Living: Hot Toys with a Special Twist

Tricky robots capture little kids and big bucks

Recently on the planet GoBotron, the vile Cy-Kill eluded the dragnet of staunch and stalwart Leader1 by changing himself into a motorcycle. Where would he go next to foment trouble? "Planet Earth is ripe for the taking!" sneered the nefarious one to his henchmen. "The earthling young can surely be persuaded to nag their parents until our triumph is complete."

The villain should be in sales. From FAO Schwarz in New York City to Talbot's Toy land in San Mateo, Calif., the invasion by pint-size...

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