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Is it cultural pandering as toy maker Mattel introduces Hijab Barbie?

Is it cultural pandering as toy maker Mattel introduces Hijab Barbie?

Or is it just anti-Trump politics? The post Is it cultural pandering as toy maker Mattel introduces Hijab Barbie? appeared first on Hot Air.
This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek—with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness—is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective’s introduction in Star Trek: The Next
This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek—with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness—is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective’s introduction in Star Trek: The Next
This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

This Is The Desktop PC The Borg Would Use, Probably

The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek—with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness—is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective’s introduction in Star Trek: The Next
Link About It: This Week's Picks: A sad farewell to Lil Peep, photographs from punk-era NYC, Barbie gets a hijab and more

Link About It: This Week's Picks: A sad farewell to Lil Peep, photographs from punk-era NYC, Barbie gets a hijab and more

1. Farewell, Lil Peep Lil Peep, a musician who rose to prominence over the last two years—blending rap, emo, trap and pop—has passed away at just 21 years old. Peep (born Gustav Ahr) recorded most of
The Cutest Stranger Things Demogorgon, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

The Cutest Stranger Things Demogorgon, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys around! We’ve got a very cool Star Wars way to get kids to code, the best Supergirl merchandise yet, an excellent Transformers
Some Popular Holiday Toys Have Serious (and Creepy) Security Flaws

Some Popular Holiday Toys Have Serious (and Creepy) Security Flaws

A consumer research group found that four toys slated for the holiday shopping season are vulnerable to hackers.

MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone

Between the success of shows like BattleBots and the amount of interest in last month's MegaBots debacle, it's pretty obvious that people really want to watch robots fight. But while watching two

MekaMon is an anime-styled battle bot you pilot with your phone

Between the success of shows like BattleBots and the amount of interest in last month's MegaBots debacle, it's pretty obvious that people really want to watch robots fight. But while watching two
Link About It: Finally, a Hijab-Wearing Barbie

Link About It: Finally, a Hijab-Wearing Barbie

While Mattel's Barbie doll isn't generally known for being progressive (from her unrealistic body to the fact that the first black Barbies still had caucasian features), the doll has recently made a
Consumer groups' labs advise parents not to buy connected toys, claim risk of strangers listening and talking to kids over the internet

Consumer groups' labs advise parents not to buy connected toys, claim risk of strangers listening and talking to kids over the internet

Two leading European consumer groups -- the UK's Which? and Germany's Stiftung Warentest -- have published an advisory with the results of their lab tests on the security of kids' connected toys,
Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Kids these days are exposed to technology at very early ages. On the one hand, it’s good that they become immediately familiar with the technology that will define their future. On the other hand,
Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Animoodle plushies spark creativity by mixing up parts

Kids these days are exposed to technology at very early ages. On the one hand, it’s good that they become immediately familiar with the technology that will define their future. On the other hand,
Artist's Cyberpunk Project Gets Turned Into An Action Figure

Artist's Cyberpunk Project Gets Turned Into An Action Figure

Here is something very cool: Johnson Ting, an artist we featured on Fine Art a few years back, has had a character from his personal project Neo Japan 2022 made into a big, detailed action
Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon has it for its $120 MSRP right now, which is honestly a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a
Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

Amazon Has LEGO's Incredible 1,969 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit In Stock

LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon has it for its $120 MSRP right now, which is honestly a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a
‘Worst toys’ list includes Spidey’s Spider-Drone, Wonder Woman’s (plastic) battle sword

‘Worst toys’ list includes Spidey’s Spider-Drone, Wonder Woman’s (plastic) battle sword

It’s no indictment of how fun they might actually be — and quite honestly, now they’ve got us curious — but an advocacy group has just released its list of this year’s most unsafe toys for kids, and
Mattel Unveils First Hijab-Wearing Barbie in Honor of Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad

Mattel Unveils First Hijab-Wearing Barbie in Honor of Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad

The new doll looks just like her — down to her signature winged eyeliner
Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering BOGO 50% off 80 different Nerf guns and accessories, as long as they’re both shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly. So what are you still doing here? Read
Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

Oh Hell Yeah, Amazon's Running a BOGO 50% Off Sale on Nerf Guns

For a limited time, Amazon’s offering BOGO 50% off 80 different Nerf guns and accessories, as long as they’re both shipped and sold by Amazon.com directly. So what are you still doing here? Read