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  • Is America ready for a bald Barbie doll?

     
    Conventional wisdom says a doll needs to be perfect. But two cross-country friends want to see a doll -- ideally a bald Barbie doll -- that reflects reality for children and women with cancer and other illness....
  • Will and Kate get Barbie-dolled up for their wedding anniversary

     
    Prince William and Kate Middleton are now Barbie and Ken dolls! Will and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have gotten the doll treatment from the Mattel and will hit stores around the world just in time for the couple's first wedding anniversary....
  • THQ market value, once $2 billion, dips below $35 million

     
    THQ Inc., once one of the top five video game publishers in the world, has seen its market value plunge from $2 billion in 2007 to just $35 million. THQ's shares, which traded above $34 a share when the company was riding high, closed at 51 cents on...
  • Fashion News: 'Game of Thrones' costumes are on-trend for 2012

     
    "Game of Thrones" may be set in a fantasy world of long, long ago but the clothes the characters are wearing strike some observers as remarkably on-trend, including crop tops, prints and fur. Alec Baldwin is engaged. Mattel is coming out with a bald...
  • Mad for 'Hunger Games' merch: nail polish, socks, crossbows

     
    As the Hunger Games movie nears its release there is -- or was, before shoppers started scooping it up -- a huge quantity of merchandise available....
  • Consumer Confidential: Mattel scores, a juicy RAV4, doggie danger

     
    Here's your not-fade-away Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Turns out Pixar's "Toy Story 3" wasn't just a hit for Pixar. Toymaker Mattel has hit a home run as well. The El Segundo company says its quarterly......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Hugh Laurie sings the blues | 'Mad Men' all dolled up | Al Pacino back to Broadway

     
    • If any actor has a right to sing the blues, it is Hugh Laurie, who hasn't had any luck with the Emmys despite four previous nominations for playing the cantankerous title character in "House, M.D." Although he's contending again this year in the...
  • The thoughts that count: Mind control meets technology

     
    Charlatans and con artists have laid claim to its power for centuries. In science fiction, Jedi knights call it “the Force,” and the mind-bending X-Men (and Women) are old hats at it. It is the stuff of fantasy. Now, that fantasy of harnessing th...
  • A conversation with Mattel CEO Bob Eckert

     
    It’s been a decade since Bob Eckert left his post as chief executive of Kraft Foods Inc. to become CEO of Mattel Inc. But employees at the toy maker’s El Segundo headquarters still fondly remember Eckert’s first day on the......
  • Barbie can be a News Anchor Doll! But beware the choking hazard

     
    News analysts have railed for years about Ken and Barbie anchors. But Mattel has seized on an opportunity: Behold the Barbie I Can Be … News Anchor Doll. Mattel says the dolls and accessories “empower girls to play out different roles and &#...
  • News Anchor Barbie: 'A flair for journalism -- and power pink!'

     
    Astronaut Barbie, Newborn Baby Doctor Barbie and Rock Star Barbie, get ready to answer some tough questions asked by journalist Barbie. The 125th -- and newest -- career path for Mattel's 51-year-old doll is news anchor, and she's available to......