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

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 imagination and creativity. "A cardboard box can be used to draw on, or made into a house," said Dr. Alan […]

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The ultimate list of advent calendars worth buying to countdown to Christmas

Is there anything more exciting than the countdown to Christmas? Well there is, and it’s opening your advent calendar every morning. There are plenty of different types of advent calendars to get stuck into this year, whether you’re looking for a beauty one, a classic chocolate version, a boozy one for yourself or a toy one for the kids. They […]

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Hasbro job cuts expected as Toys R Us liquidation fallout continues

Hasbro is expected to cut jobs as the toy industry continues to grapple with the fallout from the liquidation of Toys R Us. The toymaker said Thursday that it plans “meaningful organizational changes” to continue its “ongoing transformation.” “While some of these changes are difficult, we must ensure we have the right teams in place with the right capabilities to […]

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Toys R Us may be out but FAO Schwarz is back in, making a comeback in time for holidays

Just in time for the holidays, storied retailer FAO Schwarz  will open a new flagship store in Manhattan – it’s first freestanding location since it shut its doors three years ago.   The toy emporium, known for its starring role in the Tom Hanks hit “Big,” and it’s often over-the top merchandise will set up shop in Rockefeller Plaza, opening its […]

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Toys R Us … not dead yet

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer. Continue Reading Below After joining the parade of retailers that never recovered from the recession and radical changes in the way Americans shop for […]

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Report: Toys R Us might be staging a comeback after canceling bankruptcy auction

Failed retail giant Toys R Us has set the stage for a possible comeback by canceling a bankruptcy auction, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. That auction was set to sell off intellectual properties like brand names, website domains, and the well-known Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot. But a proposed reorganizational plan would instead allow the company to relaunch a retail business using those assets, […]

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