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Zadzooks: Toy Fair 2009, Hasbro showroom

A tour through the Hasbro showroom found plenty of toys and action figures based on Star Wars, G.I Joe and Marvel Comics. With movies such as "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the popular cartoon series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Hasbro should have a very successful year.

Zadzooks: Toy Fair 2009, Lego and Mattel

Washington Times' reporter Joseph Szadkowski covers the 2009 American International Toy Fair. Here's the fifth in a series of video segments devoted to the New York City event. A sweep through the Lego booth at Javits Center found cool Star Wars and Indiana Jones kits. In Mattel's showroom, the Batman: The Brave and the Bold collection features the Sky Force Batmobile and a variety of action figures.

Zadzooks: Toy Fair 2009, Mattel's History of Barbie

Washington Times' reporter Joseph Szadkowski covers the 2009 American International Toy Fair. Here's the fourth in a series of video segments devoted to the New York City event. Barbie celebrates her fiftieth anniversary in 2009. Here's the five decade history seen in her most famous incarnations during a visit to the Mattel showroom.

Zadzooks: Toy Fair 2009, Hasbro's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Washington Times' reporter Joseph Szadkowski covers the 2009 American International Toy Fair. Here's the third in a series of video segments devoted to the New York City event. Michael Bay, director of the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, stopped by the Hasbro showroom. Here's a bit of what he saw from the new Transformers toy line.

Zadzooks: Toy Fair 2009, Techno Source's Rubik’s TouchCube

Washington Times reporter Joseph Szadkowski covers the 2009 American International Toy Fair. Here's the second in a series of video segments devoted to the New York City event. Techno Source President, Eric Levin demonstrates Rubik’s TouchCube, the first completely electronic solvable Cube. It features touch sensor technology on all six sides, a motion-detecting accelerometer, and colored lights in every square.

Zadzooks: Toy Fair 2009, Mattel's Mindflex

Washington Times' reporter Joseph Szadkowski covers the 2009 American International Toy Fair. Here's the first in a series of video segments devoted to the New York City event. Mattel presented a new game tapping into mental acuity called Mindflex. It uses dry EEG sensor technology and a headset that reads and interprets brainwaves. It is not a cheap Jedi mind trick.

Zadzooks Video Game Minute - February 13, 2009

Washington Times reporter Joseph Szadkowski discusses the latest from the Clem Burke Drumming Project and its work with Guitar Hero World Tour, previews Atari's Ghostbusters: The Video Game and reviews Electronic Arts' The Lord of the Rings: Conquest.

Bennett's Best for the week of January 25

Legendary comic book store owner Greg Bennett provides a pair of recommendations for comic book lovers every week. This week its Batman: The Man Who Laughs from DC Comics and Criminal: Volume 4, Bad Night from Marvel Entertainment.

Zadzooks Video Game Minute - Jan. 30, 2009

Washington Times reporter Joseph Szadkowski discusses the latest Entertainment Software Association's statistics on gaming, previews Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's first person survival horror game F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin and appreciates Electronic Arts' Skate 2.

Bennett's Best for the week of January 18

Legendary comic book store owner Greg Bennett provides a pair of recommendations for comic book lovers every week. This week its Ruins, No. 1 from Marvel Entertainment and Mysterius the Unfathomable, No. 1 from DC Comics/Wildstorm.