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# Toys

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Quiz: How well do you remember these classic Christmas toys?
Test your knowledge.
Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?
And there’s one… for everyone in the audience!
Safety watchdog releases nightmarish photos of toys being destroyed as warning to parents
Over 51,000 toys have been destroyed by the CCPC in the last few years.
McDonald's to trial recycling unwanted plastic toys into new products such as coffee cups
The initial trial will run for four weeks in seven restaurants in the UK and Ireland.
French toymakers sign pact to rid games and toys of gender stereotypes
The charter also envisages that manufacturers will adapt the way their products are advertised.
Irish building apprentices deliver handmade toys to children's charities
The Sisk & Son construction company has been making toys for charities at Christmas for the last 40 years.
Almost 2,000 teddy bears left as tributes to Manchester bomb victims to be given to charities
The attack on 22 May saw 22 people killed and hundreds more injured.
Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment
The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.
Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy?
The Late Late Toy Show is tonight, and we want to hear your favourites?
Warning to Irish parents as investigation finds some toys can allow children to talk to strangers
The warning comes after UK watchdog Which? investigated a number of toys on the market.
Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries and internal bleeding, doctors warn
The warning comes after three people were hospitalised with serious eye injuries caused by the guns.
9 memories everyone has of flipping through the Argos catalogue as a kid
Sadly, the catalogue could be on the way out.
Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue
The toy company announced it will cut 8% of its staff.
Lego boss (61) replaced 'because of his age'
Briton Bali Padda held the job for just eight months.
Poll: Do you worry about gendered toy advertisements?
Are dolls for girls and cars for boys a thing of the past?
Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun
It’s part of Mattel’s drive to make its iconic dolls more diverse.
Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls
It’s a common belief in Japan that all things have a soul – including unwanted dolls.
Poll: Do you have a fidget spinner in your home?
What’s your take? Be honest.
14 items I desperately wanted as a child that I still think of to this day
Imagine what my life would be like if I’d been let have a phone in my room?
It seems that sex toys are less dangerous than regular children's toys...
… as regards the chemicals they’re made with, according to new Swedish research.
22 Toys To Fill You Full Of Christmas Nostalgia
One more sleep.
Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children
Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.
Irish scientists mix silly putty with graphene to create ultra-sensitive health sensors
‘G-putty’ is said to be 100 times more receptive than a normal sensor and is able to detect the footsteps of small spiders.
21 toys all Irish girls who grew up in the 90s dreamed of getting
Oh those were the days.
"Mum, why isn't Wonder Woman wearing any clothes?"
Louise Phillips looks at the role models for young women and finds them lacking.
Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys
May the Force be with you, indeed.
11 toys all 90s kids have loved and lost
Not again…
Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy
The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.
How much do you really know about these classic Christmas toys?
You wanted to take a trip down memory lane anyway, didn’t you?
22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas
Nostalgia fest.
Here's where you can buy Rey toys in Ireland, after online outcry over 'sexist' Star Wars playsets
Rey’s the main character in The Force Awakens, so why has she been left out?
Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert
We could play with them… or we could keep them in the box!
22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas
Nostalgia fest.
This dad had the best response to people trolling him about his son's toy kitchen
What a guy.
Lego will probably run out of bricks for Europe by Christmas
Won’t somebody think of the children?
Here are the 13 toys that kids will be clamouring for this Christmas
According to Smyths Toys anyway.
This dad's sweet reaction to his son buying an Ariel doll is going viral
“How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this? YEAH!”
McDonald's: Those Minions in our Happy Meals are NOT saying "What the f**k"
What do you think?
These incredible high-tech toys turn children into Iron Man
You might want one for yourself.
Google files a patent for robot toys that will listen and talk to you
The patent says these toys will be used to help control other connected devices.