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#Toys

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups Recycling

McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups

The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie French toymakers sign pact to rid games and toys of gender stereotypes Stereotypes

French toymakers sign pact to rid games and toys of gender stereotypes

The charter also envisages that manufacturers will adapt the way their products are advertised.

From TheJournal.ie Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities Santa's Workshop

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities A New Home

Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities

The attack on 22 May saw 22 people killed and hundreds more injured.

From TheJournal.ie Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment Christmas Appeal This post contains videos

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.

From The42 Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy? Late Late Toy Show

Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy?

The Late Late Toy Show is tonight, and we want to hear your favourites?

From TheJournal.ie Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers Connected Toys

Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers

The warning comes after UK watchdog Which? investigated a number of toys on the market.

From TheJournal.ie Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn Beware

Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn

The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.

9 memories everyone has of flipping through the Argos catalogue as a kid

Sadly, the catalogue could be on the way out.

From TheJournal.ie Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue Knocked Down

Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue

The toy company announced it will cut 8% of its staff.

From TheJournal.ie Lego boss (61) replaced 'because of his age' Denmark

Lego boss (61) replaced 'because of his age'

Briton Bali Padda held the job for just eight months.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you worry about gendered toy advertisements? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about gendered toy advertisements?

Are dolls for girls and cars for boys a thing of the past?

From TheJournal.ie Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun New Fella This post contains videos

Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun

It’s part of Mattel’s drive to make its iconic dolls more diverse.

From TheJournal.ie Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls All Dolls Go To Heaven

Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls

It’s a common belief in Japan that all things have a soul – including unwanted dolls.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have a fidget spinner in your home? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have a fidget spinner in your home?

What’s your take? Be honest.

14 items I desperately wanted as a child that I still think of to this day

Imagine what my life would be like if I’d been let have a phone in my room?

From TheJournal.ie It seems that sex toys are less dangerous than regular children's toys... Chemical Imbalance

It seems that sex toys are less dangerous than regular children's toys...

… as regards the chemicals they’re made with, according to new Swedish research.

22 Toys To Fill You Full Of Christmas Nostalgia

22 Toys To Fill You Full Of Christmas Nostalgia

One more sleep.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children Data Protection

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children

Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.

From TheJournal.ie Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors G-putty

Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors

‘G-putty’ is said to be 100 times more receptive than a normal sensor and is able to detect the footsteps of small spiders.

From TheJournal.ie "Mum, why isn't Wonder Woman wearing any clothes?" Opinion

"Mum, why isn't Wonder Woman wearing any clothes?"

Louise Phillips looks at the role models for young women and finds them lacking.

Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys

May the Force be with you, indeed.

11 toys all 90s kids have loved and lost

Not again…

From TheJournal.ie Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy France

Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy

The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.

From TheJournal.ie How much do you really know about these classic Christmas toys? Memory Lane

How much do you really know about these classic Christmas toys?

You wanted to take a trip down memory lane anyway, didn’t you?

From TheJournal.ie 22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

Nostalgia fest.

Here's where you can buy Rey toys in Ireland, after online outcry over 'sexist' Star Wars playsets

Rey’s the main character in The Force Awakens, so why has she been left out?

Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert

We could play with them… or we could keep them in the box!

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

Nostalgia fest.

This dad had the best response to people trolling him about his son's toy kitchen Diy
From TheJournal.ie Lego will probably run out of bricks for Europe by Christmas Panic Stations

Lego will probably run out of bricks for Europe by Christmas

Won’t somebody think of the children?

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 13 toys that kids will be clamouring for this Christmas On The List This post contains videos

Here are the 13 toys that kids will be clamouring for this Christmas

According to Smyths Toys anyway.

This dad's sweet reaction to his son buying an Ariel doll is going viral

“How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this? YEAH!”

From TheJournal.ie McDonald's: Those Minions in our Happy Meals are NOT saying "What the f**k" You Heard Me
From TheJournal.ie These incredible high-tech toys turn children into Iron Man Wearable Toys

These incredible high-tech toys turn children into Iron Man

You might want one for yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you We're Watching You

Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you

The patent says these toys will be used to help control other connected devices.

Big Hero 6 merchandise doesn't feature the girl characters and parents aren't happy

Because boys think girls are “yuck” apparently.

Play-Doh made a toy that looks like a willy, and they're absolutely mortified about it

Play-Doh made a toy that looks like a willy, and they're absolutely mortified about it

So mortified, they’re deleting every post about it from their Facebook page.

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