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a New 'Classic Character'
Jan 6, 2023 10:16 AM CST
Gives Us a New 'Classic Character'
Movie has a 95% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes
- January is known as a dump month at the theater, with the perception that films released this month are destined for cinematic oblivion. According to critics, Gerard Johnstone's
, out Friday, is a clear exception. The PG-13 horror film—in which a roboticist (Allison Williams) enlists the help of...
MTA Bigwig: Blowup Doll Isn't
for HOV Lane, It's for 'Company'
Dec 16, 2021 4:35 PM CST
MTA Bigwig: Blowup Doll Isn't for HOV Lane, It's for 'Company'
Giulio Divirgilio tries to explain why he's been driving around with Carpool Kenny
- A manager with New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is either very lonely during his commutes or very sneaky. The
New York Post
has several photos it captured Wednesday of Giulio Divirgilio, an ex-NYPD cop and now general superintendent for the MTA's buses division, arriving to work in Brooklyn...
Mattel's Naomi Osaka Barbie
Sells Out in Hours
Jul 13, 2021 9:55 AM CDT
Mattel's Naomi Osaka Barbie Sells Out in Hours
Tennis star has a doll in her likeness
- Tennis star Naomi Osaka was one of 20 or so "Sheros"—read: female heroes—gifted a Barbie doll in their own likeness in 2019 . The public was apparently eager for a Barbie of the world's highest-paid female athlete, too, as a new doll of Osaka sold out...
League: Soccer Team Didn't
Use 'Common Sense' With Dolls
May 21, 2020 8:25 AM CDT
League: Soccer Team Didn't Use 'Common Sense' With Dolls
FC Seoul didn't intentionally order sex dolls, but should have figured it out, says K-League
- A professional soccer team in South Korea has received a record fine after using sex dolls to fill stadium seats . Since the K-League resumed games in empty stadiums earlier this month, teams have been recreating the atmosphere with crowd noises and cardboard cutouts of people. FC Seoul went a different...
She Made Her Own Scientist
Barbies. Now It's Official
Dec 30, 2019 12:50 PM CST
She Made Her Own Scientist Barbies. Now It's Official
Mattel teams with forest ecologist, honors her with doll that looks like her
- When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she'd run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents' backyard, and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book, per the AP . That time in the treetops set the tone for the rest of...
Got $5K at
This Doll Can
Nov 5, 2019 4:04 PM CST
Got $5K at Your Disposal? This Doll Can Be Yours
Three of these American Girl dolls are available, decked out in 5,000 Swarovski crystals and beads
- Don't know what to get for the girl who has everything? How about a doll decked out in thousands of dollars worth of bling? If you've got $5,000 lying around and can make arrangements with an American Girl flagship store in Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago,...
Store Prez Apologizes,
Pulls the 'Feel Better Doll'
Jul 27, 2019 10:30 AM CDT
Store Prez Apologizes, Pulls the 'Feel Better Doll'
A One Dollar Zone in New Jersey has pulled them from the shelves
- Shoppers at a New Jersey store will no longer find black dolls with eye-popping instructions waiting on the shelves, NJ.com reports. The One Dollar Zone in Bayonne pulled the "Feel Better Doll" Monday after Assembleywoman Angela McKnight visited to confirm what she'd seen on social media. A...
Police 'All Come Running'
Over Tasteless Prank
Jun 19, 2019 7:16 PM CDT
Police 'All Come Running' Over Tasteless Prank
Find in New York park sparked huge investigation
- New Yorkers went from horror to disbelief Tuesday when an apparent dead baby turned out to be a discarded doll, NBC New York reports. Emergency responders declared the "child" dead before 8am in a Queens park, triggering the arrival of at least 100 cops who pitched a crime-scene tent...
Your 'New Best
Friend' Is an Old
One in Horror
Feb 8, 2019 12:58 PM CST
Your 'New Best Friend' Is an Old One in Horror Film Reboot
Chucky is headed back to the big screen this summer in 'Child's Play'; get a taste with this trailer
- Whether you missed
the first time around (and/or any of its six sequels) or you're a Chucky superfan, a reboot of the 1988 film is on its way to movie theaters this summer—and a new trailer promises the creepy thrills you're hoping for. The...
'Terrifying' Doll Gets
Spotify Ad Banned
Oct 18, 2018 7:37 AM CDT
'Terrifying' Doll Gets Spotify Ad Banned
Even 'Havana' couldn't keep a UK watchdog group from banning it
- Spotify's latest ad features a catchy popular pop tune and "a medley of horror film tropes" in the lead-up to its final tagline, per NPR : "Killer songs you can't resist." But it's just that horror theme, along with what
calls a "terrifying...
Barbie Doll Is
Oct 9, 2018 8:05 AM CDT
Barbie Doll Is Groundbreaking —and Confusing
Doll based on Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play the Doctor in sci-fi series
- Jodie Whittaker is the 13th person to play the Doctor in
, and the first woman, and that first has prompted yet another. Boing Boing reports on a limited-edition Barbie based on the iconic character, an offering coinciding with Sunday's premiere of the 11th season of the BBC...
These Dolls Made
a Possible Ban
Jun 14, 2018 6:45 AM CDT
These Dolls Made One Lawmaker 'Nauseous.' Now, a Possible Ban
US House approves bill barring import, sale of child sex dolls and robots
- The concept behind a bill that made its way to the US House of Representatives made at least one lawmaker "nauseous," and apparently others, too, because the group passed the bill Wednesday and sent it onto the Senate. The
reports on the CREEPER (Curbing Realistic Exploitative...
When Girls' Dolls 'Leaned In,'
and Why It's All a 'Sham'
Jan 19, 2018 5:55 PM CST
When Girls' Dolls 'Leaned In,' and Why It's All a 'Sham'
Closer look at intellectual property war between Barbie and Bratz reveals much deeper stuff
- Barbie dolls have dominated the toy landscape for girls since their 1959 intro—which made it a big deal when Bratz dolls hit the scene in 2001 and started stealing market share, spurring a years-long legal war between Barbie maker Mattel and Bratz creator MGA, a Mattel competitor. As Jill...
City Closes Shop Selling
Alleged Transgender Dolls
Jan 10, 2018 5:50 PM CST
City Closes Shop Selling Alleged Transgender Dolls
Paraguay's Ciudad del Este says it's 'pro-life and family'
- Authorities in the Paraguayan border town of Ciudad del Este have temporarily closed a shop accused of selling transgender dolls, the AP reports. Mayor Sandra McLeon justified Tuesday's closure by noting that the city, most widely known as a smuggling and counterfeiting haven, last year declared itself "pro-life...
New Doll Is
Unlike Any of
Feb 14, 2017 6:35 PM CST
American Girl's New Doll Is Unlike Any of Its Others
Logan Everett is the company's first boy doll
- If there's such a thing as a gender-reversed glass ceiling for American Girl dolls*, then Logan Everett is about to shatter it. Huffington Post reports Logan, American Girl's first boy doll, is being released Thursday. A PR director for the company says a boy doll has been a...
World's Likely 1st Transgender
Doll to Debut Next Week
Feb 10, 2017 5:35 PM CST
World's Likely 1st Transgender Doll to Debut Next Week
It's based on the subject of TLC's 'I am Jazz'
- A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market, the AP reports. The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series
I am Jazz
. It will make its debut at the...
Fake Babies Meant to Curb
Pregnancy May Be Promoting It
Aug 26, 2016 5:00 PM CDT
Fake Babies Meant to Curb Pregnancy May Be Promoting It
Teens in Aussie study who used dolls more likely to get pregnant than those who didn't
- You'd think the tedium of tending to a wailing robot baby 24/7 would make teens reluctant to have a real one—but a study out of Australia is indicating that may not be the case. Realityworks' RealCare Baby is an "infant simulator" that cries and coos, as well...
3 New Body Types
Jan 28, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Barbie Gets 3 New Body Types
Tall, curvy, and petite models, plus a slew of skin tones, eye colors, and hairstyles
- Project Dawn—mission complete at Mattel. The toy company more fully explained this secret initiative Thursday, and it involves an industry icon getting what the
calls "the makeover the world has been waiting for." Barbie dolls will now be available in four body shapes: the original...
Creepy Dolls Can
Finally Talk Again
May 10, 2015 7:59 AM CDT
Thomas Edison's Creepy Dolls Can Finally Talk Again
New technology re-creates voices from wax cylinders
- We can thank Thomas Edison for plenty of things, but the world had little use for one of his inventions. Edison's talking dolls were among the first of their kind, NPR reports. But even in the 1890s, they scared kids—and were expensive—and only about 500 of them...
Mar 15, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
'Haunted Doll' Market Is Pretty Scary
Buyers fork out big bucks for supposedly possessed items
- Surf around eBay and Etsy and you'll find a niche market that's right out of
: haunted dolls. This online subculture got some media attention after a reporter stumbled on it in eBay's "Everything Else" section, NPR reports. "There was an advert for something which...
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