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Toy Guns Required To Be Brightly Colored Under New California Law

Governor Jerry Brown signed a first of its kind law aimed at toy guns in the wake of a fatal police shooting in Santa Rosa where a Sheriff’s Deputy mistook a replica firearm for a real assault rifle.

09/30/2014

A child holds a plastic toy gun. (Mayela Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Requiring Toy Guns To Be Brightly-Colored Passes California Assembly, Spurred By Andy Lopez Shooting

The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers.

08/27/2014

Toys from GoldieBlox, and Oakland-based company. (CBS)

Oakland’s GoldieBlox Wins Contest For Free Super Bowl Ad

An company based in the Bay Area whose mission is to empower girls has just won a super honor. Oakland-based toymaker GoldieBlox has scored a free Super Bowl ad, as part of a contest hosted by software maker Intuit.

01/31/2014

LeapFrog Chat & Count. (CBS)

CALPIRG Releases Report Of Toys Hazardous To Kids’ Health

Shoppers flooding stores to buy presents this holiday season should watch out for dangerous toys that may threaten children’s health, a consumer group warned Tuesday.

11/26/2013

Star Wars Memorabilia (credit: RanchoObi-Wan.org)

Guinness Book Recognizes The Largest ‘Star Wars’ Collection Located In Petaluma

Steve Sansweet’s Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma houses the largest collection of Star Wars Memorabilia in the galaxy…

09/12/2013

Toy guns were exchanged for books at a buyback event at Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward on June 8, 2013. (CBS)

Hayward School Holds Buyback For Toy Guns

A different-kind of gun buyback was held in Hayward on Saturday as some school children were given the chance to trade in their toy guns for a prize.

06/10/2013

Comic-Con Wraps After 4 Days Of Pop-Art Indulgence

Comic-Con Wraps After 4 Days Of Pop-Art Indulgence

This year’s 43rd annual Comic-Con festival may be over but die-hard fans of the pop-culture celebration already have their minds on next year’s show…

07/16/2012

Movies, TV And Toys Draw Fans To Comic-Con

Movies, TV And Toys Draw Fans To Comic-Con

For pop-culture lovers – the self-professed geeks and nerds who delight in fantasy-inspired fun from anime to zombies – there is Comic-Con…

07/08/2012

Kirk Hammett of Metallica  (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images)

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Releasing Horror Book, Line of Toys

Serious Metallica fans know that being one of the world’s greatest guitarists isn’t the only thing Kirk Hammett does with his nights. He’s also a lifelong collector of horror memorabilia…

06/20/2012

A McDonald's Happy Meal. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

San Francisco Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting McDonald’s Happy Meals

A San Francisco judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit that sought to stop McDonald’s Corp. from using toys to market its meals to children in the Golden State.

04/05/2012

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