Toys

Furby On A Store Shelf (credit: CBS 2)

Last-Minute Shoppers Find Some ‘It’ Gifts Sold Out In Stores And Online

Last-minute shoppers have less than a week to get Christmas gifts for everyone on their lists.

12/19/2012

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NYC Fire Commissioner Pushes Ban On Toy Lighters

Is it a lighter meant for adult use or a toy meant for a child to play with? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

12/12/2012

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Retro Toys Make A Comeback This Holiday Season

If you’re still thinking about what toys to buy your kids for Christmas, here’s a tip: Dig through your basement or attic. You may have one of this year’s hot toys – without even knowing it.

12/11/2012

Lindenhurst Fire Chief Michael McCloud with presents donated to Sacks for Sandy (credit: sacksforsandy.com)

Sacks For Sandy Nets 1,400 Toys For Children Affected By Storm

“Giving to kids who have been displaced, who have lost everything they own, it’s a good feeling,” organizer Michele Catalono said.

12/10/2012

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Woman In Northern Burbs Works To Get Toys For Kids In Rockaways

With their families struggling to rebuild after superstorm Sandy, so many kids in our could go without gifts this holiday season. But one woman is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen to a single child in one community.

12/10/2012

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NYPIRG Lists 19 Treacherous Toys For 2012 Holiday Season

With Christmas just around the corner, the New York Public Interest Research Group is out with a report intended to keep children safe this holiday season.

12/05/2012

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NYC’s 6 Best Toy Stores

Whether you’re shopping for a tiny tot’s holiday gifts or just for your inner child, you’re in luck: New York has some of the world’s best toy stores. Here’s a short list of the city’s best.

CBS New York–12/05/2012

Destruction from Sandy at Cedar Grove Avenue on Staten Island (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Toy Drive Planned For Sandy’s Victims On Staten Island

With the holidays right around the corner, there is a goal on Staten Island to have the biggest toy drive that New York has ever seen.

11/26/2012

Family Service League

Agency Brings Toys, Hope For Families Hit By Superstorm Sandy

The holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, but for Jonelle Redmond, of Long Island, the wrath of Superstorm Sandy has dampened any holiday hopes. But one organization has a mission to help.

11/20/2012

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Ask Asa: Product Recalls And Safety, What You Need To Know

Each year thousands of products are recalled for any number of reasons like manufacturing defects or accelerated wear and tear.

03/28/2012

Items seized in Operation Holiday Hoax (credit: ICE)

ICE Announces Seizure Of $80 Million In Counterfeit Goods

Fake NFL jerseys, Disney knock-offs, and replicas of an Angry Birds toy are all part of the massive seizure of counterfeit goods announced Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

12/22/2011

Paul Reinsmith and son (credit: CBS 2)

Website Lets Parents Rent Toys For Children

For kids, Christmas morning is all about the toys, but for parents, Christmas means balancing a happy holiday with a sensible budget.

12/02/2011

Shoppers are seen awaiting the opening of Toys "R" Us Times Square on Thanksgiving 2010. This year, the store will open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night and remain open for 26 straight hours.  (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Black Friday Shopping Tips From A Toy Expert

Before we get to “the most wonderful time of the year,” we must endure what is arguably the most stressful time of the year: Holiday shopping.

CBS New York–11/24/2011

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Toy Expert Laurie Schact Picks Season’s Hottest Toys, Offers Holiday Shopping Tips

For this holiday season, one New Yorker has already made her own list—and checked it twice.

11/23/2011

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How To Find The Perfect Toys For Spring

Spring is getting into full swing so Toy Industry Association’s Adrienne Appell stops in to tell CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu what toys are perfect for the kids both indoors and outdoors.

04/30/2011

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