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From our friends at the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood…

Hello Barbie, in a landslide! 

The votes are in for the 2015 TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young children) Award, and the creepy eavesdropping Hello Barbie blew away the competition with 57% of the vote. 400 more words

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Eavesdropping Barbie Brings Home The Win For Worst Toy Of The Year

Here’s to hoping Hello Barbie has cleared off a spot in the Dream Home’s trophy case for a dubious honor: the eavesdropping doll that got privacy advocates talking — and not in a good way — has topped all… 239 more words

TOADY Award Nominees Announced

From our friends at Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood… 

Back by popular demand: CCFC’s 7th annual TOADY Award for Worst Toy of the Year. Who will win? 223 more words

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"Hell No Barbie" social media campaign targets Mattel's talking toy

When I was a youngster in the ’80s, a talking toy bear called Teddy Ruxpin was all the rage.

Teddy was no Ted, the foul-mouthed stuffed bear who comes to life in the raunchy 2012 film (and its sequel): Teddy Ruxpin couldn’t interact with you; he was more of a furry cassette tape player with animatronic eyes and a mouth that sang songs and read stories. 597 more words

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Step aside, Barbie: Girls want a superhero who can fight

Mattel is giving Wonder Woman and Batgirl a makeunder—they are not going to be built like sexed-up supermodels anymore. DC Entertainment, Mattel, and Warner Bros have created DC Super Hero Girls, a “universe” with a recently launched website, and a coming line-up of LEGOs, TV shows, movies, books like Wonder Woman at Super Hero High and action […]

http://qz.com/519373/step-aside-barbie-girls-want-a-superhero-who-can-fight/

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