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National Toy Hall of Fame 2019 finalists
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September 11, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. Read more here.
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Justin Udo
May 27, 2019 - 2:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, it's time for parents to start thing about different games and activities they can use to keep the kids entertained while they're out of school. But getting them off the couch and away from the TV or electronic...
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The new owners of Toys "R" Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can't say when it will happen.
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February 11, 2019 - 6:26 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) -- The new owners of Toys "R" Us want to bring the brand back to the United States. But they can't say when it will happen. The troubled toy company found another life last month as Tru Kids Brands, roughly half a year after Toys "R" Us closed the last of its...
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Dreamstime
January 10, 2019 - 3:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The kids loved the toys you got them, but how do you know they're safe? In the name of science, six doctors swallowed a mini Lego figure head and monitored their own digestive health in order to see the health effects that...
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Some of the thousand donated toys.
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David Madden
December 21, 2018 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., (KYW Newsradio) — Christmas came a little early for pediatric patients at one South Jersey hospital, thanks to a Sicklerville teenager who’s been Santa’s helper for the last seven years. It’s all meant to remember and honor his late little brother. Emanuel Alexis died...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston.
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December 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer 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...
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Cyber Monday
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November 28, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) -- Retailers are battling hard over toys, flat-screen TVs and new tech gadgets this holiday season, and Amazon appears to be in a strong position. The company said on Tuesday that it sold 18 million toys between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Amazon did...
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Two of the former owners of Toys "R" Us have agreed to pay $20 million to help laid-off employees.
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November 20, 2018 - 2:33 pm
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business (CNN) — Two of the former owners of Toys "R" Us have agreed to pay $20 million to help laid-off employees. Bain Capital and KKR, private equity firms that owned part of the toy retailer, set up a severance fund to pay former workers who lost their jobs when the...
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The 2018 inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame include the Magic 8 Ball, Uno, and pinball.
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Rachel Kurland
November 09, 2018 - 2:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Will more toys be inducted into this year's Toy Hall of Fame? Signs point to yes. The 2018 inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame include the Magic 8 Ball, Uno, and pinball. The Magic 8 Ball, introduced in 1946, was in the running seven times before finally being...
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A young museum-goer gets ready to cast his ballot for his favorite toy at the Please Touch Museum.
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Antionette Lee
November 06, 2018 - 4:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Adults weren't the only one voting on Election Day. Dozens of kids also got a piece of the democratic action at the Please Touch Museum — by casting their ballots for their favorite toy candidates. The three candidates were Slinky, Thomas the Tank Engine and...
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