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#Toys

From TheJournal.ie Ads for Transformer toys and Barbie's Star Traveller were a big worry in the 1980s.... Recession

Ads for Transformer toys and Barbie's Star Traveller were a big worry in the 1980s....

The country was in the midst of a recession with unemployment up to 16.1%.

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: What was the best Christmas present you ever got? Christmas

Open Thread: What was the best Christmas present you ever got?

Your first bike, GI Joe and Sindy’s Dreamhouse… what was yours?

From TheJournal.ie What are these kids most looking forward to about Christmas? Nearly There Now This post contains videos

What are these kids most looking forward to about Christmas?

Family time, turkey and a few technological devices.

From TheJournal.ie Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin Anda And Esla

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin

They could hardly let THAT go…

From TheJournal.ie Nevermind your Minecrafts, Lego is something that will be around forever Building Blocks

Nevermind your Minecrafts, Lego is something that will be around forever

Children want a ‘real, physical experience’, according to Lego’s CEO.

The 12 most wonderful moments of the Late Late Toy Show 2014

Anybody recovered from seeing that doll yet?

Smyths are sending toy vouchers to the Dublin family whose home was burned out this week

Toy store say they hope “small gesture” will help the family this Christmas.

Frozen dolls to be 'raffled off' as Christmas demand reaches fever pitch

Smyths described the demand as “phenomenal” as dolls are now selling for €180 online.

From TheJournal.ie So, a LOT of people tuned in to the TV3 Toy Show... Toy Wars

So, a LOT of people tuned in to the TV3 Toy Show...

Your move, Tubridy.

Here are the 12 toys kids will be clamouring for this Christmas*

*According to the Toy Retailers Association.

From TheJournal.ie TV3 is taking on the Late Late Toy Show again, but a week earlier Toy Stories

TV3 is taking on the Late Late Toy Show again, but a week earlier

Toy pistols at ten paces…

From TheJournal.ie Not playing around - parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders Read The Fine Print

Not playing around - parents vent their rage as Smyths Toys cancels orders

But the company says the problem only came from customers trying to cash in on multiple discount vouchers.

You can now own a loom band dress... for just €196,500

We’re buying two.

Today's Rubik's Cube Google Doodle is a productivity vacuum

We can’t stop playing.

Parents are losing their minds over sold-out Frozen toys

Sold-out Anna and Elsa dolls are selling for thousands on eBay. Thousands.

A 7-year-old girl wrote this brilliant letter telling Lego off

‘I want you to let girls go on adventures.’

You can build things with Lego on the internet now

You’re going to pick up those pieces and build so much more than just a Lego House.

The Simpsons Lego is officially happening

It’s real. And we want it.

11 things that will certainly happen at Christmas Mass

Because Christmas Mass is vastly different to ordinary Mass.

From TheJournal.ie St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall Donations

St Vincent de Paul appeals for money and toys as donations fall

The Cork St Vincent de Paul warehouse in Cork has run out of toys, it emerged today.

From TheJournal.ie Marks & Spencer to introduce gender-neutral toys by Spring 2014 Let Toys Be Toys

Marks & Spencer to introduce gender-neutral toys by Spring 2014

The company said it had listened to feedback from customers.

The 9 stages that made visiting Santa an emotional rollercoaster

And an essential part of Christmas.

Here are the top 10 toys Irish kids are asking Santa for this Christmas

His elves have crunched the numbers and compiled a chart from Irish children’s letters.

15 toys from your childhood that are worth a fortune now

Well, compared to what you paid for them anyway.

6 things you didn't know you didn't know about Barbie

From her middle name to her birthplace.

13 people who had just one job, dammit

Jobs are hard.

10 of the best-selling Irish toys of all time

Did you have them all?

These 10 toys are what kids want for Christmas this year*

*According to the Toy Retailers’ Association.

3-year-old attempts to convince her dad to buy her My Little Ponies

She is very logical. And cold.

From TheJournal.ie Let’s bring an end to ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ toys, say parents Gender Battles

Let’s bring an end to ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ toys, say parents

A group of parents want to see an end to the gender-specific advertisement of toys for boys and girls.

This video redefines awkward with just one "adult toy" Awkward Alert This post contains videos

This video redefines awkward with just one "adult toy"

This man really has no idea what he’s doing.

9 toys you grew up with... that are actually terrible Scarlet For The 90s This post contains videos

9 toys you grew up with... that are actually terrible

Sorry, but your fond memories are wrong.

PIC: Lego spillage shuts down US road

Drivers were said to be bricking it. (Sorry.)