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You'll Nether Believe How Mr. Sketch Scented Markers Get So Stinky Flatulent fruit infusion

And you thought beans were the musical fruit. This memorable ad from BBH New York humorously suggests that Mr. Sketch scented markers get their smell from actual fruit farts—as we see…

July 28, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

Even If You Hate Greenpeace and Love Lego, You Have to Admire This Gorgeous Attack Ad With Shell around, everything is not awesome

Greenpeace takes a page from Chipotle's marketing playbook—haunting animation plus a distressing cover of a well-known song—in its continuing assault on Lego for partnering with Shell on a set of…

July 9, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

Entrepreneur Barbie Is on LinkedIn, and She's Already Way More Connected Than You But is she good for girls?

The newest high-profile member on LinkedIn probably isn't going to write you a recommendation or endorse you for your propensity for tweeting anytime soon. Probably because she's plastic and can't…

July 3, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

Mattel Experiment Tries to Show That Barbie Isn't as Evil as You Think How do kids really play with her, anyway?

If you asked a group of women over 25 to name some toys they played with as kids, Barbie would certainly come up. Less so now if you asked a…

May 21, 2014, 8:47 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: GoldieBlox Spoofs 'This Is Your Brain on Drugs' in Egg Spot for Easter Princesses vs. engineers

GoldieBlox is back, and this time, the brand's girl-power message is targeted directly at grownups. In a clever nod to the iconic "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" campaign (and right…

April 8, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

GoldieBlox Apologizes to Beastie Boys, Saying It Was Naive Rather Than Malicious Toy company also donates portion of revenue to charity

Four months after it began, the legal battle between GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys appears to be winding down, as the band has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the…

March 19, 2014, 5:14 AM EDT

Barbie's Life Is a Lot Less Perfect in British Artist's Disturbing Photographs Sam Humphreys asks: "What if?"

Meet Domestic Abuse Barbie, a doll that will not be modeling for Sports Illustrated or appearing in toy stores anytime soon. Sam Humphreys, an artist out of the U.K., has transformed…

February 24, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

Girl From Famous 1981 Lego Ad Has a Few Things to Say About Today's Gendered Toys Meet Rachel Giordano (again)

We often wonder: Who do the kids in our favorite ads become when they grow up? Well, Lori Day, founder of the Brave Girls Alliance, snagged an interview with the…

February 18, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

6 Toy Ads That Transformed Toys Forever [Video] Why do kids want the toys they want? Sam Thielman explains

From Barbie to Bratz via an army of action figures that are defnitely not dolls for boy, Sam Thielman explains how the union of broadcasters and toymakers created a multibillion…

February 16, 2014, 11:28 PM EST

These 3 Toy Lines Tried Hard But Failed Too much debt, too dark, too easy to rip off

The road most connected toy lines have traveled is ... well, let’s just say it’s paved with good intentions. A sampling of valiant efforts: Take Teddy Ruxpin. In 1985, a company…

February 16, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

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