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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 company's fourth quarter. "We just didn't sell enough Barbie dolls," Mattel Chief Executive Bryan G. Stockton said Friday in a conference call with analysts. Several other brands from the El Segundo toy maker also fared poorly. Fisher-Price, whose lineup focuses on infants and young children, also suffered a 13% revenue plunge. Hot Wheels slid 8%. Mattel, the world's largest toy company, emerged from the...

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