Toying Around: Do toys and aggression really link to violent behavior?

An age old discussion as it relates to toys, games and anything else you buy for your child that is going to, good or bad, elicit some sort of psychological and potentially physical response, is whether or not that toy is appropriate and won’t trigger some sort of violent affect as a result of the purchase. For the longest time, parents and watchdog groups

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Realistic Representation: Why Mattel makes good with improved Barbie

Mattel is one of two main toy manufacturers (the other being Hasbro) that is experiencing newfound success with a brand of toy that has been around for years. For the longest time, Barbie was the one element of Mattel that made this toy company relevant. Barbie was a blonde bombshell that every girl wanted to be like and have as an at home toy.

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Status-Whoa: Old favorites and new technology highlight popular holiday toys

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time for parents to start making your lists and checking them twice.  So what’s hot this year and should be right at the top of your list? Barbie is back in a big way with her 3 Story Townhouse, one of the more popular picks for girls.  It features a fully stocked kitchen, luxury bathroom, hot

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