How to Keep Junk Food Ads Off Your Kid's Plate

Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in. Among my favorites? The first Transformers movie, which was rated PG-13 but lent its brand to Happy Meal toys aimed at kids 4-9. Too bad the adult meal didn't come with a person to explain why t...Nothing says "summer" like a good fast food tie-in.

Woman Will Name Baby Megatron if Facebook Page Gets 1M Fans

It's time for Mom to start saving up for baby Megatron's therapy bills. Credit: Facebook What would it take to get you to name your baby Megatron? For one pregnant woman, all it takes is a persistent brother and a million Facebook fans...

Vampires, Robots, Obamas: All Nickelodeon Award Nominees

Kevin James is set to host Nickelodeon's Kid Choice Awards next month. Credit: Nickelodeon
Vampires, monsters and robots, oh my! Luckily, they won't mind a little green slime. The nominees for this year's Kids Choice Awards will add a little ...

G.I. Joe, My Little Pony Invading TV With New Children's Network

G.I. Joe from his Rise of the Cobra collection. The versatile soldier may be getting his own show. Credit: Craig Ruttle, AP
G.I. Joe has plans to invade children's television. This time, he has more than a cartoon show in mind. He's looking at...

Top Toy Robots For Kids

Toy robots have come a long way since Japanese creators built Robot Lilliput, the first robot. Robert the Robot, the first American robot, debuted in the Sears Christmas book of 1954, and toy robots continue to be a popular holiday gift. So, what are...

Transformer collection sells for $1 million

In a story that's a little Lifetime Television for Women with a dash of The Forty-Year Old Virgin, a widow in California sold her late husband's collection of Transformers toys on E-bay for a million dollars. Titled "The Ultimate Boxed G1 Transforme...

Group says "Transformers" advertisements targeting kids too young

A Boston-based child advocacy group filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission after finding ads and toys based on the PG-13 "Transformers" movie film aimed at children as young as 2 years old. Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is r...

Incredibly odd toy combo

Remember in the movie, Big, when Tom Hanks is working for a toy company, and he "doesn't get" the new Transformer toy proposed by a company executive? That exec wanted to make a giant, man-eating bug, that could transform into a building, and I agree...

Transformers toys: a sneak peek

I'm looking forward to the summer release of Transformers: The Movie as much as most people, but clearly not quite as much as the boys over at our sister site, Autoblog, who are taking anticipation to a whole new level. Anyways, if your children hap...

American International Toy Fair running now

The 2007 American International Toy Fair began on Sunday and runs until Wednesday, February 14th in New York City. Before you get too excited, it is unfortunately not open to the public. Luckily for us though, there have been some reports around the ...

Outrageous Halloween costumes: a working Transformer

Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be taking a look at some wild, expensive, or just unbelievable Halloween costumes that are available for kids (and adults) this Halloween. First, check out these amazing working transformer costumes [link v...


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