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Mattel Agrees To Produce More Bald Barbie ‘Ella’ Dolls For Little Kids With Cancer – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thanks to a brave little girl and her mother, Mattel will continue to make bald Barbie “Ella” dolls for children battling cancer. The toy company produced a limited supply of the dolls after two women, Beckie Sypin and Jane Bingham, asked them to make bald Barbies in 2012. They started a Facebook movement for the cause, which gained over 100,000 ”likes” and ultimately succeeded: Mattel agreed to produce the bald…

Fair St. Louis venue change means changes to fireworks – KSDK

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A new, smaller venue for Fair St. Louis means fewer fireworks; but it also means a more artistic display for the Fourth of July. Stephanie Diffin explains. KSDK

Mattel Agrees To Produce More Bald Barbie ‘Ella’ Dolls For Little Kids With Cancer – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thanks to a brave little girl and her mother, Mattel will continue to make bald Barbie “Ella” dolls for children battling cancer. The toy company produced a limited supply of the dolls after two women, Beckie Sypin and Jane Bingham, asked them to make bald Barbies in 2012. They started a Facebook movement for the cause, which gained over 100,000 ”likes” and ultimately succeeded: Mattel agreed to produce the bald…

Mattel Agrees To Produce More Bald Barbie ‘Ella’ Dolls For Little Kids With Cancer – Huffington Post

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thanks to a brave little girl and her mother, Mattel will continue to make bald Barbie “Ella” dolls for children battling cancer. The toy company produced a limited supply of the dolls after two women, Beckie Sypin and Jane Bingham, asked them to make bald Barbies in 2012. They started a Facebook movement for the cause, which gained over 100,000 ”likes” and ultimately succeeded: Mattel agreed to produce the bald…

Greenpeace Targets Lego for Shell Partnership in New Campaign – Adweek

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest today at Legoland in Windsor, England, targeting Lego for their partnership with Shell, The Drum reports. Shell has faced harsh backlash from environmentalists for its arctic drilling program. The campaign follows a report from Greenpeace, released today, which documents Lego’s partnership with Shell and saw the environmental group placing banners reading “Save the Arctic” and “Block Shell” across various…

Fair St. Louis – New location, new parking rules – KSDK

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

.(Photo: Elizabeth Matthews, KSDK) ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – We are just days away from Fair St. Louis in its new location at Forest Park, which means it’s time to start thinking about transportation. Those who live in the area surrounding the park are cautiously excited about the festival. It’s a St. Louis tradition that for the first time will not be held under the Gateway Arch. “I was actually really…

Greenpeace urges Lego to end Shell partnership – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Lego is putting sales above its commitment to the environment by partnering with Shell, according to Greenpeace, which is launching a global campaign to force the world’s biggest toymaker to end a deal that puts the oil company’s logo on the famous bricks. On Tuesday the environmental group will target the Danish company, which has distributed more than 16m Shell-branded toys via petrol stations in 26 countries, hoping to pressure…

Toy Story Was Originally Going to Feature GI Joe and Barbie – The Atlantic

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

You likely know the charming plot of the charming movie Toy Story: A boy named Andy has a beloved doll, a cowboy named “Woody.” On his birthday, Andy gets a new toy: a spaceman action figure named Buzz Lightyear. Buzz becomes Andy’s new favorite; Woody gets jealous. The two toys fight; then, on an outing in the family car, a fight leads to the toys getting left behind. Adventures ensue. …

‘Star Wars’: Carrie Fisher’s Daughter To Play Young Princess Leia – Hollywood Life

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

seriously wtf. makes no sense. why would they need a younger leia? i thought they go forward. leia’s daughter perhaps? or you really wanna make this look like they gonna do episode 3.5? or they gonna rebooot it with a spin off? that’s so trendy. lol. no thx. no hollywoood madness pls. straight forward. Share this comment at

Harrison Ford Robo Solo Back On One Foot After ‘Star Wars’ Injury – TMZ.com

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

Harrison Ford isn’t going to let a little broken foot keep him down — he was spotted in London over the weekend with his banged up limb strapped to a contraption possibly borrowed from C-3PO. Ford suffered the injury while filming “Star Wars: Episode VII” earlier this month. The injury required surgery, and some say reports say he could be on the shelf for as long as 6 months.  So far…

‘Doctor Who’ season 8 spoilers: BBC show will not appear at Comic-Con 2014 … – ChristianToday

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

To all Whovians who can’t wait for “Doctor Who” Season 8 to come back in August, there will be disappointment as it has been revealed that the cast will not be appearing at the upcoming Comin-Con. To all Whovians who’ve already bought their tickets to the event, you may want to make other plans now. Acoording to Nerdist, a source from BBC America confirmed that there will…

More ‘Chemo Barbies’ to be made following appeal to manufacturer Mattel – but … – The Independent

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014

The ‘Ella’ doll, created by Mattel, has a series of removable wigs and headscarves in addition to the fashion accessories that other Barbies come arrayed with. Nicknamed ‘Chemo Barbie,’ she was initially created in 2012 as a one-off for a friend of the CEO, but following a Facebook campaign Mattel decided to produce a number of the toys for US hospitals and charities only, for the exclusive use of children…

families celebrate Dundalk – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jack Dingman recounted an idyllic childhood in Dundalk and looked around the Heritage Fair on Saturday wishing for the blue-collar community to return to the glory that had been bolstered by a booming steel plant. The 28-year-old contractor, who now lives in Middle River, grew up less than a mile from the fairgrounds, and said he used to walk to the festival past thriving stores, restaurants and barbershops. …

Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit will test Toy Box designers’ skills – Polygon

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014

The first ever Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit, a “super-powered Toy Box competition,” will be held Aug. 15 – 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Disney Interactive announced today. “This fan appreciation event will pit top Toy Box creative artists from around the world to partake in a super-powered Toy Box competition,” the announcement reads. “The best creations will then be leveraged during the game’s fall launch.” Artists will…

Marvel Heroes 2015 Giveaway – GameSpot

Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014

From the creative minds behind Diablo and Diablo II, Marvel Heroes 2015 is an online action RPG written by the critically acclaimed comic book author, Brian Michael Bendis. Set in the Marvel Universe, you collect and control your favorite Marvel superheroes including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, and Captain America. Marvel Heroes 2015 is always adding costumes, content, and modes, making it a supported and community-driven game. We’re giving…

It’s chemotherapy Barbie! New bald doll designed to help little girls with … – Daily Mail

Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mattel’s ‘Ella’ Barbie doll has no hair and comes with several wigs The doll is designed for little girls who have to go through chemotherapy and will likely lose their hair There was a shortage of the doll’s until the mother of a 4-year-old with leukemia started a petition calling on Mattel to manufacture enough for every girl with cancer When Mattel heard about the petition it agreed to begin…

Entrepreneur Barbie Joins LinkedIn – Mashable

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014

Entrepreneur Barbie has taken her professional networking online. After 55 years and more than 150 careers under her sensible and fashionable belt, Barbie is ready to compete in the business world with a new LinkedIn page. See also: 10 Careers Barbie Should Tackle in Her Movie Debut According to Barbie’s LinkedIn, her latest venture is “‘Dream Incubator,’ where [Barbie acts] as a consultant, helping girls around the world play out…

2014 NBA draft: Syracuse’s CJ Fair finds spot with Dallas Mavericks’ summer … – The Post-Standard

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014

Syracuse, N.Y. — C.J. Fair, the former Syracuse University player who went undrafted in Thursday’s NBA draft, has agreed to play for the Dallas Mavericks’ summer league team, his agent said Friday. Fair, a 6-foot-8 forward, will play for the Mavericks in the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins in July. “Dallas really wanted to bring him in,” Fair’s agent, Torrel Harris, said. “I think this is a good spot…