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  • 'Magical Universe' enters one man's world of Barbies

    'Magical Universe' enters one man's world of Barbies
    There are hard-core Barbie collectors and then there's Al Carbee, the recluse featured in Jeremy Workman's whimsical documentary "Magical Universe." Carbee, whose ramshackle Maine house was filled to the rafters with elaborate dioramas and bizarre...
  • Barbie computer engineer book criticized for 'sexist drivel'

    Barbie computer engineer book criticized for 'sexist drivel'
    It has been more than 20 years since Mattel brought the infamous "Teen Talk Barbie" into the world, a talking doll programmed to say deathless phrases such as "I love shopping!" and "Math class is tough!" Of course, times have changed since then. Kind of....
  • Mattel's holiday wish: to get its toys on more children's wish lists

    Mattel's holiday wish: to get its toys on more children's wish lists
    Barbie and her teammates may get a chilly reception from holiday shoppers. After suffering a rough year, toy maker Mattel Inc. is facing an uphill battle during the crucial gift-buying months of November and December. The El Segundo company has...
  • 10 Cyber Monday sales I'm excited about

    10 Cyber Monday sales I'm excited about
    If you're like me, it's 7 p.m. Monday night, and you're just getting started on your Cyber Monday shopping. Retail websites will get their biggest clicks tonight as many shoppers return home from work.  To help you weed through all of the promotions,...
  • You may already be too late for hottest holiday toys

    (Reuters) - If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck. With Christmas approaching, the $119 toy - made by Mattel Inc - is sold out. Of course, you can find it at...
  • Hasbro wins Disney's 'Frozen' doll license starting in 2016

    Hasbro wins Disney's 'Frozen' doll license starting in 2016
    Hasbro Inc. won the doll licenses to Disney's hit Frozen brand starting in 2016, a coup for the toy maker as it expands its offerings for girls. The Pawtucket, R.I., company also scored the licenses for the Disney Princess properties, including...
  • Disney Princess, 'Frozen' Dolls Join Transformers, G.I. Joe in Hasbro Toy Chest

    Hasbro, which already makes a popular line of action figures targeted at boys with "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe," will now add Disney's Princess and "Frozen" doll line to its product lineup through a new deal with the Mouse House. Beginning in 2016,...
  • 'Godzilla' Beats 'Fault in Our Stars' in DVD Sales

    The flood of high-profile new releases continues, with new Blu-ray Discs and DVDs accounting for seven of the top 10 sellers on Nielsen VideoScan's weekly overall disc sales chart for the week ending Sept. 21. At the top: Warner's "Godzilla" remake-of-a-...
  • Mattel reports sharp 61% drop in second quarter profit

    Mattel reports sharp 61% drop in second quarter profit
    Weak sales of its impossibly proportioned Barbie doll and other core brands contributed to a 61% plunge in second quarter net income for toy maker Mattel Inc. The El Segundo company said worldwide sales for its classic Barbie dropped 15%, its Fisher-...
  • Barbie is LinkedIn to social media, not necessarily to reality

    Barbie is LinkedIn to social media, not necessarily to reality
    Barbie has a LinkedIn page. Now can we get her some hips? She has 4,932 followers (as of Friday morning) and more than 150 careers under her teeny-tiny patent leather belt, all showcased on her 20-page resume. Her latest job is fake consultant to a fake...
  • Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series

    Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series
    Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande. The beloved cartoon character first walked her tiny feet into the hearts of children 14 years ago with the premiere of "Dora the Explorer" as part of Nickelodeon'...