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The changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls
The changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls

The changing face of Russia's emblematic matryoshka dolls
NY councilman wants ban on kid toys in high-calorie meals
NY councilman wants ban on kid toys in high-calorie meals

A New York city councilman wants to ban toys in fast-food restaurant kid meals that do not meet strict dietary guidelines.

NY councilman wants ban on kid toys in high-calorie meals
©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore

Singaporean fans of Hello Kitty raged on the web Thursday after their frantic attempts to buy limited-edition toys from the McDonald's website failed when overwhelmed servers crashed, in the latest frenzy over the Japanese cat to hit the city-state.

Hello Kitty mayhem returns to Singapore
©Reuters/Jeff Zelevansky
Mattel reports loss as Barbie sales plummet

Toymaker Mattel has a problem: Barbie's performance has not been very pretty of late.

Mattel reports loss as Barbie sales plummet
Tamagotchi virtual pets to return to Europe, N. America
Tamagotchi virtual pets to return to Europe, N. America

Tamagotchi, the egg-shaped virtual pet beloved of schoolchildren in the 1990s, is making a comeback and is set to hit the shelves of European shops in time for Christmas.

Tamagotchi virtual pets to return to Europe, N. America
Captain America shield tops US danger toy list
Captain America shield tops US danger toy list

Consumer activists Tuesday cited a Captain America shield that contains 29 times more lead than allowed by law as one of the most dangerous toys of 2013.

Captain America shield tops US danger toy list
©Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
Brazil territory bans sales of toy guns

A Brazilian territory is believed to have become the first region in Latin America to ban the sale of toy guns as the country attempts to staunch an epidemic of firearm-related crime.

Brazil territory bans sales of toy guns
Berlin's Barbie Dreamhouse a pink feminist nightmare
Berlin's Barbie Dreamhouse a pink feminist nightmare

The opening this month of the first life-sized Barbie Dreamhouse in Europe may be the fantasy of many a little girl, but Berlin feminists are mobilising against what they call a sexist icon.

Berlin's Barbie Dreamhouse a pink feminist nightmare
©REUTERS
US court throws out award in Bratz doll row

A US appeals court on Thursday threw out a multi-million dollar award against toy maker Mattel in a long-running dispute with rival MGA Entertainment over Bratz children's dolls.

US court throws out award in Bratz doll row
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Senior imam of Kazakhstan's Khazret-Sultan against sales of dolls in hijabs

Senior imam of Khazret-Sultan mosque Kairat Zholdybaiuly opposes sales of dolls in Arab-style hijabs in Kazakhstan.

Senior imam of Kazakhstan's Khazret-Sultan against sales of dolls in hijabs
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