Rubber duck gets his due: a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame.
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November 7, 2013 This year's other honoree at the Rochester, N.Y., hall: the game of chess. Now, if Rubber Ducky's in there can Ernie (and Bert, of course) be far behind?
Mattel executives say they did not anticipate the runaway success of the goth-influenced Monster High brand when it debuted in 2010.
July 17, 2013 Barbie sales have slumped. But Monster High is doing great. That's another line of dolls from Mattel — imagine even skinnier Barbies that look like they've been designed by Tim Burton. And the Monster High dolls have been a success, spawning hordes of ghoulish imitators.
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Hasbro's pink Easy-Bake Oven is under fire for reinforcing gender stereotypes.
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December 17, 2012 A New Jersey teenager who launched a campaign to get Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven is expected to meet with the toy company Monday afternoon. Her campaign seems to be part of heightened gender messaging awareness in toys this holiday season.
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December 30, 2011 Build-A-Bear Workshop has recalled three products in the past year. The most recent one? The Colorful Hearts teddy bear eyes could come loose and pose a choking hazard for children.
A 2002-era Malibu Barbie.
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February 16, 2011 Is it Slinky? Maybe Hot Wheels? Or Barbie? Choose your favorite. And tell us which one Time or The Two-Way missed.
December 27, 2010 Lego bricks are being used in a variety of creative ways, from letterpress printing to building a pinhole camera.
October 20, 2010 The days of the Etch-A-Sketch are long gone. This year's list of hot holiday toys include two-wheeled R/C racers, paper guitars and hi-tech games. CNNMoney.com wraps up the top 16 toys of 2010.
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