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Barbie is vacating her pink Malibu mansion and hunting for international digs. Thomas the Tank Engine is being revamped as an even livelier locomotive. Max Steel, the new kid on the block, is marketed as a "modern day tech superhero." The toy brands,...
Tags: Consumers, Toys, Toy Industry, Fisher-Price, Computer Hardware
Toy maker Hasbro Inc. reported modest revenue growth in the first quarter, backed by solid sales of Furby, My Little Pony and Transformers games. The Pawtucket, R.I., company also said Monday that an online contest to create a new token for its iconic...
Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf and the other not-so-mean girls at Monster High stole Barbie’s thunder in the first quarter as sales of the toys led Mattel Inc. to more than quadruple its profit. Sales of Mattel’s Other Girl line, headed by...
Tags: Toys, Services and Shopping, Toy Industry
Nestled on the windy plains at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains, once austere stretches of agricultural land have morphed into the country's most desirable industrial real estate market, and it is growing faster than any other industrial region in...
Malibu Barbie never had it so good. A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags — all small enough to fit in...
Universal Pictures is getting back into the toy business — led by a swarm of small, yellow creatures with a penchant for mischief. The Hollywood studio plans to unveil an array of new toys and games for its upcoming 3-D computer-animated sequel...
Mattel Inc., the El Segundo toy maker, reported increased revenue in its fourth quarter, but profit fell 17% due to a litigation charge. On Friday, the Barbie and Hot Wheels maker reported net earnings of $306.5 million, or 87 cents a share, for the...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesRussell Crowe will be sporting some heavy-duty armor in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated “Man of Steel” — that is, if a ......
Need more pink in your life? The new Barbie Cafe in Taiwan has more than enough to spare. The eatery is exactly what its name implies -- a temple to the 54-year-old doll, erected in Taipei’s Da’an shopping district and doused in fuchsia,...
PARK CITY, Utah — Parties at the Sundance Film Festival typically feature maverick filmmakers, the best in nouvelle cowboy cuisine and plentiful pours of high-end spirits and Utah microbrews. But the bash thrown by Hollywood's powerful Creative...
PALO ALTO -- What a great week, capped off by an entertaining and scintillating finish to a football game. It's good to have a life. The week begins last Saturday with UCLA hoodwinking Stanford into thinking the Bruins are pushovers followed by a news...
Six-year-old twins Kaitlyn and Kristin Welch spent Friday morning at American Girl Place at the Grove, accompanied by their mother, their grandmother -- and two brand-new American Girl dolls. "They've been doing so well in school," said Linda Kettle,...
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