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We’re all friends here at this kindy
Although at times you wouldn’t think so
But a smile and a hug, or a gently I’m sorry
Makes you feel okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
- We’re All Friends, Lyrics
Sounds like a great sentiment doesn’t it? But when you’re in a band that makes millions a year in merchandise, CD sales, and concert tickets, that sentiment amounts to more of a line item in a ledger than an actual concept. Even more so if you’re one of the Wiggles who’s been sent packing with his hat in hand.
Continue reading » For the Wiggles, friendships are more a corporate decision
Last week, we reported a delicious rumor that both Microsoft and SONY would be announcing next generation XBox and Playstation platforms respectively. The rumor promised that SONY wouldn’t be left behind and hoped for another gaming war to break out. Well, SONY has officially denied that the PS4 is being announced any time soon.
Continue reading » SONY Officially denys PS4 for E3
Looks like the stage is set for Microsoft and SONY to go head to head with their next generation versions of the XBox and the Playstation. According to PocketLint, third party software publishers have been given the heads up by Redmond that the XBox 720 will be launched at e3 in June and that Sony will not be caught with their pants down like they were when the XBox 360 was launched.
Continue reading » NextGen XBox and Playstation consoles to go head to head at E3
Family Fun Magazine has named Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Toy of the Year for 2011. Other honorable mentions for the year include Meon Deluxe Animation Studio (which uses animation strips and light to create art), Perplexus Epic & Rookie (rotating puzzle balls), LEGO Alien Mothership set #7065 and the Razor BoGo PogoStick.
Continue reading » Hot Wheels Wall Tracks named Toy of the Year for 2011
Due to the crazy sales this holiday season, reports are that there will be nearly $50 BILLION in gifts returned this week. So, if you got a toy you already have or simply want to return your Christmas gifts for something else, it pays to familiarize yourself with the return policies of the stores from which your gift came from.
Continue reading » Christmas return policies vary … but have become stricter at some stores
Mattel should make a Barbie with no hair, so that every little girl that is fighting cancer feels beautiful!! Put her in pink, name her HOPE and send ALL the proceeds from sales to St. Jude’s. Post this if you agree!
And you know what? SHE’S RIGHT. Let’s get that trending …
Needy kids and families are getting a visit from Santa this holiday as Hasbro is due to give over 400,000 toys and games through their annual Gift of Play program. The program has been going on for decades and it works with local charity organizations around the country to give kids a Merry Christmas.
Continue reading » Hasbro plays Santa with Gift of Play program
Looks like the Twitterverse is rearing it’s ugly heads towards the new LEGO Friends line of toys. The toys, which are aimed squarely at a young female audience ages 5 and up, are getting some serious push back for it’s feminine style and overtly pastelle colors (mostly pink).
Continue reading » LEGO Friends line causing quite a stir on Twitter
One brick to rule them all … yep, that’s right, LEGO has entered into a merchandising agreement with Warner Brothers Consumer Products to bring yet another shield title to the LEGO universe … THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
Continue reading » Lord of the Rings makes Fellowship with LEGO
SciFi’s DVice has a very interesting graphic that shows the evolving tastes of kids over the last century of writing letters to Santa asking for toys for Christmas. From Teddy Bear to Teddy Ruxpin, PlayDough to Playstation, kids tastes for the hot toys are getting more sophisticated. Here’s a breakdown of some of the toys kids have wanted over the last century …
Continue reading » A Century of What I want for Christmas