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Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Blasts from the past

The hottest new toys at an industry trade show last week included some golden oldies like Play Doh.

"A 5-year-old doesn't know or care that a toy has actually been around for decades," a Hasbro executive explained.

At last, an opportunity to re-gift the Evel Knievel action figure that's been up in the attic since Christmas 1973.

The ultimate bank account-draining machine: BMW is recalling more than a half-million cars in North America because of an electrical glitch that could cause the vehicles to stall.

The company will repair the cars at no cost, which is a good thing since Bimmer owners' wallets will be empty after handing over $250 for a routine oil change.

#HaveItYourWay: Someone apparently hacked Burger King's Twitter account Monday, sending out bogus messages that contained racial epithets and references to drug use.

It could have been worse, Burger King officials conceded. The cyber-vandals could have Tweeted an image of Burger King's creepy plastic-king-head mascot.



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