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  • 'Games' fans hunger for more merchandise

     'Games' fans hunger for more merchandise
    Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot — a mockingjay — tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there. On a...
  • Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels

    Elliot Handler dies at 95; co-founder of Mattel, inventor of Hot Wheels
    Elliot Handler, a pioneering toy maker who co-founded Mattel and invented Hot Wheels, has died. He was 95. Handler died Thursday from heart failure at his Century City home, according to his daughter, Barbara Segal, after whom the Barbie doll was named....
  • Toy company Hasbro reports profit slump after Mattel says sales down

    Toy company Hasbro reports profit slump after Mattel says sales down
    Big summer movies such as “Battleship,” “The Avengers,” “Amazing Spiderman” and “G.I. Joe” – and the packaged toys that will be sold with them – can’t come soon enough forHasbro Inc., whose...
  • 'Beverly Hillbillies' actress settles lawsuit over Barbie doll

     
    GetprevAn actress on the long-running "Beverly Hillbillies" television show has reached a settlement in a lawsuit with toy giant Mattel and CBS Consumer Products Inc. over a Barbie doll modeled on her features and using her name....
  • Barbie teams up with SEC for new look

     
    Barbie teams up with SEC for new look...
  • THQ market value, once $2 billion, dips below $35 million

     
    THQ Inc., once one of the top five video game publishers in the world, has seen its market value plunge from $2 billion in 2007 to just $35 million. THQ's shares, which traded above $34 a share when the company was riding high, closed at 51 cents on...
  • Farrah Fawcett poster image reissued for charity -- on a T-shirt [Updated]

     
    Farrah Fawcett's iconic poster image has been re-issued on an Urban Outfitter's T-shirt. A portion of the $24 purchase price will fund the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's support of alternative methods of cancer research....
  • Is America ready for a bald Barbie doll?

     
    Conventional wisdom says a doll needs to be perfect. But two cross-country friends want to see a doll -- ideally a bald Barbie doll -- that reflects reality for children and women with cancer and other illness....
  • Will and Kate get Barbie-dolled up for their wedding anniversary

     
    Prince William and Kate Middleton are now Barbie and Ken dolls! Will and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have gotten the doll treatment from the Mattel and will hit stores around the world just in time for the couple's first wedding anniversary....
  • Mad for 'Hunger Games' merch: nail polish, socks, crossbows

     
    As the Hunger Games movie nears its release there is -- or was, before shoppers started scooping it up -- a huge quantity of merchandise available....
  • Fashion News: 'Game of Thrones' costumes are on-trend for 2012

     
    "Game of Thrones" may be set in a fantasy world of long, long ago but the clothes the characters are wearing strike some observers as remarkably on-trend, including crop tops, prints and fur. Alec Baldwin is engaged. Mattel is coming out with a bald...