Author: Lindsay Gordon

Toys “R” Us Enhances Its Price Match Guarantee

Toys “R” Us Inc. has enhanced its Price Match Guarantee on items available in its Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores nationwide to include selected online retailer pricing. The company will match online pricing from Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Sears, Kmart, buybuyBaby, Meijer, FredMeyer, diapers.com, BabyDepot, and Amazon on in-store purchases of identical items. The price match is given at the time of checkout. Customers also have the opportunity to receive a price adjustment retroactively at an “R” Us store if a purchased item is advertised at a lower price at a local competitor within seven days of their original purchase, as long as they have a valid receipt. The difference will be returned to the customer in the same form of payment in which the original purchase was made....

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Adora Celebrates The 75th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz

In celebration of The Wizard of Oz‘s 75th anniversary this September, Adora Dolls will introduce 75th Anniversary Special Edition Wizard of Oz Toddlers. Each toddler doll wears the iconic costumes of each character, including the Wicked Witch, Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Wizard, Tinman, Scarecrow, and Glinda the Good Witch. They come with their own silver commemorative medallion with the “75th Anniversary Wizard of Oz” logo inscribed on...

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Baze and His Silly Friends Release Free Song Download Off New Album

Kindie music band, Baze and His Silly Friends, will release their third CD, The Best Day Ever!, in October. Baze and His Silly Friends are proud supporters of Autism Speaks, and a portion of the band’s CD sales go to helping raise autism awareness. Baze and His Silly Friends are offering a free download of their new song, “School Days.” A mash up of The Ramones and The Bay City Rollers, “School Days” will get the whole family excited for school and remind kids that learning is fun. Check out the free “School Days” song download...

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Sony Plans Launch for PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. reveals that the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system will launch on November 15 in Canada and the U.S., and November 29 in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The PS4 will also launch in the following Latin America countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. SCE will continue to offer breakthrough gaming and entertainment experiences to users by further enriching the services available on PS4 such as PSN and PlayStation Plus, a membership service offering members exclusive content and features, while enhancing the PS4 system itself through future system software updates. There are currently more than 180 PS4 titles in development. This line-up reflects the strong support for PS4 among virtually every software developer and publisher and within the independent development community.  Since June of this year, the number of developers joining has increased from nearly 500 to...

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COMMENTARY: Homemade Accessories Are Now Easier Than Ever to Make!

It has become somewhat of a tradition along the South Shore of Long Island to sell bracelets and other accessories down by the beach boardwalks during the summer. I can vividly remember watching in delight as my older cousins worked ferociously to complete the bracelets, ankle bracelets, hair ties, and even necklaces they would sell for less than a dollar each. It wasn’t about making money, although a busy day was certainly a plus, it was about creating the accessories. They would allow me to sit with them on the spread out beach towels, which doubled as a makeshift bracelet display area, until I was old enough to start making and selling the bracelets myself. A few years later my younger sister followed suit, and now my six-year-old cousin and her friends are keeping the tradition alive, proving that no matter how many store bought bracelets and accessories there may be, nothing can really replace a handmade ones. This is not to say that the bracelet and accessory making is easy. At times, in fact, it’s far from it. Depending on the difficulty of the braid or stitch you’re attempting to create, you could end up spending hours trying to perfect a single bracelet. Complications that typically arise during the process include the tangling up of excess material, which can sometimes result in what looks like a messy bracelet...

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