Toy 'arms race' turns Lego violent: study

May 24, 2016

Toy 'arms race' turns Lego violent: study

Lego products are becoming increasingly violent as toymakers engage in an “arms race” to retain children’s attention in the digital age, New Zealand researchers said Monday. The University of Canterbury team said child’s play was becoming more brutal, with a higher proportion of weapons ...

Legoland Japan to open in Nagoya in April 2017

May 19, 2016

Legoland Japan to open in Nagoya in April 2017

Outdoor theme park Legoland Japan will open in Nagoya on April 1 next year, Legoland Japan President Torben Jensen announced Thursday at the park’s construction site. The park, located in the wharf area of the city’s Minato Ward, will be the first outdoor Legoland ...

Barbie doll gets three new looks

Jan 29, 2016

Barbie doll gets three new looks

Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like her. Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattel, announced Thursday that the doll has three new body types — curvy, tall and petite. Barbie will also now come ...

Jun 19, 2015

Kiwamen Zukuri: Noodle-making with the kids

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No time to line up for delicious ramen noodles? Tired of cup noodles? Thanks to Megatoy, now you can enjoy quality ramen — in the comfort of your own home. Using ingredients that are easily available at local supermarkets, children can experience making ramen ...

Jun 19, 2015

Jewel Watch: It's all on the wrist

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Have a child who won’t stop asking for a mobile phone? The Jewel Watch can help. The Jewel Watch is a cute and compact toy where users’ can use the small rectangular face of their Jewel Watch to play a range of fun games ...

Jun 19, 2015

The Secret of Kuma-chan: Look who's talking now

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With Takara Tomy’s new teddy bear Kuma-chan, the toy company has realized everyone’s childhood dream: a stuffed animal that talks. The teddy bear talks so naturally that Takara Tomy is being very tight-lipped about the technology that allows Kuma-chan to interact. Takara Tomy claims ...