Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

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Dan Shapiro (centre) plays Robot Turtles – which Shapiro designed to teach basic computer programming skills – with his children at his home in Mercer Island, Washington. Photograph: David Ryder/The New York Times

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Santa was met by Winterval elves before greeting many of the hundreds of boys and girls gathered there

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 Shares of Hasbro, known for brands such as Monopoly, Nerf and My Little Pony, were up 6.6 per cent at $50.41 after hitting a new high of $51.68. Photograph: Eric Luke

Toymaker Hasbro topped Wall Street profit and sales estimates yesterday as strong overseas demand helped offset weakness at home, sending its shares t(...)

People play Twister, which remains a best-seller, 50 years after it was created.

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