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2012-12-11 12:25:45

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ubisoft(®) and Toys"R"Us(®) announced that they have teamed up to create Toys"R"Us(®) Towers(TM), a free-to-play toy store simulation game with real-world benefits, available now on Facebook. The game will also be available on mobile devices in the coming months. Created by Ubisoft Quebec, Toys"R"Us(®) Towers(TM) gives players the chance to step into the shoes of the newest employee at Toys"R"Us. They will be able to manage...

2012-12-05 12:25:05

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays should be a time for joy and celebration but too often families end up spending time in the emergency room or urgent care with eye injuries. This year, the US Customs and Border has blocked 2,000,000 toys from entering in the U.S. About 11,000 toy related eye injuries occur each year and 13 deaths occurred in 2011 from toys. Most of these are in children younger than the age of 15. The majority of these do not cause serious harm, but...

2012-12-03 16:26:55

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,500 children will enjoy a happier holiday thanks to a $50,000 Toys for Tots donation from RadioShack, a leading national retailer of innovative technology products, services and accessories. "Every child deserves a special gift under the tree for Christmas. RadioShack is proud to support DFW Toys for Tots to make that possible for almost 1,500 of our neighbors," said Dorvin Lively, RadioShack's chief executive officer....

2012-11-30 12:24:27

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced LeapPad2(TM) was the top voted item in the Educational Toys category of the prestigious Time to Play "People's Play" Awards. LeapPad2, the next generation of the #1 kid's learning tablet, was nominated among hundreds of holiday favorites. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090219/LFLOGO) The Time to Play "People's Play" Awards recognize the...

2012-11-29 12:29:07

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - As the holiday shopping season approaches, the Government of Canada is joining the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (Profeco), to encourage consumers to put safety first when buying children's toys. Being informed shoppers helps consumers choose toys to keep children safe. Consumer product safety agencies in Canada, the US and Mexico are working together to raise awareness of toy safety issues among...

2012-11-28 16:25:49

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In continuing their efforts to assist the victims of Hurricane Sandy who are still recovering from such great losses, MetroStar Home Health Products, a privately owned Home Health Products company online at http://www.MetroStarDME.com, has been collecting thousands of new, unwrapped toy donations. The company is distributing the donated toys to children throughout this month in those areas most impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Throughout New York...

2012-11-26 08:27:45

CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For uBid, 'tis the season of giving (back). The go-to online marketplace for everything electronics has kicked off the "Buy a Toy, Give a Toy" initiative, benefitting Toys for Tots. Now through December 31, for every toy purchased on uBid, the company will donate a toy to Toys for Tots(1), helping make the season brighter for Chicagoland children in need. Holiday shoppers can visit uBid.com to bid on a toy for a child on their list. (Logo:...

2012-11-21 08:22:16

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced LeapPad2 was the most recognized kid's tablet of the year leading into the all-important holiday season. LeapPad2 was selected as a top toy by more kid, parenting and industry experts and retailers than any other kid's tablet, receiving 20 awards from prestigious U.S. organizations including the Dr. Toy, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents' Choice...

2012-11-20 12:25:40

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us(®) today announced that according to "TRU" news anchors Shane Colton and Jenny Kim, it's time to introduce the famous Toys"R"Us jingle to a whole new generation of kids. The iconic tune, which made its original debut in the 1980s, is best known for the catchy lyrics, "From bikes to trains to video games, it's The Greatest Toy Store there is!" Now, nearly 30 years later, the company is celebrating this piece of brand nostalgia for...

2012-11-20 08:30:56

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today unveiled its 2012 top toy wish list. This year's list features the most sought-after, award-winning toys for every age and every interest. Whether gift-givers are seeking a kid-tough tablet, educational handheld video game system, interactive map or learning toy, LeapFrog has something for every child. (Logo:...


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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