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  • ASTRA Puts the Importance of Play on Stage at 10th Annual Play for Life Conference

    Mar 20, 2019

    ASTRA Puts the Importance of Play on Stage at 10th Annual Play for Life Conference Play experts Ahren Hoffman, CTRS, CPE, and Jean Bailey, CPE will be featured presenters at the 10th annual Play for Life Conference. The event is part of the US Play Coalition’s program, of which the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is a partner. Hoffman and Bailey will lead two seminars — Play Risks: Exploring Research and […]

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  • LEGO Unveils Latest Disney Minifigure Series

    Mar 20, 2019

    LEGO Unveils Latest Disney Minifigure Series There will be a new wave of Disney LEGO minifigures for fans to collect starting May 1. The individually-sold, blind-packaged figure collection expands with 18 new characters from across a wide range of Disney properties. Following the announcement of the LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie building set, Vintage Mickey and Vintage Minnie join the collection in […]

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  • eOne’s ‘PJ Masks’ Makes Broadcast Debut in China

    Mar 20, 2019

    eOne’s ‘PJ Masks’ Makes Broadcast Debut in China eOne‘s PJ Masks arrives on broadcast television in China this week. The first season of the global hit will debut on FTA CCTV14, marking the first time that the series, which was previously only available on SVOD in the territory, will appear on broadcast. PJ Masks will debut March 21, with daily airings at 1 p.m. […]

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  • Funko Ready to Play Ball at ‘Funko Field’

    Mar 20, 2019

    Funko Ready to Play Ball at ‘Funko Field’ When the Everett AquaSox take to its home field this spring, the team will do it at Funko Field. The Washington-based purveyor of pop culture collectibles and lifestyle products secured naming rights for its hometown Minor League Baseball team, a Seattle Mariners Class A affiliate. For the next six years, Funko Field will include signage […]

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  • MGA Entertainment, Terracycle Team up for L.O.L. Surprise Package Recycling

    Mar 19, 2019

    MGA Entertainment, Terracycle Team up for L.O.L. Surprise Package Recycling One of the biggest concerns in toy packaging is starting to be addressed. MGA Entertainment entered into a partnership with Terracycle to make it easier for fans to recycle L.O.L. Surprise packaging. Starting now, fans can save all of their packaging, including wrappers, bags, balls, trays, and more, by placing them in a cardboard box. […]

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Beyond Toys: Lifestyle & More

  • Eight Years Ago Today, I Quit Smoking... but the Battle Rages On...

    Eight Years Ago Today, I Quit Smoking... but the Battle Rages On...

    Seven years ago, I celebrated one-year tobacco-free with a journal entry about my personal journey. Then, in 2013, I posted again, celebrating the two-year anniversary of coming clean (indeed, cigarettes are a drug), followed by another post in 2014 documenting year three, and how I couldn't get Philip Morris/Altria to leave me alone (they since have, but only after I threatened legal action). In 2015, I posted again, noting that little bits had changed, like Cracker Barrel restaurants playing into the Read More
  • MLB Spring Training: Baseball, Warm Weather, and Off-Field Controversy

    MLB Spring Training: Baseball, Warm Weather, and Off-Field Controversy

    Americans have always and will always love sports. Though baseball once reigned supreme and was hailed as America's pastime, football as taken over in recent years. In fact, 37% of U.S. adults say that football is their favorite sport and baseball is at its lowest point ever, with only 9%. Plenty of off-field drama has hurt the NFL's reputation recently, but baseball, rather than capitalize on the NFL's perils, is no stranger to off-the-field drama, either. Read More
  • Gardening 101: Understanding The Most Common Types of Soil

    Gardening 101: Understanding The Most Common Types of Soil

    Soil is a mixture of organic matter, minerals, gases, liquids, and organisms that, together, support life. Earth's body of soil (the pedosphere) functions as a medium for plant growth; as a means of water storage, supply, and purification; as a habitat for organisms; and as a modifier of the planet's atmosphere. Read More
  • 6 Creative Ways Small Businesses Are Using Shipping Containers

    6 Creative Ways Small Businesses Are Using Shipping Containers

    Small businesses, which are defined as organizations with fewer than 500 employees, account for 99.7% of all companies in the United States. If you're thinking about opening some kind of small business yourself, instead of renting out or buying an expensive office building, you might want to consider a shipping container. Since you'll likely only need an employee or two while you're first starting out, a container is a great area for dozens of business ventures. There are roughly 17 Read More
  • Cultural Cuisines: When Tex-Mex Meets Texas BBQ In Your Backyard Get-Together

    Cultural Cuisines: When Tex-Mex Meets Texas BBQ In Your Backyard Get-Together

    Of the four styles of BBQ this country boasts, Texas BBQ is the most well-known. The famed pit barbeque creates smoked meats so flavorful that side dishes are secondary: one article in The New Yorker stated, "you don't hear a lot of people talking about the piquancy of a restaurant's sauce or the tastiness of its beans; discussions are what a scholar of the culture might call meat-driven." When you have a product so good that it stands alone -- and Read More
  • What Consumers Should Know About J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

    What Consumers Should Know About J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study

    With there being about 5.4 million non-fatal car accidents every year on U.S. roads, people are always looking for the safest, most reliable car on the market. And thanks to J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, U.S. consumers can now know which car is best to buy and why. Research firm J.D. Power has been putting together it's annual study for the past 30 years. This study looks at three-year-old models, so this year they looked at 2016 models. Read More
  •  3 Home Projects to Keep You Busy This Winter

     3 Home Projects to Keep You Busy This Winter

    The long winter months can often leave busy bodies feeling cooped up in their house. And while there isn't usually much you can do outside, there is plenty of work you can do to the interior of your home. So let's take a look at a few easy home projects you can consider to keep yourself busy this winter. Seal and Insulate You most likely have the heat cranked up during the winter months. And while this is perfectly fine, Read More
  • 4 Kinds of Sock Every Man Needs

    4 Kinds of Sock Every Man Needs

    It doesn't matter if you're severely fashion-challenged or a hipster with a pristine sense of style; you still wear socks. And though we wear socks almost every single day, many men don't have a single clue how to shop for a good pair of socks. Even though the average American spends around $1,800 on clothes every year, we tend to underspend when it comes to socks. Too often, when our socks seem to be few and far between in the Read More
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