LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest […]
Will your kids be clamoring for an Elmo that gives hugs, a loom that lets you make rubber bracelets or a kid-size go-cart this holiday? Those and others have made Toys R Us’ annual list […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and banks helped the stock market overcome some disappointing quarterly performances on Monday. Poor second-quarter results from a handful of large U.S. companies weighed on stocks. McDonald’s […]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.” Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game […]
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Within an hour of the new Transformers ride opening at Universal Studios on Thursday, hundreds of people stood in the sweltering Florida heat to experience the intense, 3-D thrill ride. Transformers: […]
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The end is near for the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron in the classic Monopoly game as fans vote in the final hours on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.
NEW YORK (AP) — The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Hasbro is holding a Facebook contest to eliminate one of the eight tokens that identify the players and introduce a new one.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker to make one that appeals to all kids.
NEW YORK (AP) – Even on “Sesame Street,” where everything is famously A-OK, problems can arise for its residents. And that includes the Muppets. Cookie Monster grapples with an eating disorder. Oscar the Grouch gets […]
(AP) – The battering of “Battleship” at the box office hasn’t scared Sony away from Hasbro toys. The studio is tripling down on its strategy of making movies based on playthings. On Monday, it announced […]