| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks.
The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:02 PM
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'...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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....
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
The popular cartoon and toy line hero Max Steel is set to take his turbo-energy powers to the big screen. […]...
| Jul 17, 2013
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....
| Dec 19, 2013
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
| Jun 14, 2013
The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...
| Nov 28, 2013
You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...