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# Toys

All time
Quiz: How well do you remember these classic Christmas toys?
Test your knowledge.
# toy time
Quiz: How well do you remember these toy crazes?
And there’s one… for everyone in the audience!
# toy safety
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.
# recycling
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.
# Stereotypes
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.
# santa's workshop
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.
# a new home
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.
# christmas appeal
Chiropractor in Donegal accepting toys instead of payment
The toys will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul to families in the area.
# Late Late Toy Show
Open Thread: What was your favourite sporting Christmas toy?
The Late Late Toy Show is tonight, and we want to hear your favourites?
# Connected toys
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.
# Beware
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.
# toy section
9 memories everyone has of flipping through the Argos catalogue as a kid
Sadly, the catalogue could be on the way out.
# Knocked Down
Lego announces 1,400 job losses following drop in revenue
The toy company announced it will cut 8% of its staff.
# Denmark
Lego boss (61) replaced 'because of his age'
Briton Bali Padda held the job for just eight months.
# family poll
Poll: Do you worry about gendered toy advertisements?
Are dolls for girls and cars for boys a thing of the past?
# new fella
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.
# all dolls go to heaven
Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls
It’s a common belief in Japan that all things have a soul – including unwanted dolls.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you have a fidget spinner in your home?
What’s your take? Be honest.
# forbidden love
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?
# chemical imbalance
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.
# Data Protection
Concern over new smart toys that can 'spy' on children
Consumer watchdogs in the EU and US claim the toys break data protection laws.
# G-putty
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.
# Toy Show
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.
# the force awakens
Parents are highly amused by these phallic Star Wars toys
May the Force be with you, indeed.
# Nostalgia
11 toys all 90s kids have loved and lost
Not again…
# France
Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy
The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.
# memory lane
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.
# where's rey?
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?
# the force awakens
Finally, an honest Star Wars toy advert
We could play with them… or we could keep them in the box!
# Toy Show
22 toys every Irish kid begged for for Christmas
Nostalgia fest.
# diy
This dad had the best response to people trolling him about his son's toy kitchen
What a guy.
# Panic stations
Lego will probably run out of bricks for Europe by Christmas
Won’t somebody think of the children?
# on the list
Here are the 13 toys that kids will be clamouring for this Christmas
According to Smyths Toys anyway.
# top dad
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!”
# you heard me
McDonald's: Those Minions in our Happy Meals are NOT saying "What the f**k"
What do you think?
# wearable toys
These incredible high-tech toys turn children into Iron Man
You might want one for yourself.
# we're watching you
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.