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  • Gayle on the Go for Saturday, Nov. 24

    This Weekend Free! Toyota – Lexus Tether Retrofit Program SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. English 800 745 Safe Spanish 800 747 SANO www.carseat.org Before you get on the road this holiday weekend, take some time to make sure your child's car seat is safe....
  • 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....
  • '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...
  • Lego goes to the girls: New products feminist or sexist?

    Lego goes to the girls: New products feminist or sexist?
    Lego’s sales and profits are soaring as the rest of the toy market struggles – and it has girls to thank. Twice as many girl-centric Lego Friends sets were sold than expected in the first six months of the year, the Danish company said....
  • 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...
  • Mattel, under siege, promises new rain forest packaging policy

     
    Toy maker Mattel, under siege by environmental critics, announced Friday that it would develop a new policy to make its packaging suppliers “commit to sustainable forestry management practices.” Greenpeace, which launched a global campaign...
  • Greenpeace versus Mattel: A social media battle over rain forest [UPDATED]

     
    The battle between Mattel, the world’s biggest toy company, and Greenpeace, one of the world’s largest environmental groups, moved into a social media combat phase Wednesday as more than 180,000 people viewed a spoof video of Ken breaking up...
  • 'Art' Barbie pays homage to Klimt, Van Gogh and more

     
    New Barbie dolls inspired by artistic masterpieces...
  • Consumer Confidential: Freeway fun, airline fees, Barbie boosts Mattel

     
    Here's your fun-fun-fun Friday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- It's "Carmageddon" day in Los Angeles as the city braces for closure of a section of the 405. But a number of businesses are seeing opportunity amid......
  • Architects compete to create Barbie dream house

     
    Online competition to design Barbie dream house...
  • Elliot Handler, toy maker and Mattel co-founder, dies at 95

     
    Elliot Handler, a pioneering toy maker who co-founded Mattel and with his wife Ruth created the Barbie doll, died Thursday. He was 95. The Handlers and their business partner, Harold Mattson, founded Mattel in 1945 and made gifts and toys.......