Indian company buys famous UK toy retailer Hamleys

Europe 05/10/19, 10:27

An Indian company says it has agreed to take over the famous toy retailer Hamleys.Reliance Brands in Mumbai said in a statement Thursday that it would buy Hamleys Global Holdings, the owner of the Hamleys brand, from C Banner International ...

Robotics startup that made cute toy Cozmo shuts down

U.S. 04/29/19, 18:17

A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down.San Francisco-based Anki says it's laying off its employees on Wednesday after failing to raise enough money to keep ...

Toys R US plans second act under new name

Business 02/11/19, 15:38

Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season.Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., told The ...

Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live-action film

Entertainment 01/08/19, 20:05

Margot Robbie will bring Barbie to life in a live-action film.Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Tuesday that Robbie will star as the iconic doll in the franchise's first-ever live-action film. The 28-year-old "I, Tonya" actress will also co-produce the ...

Owners of closed strip club buy toys for jobless employees

U.S. 12/24/18, 12:17

The owners of a well-known New England strip club that was shut down following a prostitution investigation have hosted a Christmas toy drive for their workers.WLNE-TV reports that the owners of the Foxy Lady in Providence, Rhode Island bought $2,500 ...

Toys R Us closure hits Toys for Tots hard

Business 12/21/18, 01:17

When Toys R Us closed, Toys for Tots felt the loss.The toy giant's decision to shutter its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill.Toys R Us shoppers donated more than 250,000 toys last ...

Top tot toys? Blocks and boxes backed over high-tech toys

Science 12/03/18, 00:25

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark ...

Sears suppliers haunted by ghost of Toys R Us

Business 10/25/18, 08:57

Since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears Holdings Corp. has been trying to convince suppliers to keep shipping it merchandise by touting the $300 million in financing it has secured so that its business can continue operating through the holidays.But ...

Toys R Us … not dead yet

U.S. 10/03/18, 06:13

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned off the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time this summer.After joining the parade of retailers ...

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