doll that sings the theme song from "Elmo's World". She has played with that doll off and on for about five years and as of yet, it has not started promoting violence. The same cannot be said for the Elmo doll Andrea...

Not good enough for American Girl

There are a lot of ways to create an artificial division between groups of people. Color of skin, religious beliefs, lifestyle, and, of course, perhaps one of the most common dividing lines, money. The haves and have-nots. Those of us who are among...

Why is it always the ugly toys?

I was sorting through some boxes the other day and came across my daughter's favorite toy from her early childhood. I still remember the day I bought it. We were in a department store and she was being extremely cranky. Once she spotted this she...

Product Recall: Mattel's Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets

Mattel Inc., of El Segundo, Calif., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling about 2.4 million Polly Pocket Magnetic Play Sets. The small magnets inside the toys can fall out, posing a serious hazard for...

I hate to say I told you so: Amazing Amanda is eeeeeeevil

Late last year, I mentioned that I thought that little possessed doll, Amazing Amanda, was quite possibly a tool of Satan.  I suspect some of you thought I was overreacting; however, I'd just like to point out that I'm not the only person who...

Woodkins: best toy ever

It isn't often that a toy really blows me away, but the Woodkins dress-up kit that my 3.5-year-old received for Christmas from her Grandma has completely captivated me. It is so simple, and yet so brilliant. It is the one toy that has been played...

Amazing Amanda: cute doll, or tool of Satan?

A few weeks ago, I talked to you about Amazing Amanda, the little possessed doll that was on every child-technophile's Christmas list.  Well, unfortunately, Mir's daughter (of Woulda Could Shoulda fame) brought one home with her -- it was a...

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