May 26, 2014 — Donald Levine brought the first G.I. Joe action figures to U.S. shelves 50 years ago after rejecting other possible names for military figures, like Salty the Sailor.
Apr 4, 2014 — Barbie dolls are marketed with sports gear, but could they actually run on those spindly gams? The design for a doll based on an average 19-year-old's physique looks like it really has legs.
Nov 7, 2013 — This year's other honoree at the Rochester, N.Y., hall: the game of chess. Now, if Rubber Ducky's in there can Ernie (and Bert, of course) be far behind?
Jul 17, 2013 — Barbie sales have slumped. But Monster High is doing great. That's another line of dolls from Mattel — imagine even skinnier Barbies that look like they've been designed by Tim Burton. And the Monster High dolls have been a success, spawning hordes of ghoulish imitators.
Dec 17, 2012 — A New Jersey teenager who launched a campaign to get Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven is expected to meet with the toy company Monday afternoon. Her campaign seems to be part of heightened gender messaging awareness in toys this holiday season.
Dec 30, 2011 — Build-A-Bear Workshop has recalled three products in the past year. The most recent one? The Colorful Hearts teddy bear eyes could come loose and pose a choking hazard for children.
Feb 16, 2011 — Is it Slinky? Maybe Hot Wheels? Or Barbie? Choose your favorite. And tell us which one Time or The Two-Way missed.
Dec 27, 2010 — Lego bricks are being used in a variety of creative ways, from letterpress printing to building a pinhole camera.
Oct 20, 2010 — The days of the Etch-A-Sketch are long gone. This year's list of hot holiday toys include two-wheeled R/C racers, paper guitars and hi-tech games. CNNMoney.com wraps up the top 16 toys of 2010.