Toymakers create doll inspired by Scotland's Loch Ness monster

London, Feb 20 (IANS) The toymakers who introduced the world to the Barbie doll have created a new doll inspired by Scotland's Loch Ness monster myth.

The gamemaker

Designing board games and toys sounds like a fun job, but the various aspects that need to be looked into while developing them, can leave the designer scrambling for ideas. Patricia Mascarenhas lays out the skills and career scope of this niche industry.


Kalashnikov applies to register AK-47 trademark

The Russian manufacturer of Kalashnikov assault rifles has applied to register a word trademark of the world's best-known weapon, the AK-47, including for toys, media here reported on Thursday citing court documents.

Toddlers know how not to make adults angry

Children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behaviour, shows new research.

Mandira Bedi launches lighting toys with son Veer

Actress Mandira Bedi and her son Veer Wednesday launched Philips India`s new range of children friendly lighting toys and they both loved it.

Magnet-powered toys dangerous for kids: Study

Does your toddler play with magnet-powered toys? Throw these away as the chances of him/her ingesting tiny magnets is high, resulting in serious injuries that require surgery, an alarming study says.

Touchscreens replacing toys as kids` favourite play things

A new survey suggests that kids nowadays play with touchscreens more than toys.

Toy ads on TV transmit different values to boys and girls

Toy advertisements on TV promote values that associate beauty with girls and strength and power with boys, a new Spanish study has found.

Toys, books may spread infectious bacteria

Toys, stuffed animals and books may spread two common bacteria that cause cold, ear infections and strep throat - even after the items have been cleaned, a new study has warned.

Kim Kardashian gives toys out for Christmas

Reality star Kim Kardashian brought in Christmas this year by handing out toys to sick children.

Kardashian distributes toys for Christmas

Kim Kardashian gave away hundreds of toys to children at the Los Angeles Children`s Hospital.

High-tech, low-price toys top toy list

This year`s list of hot holiday toys that are high-tech and low-price revealed.

Online sex shops booming in China

More and more Chinese are going online to buy sex toys and products these days.

Why BIS norms on toxicity not implemented for toys: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court today sought
reply from the Union Government as to why the norms on
permissible levels of toxic materials, fixed by Bureau of
Indian Standards, are not implemented for toys sold in India.

Majority of toys in Indian market toxic: CSE

Think before you buy toys for toddlers as even the branded toys cause deadly diseases.

Bombay HC asks Centre`s report on toxicity in Chinese toys

Bombay High Court today directed the
Central Government to file its report about the assessment of
toxicity on imported Chinese toys.

Robotic hamsters are holidays` unlikely new craze

When Lori Fowlkes first saw robotic Zhu Zhu Pets toy hamsters in September, she remembers her kids started jumping up and down and saying "Please! Please! Can we buy them?"