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  • Barbie, moving from Malibu, gets help from Mario Lopez

    Barbie, moving from Malibu, gets help from Mario Lopez
    Barbie's pink motorcade is scheduled to make its first stop on its Barbie is Moving tour at the Grove on Saturday. It's likely to turn plenty of heads with its colorful convertible Corvette, Fiat, VW Beetle and 20-feet-tall truck.  Whereas you or I...
  • Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging

     Barbie at 54 finds her revenues sagging
    Disturbing news this week for Barbie: Mattel reported that revenue from the doll fell 12% in the second quarter that ended June 30. That’s Barbie’s fourth straight quarterly sales slide. It’s tough to be a middle-aged female...
  • Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow

    Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow
    Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength. During the period, which ended June...
  • Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding

    Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding
    Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter. Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...
  • ‘Man of Steel’ merchandise: Costumes, shirts, toys flying into stores

     
    The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...
  • Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?

    Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?
    If Barbie looked like an average 19-year-old girl, she’d have shorter legs, a thicker waist and a rear end to make pop star Demi Lovato proud. When Lovato saw photos this week comparing a more realistic doll, a model created by independent...
  • Joan Jett sues Hot Topic over Blackheart trademark

    Joan Jett sues Hot Topic over Blackheart trademark
    Punky apparel chain Hot Topic Inc. is getting raked over the coals by rock 'n' roll queen bee Joan Jett, whose Blackheart Records Group Inc. is accusing the clothier of ripping off the Blackheart name for a new lingerie line. Blackheart sued Hot Topic...
  • Kids' cable channel Hub hopes 'SheZow' has magic touch on ratings

    Kids' cable channel Hub hopes 'SheZow' has magic touch on ratings
    Television's latest animated superhero sports a purple skirt and cape, pink gloves and white go-go boots. She is also a he. Meet SheZow, the star of a cartoon debuting Saturday on the Hub, a kids' cable channel co-owned by cable programming giant...
  • 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....
  • ‘Man of Steel’ first look: Russell Crowe gets Jor-El action figure

     
    Russell Crowe will be sporting some heavy-duty armor in Zack Snyder's highly anticipated “Man of Steel” — that is, if a ......
  • Mattel announces life-size Hot Wheels 'Double Loop Dare'

     
    Promoters are calling it a high-velocity gravity-defying feat for adrenaline junkies of all ages: The Hot Wheels "Double Loop Dare." On June 30 at 11:20 a.m. in a lot across from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, two drivers will......