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2014-02-17 23:03:24

Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s largest children’s toy entertainment company, is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the iconic construction brand, Meccano-Erector, this fall at Toys“R”Us®, the nation’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile retailer. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Spin Master Ltd., Canada’s largest children’s toy entertainment company, is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the iconic construction brand, Meccano-Erector, this fall at...

Google Generation Growing ‘Brain Dead’ Says Inventor
2012-12-27 13:29:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The English inventor who created the wind-up radio has no problems telling us how he feels about kids today. In his mind, the “Google Generation” as he calls them are in danger of becoming engorged, brain-dead zombies incapable of existing without the aid of a computer. Trevor Baylis, a 75-year old Englishman, expressed his opinion in a way only an Englishman can: Politely. Baylis invented his wind-up radio in the...

2010-02-16 14:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Helix Films, an independent production company, announced today that they have formed an exclusive partnership with Meccano Toy Company to develop an original 3D feature film based upon the iconic Erector Set brand of children's construction toys. The deal represents the first time Meccano has licensed film rights to their toys. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Helix is currently developing an original script with an eye towards creating...

2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...

2009-08-25 16:38:04

An effort to build a 10-mile long toy railroad for a British television show has been derailed by theft and vandalism. About 400 people have been involved in the construction of the toy line between the Devonshire towns of Barnstaple and Bideford, The Daily Telegraph reported. One was James May, a presenter on the BBC hit car show Top Gear, who is working on a new show, James May's Toy Stories. The thieves stole sections of track and the battery powering the trains and put coins on the track,...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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