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New Born Fame: Controversial Toy Biz Gets Babies Active On Social Media

These days it seems as though the minimum age requirement for using social media is getting progressively younger with each new development. While children and adolescents are on Facebook sharing the lunch packed by a doting parent, there's one age group that's noticeably absent in the creation of their own digital footprint - babies. However, a new niche company is destined to change that.

Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From Japan Express A Little TOO Much Freedom

Think the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.

Google Has Finally Added Video Games To Its Knowledge Graph

It's a change that many will probably feel is long overdue - as of this month, video games are now a part of Google's Knowledge Graph. This means that all the information you need to know about a particular title - from genre to developer to release date - is just one search away.

Want To Own Your Own Roller Coaster?

There is nothing like spending time in an amusement park -- the hot smell of the pavement, the popcorn, the cotton candy, and best of all, the old wooden roller coasters! I grew up with the Wild Cat and Mister Twister. Both are long gone now, sadly replaced by a newer park and newer rides. We can recapture all of the wonderful memories with this wonderful Classic Wooden Roller Coaster that will fit on a desktop or table.

Sony Unveils Share Play, A System That'll Let Two People Game Like They're In The Same Room

This week, Sony will finally release a feature teased back at E3 2013 - Share Play. It's a system that''ll let PlayStation 4 owners share their games online- you can 'hand' someone your controller, giving them control of your game; or remotely hook up a local multiplayer session. Awesome, right?

Apparently, Kids Eat Less After They Play Angry Birds

Video games aren't generally associated with healthy eating habits. As such, you might be surprised to learn that screen time actually reduces food intake - at least, according to Nick Bellissimo, a professor of nutrition at Ryerson University.

Breaking Bad Toys No Longer Available At Toys R Us. If Fake Meth Is On Your Kid's Christmas List, You'll Need To Shop Elsewhere

If a Breaking Bad toy set is on your child’s Christmas list and you intended to do your Christmas shopping a little early this year, don’t expect to find what you are looking for at Toys R Us. The toy dolls, with likeness to Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, were pulled from the retailer’s shelves after a Florida mom petitioned to have it removed. Wait, Breaking Bad figurines aren’t on your child’s Christmas list?

Hover Ball: A Ball Safe Enough To Play With In The House

Wham-O brings you the Hover Ball and they claim it is the only soccer ball that floats like magic. If we are splitting hairs—or in Wham-O’s case, balls—the Hover Ball is not a ball. It’s a half of a ball. And it doesn’t hover as much as it slides or glides. It may appear to float, but it doesn’t actually float. No magic involved. But Hover Ball is a soccer ball that is designed to be safe enough to play with in the house.

Want To Play Chess In The Round?

You and a couple of friends are hanging out together and you decide that you want to play a board game. All three of you are in the mood for a rousing (?) game of chess but who has to sit out on deck for a few hours? What to do? Well, odd as it seems all you need to do is get this intriguing Three Player Circular Chess set. The game play manages to retain all of the rules and strategies of classic chess.

Want To Play With The Walking Dead This Halloween?

There are a number of reasons that you may choose to stay in this Halloween, from bad weather to a touch of a cold. You can still have a good time though. Just plan a simple buffet of body parts with barbecue sauce, some Klingon blood wine, and some pistachio pudding (pus). Put The Monster Mash on the stereo. With just the family or a few close friends you can get out The Walking Dead Monopoly and have a totally creepy and scary time. Winner gets the Gummy Cockroach.