| May 20, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Mike Doyle has joined the cast of Open Road's "Max Steel."
Pic currently stars Ben Winchell, Andy Garcia and Ana Villafane.
The movie is a co-production between Mattel and Dolphin Films. It follows teen Max McGrath and his alien companion Steel, who...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Even though he just launched the doll last week at a splashy event at his Miami Beach gallery, Romero Britto and Barbie go way back.
“She’s so iconic,” the neo-pop artist says from his studio in the Wynwood Arts District. “I grew...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Mattel Inc.’s earnings during the all-important holiday season left Wall Street cold, suggesting that kids weren’t clamoring to be given toys.
The El Segundo company's net income was up 23%, rising to $1.07 a share, or $369.2 million, from...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:43 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business.
Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Maria Bello has signed on to star in live-action movie "Max Steel" opposite Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane and Andy Garcia.
The casting is the latest component in a campaign by Mattel and Dolphin Films to launch "Max Steel" as a live-action superhero...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:12 PM
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.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Move or remodel? That's a question many homeowners face, and Barbie is no exception. After checking out houses across the country, the iconic doll decided to remodel her three-story home in Malibu, Calif.
"That's where most of her family and friends...