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  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • '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....
  • Mattel profit surges; Barbie sees first sales uptick in a year

    Mattel profit surges; Barbie sees first sales uptick in a year
    Mattel Inc., the nation’s largest toy company, and Barbie, likely its best-known product, are heading into Christmas looking up. The El Segundo-based company reported net income of $422.8 million, or $1.21 a share, for the third quarter, which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mattel earnings disappoint as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales falter

    Mattel earnings disappoint as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales falter
    If there was a winner among the piles of gifts given to children this Christmas, Barbie certainly wasn't it. The fashion doll — possibly the best-known player in Mattel Inc.'s stable of products — endured a 13% sales slide during the...
  • Berlin: Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane Join 'Max Steel' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane will star in "Max Steel" as Max McGrath and Sydney Gardner. The castings are the latest component in a campaign by Mattel and Dolphin Films to launch "Max Steel" as a live-action superhero franchise feature film. The...
  • Other toy makers are looking to build on success of 'The Lego Movie'

    The $69-million opening of "The Lego Movie" last weekend has Hollywood film studios scanning the aisles of toy stores for the next hit. In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children's products have found major box-...