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See 'n Spin Alphabet Rack for Toddlers

See 'n Spin Alphabet Rack for Toddlers

The Soft 'n Safe See 'n Spin Alphabet Rack offers toddlers safe play to learn the letters of the alphabet in a fun and interactive way. The See 'n Spin Alphabet Rack is the ideal size for little hands. Two sided blocks feature letters and simple shapes and animal faces for development skills…

August 14, 2013 6:30 pm
Silverlit's Remote Control Mercedes SLS

Silverlit's Remote Control Mercedes SLS

Silverlit's latest launch is the Mercedes SLS. This interactive Bluetooth controlled remote control is a high-tech twist on the old-time favorite joy-stick RC controller, utilizing any i-Device to control speed and steering with tilts and turns. Packing a 2-in-1 punch, the luxury sports car …

May 29, 2013 6:30 pm
Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play, like science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example, can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Christmas spirit is alive in Hammond

Christmas spirit is alive in Hammond

Tim Ford, of Gary, helps 10-year-old Tristian Fornett lasso a calf as Tristian's twin brother Christian looks on Thursday at the third annual toy giveaway at Hammond High School. The giveaway was sponsored by the East Side Community Council in partnership with Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

December 20, 2012 7:04 pm
Christmas spirit is alive in Hammond

Christmas spirit is alive in Hammond

Alyssa Papp, 3, chooses a candy cane Thursday at the third annual toy giveaway at Hammond High School.

December 20, 2012 7:04 pm
Christmas spirit is alive in Hammond

Christmas spirit is alive in Hammond

Micah Matlock, 8, looks over books at the third annual toy giveaway Thursday at Hammond High School.

December 20, 2012 7:04 pm
The holidays' hottest toys

The holidays' hottest toys

Not all the testers for Good Housekeeping's annual Best Toys list wear lab coats. Some are barely out of diapers.

December 18, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Munster Mustangs round up toys

Munster Mustangs round up toys

Munster Historical Society volunteer office manager Shirley Schmueser poses with toys donated to the 30th annual Mustang Toy Roundup sponsored by Munster football coach Leroy Marsh and the football team.

December 12, 2012 5:30 pm
2013 And Beyond

2013 And Beyond

December 06, 2012 12:21 pm
'Star Wars' figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

'Star Wars' figures, dominoes in Toy Hall of Fame

Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia outmuscled little green army men for a spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame. "Star Wars" action figures join centuries-old dominoes in the class of 2012, which was announced by the Rochester hall Thursday.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am
Still Paying High Rates

Still Paying High Rates

October 17, 2012 12:08 pm
VTech Cogsley Robot

VTech Cogsley Robot

VTech's Cogsley is a kid-friendly robot who runs on information "chips" to provide educational lessons for children. He's $39.99 and ideal for children ages 3 to 6 and sold at Target, Walmart and Toys R Us or vtechkids.com.

September 05, 2012 6:30 pm
Edgar Allan Poe Bobblehead Prize at Nerds at Heart Dating Party in Chicago

Edgar Allan Poe Bobblehead Prize at Nerds at Heart Dating Party in Chicago

An Edgar Allan Poe bobblehead is one of the unique prizes awarded to winners of games at the Nerds at Heart Dating Party events in Chicago. The gatherings are intended to ease nervous dating types by offering board game team events with fun prizes and flirting.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am
Mother, daughter team creates Joi Doll to inspire children

Mother, daughter team creates Joi Doll to inspire children

CHICAGO | The inspirational, educational and motivational Joi Doll was born when a friend suggested LaTrece Joi Russell should design a doll in her own image.

February 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Providing holiday toys, meals

Providing holiday toys, meals

Ashley Cruz, of East Chicago, and her son Yosnel Doimoy pick out toys Monday during the East Chicago Salvation Army's giveaway to needy families. Meals were provided free from Jelly restaurant in Merrillville.

December 19, 2011 1:55 pm
Providing holiday toys, meals

Providing holiday toys, meals

East Chicago Salvation Army Capt. Daniel Paredes, right, and Jelly restaurant co-owner Steve Vlahos look over the thousands of donated toys and clothes being given away Monday to needy families. Jelly restaurant in Merrillville also provided free meals.

December 19, 2011 1:50 pm
Providing holiday toys, meals

Providing holiday toys, meals

Arthur Comer, of East Chicago, enjoys a free meal provided by Jelly restaurant at the East Chicago Salvation Army.

December 19, 2011 1:50 pm
Alphaberry by B. Toys

Alphaberry by B. Toys

B. toys, $19.95, Ages 18 months to 5 years Alphaberry

September 21, 2011 12:00 am
Some homes are too big

Some homes are too big

Three houses ranging from small to large. 3D render with HDRI lighting and raytraced textures.

August 13, 2011 12:00 am
Region residents recall former frenzy for fads now collecting dust

Region residents recall former frenzy for fads now collecting dust

DeMotte resident Sarah Walsh's daughter Alyanna plays with one of the more than 100 Beanie Babies her mother collected since the early 1990s. She amassed an extensive collection over a few years, but as collective interest in the animals waned, so did Walsh's.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am
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