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Mattel's newest versions of the iconic doll show Barbie is still reinventing herself after all these years 
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Mattel's newest versions of the iconic doll show Barbie is still reinventing herself after all these years 

The new dolls, which were unveiled Tuesday, are the latest attempt by Mattel to shift away from Barbie’s image as the impossibly thin blonde icon blamed for distorting young children’s idea of beauty, skin tone and body shape | via @nytimes

In rural Belgaum, one man traded his flute and shehnai to make toys
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In rural Belgaum, one man traded his flute and shehnai to make toys

Narayan Desai had to give up his caste-based profession of being a flute and shehnai player to take up a more lucrative job — making toys

Tyler the Playful Tiger and other toys based on 'toy-telligence' are in demand for Christmas
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Tyler the Playful Tiger and other toys based on 'toy-telligence' are in demand for Christmas

Tyler the Playful Tiger, who roars, purrs and moves during play is among a group of animatronic toys tipped to be the most in demand for Christmas.

FBI has issued a warning to parents about privacy and safety risks from internet-connected toys
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FBI has issued a warning to parents about privacy and safety risks from internet-connected toys

The FBI said that such toys may contain parts or capabilities that may disclose personal information.

Fidget Spinner mania: The new anti-fidget toy fad a stress buster or a distraction in classrooms?
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Fidget Spinner mania: The new anti-fidget toy fad a stress buster or a distraction in classrooms?

Just months after the fidget spinner first whirled its way into the hands of antsy youngsters, some schools have already banned it, prompting a debate about the difficulties that children experience concentrating

Research shows limiting choice of toys for children reinforces stereotypes
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Research shows limiting choice of toys for children reinforces stereotypes

While buying toys, parents should consider the child's interests, not their gender because limiting choice of toys can fuel stereotypes, suggests research.

Mattel resurrects 'ThingMaker': Allows 3D printing toys at home
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Mattel resurrects 'ThingMaker': Allows 3D printing toys at home

Mattel's new ThingMaker eco-system will equip families to create figures such as dolls, robots and dinosaurs, or wearable accessories like bracelets and necklaces by 3D printing them.

There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes
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There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

Not everyone is excited about pushing first-graders to learn the nuts and bolts of how computers work. Some critics believe that too much technology too early can interfere with a child's natural development; others warn that pushing advanced concepts on younger kids could frustrate them and turn them off computer science completely.

Toys have best year in a decade, fueled by collectibles
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Toys have best year in a decade, fueled by collectibles

The U.S. toy industry is expected to have its strongest year in at least a decade after several years of kids choosing videogames and mobile apps over Barbie and stuffed bears.

Star Wars comes to Delhi! Fans get a chance to experience the famed light sabers
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Star Wars comes to Delhi! Fans get a chance to experience the famed light sabers

After giving "Star Wars" fans in the capital a chance to experience Lightsabers or laser swords that are popular courtesy the film franchise.

Watch: Here's what happens when you give kids 'uncrashable' toy cars
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Watch: Here's what happens when you give kids 'uncrashable' toy cars

What happens when you give children toy cars which they just cannot crash?

In a novel initiative, govt set to launch toy libraries for underprivileged children across India
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In a novel initiative, govt set to launch toy libraries for underprivileged children across India

Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi aims to set up toy banks for underprivileged kids across India and has appealed to the citizens to donate their toys for this.

Quadcopters straddle the line between drones and toys
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Quadcopters straddle the line between drones and toys

Quadcopters like the one that crashed at the White House on Monday are among the most popular remote-controlled aircraft being sold today.

How a woman ensured children held toys, not construction tools
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How a woman ensured children held toys, not construction tools

The NGO provides toys and a place to play, to kids whose families can't afford to buy what many consider a luxury.

New apps help shoppers identify items using image recognition
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New apps help shoppers identify items using image recognition

A new app lets shoppers flipping through retail flyers purchase items that catch their eye using image recognition technology....

Disney Announces D100 Cellphone for Kids
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Disney Announces D100 Cellphone for Kids

If you're reading this, chances are, you haven't seen the picture of this phone. So before you hit 'page down' and do that, here's a quick spec list o...