toys

Vote for worst toy of the year

It's too late now to save money if you bought these toys for last Christmas, but at least consumers can keep from looking like a chump at birthday...

Time for a Toy Buyer's Bill of Rights

I gave blood this weekend. But this wasn't a noble act. I was just trying to open some toy packaging.Now that Christmas is over, I can't help but...

32-pc. Wooden Train Set: $9.99

I'm a big fan of classic toys that encourage kids to think and be creative instead of being passively entertained by flashing lights....

My Toy Story Conspiracy Theory

There are a lot of things I could worry about. Those floods in the Midwest. Oil is around $140 a barrel. We hit the one million mark in home...

An ode to the coloring book

The McLoughlin Brothers created the first coloring book in 1880 (The Little Folks Painting Book), and it was an instant hit. Young children -- and...

Toys that run on kid energy

It's kind of funny, if you think about it. Years ago, kids played with wooden blocks and Legos, arguably environmentally-friendly toys. Of course,...

Little kids need iron, but Iron Man?

Nothing like feeling righteously indignant.I read this morning in MediaPost that the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is asking Burger...