toys

Closing Down

Toys 'r' Us is reportedly closing its hundreds of U.S. stores.

Iconic retailer Toys ‘r’ Us is reportedly closing its doors, after nearly 70 years of business. Some 800 U.S. locations will shut down and an estimated 33,000 jobs will disappear. Although the company has not said how it plans to handle those layoffs, employees were told of the impending shutdown Wednesday. Toys ‘r’ Us has been saddled with enormous debt…

Your child’s toy could be spying on your family

Are the toys you children play with spying on them? A set of consumer groups are warning parents about two internet-connected toys they say could pose a threat to children’s security. The two toys are a doll named ‘My Friend Cayla’ and ‘I-Que,’ which is targeted for boys. According to the consumer groups, the toys engage in simulated conversation with…

The season’s hottest toys are selling out fast

(CNN) – Shoppers lined up at Toys-R-Us stores across the nation this weekend for two of the hottest and hardest to get items of the holiday season. Participating Toys-R-Us stores announced the sale of the Nintendo NES Classic and the breakout toy “Hatchimals.” Some stores only had about 30 of each toy for sale. Crowds of people started lining up…