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Beastie Boys ‘Impressed’ by Viral ‘Girls’ Video, but Want It Taken Down

A feministy commercial for a toy line that encourages young girls to play like engineers, and not princesses, may have to come down.

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 READ MORE

AP / Alexander Natruskin

Russian Authorities Aren’t Toying Around

After a protest against the Russian government composed entirely of plush toys and figurines captured the attention of the press and local authorities in Barnaul, Russia, last month, government officials have gone so far as to specify that inanimate playthings can’t assemble for public political gatherings.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 READ MORE

Disney Grabs ‘SEAL Team 6’ Trademark

The entertainment giant, apparently preparing to launch a new franchise, filed trademark applications for the name SEAL Team 6 two days after the elite military unit stormed Osama bin Laden’s home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (more)

Posted on May 14, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / stringberd

Little Miss Wonderbra

European retailer Primark has gotten itself into some hot water. The clothing chain halted the sale of padded bikini tops for girls as young as 7 years old after advocacy groups and politicians criticized the store for “premature sexualization and unprincipled advertising.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 READ MORE

iToys [A Cartoon From China]

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 READ MORE

Barbie at 50

Posted on Mar 1, 2009 READ MORE

Sucks for You

Posted on Dec 3, 2008 READ MORE


Bill Maher on Bargain Karma

The “Real Time” host takes on Mother Teresa’s doubts, Obama’s “blackness” and the high cost of low morals in our bargain-crazed culture: “Let’s have a war and cut taxes, what could go wrong? Let’s give mortgages to the homeless. Sounds like a plan! Let’s buy toys from a communist police state, you just know they’ll put in a little extra love.”

Posted on Aug 26, 2007 READ MORE

A Sad Game

Posted on Jun 22, 2007 READ MORE    

South Carolina Bill Would Outlaw Sex Toys

The S.C. bill doesn’t look likely to pass, but the scary thing is that such products are already illegal in several Southern states.
Apparently in Texas, if you market a toy as a novelty, it’s legal. But if you demonstrate its use in sexual activity—it’s illegal. Put that in your Constitution and smoke it.

Posted on Apr 24, 2006 READ MORE

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