On left side of the picture above, we have Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany captain and Manchester United midfielder. On the right is “Bastian,” a Chinese toy company’s newest Nazi soldier in its WWII collection. You can probably understand why the real Bastian is a little upset.
These things are never as cool as they seem like they should be. But I bet something like 100,000 man-hours went into making this, so the least you could do is watch some of their video. [Guardian]
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Texans receiver Andre Johnson held his annual holiday toy shopping spree today at Toys R' Us for a dozen kids (and their siblings) from Child Protective Services. He ended up spending a total of $17,352. That receipt in his right hand is roughly the size of one Danny Woodhead.
The bond between a child and his favorite toy is a sacred one that should not be taken lightly. Just ask Arman Moodliar, who had his favorite Mickey Mouse doll stolen from him by a heartless marathon runner.
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Every toy is in some sense educational, though we tend not to think about this much while buying toys, and people always become excited when there's a struggle over the curriculum. So last week, in response to a protest campaign, Hasbro announced that it would be expanding its Easy-Bake Oven line: In addition to the…