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  • My Barbie

    My Barbie
    What sets today apart from all other days, of course, is that it's Barbie's 50th birthday. And what a life she has lived. She has held successful careers as a pilot, pediatrician, flight attendant, astronaut, veterinarian, lifeguard, firefighter,...
  • Globalism and Barbie's behind

    Mattel's recent recall of lead-tainted toys made in China reminded me of my childhood. As a Chinese American girl growing up in the 1970s, I was fascinated by Barbie's rear end. Not only was it plump and round, like her prominent breasts, but my doll...
  • Richard Knerr, 82; co-founded Wham-O, maker of the Hula Hoop and Frisbee

    Richard Knerr, 82; co-founded Wham-O, maker of the Hula Hoop and Frisbee
    Richard Knerr, co-founder of Wham-O Inc., which unleashed the granddaddy of American fads, the Hula Hoop, on the world half a century ago along with another enduring leisure icon, the Frisbee, has died. He was 82. Knerr died Monday at Methodist...
  • Toy Fair 2010: After strong holiday sales, Barbie flaunts new jobs and fashions

     
    NEW YORK -- After a sales comeback last quarter, Barbie is set to have another big year. The iconic blond doll showed off her latest fashions, professions and gadgets -- including a built-in video camera -- at the American International......
  • Toy Fair looks to Hollywood to stay in the game

     
    Dawn C. Chmielewski is in New York covering Toy Fair, and here's her report on Hollywood's increasing sway over the toy aisles of American retail. When Pixar Animation Studios guru John Lasseter was working on the original "Toy Story" movie,......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: 'The Hurt Locker' expands screens | 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in primetime |'Mad Men' gets Barbie makeover

     
    • The post-Oscars box office bounce for "The Hurt Locker" will be limited by its availability on DVD. However, as Melena Ryzik reports, "The film, which has actually never left theaters since it opened in a very few in June 2009, will open in an...
  • Barbie goes 'Mad Men'

     
    It's not all that much of a stretch to think that if they ever decide to make a "real life" Barbie doll movie, actor Jon Hamm and his TV wife January Jones would make pretty good candidates to play Ken and Barbie. Perhaps that's why Mattel thought to make...
  • Bratz maker MGA Entertainment considers initial public offering

     
    MGA Entertainment Inc., the maker of Bratz dolls and other toys, is considering selling shares in an initial public offering, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday. The Van Nuys company manufactures toys, games, dolls, consumer electronics, home...
  • Mattel profit rises on robust sales and new product lines

     
    Fueled by robust sales of its core brands and new product lines, Mattel Inc. reported a surprisingly strong first-quarter performance Friday. The world’s largest toymaker posted profit of $24.8 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with a loss of......
  • Barbie with a bad reputation: Joan Jett doll coming soon

     
    Just in time for the upcoming Runaways biopic--directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning-- the Mattel Toy company is unveiling their 'Ladies of the '80s' collection's Joan Jett Barbie. The collection also features...
  • Warning issued on excessive lead in toys

     
    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown issued a safety warning today, alleging that seven toys and children's products tested by the Center for Environmental Health this month contained leads levels far above the legal limit. According to the center’s...