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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

Larry Flynts Hustler Club in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Strip Clubs Donation To Toy Drive Moved After SFFD Chief Objects

A group of dancers from a number of San Francisco strip clubs presented a check for $20,000 to a local firefighters’ union Wednesday evening for its annual toy drive.

12/21/2011

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Many Parents Opting To Borrow, Rent Toys

New sites are popping up that allow parents to rent toys for their children, instead of buying them.

12/21/2011

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