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Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

Jul. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Texas, the other in New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Brands, says an...

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most...

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Jul. 12, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most...

Lego strikes deal to buy Legoland, Madame Tussauds

Jun. 28, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Kirkbi Invest said Friday it is joining forces with private equity firm Blackstone and...

Fisher-Price recalls 71,000 inclined infant sleepers

Jun. 27, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fisher-Price has recalled 71,000 inclined sleeper accessories because infants can roll from their backs to their stomachs on inclined sleep products, risking injury or death. There have been no reported injuries or deaths related to the sleeper accessory with Fisher-Price's Ultra-Lite Day...

'Toy Story' lives on, but should it have?

Jun. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like "Casablanca," ''Toy Story 3" concluded with the beginning of a beautiful friendship. It's an ending that has very possibly produced an ocean's worth of tears, not to mention countless awkward moments for children mildly embarrassed by their parents suddenly turning into waterfalls....

Consumer group warns of dangers of classic summer toys

Jun. 18, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A consumer advocacy group is reminding parents of the dangers of classic summertime toys like baby pools, high-powered water guns and inflatable pool rings. Boston-based World Against Toys Causing Harm issued its annual list of 10 "summer safety traps" Tuesday. Other toys on the list include...

Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy ride

Jun. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck. News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication. They say they spotted her cruising down...

Review: In the joyous 'Toy Story 4,' the toys evolve too

Jun. 13, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

It's futile to ask "why more" in the movie business, but it's hard not to go in a little suspicious of a fourth "Toy Story." The trilogy was so perfect. What more could we ask of Woody and Buzz? What more did we as an audience need? If we got another, would it live up to the unbridled joy and emotional...

8-year-old on unicorn-shaped float rescued at sea

Jun. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — A volunteer water rescue team saved an 8-year-old boy who floated away from the North Carolina coast on a raft shaped like a unicorn. News outlets report that the Ohio boy was at the beach on Oak Island on Monday when a gust of wind blew the raft nearly half a mile (0.8 kilometers)...