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  • Stella McCartney goes airy for summer, Lagerfeld Barbie a hit at Paris Fashion Week

    Stella McCartney goes airy for summer, Lagerfeld Barbie a hit at Paris Fashion Week
    Oblong cut-outs, oversized buckles and a utilitarian aesthetic were the defining features of Stella McCartney's 2015 summer collection in Paris on Monday. The British designer's pledge to offer clothes with "effortless movement and a fluid silhouette,"...
  • 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-...
  • Amazon Inks Exclusive Pact for 'Fireman Sam' Children's TV Series and Merchandise

    Amazon is integrating one-click product purchasing directly with a kid's TV show -- a potentially controversial model that the ecommerce giant could expand to other franchises. Amazon will let customers watch episodes of HIT Entertainment's British...
  • 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...
  • Disney Brands Generate Record $40.9 Billion from Licensed Merchandise in 2013

    Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013. The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
  • Mattel Signs New Toy Deal Around DC Comics Superheroes (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. Consumer Products has re-upped a deal with Mattel that will enable the company to create toys around DC Comics' superheroes for the next several years. The deal will include the likenesses of the characters in films, TV shows and from...
  • 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'...
  • Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

    Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie
    Lego's groundbreaking female scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling. Yes, that swan-necked, thigh-gapped...