These Dolls Get Sunburns To Teach Kids About Using Sunscreen

There isn’t a child out there who likes being slathered in sunscreen before a day at the beach, but it’s the easiest way to ensure they don’t end up with a terrible sunburn. And to help make that a little easier for them to understand, this pair of dolls also gets a sunburn if not properly protected. » 6/03/15 10:44am 6/03/15 10:44am

Listen to Thomas Edison's Scary Talking Dolls and Never Sleep Again

Thomas Edison’s phonograph company came out with a line of groundbreaking “talking” dolls in 1890. They lasted only six weeks before being yanked from stores, because the dolls sound like the risen Satan singing a lullaby. Now with the help of new technology, you too can listen to the dolls’ voices and never be at… » 5/05/15 5:40pm 5/05/15 5:40pm

This Internet-Connected Barbie Can Have Full Conversations With Kids

Using just their imaginations kids have been having conversations with their toys for years, but an upcoming version of Barbie will finally talk back to them. And we're not just talking a handful of catch phrases spewed forth after a string is pulled, but a legitimate back and forth conversation powered by advanced… » 2/15/15 1:01pm 2/15/15 1:01pm

There's a Dollhouse Hidden Inside This Transforming Chair

It doesn't take long for a child's bedroom or playroom to become filled with a sea of toys, furniture, and playsets leaving it a perpetual mess. So like with any room in your home, finding furniture that does double-duty can help maximize that space, and this child-sized wooden chair that transforms into a dollhouse… » 12/09/14 11:35am 12/09/14 11:35am

This Sweet Connected Toy Is Designed To Teach Kids How to Program

Last week we were given a stark reminder of just how far the toy industry has to go in making great toys for girls that promote engineering, in the form of this Barbie travesty. Here's a nice antidote from a UX design firm called Slice of Lime: Nübi, a connected toy prototype that aims to teach basic programming… » 11/24/14 3:33pm 11/24/14 3:33pm

Realistic Japanese doll dispenses drinks when you squeeze her breasts

Check out the latest hit at Japanese parties: $5,000 latex dolls that pour drinks from their nipples when you squeeze their boobs. It looks disturbing. What's going to be next, Japan? Male and female android fountains wandering around parties serving drinks from their lower naughty bits? But of course. » 10/14/14 12:32am 10/14/14 12:32am

These Modern Dollhouses Are Nicer Than Your Actual Home

Barbie's dreamhouse might have everything from working elevators to a pool, but no one would actually want to live inside that pink nightmare. These stunning modern dollhouses from Warsaw are a different story—to the point where your kids might wonder why they have to live in the tiny bungalow you call home. » 7/01/14 11:20am 7/01/14 11:20am

A Mechanical Doll That Will Crawl All the Way Into Your Nightmares

The next time your kid complains about not having the latest and greatest toys, just point to them towards this photo of what children in the late 1800s had to play with. On one hand they'll certainly start appreciating what they've got, but on the other they probably won't sleep for a week because this thing will… » 3/14/14 2:40pm 3/14/14 2:40pm

Barbie's Now Rocking a Lite-Brite Digital Dress

Barbie's always been on the cutting edge of fashion, but now she's on the bleeding edge of technology too with a new light-up dress that lets kids completely customize its design. It's almost like she's wearing a Lite-Brite, but instead of impaling her with colored plastic pegs, kids simply tap on the LEDs to turn… » 9/30/13 1:20pm 9/30/13 1:20pm

Pregnant Doll With Pregnant Fetus Confirms the Apocalypse Is Nigh

Sex education is an important tool for minimizing the spread of certain diseases and unwanted pregnancies, but how far is too far? If you've ever asked yourself that question, here's the answer. This Baby's First Baby doll comes with a tiny fetus it's apparently just given birth to. And the doll's packaging boasts… » 10/12/12 10:40am 10/12/12 10:40am

Toys Playing with Toy-Size Apple Gadgets Will Make You Either Sneer or…

Toys playing with their own overly-engineered, brand-name, Apple gadgets is what could probably be called—quite accurately—the pinnacle of pretension. Still, anything made miniature is automatically cool. And these tiny iPods, iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks are no exception. Not even when Woody from Toy Story is posed… » 7/13/12 9:40pm 7/13/12 9:40pm