Games & Toys

Star Wars Merchandise Expected to Top $2B in Sales
November 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

You may have noticed a lot of Star Wars items on store shelves recently. Experts say retailers are hoping to cash in big following the release of the upcoming film, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” The movie hits theaters next month, and there's already a video game out called "Battlefront." Other items range…

600 Bobbleheads Mysteriously Left on Doorstep
November 13, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Several roommates were miffed when 600 bobbleheads bearing the face of a former San Diego Padres player mysteriously turned up near their doorstep in University City, San Diego. Now they're resorting to handing them out as party favors. The woman who answered the phone at the San Diego Police Department told Philip Jia it was the…

Akron RubberDucks Win National Award for Promotions
November 6, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Despite outstanding seasons from third baseman Yandy Diaz and closer Jeff Johnson, the Akron RubberDucks fell short of the playoffs this year. But the minor league baseball team picked up a different postseason win thanks in part to wacky promotions like “Brian Williams Pants on Fire Night” and a Goonies-themed bobble-belly giveaway. Minor League Baseball…

Disney May Be Retiring "Slave Leia" Merchandise For Good
November 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm

It’s one of the most iconic outfits in "Star Wars," and sci-fi in general: The metal bikini Princess Leia is forced into by Jabba the Hutt during "Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi." But, it’s not without controversy—and Disney may be making moves to remove the skimpy outfit from future "Star Wars"…

In Season: Holiday Gift Ideas
September 1, 2015

Each year holiday cards fill up our mailboxes and we worry about how many pounds we’re going to (or already have) gained as a result of eating too many goodies. But are we really complaining? Receiving a sweet note or a sweet treat from a business associate is a nice gesture and we still enjoy it no matter how often (or how many) we receive.