Games & Toys

Ferrari Loses Testarossa Trademark to Toy Company
August 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm

When we hear "Testarossa" we immediately think of Ferrari. And we're not exactly car buffs, so we would imagine that others do the same. Well, regardless of how common that word association is, a German court ruled that Ferrari has to relinquish its right to the name due to a lack of ongoing use. Remember…

Arcade Fire Puts New Album on $110 Branded Fidget Spinner
August 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm

The way people enjoy music changes every few years. Just starting with vinyl records, we've gone to 8-track players, cassettes, compact discs, then mp3's (and then back to vinyl again). Now, we can add fidget spinners to the list. This is where we allotted space for jokes like "This puts a whole new spin on…

There Are Bluetooth Fidget Spinners, and Yes, One Caught Fire
July 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

We've already detailed the potential dangers of fidget spinners, but it looks like things are heating up (pun intended). According to WKRG, a family in Gardendale, Alabama was shocked to see their new fidget spinner go up in flames. Kimberly Allums heard her son screaming upstairs after he had plugged his Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinner into…

How Mark Cuban Could Be Saving the Hoverboard
July 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm

It seems the Consumer Product Safety Commission damnation and multiple tragedies caused by hoverboards weren't enough to fully take them off the market, as the hoverboard is getting the "Shark Tank" (or Dallas Mavericks) treatment. Just make sure you don't call this model a toy, because it's seriously meant for serious adults, apparently. Business Mogul…

Prime Line Launches Fidget Collection
June 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., announced that it has launched a fidget collection that includes a variety of PromoSpinners, as well as other fidget items, such as Rubik’s Cubes and Tangle puzzles. The company also released a new PromoSpinners video, which can be viewed here. The company’s PromoSpinners fidget collection features Turbo-Boost inserts—bearings with a special…

The Problem With 'Wonder Woman' Merchandise
May 26, 2017 at 10:31 am

When it comes to superhero movies, the corresponding promotional toys and merchandise are typically ubiquitous. Just visit my dad's garage, and you'll see Captain America shields, Iron Man arc reactors, Thor hammers, Green Lantern rings, and don't even get me started on the Batman costumes. (My…

Tie-In Toys Are the Future of Movie Marketing
May 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

The movie and TV industry is different than it used to be. If that's not the understatement of the century, we're not sure what is. But what we mean is that people are much more…

Plush Toys Recalled Due to Choking Hazard
May 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Douglas Company Inc., Keene, N.H., is recalling one of its plush stuffed animals due to a choking hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the recall includes the company's Oliver the Bear, Chewie…