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  • 'Catching Fire' Still Burning Up Home Video Sales Charts

    Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hung onto the top spot on both national home video sales charts for a second consecutive week, while Universal Studios' "Homefront" debuted at No. 2, selling just 17% as many units as the "Hunger Games" sequel...
  • 'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

    'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
    At 55 years old, she’s no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton....
  • Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.

    Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.
    The feud between fashion doll giants MGA Entertainment Inc. and Mattel Inc. got another infusion of legal juice on Monday, when Bratz maker MGA sued Mattel over allegations that the Barbie maker filched trade secrets at toy industry conventions. Van...
  • Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition

    Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
  • A historic gold in women's ski jumping

    A historic gold in women's ski jumping
    SOCHI, Russia — The smile on Lindsey Van's face did not quite match her place in the final standings. The U.S. ski jumper finished 15th in the normal hill event on Tuesday night, well off the podium, but did not seem the slightest bit upset. "I'...
  • Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase

    Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase
    Amazon is offering a $10 credit with the purchase of certain toy products. Both Mattel and Fisher Price are participating in the offer. To earn the credit, shoppers must buy three Mattel or three Fisher Price toys. Here are the rules: "For a limited...
  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
  • Mattel holiday earnings disappoint as Barbie, Hot Wheels stumble

    Mattel Inc.’s earnings during the all-important holiday season left Wall Street cold, suggesting that kids weren’t clamoring to be given toys. The El Segundo company's net income was up 23%, rising to $1.07 a share, or $369.2 million, from...
  • Retail Roundup: Lego earnings are awesome, J.C. Penney sees profit

    Retail Roundup: Lego earnings are awesome, J.C. Penney sees profit
    Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide. The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...
  • Advocacy groups ask Girl Scouts to drop Barbie partnership

    A partnership between Mattel's Barbie and the Girl Scouts is under fire by two advocacy groups who say the deal harms young girls.  Announced in August, the partnership introduced a new Girl Scouts patch for Daisies and Brownies -- girls in kindergarten...
  • The Capitol Records Building and more L.A. landmarks in the form of cake

    Baker Sara Heslington of Heslington Cakes in Corona del Mar estimates that she spent 120 hours creating a cake that represents the Chinese garden at Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. Good thing she loves making sugar flowers. Her cake and...