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Testing a Lego car against different obstacles and improving it until it becomes a capable climber.

Demonstrates what you need to consider: wheel diameter, gear ratio, 4-wheel drive, tire grip, breakover angle, weight distribution.

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A Furry Fix: How ‘Social Toys’ Can Help Kids Battle Illness and Anxiety (02/08/2021)

But by the end of his junior year in 2011, Aaron Horowitz had designed his own major, mechatronics and user interaction design – essentially, how people play with robots – and had entered the world of what adults call social robots, teaching tools or smart toys, or what children simply call a friend. And they help. 

https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-02-08/social-robots-toys-help-kids-battle-disease-and-anxiety 

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LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle returns to LEGO.com as stock saga continues (02/08/2021)

Harry Potter’s latest magic trick is manipulating the LEGO Group’s online inventory, as 71043 Hogwarts Castle continues to shift in and out of stock – and is now once again available to order. After spending weeks marked as ‘temporarily out of stock’, the enormous microscale recreation of the wizarding school popped up again at the end of last week.

https://www.brickfanatics.com/lego-harry-potter-71043-hogwarts-castle-returns-to-lego-com-as-stock-saga-continues/ 

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Unboxing Chaos With Hasbro’s Massive 27-inch HasLab Transformers: War for Cybertron Unicron (02/08/2021)

If you ever thought Megatron was the only vile villain against the Autobots, you’re absolutely wrong because in contrast to Unicron, Megatron was fun-sized. On the other hand, The Transformers: War for Cybertron Unicron is probably Hasbro’s most ambitious toy venture thus far. This is not the first Unicron toy of course, but it’s the biggest.

https://geekculture.co/unboxing-chaos-with-hasbros-massive-27-inch-haslab-transformers-war-for-cybertron-unicron/ 

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Lego Sonic the Hedgehog is a delightful dose of nostalgia (02/08/2021)

Anyone can design their own set for Lego Ideas, and the company will consider manufacturing any that receive over 10,000 votes. Viv Grannell's version of Green Hill Zone, the most famous Sonic The Hedgehog level, is one of just two Lego has chosen to manufacture from 2020.

https://www.creativebloq.com/news/sonic-lego-2021 

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Here's Why Disney Could Be Stronger Than Ever in 2021 (02/07/2021)

Walt Disney's (NYSE:DIS) business was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Its theme parks and cruise line were forced to shut down, and watching movies in theaters just isn't happening right now. Despite this, there's reason to believe that Disney could emerge from the pandemic a significantly stronger business than before.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/02/07/heres-why-disney-could-be-stronger-than-ever-in-20/ 

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RUMOR: Disney Looking to Buy MGM, Home of ‘James Bond’ and ‘Rocky’ Franchises (02/07/2021)

Could Mickey Mouse be the new M for James Bond? If true, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Disney is trying to get its hands on as much content as possible to shore up its offering as it competes with Netflix head to head. And MGM is for sale, with a reported asking price of around $5.5. Billion.

https://www.piratesandprincesses.net/rumor-disney-looking-to-buy-mgm-home-of-james-bond-and-rocky-franchises/ 

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Violent Video Games Aren’t Ruining Your Kids—but It’s Good to Discuss Them (02/06/2021)

Decades of research haven’t established a firm link between violence committed in games and violence committed in real life. Yet questions persist about the subtle effects that violent games have on developing minds. The questions have become more pressing as the pandemic drags on. Now, a study published last month has raised fresh questions about aggression and violent video games and, unlike past studies, this one followed adolescent gamers for a decade.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/violent-videogames-arent-ruining-your-kidsbut-its-good-to-discuss-them-11612620001 

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PonyCycle Introduces Classic Model U Series Ride-On Horse Toy Popular with Well-Known Celebrities (02/05/2021)

"With a unique mechanism that requires kids to use fully-body motions to make the PonyCycle gallop (which are similar to motions made when riding a real horse), it's the perfect toy for little cowboys, cowgirls, and princesses who are wishing for a pony", said Ada Gong, U.S. Marketing Manager at PonyCycle.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ponycycle-introduces-classic-model-u-series-ride-on-horse-toy-popular-with-well-known-celebrities-301223071.html 

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BECOMING A CLAN OF TWO WITH MATTEL’S THE CHILD REAL MOVES PLUSH (02/04/2021)

The Child Real Moves Plush (that is now available to order) is designed with several interactive features, to follow fans, play hide and seek, and respond to a remote control that’s conveniently sized for children and adults. 

https://www.starwars.com/news/mattel-the-child-real-moves-plush-feature 

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Idaho Man Supercharges 450cc Barbie Jeep, Does Snow Drifting, Donuts, and Jumps (02/04/2021)

Because we as a species have started growing bored of normal car projects, and a supercharged Barbie Jeep is our last hope of building up excitement in our lives. At the end of the day, why do we spend so much money on our project cars? It's because we want to have fun, right? Grind Hard Plumbing Co has been working on their Barbie Jeep for a few years now, but they've just taken it to the next level by adding a supercharger into the equation. 

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/idaho-man-supercharges-450cc-barbie-jeep-does-snow-drifting-donuts-and-jumps-155561.html 

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TOYS AND KIDS IN THE NEWS

GameStop Stock Reddit Explained 2/05/2021

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Reddit vs Wallstreet

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It may not have been a Reddit rebellion against Wall Street according to JPMorgan global quantitative and derivatives strategy analyst Peng Cheng.

Cheng found GameStop’s shares were not in the top 10 of most traded stocks by small investors, and claims institutional investors rather than Redditors were likely been behind the astronomical rise and fall in the share prices of GameStop. On the retail buying list for January, GameStop was number 15. Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/05/gamestop-mania-may-not-have-been-the-retail-trader-rebellion-it-was-perceived-to-be-data-shows.html It was apparently Wall Street vs. Wall Street.


Robinhood Removes Trading Restrictions as GameStop: Gains Are Lost “Changes due to ongoing market volatility: there are currently no temporary limits to increasing your positions,” -- Robinhood

 Toy Industry Sales Grew 16% in 2020: $25.1 Billion

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Gamestop stocks have blown apart the stock market. Billionaires are losing money and the subreddit WallStreetBets is the mastermind behind it all. But with the stock prices going down, what will be left when this is all over?

(2/4/2021) GameStop plummets again: GameStop's share price -38.91 (-42.11%) to $53.50

Market Cap 3,731.63M

52 Week High 483.00 52 Week High Date 01/28/21

52 Week Low 2.57 52 Week Low Date 04/03/20



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