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Denny's apocalyptic model train set

Best toy ever.
By DAVID KISH  |  January 20, 2012

Gadgets for both sides of the Occupy divide

Is Santa a one-percenter? Sometimes it seems that way.
Gearing up
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 09, 2011

Regier's NuPenny hits Portland

The latest incarnation of Randy Regier's NuPenny Toy Store installation is sequestered in Portland's Bayside neighborhood, tucked under an overhang behind the white-washed New System Laundry building on Parris Street.
Roving installations
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 18, 2010

Barbie Gets Geekier: Computer Science + Cyberpunk

Mattel's plastic princess has quite the well-rounded resume: Barbie has piloted a plane, run for President, and explored Space. In 2010, she'll try her hand...
By Maddy Myers  |  February 16, 2010
G.G. Allin bobblehead action figure: throwable feces sold separately?

G.G. Allin bobblehead action figure: throwable feces sold separately?

We thought you'd want to get a look at this: Aggronautix's limited-edition G.G. Allin bobblehead "th...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 14, 2009

Congress's war on toys

Incredible, but true: until this past Friday, America was on a fast track to outlaw grandmothers selling children's sweaters for charity.
A new US law threatens to handcuff local indie artisans — and could render certain kids' products contraband
By LISSA HARRIS  |  February 04, 2009

Hell-bound Granata

Is the excitement of Guitar Hero III surging through your fingertips?
Shredding with Joe Granata; plus, life after LFO
By BOB GULLA  |  October 27, 2008

Dream on

It is somehow fitting that the Guitar Hero series should follow the trajectory of the countless rock bands who achieve too much success too soon.
Aerosmith can’t make Guitar Hero sing again
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 28, 2008

Nice day for a white wedding

In the song, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, but who knows what that’s supposed to mean.
‘Wedded Bliss’ at the Peabody Essex, Toys and Games at the Revolving Museum, and Chad Walker at Space 242
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 15, 2008

Critical depth

We may look back upon 2007 as the year games started to grow up.
Videogames: 2007 in review
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 17, 2007

Guitar Hero gets a new developer

On January 16, Neversoft, the video-game developers known primarily for the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater franchise, posted a job opening for work on their latest project, Guitar Hero III , thereby inciting a stir in the video-game blogosphere.
By RYAN STEWART  |  February 07, 2007