toys

Consumer group releases "worst toys" list for holidays

BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its list Tuesday at a Boston children's...
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Build-A-Bear Releases Grinch Character for Holidays

Build A Bear dropped a Christmas treat on fans young and old today when they announced the release of a new character: The Grinch. The Build-A-Bear Grinch appears to be a younger more innocent version of the anti-hero. Look at those adorable wide eyes! The accessories for the character include a...
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Build-A-Bear Offers 'Pay Your Age Day'

The popular Build-A-Bear franchise has announced that they will host a "Pay Your Age Day." The event will take place on Thursday, July 12 at "a workshop near you." The promotion allows shoppers to "pay their age" to build and adopt a toy. Licensed characters from Star Wars and Trolls are included...
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Water balloon slingshots top list of unsafe summer toys

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based consumer watchdog group has warned of the dangers to children of water balloon slingshots, lawn darts and other summer toys. Those playthings top a list of 10 questionable toys issued Thursday by World Against Toys Causing Harm, better known by its acronym, W.A.T.C.H...
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Toys "R" Us to Close One-Fifth of Its Stores

Toys "R" Us is set to close one-fifth of its stores scheduled to begin in February. Although not all locations are finalized, the 182 stores on the list are due to their bankruptcy organization plans. According to USA Today , the company "filed court documents outlining plans" on Tuesday (January...
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