| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Target and other brick-and-mortar retailers are treating this holiday season as an offensive against online rivals such as Amazon.com, using tactics such as price-matching to win back dominance of the Christmas shopping season.
Tired of being used as...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Punky apparel chain Hot Topic Inc. is getting raked over the coals by rock 'n' roll queen bee Joan Jett, whose Blackheart Records Group Inc. is accusing the clothier of ripping off the Blackheart name for a new lingerie line.
Blackheart sued Hot Topic...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare.
The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei’s Da’an shopping district and doused in fuchsia,...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Malibu Barbie never had it so good.
A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags — all small enough to fit in...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:12 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:42 AM
The popular cartoon and toy line hero Max Steel is set to take his turbo-energy powers to the big screen. […]...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:52 PM
For the last 18 years, Jakks Pacific Inc. has been a player in the ultra-competitive Southern California toy-making business, up against the likes of giant Mattel Inc. in El Segundo and others.
But Jakks' roster of toys — including the Smurfs,...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Russell Crowe will be sporting some heavy-duty armor in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated “Man of Steel” — that is, if a ......
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...