Ryan Kaji has done it again.
The 8-year-old boy, whose real name is Ryan Guan, has regained the top spot in Forbes’ 2019 list of highest earners on YouTube thanks to his highly successful toy review channel, Ryan’s World.
Among the hottest toys to hit American store shelves back in 2013 was the Rainbow Loom, a kit of rubber bands with a special loom that makes bracelets.
Created by Malaysian-born immigrant Cheong Choon Ng, the kit sold over 8 million units worldwide, along with 40 million packets of rubber bands a year after it was made available across the United States.
Fans of “Yu-Gi-Oh!” will be elated to know that their childhood dream of becoming a powerful duelist like Yugi Mutou is now one step closer to becoming a reality with the release of a life-size “Yu-Gi-Oh!” Duel Disk.
The popular manga and anime franchise (from the late 90’s to the early 2000’s) follows the story of a boy named Yugi Mutou, who uses huge holographic fields called Duel Disks/Rings to battle ancient monsters. The $19.8 billion “Yu-Gi-Oh!” franchise currently ranks among the highest-grossing franchises of all-time.
McDonald’s in Japan are using trays recycled from plastic toys as part of the fast food chain’s attempt to reduce plastic waste.
It took four police officers to convince a little boy in China to let go of his grandmother’s hair which he started pulling after he was told that she could not buy him a new toy.
In the viral clip captured by one of the bystanders on a street in Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, the boy can be seen tightening his grip while the woman struggles to get up.
American toy company Mattel revealed all the inspiring women featured in its Barbie “Global Role Models” lineup, including Chinese actress and philanthropist Guan Xiaotong and prima ballerina Yuanyuan Tan.
Born in September 1997, Guan, who is currently dating former EXO member Luhan, began her acting career as a child star in the 2003 movie “Nuan”. The 20-year-old actress also appeared in the Chinese epic fantasy film “The Promise” by Chen Kaige, Shanghaiist reported.
Ya Li, a 28-year-old woman from Qingyuan city in northern Guangdong province, China, owns around 7,000 stuffed toys that she won from claw machines, earning her the unofficial title of “Queen of the Claw Machine”.
At first, Ya wasn’t very interested in claw machines, until one day in 2016 when she saw a particularly cute stuffed toy that she wanted, according to Shanghaiist via Medium. So she tried her luck and eventually won the toy as a prize.
Christmas is just around the corner, and while everyone is busy hanging up their stockings and chugging hot cocoa, Santa is busy making his list and checking it twice. If you’ve been good this year, you’re bound to get that … ohh, what is it that kids are playing with these days? Furbies? Laser tag set? Skip-its?
Yes, those toys are relevant to today’s children.
One Chinese businessman in Ningbo certainly had a drastic turn in his career from being a simple tofu maker to becoming an arms dealer.
A food manufacturer, surnamed Zhou, was forced to close his tofu business after it failed to meet the country’s anti-pollution regulations, according to South China Morning Post.
Singaporean retailers — both online and offline — reportedly pulled out knock-off toy sets of Lego depicting notorious terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly known and referred to as ISIS.
The made-in-China knock-off toys were spotted being sold by 8 Series, a retail store located in People’s Park Center in Outram, Singapore, as well as on the online local store Carousell, according to The Straits Times.