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Disney's Playmation toys make us wish we were kids again (Tomorrow Daily 188)

Ashley and Khail explain why you only need your imagination to have fun with Disney's newest toy, watch a robot adapt in order to keep moving, and discuss one man's hope to reduce plastics in our oceans by 50 percent in 10 years. #TDPlaytime

By June 3, 2015


New Disney toys emphasize movement and imagination (Tomorrow Daily 188)

Playmation sets consist of sensor-equipped pieces, encouraging kids to run, duck, shoot, roll, and use their imaginations to complete missions. Kicking off the line is an "Avengers" play set, and we're dying to be kids again.

By June 3, 2015


Disney Appmates make your iPad a playmat

Disney's Appmates are toy cars for your iPad -- press them on the screen to race along the track. Simple, but addictive.

By September 27, 2011


Kibot the robot entertains kids, spies on them

New monkey-faced robot playmate out of Korea will read stories, sing children's songs, teach words, and let parents watch their little ones from afar.

By April 25, 2011


Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc making a play on Vodafone

Vodafone is playing up the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. It's now taking orders for the PlayStation phone and its playmate the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.

By March 21, 2011


Playboy centerfold expands to 3D

The magazine decides that it is not enough to feature the assets of its June playmate, Hope Dworaczyk, in two dimensions. Glasses will be provided.

By May 11, 2010


Playboy loses trademark tiff

An appeals court says it's not practical to expect a former Playboy Playmate to use lengthy phrases instead of "playmate" in metatags, the keywords used to index Web sites.

February 5, 2002


Short Take: Former Playmate countersues Playboy

Playboy's 1981 Playmate of Year, Terri Welles, has filed a counterclaim against the company, which sued her citing trademark violations on her Web site, TerriWelles.com. Playboy lost its lawsuit against Welles in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Welles now is suing the publisher for defamation, unlawfully interfering with her business, and engaging in unfair business practices. She is seeking unspecified damages.

January 5, 1999


Short Take: Playboy loses trademark suit

A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit filed by Playboy Enterprises against former playmate Terri Welles. Judge Judith Keep of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California rejected Playboy's claims that Welles violated trademark laws by using her titles "Playboy Playmate of the Month" and "Playboy Playmate of the Year 1981" on her Web site. According to Welles' attorney, Keep found that Welles used her titles in good faith.

December 7, 1999


Bill's pretend playmate

The dinosaur that wouldn't die--aka Barney--is now luring youngsters into the Microsoft ranks.

February 7, 1997