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How a 28-year-old Polly Pocket set is professionally restored

Kerchie is a YouTuber who repairs vintage Polly Pocket sets. She shows us how she restores one from 1992. This includes repainting the characters and the interior of the compact, creating a new foil logo and gluing it on, and creating new polymer clay wings for the characters. Visit Insider’s […]
How a 28-year-old Polly Pocket set is professionally restored
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Fisher-Price is targeting nostalgia to sell 90s-style toys to millennial parents like a ‘Lil Gamer’ gaming console and a mixtape

Fisher-Price announced three new retro-inspired toys for babies and toddlers. They include a boombox, handheld gaming console, and mixtape. Brands have been leaning heavily on nostalgia recently, especially as the window for feeling nostalgic has shortened. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price just introduced a set […]
Fisher-Price is targeting nostalgia to sell 90s-style toys to millennial parents like a ‘Lil Gamer’ gaming console and a mixtape
Markets

Billionaires Steven Cohen and Dan Sundheim just struck a $700 million deal to take a collectibles company private — and it could be a brilliant move into an increasingly popular niche market

In a deal involving multiple billionaires, Steven A. Cohen is teaming with Dan Sundheim and Nat Turner on a $US700 million deal to take Collectors Universe private. The November 30 deal brings together Cohen Private Ventures and D1 Capital Partners with Turner, an avid sports-card collector, in a bid for […]
Billionaires Steven Cohen and Dan Sundheim just struck a $700 million deal to take a collectibles company private — and it could be a brilliant move into an increasingly popular niche market
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Fisher-Price is putting a virtual toy museum on Instagram with 90 exhibits tapping into nostalgia for a new spin on experimental e-commerce — see inside

Toy manufacturer Fischer Price is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a virtual Instagram museum. The brand is featuring 90 toys, with selections from each decade. The virtual experience even includes a gift shop. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price is celebrating its 90th anniversary in a […]
Fisher-Price is putting a virtual toy museum on Instagram with 90 exhibits tapping into nostalgia for a new spin on experimental e-commerce — see inside
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Skoolzy’s popular educational toys are up to 60% off on Amazon

Amazon is discounting Skoolzy learning products by up to 60% off original price. For parents looking for ways to entertain their kids (and sneakily add some learning), we found that Skoolzy’s simple yet engaging toys are a perfect option. Skoolzy makes everyone’s favourite counting bears, but its entire collection fosters […]
Skoolzy’s popular educational toys are up to 60% off on Amazon
Markets

Hasbro soars after Disney toy sales help it overcome trade-war challenges

Hasbro stock surged as much as 9% in early Tuesday trading after the company topped expectations for fourth-quarter profit and saw revenue land just under analyst estimates. The holiday season drove strong demand for “Star Wars” and “Frozen 2” merchandise, the toy manufacturer said. The earnings win follows a third-quarter […]
Hasbro soars after Disney toy sales help it overcome trade-war challenges
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These are the 16 hottest toys every kid will want this holiday

From the New York Toy Fair to the TTPM‘s (Toys, tots, pets, and more) holiday showcase, I looked at and previewed hundreds of toys throughout the year. The unboxing trend is even bigger this year with the popularity of last year’s L.O.L. Surprise dolls and more variations on the Hatchimals […]
These are the 16 hottest toys every kid will want this holiday
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Experts say these toys will be flying off the shelves this holiday season

Adobe Analytics released its 2019 holiday shopping forecast on Tuesday, an annual report that predicts shopping and gifting trends leading into the holiday season. The report identified six toys that are expected to fly off shelves, including Owleez and Blume Dolls. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The holiday […]
Experts say these toys will be flying off the shelves this holiday season
Markets

35 things from the ’90s that are worth a fortune today

If you happen to find certain rare Pokémon or baseball cards in your attic, you could potentially be thousands of dollars richer. From your old Game Boy to Beanie Babies and American Girl dolls, there’s a decent amount of money to be made from your ’90s relics. Here are 35 […]
35 things from the ’90s that are worth a fortune today
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Hasbro tanks as trade-war tariffs and a pending acquisition bite into toy profits

Hasbro on Tuesday reported weaker-than-expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter, prompting shares to tumble as much as 11% in early trading. Profits saw increased pressure from US-China tariffs and the pending acquisition of media company Entertainment One. The company anticipates continued “disruption” in the fourth quarter and is […]
Hasbro tanks as trade-war tariffs and a pending acquisition bite into toy profits
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Target says these will be the 32 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Target has unleashed its “Bullseye’s Top Toys” list for 2019. The retailer’s list names the “most-anticipated toys” of the year. Some of the toys are exclusive to Target. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . Target is looking to hit a bullseye with its toy selection this holiday season. […]
Target says these will be the 32 toys every kid wants this holiday season
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Walmart says these will be the 48 toys every kid wants this holiday season

Walmart just unleashed its list of top-rated toys for 2019. The international retailer released a list of 48 different toys, as chosen by kids. Some of the toys are exclusive to Walmart. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . The holidays may seem far away, but you’ll be scrambling […]
Walmart says these will be the 48 toys every kid wants this holiday season
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Disney is selling a $300 Captain America figure that captures one of the best moments from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — and it’s already going for hundreds more on eBay

The Disney Store is selling a collectible Captain America figure from “Avengers: Endgame” at Disney’s biannual fan convention, D23 Expo. During a tour of Disney’s three stores at D23 Expo, Insider spied the exclusive $US300 collectible from Hot Toys which shows Cap wielding Thor’s hammer. Insider was told that as […]
Disney is selling a $300 Captain America figure that captures one of the best moments from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ — and it’s already going for hundreds more on eBay
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Hasbro is already paying for Trump’s threatened tariffs on Chinese toys

Hasbro is already paying the price for Donald Trump’s threat to extend tariffs to virtually all Chinese goods including toys. The toy giant stomached extra costs last quarter as it increased its US inventory and boosted production outside of China. Hasbro predicts the tariffs would raise its shipping and warehousing […]
Hasbro is already paying for Trump’s threatened tariffs on Chinese toys
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A joke in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ boosted sales at Build-A-Bear Workshop

A joke about Build-A-Bear Workshop in “Avengers: Endgame” boosted the toy retailer’s sales last quarter. Its CEO highlighted a “generous and welcome nod to Build-A-Bear in the movie’s first 10 minutes, when Tony Stark told Rocket Raccoon, ‘I thought you were Build-A-Bear.” Build-A-Bear also benefited from strong interest in Pokémon […]
A joke in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ boosted sales at Build-A-Bear Workshop
Tech

The differences between Apple’s original AirPods and the new AirPods

Apple quietly announced its new generation of AirPods, which come with a few differences over the original AirPods released back in December 2016. The majority of differences are general improvements in functionality. There’s also a new charging case option that can charge wirelessly. Apple on Wednesday released its new generation […]
The differences between Apple’s original AirPods and the new AirPods
Lifestyle

Here’s what Barbie looked like the year you were born

Barbie dolls turned 60 last year. Barbies have offered broader representations of race, nationality, body type, and career options over the years. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Despite turning 60 years old last year, Barbie never seems to age. Barbie dolls have, however, adapted to changing times with expanded […]
Here’s what Barbie looked like the year you were born
Lifestyle

10 famous childhood toys that have stirred controversy

New toys are always being released but not all toys are met with positive reviews and reactions. The Magnetix Magnetic building set was recalled after multiple children were seriously injured after swallowing pieces from the kit. Some toys, like the It’s Girl Stuff! Cleaning Set, have been called sexist by […]
10 famous childhood toys that have stirred controversy
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Fender is helping Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album with a limited-edition Telecaster guitar

Legendary Led Zeppelin founder and guitarist Jimmy Page approached Fender to recreate his “dragon” Telecaster from the band’s early years. Working with Fender master builder Paul Waller, Page matched the original artwork, which he painted in the late 1960s. Page played the original 1959 Telecaster when he was in the […]
Fender is helping Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s first album with a limited-edition Telecaster guitar
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Fender just launched an incredibly innovative take on the iconic Telecaster guitar, and it could solve a problem musicians have been facing for years

Fender just launched its new Acoustasonic Telecaster, a combination of acoustic and electric guitar. The Acoustasonic Telecaster is based on the Telecaster electric guitar, Leo Fender’s first proper solidbody instrument. I was impressed by the Acoustasonic Telecaster after a short playing session. “Acoustic, electric and everything in between” – that’s […]
Fender just launched an incredibly innovative take on the iconic Telecaster guitar, and it could solve a problem musicians have been facing for years
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Amazon reveals its best-selling toys of the holiday season

Amazon announced a “record-breaking” holiday season with more items ordered than ever before. One of its best-selling toys of the season was the LOL Surprise collection of dolls, specifically the Glam Glitter series. Amazon also said Lego sets, Nerf guns, and children’s art materials were top sellers. LOL Surprise – […]
Amazon reveals its best-selling toys of the holiday season
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15 toys from our childhood we wish still existed

No matter what year it is, there’s always some toy kids are obsessed with. But the world has changed a lot in the past 60 years or so – some of our favourite toys are no longer available for kids to play with now. Some of this might be for […]
15 toys from our childhood we wish still existed
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