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  • How Delaying 'Fast and Furious 7′ Could Hurt Universal's Bottom Line

    With production on "Fast and Furious 7" now halted indefinitely, it seems increasingly unlikely that Universal will be able to make its July 11, 2014, release date -- a potential blow for the Comcast-owned studio, which was relying on the franchise...
  • Holiday gift guide 2013: ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Thrones’ and more

     
    You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
  • Mattel to Create Original Entertainment Through Playground Productions Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mattel is ready to get more creative with its toys: The world's largest toymaker has launched Playground Productions as a new banner through which it will create original entertainment for various platforms. Based at the company's headquarters in El...
  • Goth Barbie? Monster High dolls are revolutionizing Mattel

     
    NPR describes the Monster High fashion dolls as looking "like the underfed love children of Tim Burton and Lady Gaga." And it's true: Frankie Stein, Draculara and friends let their freak flags fly. But Mattel says it's all for the good of the kids....
  • Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow

    Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength. During the period, which ended June...
  • Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding

    Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding
    Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter. Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...
  • Barbie, moving from Malibu, gets help from Mario Lopez

    Barbie, moving from Malibu, gets help from Mario Lopez
    Barbie's pink motorcade is scheduled to make its first stop on its Barbie is Moving tour at the Grove on Saturday. It's likely to turn plenty of heads with its colorful convertible Corvette, Fiat, VW Beetle and 20-feet-tall truck. Whereas you or I...
  • Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging

     Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging
    Disturbing news this week for Barbie: Mattel reported that revenue from the doll fell 12% in the second quarter that ended June 30. That’s Barbie’s fourth straight quarterly sales slide. It’s tough to be a middle-aged female...
  • Barbie's new dream house is in a familiar place -- Malibu

    Barbie's new dream house is in a familiar place -- Malibu
    After a summer spent looking for a new place to hang her very tiny hat, Barbie has decided not to bolt the 'bu after all. Earlier this year, a Mattel marketing campaign sent the diminutive diva on a road trip to 13 cities across North America ostensibly...
  • 'Max Steel' Movie Gets New Life at Open Road Films as Mattel Reboots Toy Line

    As Mattel reboots its "Max Steel" franchise with a new line of toys and an animated TV series, the company also has revived plans to produce a live action movie based on the property, with Open Road Films picking up the project to release in theaters late...
  • Max Steel movie: Mattel action figure to get big screen treatment

     
    The popular cartoon and toy line hero Max Steel is set to take his turbo-energy powers to the big screen. […]...