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#Toys

Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents
# Toy Safety
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# Toy Safety

Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents

Nov 24th 2020, 10:14 AM 34,070 Views 23 Comments

Over 51,000 toys have been destroyed by the CCPC in the last few years.

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

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

Nov 14th 2019, 9:17 AM 15,034 Views 64 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 10:21 PM 17,207 Views 81 Comments

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

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
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# Santa's Workshop

Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities

Dec 21st 2017, 1:08 PM 14,889 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 19th 2017, 10:54 PM 9,782 Views 29 Comments

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

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment
# Christmas Appeal
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# Christmas Appeal

Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment

Dec 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,213 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy?

Dec 1st 2017, 10:08 AM 3,616 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 14th 2017, 2:26 PM 14,304 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 19th 2017, 1:00 PM 14,438 Views 31 Comments

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
# Toy Section
# Toy Section

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

Sep 8th 2017, 7:49 PM 6,410 Views 2 Comments

Sadly, the catalogue could be on the way out.

Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue
# Knocked Down
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# Knocked Down

Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue

Sep 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 19,087 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 10th 2017, 3:12 PM 35,646 Views 17 Comments

Briton Bali Padda held the job for just eight months.

Poll: Do you worry about gendered toy advertisements?
# Family Poll
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# Family Poll

Poll: Do you worry about gendered toy advertisements?

Jul 26th 2017, 5:04 PM 473 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 21st 2017, 10:24 AM 13,490 Views 66 Comments

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

Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls
# All Dolls Go To Heaven
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# All Dolls Go To Heaven

Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls

Jun 17th 2017, 4:01 PM 8,602 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2017, 12:45 PM 35,026 Views 54 Comments

What’s your take? Be honest.

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

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

Mar 5th 2017, 6:00 PM 12,274 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 29th 2017, 9:30 AM 18,284 Views 13 Comments

… 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

Dec 24th 2016, 7:30 AM 5,857 Views 2 Comments

One more sleep.

Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children
# Data Protection
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# Data Protection

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

Dec 11th 2016, 9:10 AM 22,307 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 9th 2016, 12:52 PM 13,175 Views 10 Comments

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

21 toys all Irish girls who grew up in the 90s dreamed of getting
# Toy Show
# Toy Show

21 toys all Irish girls who grew up in the 90s dreamed of getting

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:30 PM 14,917 Views 0 Comments

Oh those were the days.

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

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

Jun 27th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,778 Views 139 Comments

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

Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys

Feb 10th 2016, 2:07 PM 4,123 Views 3 Comments

May the Force be with you, indeed.

11 toys all 90s kids have loved and lost
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

11 toys all 90s kids have loved and lost

Jan 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 11,934 Views 8 Comments

Not again…

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 7:51 PM 25,405 Views 21 Comments

The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.

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

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

Dec 25th 2015, 4:00 PM 22,795 Views 5 Comments

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

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

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2015, 6:00 PM 39,366 Views 86 Comments

Nostalgia fest.

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

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

Dec 21st 2015, 12:16 PM 4,995 Views 12 Comments

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

Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert

Dec 13th 2015, 4:47 PM 4,860 Views 0 Comments

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

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas
# Toy Show
# Toy Show

22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas

Nov 27th 2015, 1:03 PM 11,045 Views 21 Comments

Nostalgia fest.

This dad had the best response to people trolling him about his son's toy kitchen
# Diy
# Diy

This dad had the best response to people trolling him about his son's toy kitchen

Oct 21st 2015, 4:49 PM 9,023 Views 7 Comments

What a guy.

Lego will probably run out of bricks for Europe by Christmas
# Panic Stations
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# Panic Stations

Lego will probably run out of bricks for Europe by Christmas

Oct 21st 2015, 4:34 PM 22,044 Views 26 Comments

Won’t somebody think of the children?

Here are the 13 toys that kids will be clamouring for this Christmas
# On The List
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# On The List

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

Oct 5th 2015, 7:30 PM 46,925 Views 52 Comments

According to Smyths Toys anyway.

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

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

Aug 25th 2015, 7:40 AM 6,373 Views 4 Comments

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

McDonald's: Those Minions in our Happy Meals are NOT saying "What the f**k"
# You Heard Me
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# You Heard Me

McDonald's: Those Minions in our Happy Meals are NOT saying "What the f**k"

Jul 10th 2015, 8:06 PM 27,217 Views 15 Comments

What do you think?

These incredible high-tech toys turn children into Iron Man
# Wearable Toys
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# Wearable Toys

These incredible high-tech toys turn children into Iron Man

Jun 21st 2015, 5:00 PM 13,443 Views 4 Comments

You might want one for yourself.

Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you
# We're Watching You
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# We're Watching You

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

May 22nd 2015, 4:05 PM 4,823 Views 16 Comments

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
# Everyday Sexism
# Everyday Sexism

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

Apr 10th 2015, 6:12 PM 3,693 Views 2 Comments

Because boys think girls are “yuck” apparently.

Lego published beauty tips for girls and parents are not one bit happy
# Everyday Sexism
# Everyday Sexism

Lego published beauty tips for girls and parents are not one bit happy

Mar 18th 2015, 6:03 PM 5,033 Views 3 Comments

*sighs*

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