| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:03 PM
The already-ubiquitous Superman symbol is about to get a lot more popular. Whether or not “Man of Steel” dominates the […]...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:41 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:43 PM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 9:36 PM
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......
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Game of Thrones" may be set in a fantasy world of long, long ago but the clothes the characters are wearing strike some observers as remarkably on-trend, including crop tops, prints and fur. Alec Baldwin is engaged. Mattel is coming out with a bald...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
As the Hunger Games movie nears its release there is -- or was, before shoppers started scooping it up -- a huge quantity of merchandise available....