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  • #Unapologetic Barbie: Sorry campaign or shrewd controversy?

    Barbie isn't sorry anymore. She's taken to the pages of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition to come out with a message for all the haters, in all of her plastic, unrealistically sculpted glory. With her hair and diminutive shoulders pulled back, she...
  • Barbie's latest gig: entrepreneur, complete with smartphone and tablet

    Barbie's latest gig: entrepreneur, complete with smartphone and tablet
    Barbie is one busy woman. Last week, news broke that she would be striking a pose for Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition in a black-and-white knit bathing suit. This week, she's an entrepreneur. Toy giant Mattel Inc. announced Barbie's latest...
  • After 'Lego Movie' mania, more toy-based films are coming

    The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.  In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...
  • 'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

    'Unapologetic' Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
    At 55 years old, she’s no spring chicken, but come Feb. 18, Barbie will strike a sexy pose for Sports Illustrated’s 50th anniversary swimsuit issue along with famous beauties such as Christie Brinkley, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton....
  • A historic gold in women's ski jumping

    A historic gold in women's ski jumping
    SOCHI, Russia — The smile on Lindsey Van's face did not quite match her place in the final standings. The U.S. ski jumper finished 15th in the normal hill event on Tuesday night, well off the podium, but did not seem the slightest bit upset. "I'...
  • Mattel holiday earnings disappoint as Barbie, Hot Wheels stumble

    Mattel holiday earnings disappoint as Barbie, Hot Wheels stumble
    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...
  • Mattel earnings disappoint as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales falter

    Mattel earnings disappoint as Barbie, Fisher-Price sales falter
    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...
  • Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.

    Bratz maker MGA sues Barbie maker Mattel. Again.
    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. Van...
  • Lessons the American Girl store can teach Silicon Valley

    Lessons the American Girl store can teach Silicon Valley
    PALO ALTO -- Starting about 7 a.m. Saturday in a corner of the Stanford Shopping Center, hundreds of girls under the age of 11 will begin lining up for an event that many of them have been dreaming about for years now: the grand opening of an American...
  • Fear and loathing and cycling in L.A.: Tales of a bike commuter

    Fear and loathing and cycling in L.A.: Tales of a bike commuter
    When Jennifer Klausner left a dinner party at the home of a longtime friend in leafy Brentwood Glen late one night, she said her goodbyes, pulled on a helmet and clip-clopped to the front door — not in spiky high heels but bike shoes with cleats....
  • Cyber Monday: Running list of deals across the Web

    Cyber Monday: Running list of deals across the Web
    Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers. Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...