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Bandai Thinks I'm Stupid Bandai Thinks I'm Stupid

Bandai’s bringing back the original Tamagotchis—like, literally the original Tamagotchis. Variety reports that the toy manufacturer will soon start selling the virtual pet gadget, complete with its original 1997 programming and original 1997 packaging, for $19.99, which is wild considering it only cost $17.99 in 1997!…

Parents, Are You Ready for 'Fingerling Fever'?  Parents, Are You Ready for 'Fingerling Fever'? 

Every year, America anoints a “must-have” toy item, which parents must dutifully acquire or accept that they are basically a villain in their child’s own personal fairy tale. Last year, it was the “Hatchimal.” This year, it looks to be something called a “Fingerling.”

These Toothpick Crossbows Might Shoot My Eye Out But That Doesn't Mean I Don't Want One These Toothpick Crossbows Might Shoot My Eye Out But That Doesn't Mean I Don't Want One

Apparently kids in China are making their parents and teachers angry over something way cooler than fidget spinners: miniature crossbows that shoot toothpicks!

Germany Agrees This Bitch Is a Snitch Germany Agrees This Bitch Is a Snitch

As Jezebel has previously reported, My Friend Cayla is no such thing.

Tens Of Thousands Of Chocolate Eggs Wash Up On German Island  Tens Of Thousands Of Chocolate Eggs Wash Up On German Island 

Guess what! As it turns out, life sometimes offers more than a grinding trudge towards death. Residents of the German island Langeoog learned this very lesson last week, when tens of thousands of Kinder Surprise Eggs washed onto its shore.

What Is This Toy Saying?

Hatchimals—they’re the most coveted toy this Christmas season, and also nasty little eggs who need to be punished.

Good Lord, Someone Hacked Their Alexa to Speak Via Big Mouth Billy Bass   Good Lord, Someone Hacked Their Alexa to Speak Via Big Mouth Billy Bass  

I know we’re all under a great deal of stress right now, so I really do not want to cause unnecessary alarm. But pals, this is important: someone hacked their Alexa so that it speaks through a Big Mouth Billy Bass.

Hasbro Settles with Fox News Host Harris Faulkner in Lawsuit over Toy Hamster Named Harris Faulkner Hasbro Settles with Fox News Host Harris Faulkner in Lawsuit over Toy Hamster Named Harris Faulkner

Toy manufacturer Hasbro and Fox News host Harris Faulkner, embroiled in litigation for over a year, announced Wednesday that they had reached a settlement agreement, the full details of which have not been disclosed but in which Hasbro conceded that it will stop making a toy hamster named Harris Faulkner.

Here's Video of Vin Diesel Playing With Street Sharks Toys at a 1994 Toy Fair

Vin Diesel is a man who seems like he has the heart and spirit of a joyous child. This much is clear in an unearthed video of the actor playing with Street Sharks toys for a job. “His special power is the righthand roundhouse punch. He sends the competition to a watery grave. Boom! Death.”

This Bejeweled Silkworm Automaton Is the Ultimate Luxurious Waste of Money  This Bejeweled Silkworm Automaton Is the Ultimate Luxurious Waste of Money 

There’s an entire, booming segment of the gadget business catering to the wealthy, building ever more elaborate Bluetooth-enabled designer kitchen appliances or whatever. But it’s certainly not a new phenomenon, as this circa-early 1800s jeweled silkworm/still-functional automaton attests.

The News Is Very Worked Up Over This Toy Fighter Jet That Accidentally Plays a Muslim Prayer The News Is Very Worked Up Over This Toy Fighter Jet That Accidentally Plays a Muslim Prayer

WolVol, a toy company that you’re probably not familiar with, makes a toy F-16 jet that your kids will probably never ask for. But get it for them anyway and you might discover that the model plane accidentally plays a recording of a Muslim prayer rather than its advertised jet noises. If that’s the case, your local…

What's the Toy You Just Couldn't Live Without?  What's the Toy You Just Couldn't Live Without? 

Earlier this week I wrote about Tinkerbell Cosmetics, my pink plastic childhood obsession. No doubt I begged, I pleaded, I whined. But everybody’s got some white whale from their early years. What was yours?

Hamster Toy Looks Nothing Like Fox Host Harris Faulkner, Says Hasbro Hamster Toy Looks Nothing Like Fox Host Harris Faulkner, Says Hasbro

This August, Harris Faulkner (the woman) sued Hasbro for $5 million because she and her lawyers thought Harris Faulkner (a toy hamster) had used her name and likeness without permission. Monday, Hasbro filed back and was like, “Excuse me, Harris Faulkner (the woman), you’re being absolutely ridiculous and we have no…

Watch Fox and Friends Struggle to Grasp Gender-Neutral Toy Marketing

Target has decided to opt for more gender-neutral labeling in the way it sells toys and other kids’ products. As a segue into their coverage of this shift, Fox & Friends asks a weighty question: “Have the P.C. police gone too far?” They raise an excellent point—the most pressing issue facing America is shaving two…

FAO Schwarz Has Closed Its Famous Fifth Avenue Outpost  FAO Schwarz Has Closed Its Famous Fifth Avenue Outpost 

After 29 years, FAO Schwarz is packing up its wonderland-like Manhattan store, including the giant floor piano. RIP that giant floor piano.

New Line of Dolls For Kids With Disabilities is Created After Campaign New Line of Dolls For Kids With Disabilities is Created After Campaign

Toy Like Me is a recent Facebook campaign calling for more representation and diversity in the toy industry with their main goal being the production of toys for children with disabilities. The page features submissions from parents who have given makeovers to existing toys to better represent their kids. Makies, a UK…

Toys Will Be Toys! Amazon Ditches 'Boys' and 'Girls' as Toy Categories

Amazon has dumped “Boys” and “Girls” from its top-level categorization options for Toys & Games, reports BoingBoing. (Kottke pointed out that the categories do exist deeper down into the categories, but that “it’s a nice first step.”) Amazon has, in their own subtle way, announced to the world that boys and girls can…

Big Brother Has Enormous Plastic Boobs: 'Hello Barbie' Can Spy on Kids Big Brother Has Enormous Plastic Boobs: 'Hello Barbie' Can Spy on Kids

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood—a children's privacy advocacy group—released a petition today calling for Mattel to cease production of Hello Barbie, an "interactive" doll created in the hopes of reviving the toymaker's stumbling brand.

Is There Anything More Terrifying Than the New York Toy Fair? Is There Anything More Terrifying Than the New York Toy Fair?

Every year, toymakers gather in New York City to showcase their latest wares. Sure, yes, many are quite spiffy. But there's always a few items that make me frankly afraid to walk into a Toys 'R Us.

Kids React to The Sheer Terror That is Teddy Ruxpin Kids React to The Sheer Terror That is Teddy Ruxpin

Remember when Santa brought your friend Julie a Teddy Ruxpin for Christmas and didn't bring you shit and when you talked to Julie about it she said "well maybe Santa just loves me more" and you had to tell that little brat that actually Santa doesn't exist and she's just a spoiled little monster? Anyway, watch some of…

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