Posts Tagged: toys

"Stardoll by Barbie"

Mattel, the world's biggest toymaker, today will announce plans to wed the worlds of online and offline doll play by rolling out an extensive line of "Stardoll by Barbie" fashion dolls. The dolls are mini-fashionistas right down to their eyelashes, which aren't painted on but are rooted and protrude like those on more expensive dolls.

Rooting and protruding: Meet Barbie's trendy new friend the Stardoll, who until now existed exclusively online in her amazing kingdom of virtual paper doll-ery. As of this holiday season, however, Stardoll is available in the hard plastic flesh for $20 and in eight varieties — among them Fallen Angel, Bonjour Bizou, and Doll [...]


Bon Iver's Peter Gabriel Cover, "Come Talk to Me"

This isn't technically new, but it'll be the B-side for Bon Iver's second single (the A-side being "Holocene"), and hopefully you'll enjoy. Unrelated, but outside just now a little boy was playing with a paper towel roll on a string.



The Latest Baby Craze

"A baby doesn't just shove the giraffe's head into his maw—he cradles it and squeezes it and gazes deeply into its dark black eyes." –Josh Levin on the love affair American babies are having with Sophie the Giraffe, the $25 French teething toy that has become the best-selling baby toy on Amazon. So what if you've purchased Sophie for at least three of your baby friends? Does that mean the poor kids will grow up to have some sort of giraffe fetish? : – [


Meet Kackel Dackel, a Very Realistic German Toy

Yes, why not! [Via]


The Lure of the Stuffed Animal

"The child got into the machine as we walked past, and I said 'you have no chance of getting her out' so I started filming to see what was going on. I didn't see the child get out as I had to go back to work." —Kids climbing inside crane games is totally normal now. Did it ever occur to you when you were little?


How to Buy the Perfect Gift for Your Niece or Nephew

When buying a gift for your niece or nephew, you need to follow a few important guidelines. Clothes (too useful), video games (too boring for you), and any living creature (no explanation needed) are out. Also, try to steer clear of anything that is collectable, such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Webkinz, or — heaven forbid — anything to do with Magic the Gathering, as these kind of things are simply too cruel to all parties involved. To get the maximum enjoyment, and thus the greatest return on your investment, you will need to think strategically and identify something that walks that thin line between being totally fun for kids and completely aggravating [...]


The Search for a Toy Doctor

This is my antique leather horse figurine. I seek your advice on his medical condition. He used to stand up on the tripod of his hind legs and tail, but recently sustained an injury when a large, horse-like dog galloped by and knocked him over. Now one leg is slightly bent and he can't stand.


"Heaven" Is Right!

Dolls we couldn't find on Paper Doll Heaven:

Paul Rudd Drake Josh Groban Jason Momoa Ryan Gosling Tony Hawk Wiz Khalifa Jon Hamm


Vintage Doll Puzzle Challenges Without Overchallenging

Stimulates without overstimulating.



Win An Enchanted Doll

Look at these beautiful dolls. Do you feel like you will die if you can’t have a doll like this of your own? I really do. They sell for well over $10k, but right now there is a contest ending March 10. Let's try to win a doll! This year’s contest requires that you pitch your idea for an Enchanted Doll you’d like to see made.It could be a fully developed character with a back-story, or a purely visual costume, or even an idea for a new accessory. To enter the contest you have to propose your idea in a coherent fashion by articulating it within 100-200 words, [...]