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Mattel to buy Mega Brands to build up against Lego

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Barbie becomes first astronaut on Mars

London - NASA and Mattel have teamed up to send the 54-year-old doll on a mission to turn the red planet pink. It has been launched to celebrate the Mars Curiosity rover’s first birthday.

Changes to Scrabble app angers players

The Scrabble app for mobile devices was updated this month as part of the sale of the program to Electronic Arts. The changes have led to angry messages from players.

Life-size Barbie Dreamhouse Berlin faces left-wing protests

Berlin - Barbie fans could have their dreams of enjoying a visit to Berlin's soon-to-opened life size Barbie Dreamhouse dashed. Left-wing protesters who object to Barbie are planning an Occupy Barbie-Dreamhouse demonstration.

Op-Ed: 'Whale Trainer Barbie' should be Whale Trainer Barbaric says PETA

El Segundo - America's favorite doll has taken a dangerous turn says animal ethics group PETA. The creation of a Barbie Whale Trainer doll by toy company Mattel, is "ill-advised," adds the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Campaign for Mattel to produce bald Barbie growing

Mattel is being urged to mass produce a bald Barbie in order to make girls suffering from hair loss feel more attractive and to help children cope with hair loss among friends and relatives.

Op-Ed: Give a Barbie, give an argument — Mattel's icon still raises ire

Sydney - Barbie was the doll of the 60s and the feminist curse of the 70s. She’s been an aspiration, the wrong role model, and a cultural football for decades. Now, however, she’s being re-evaluated, and some interesting perspectives are emerging.

Barbie makes one-of-a-kind doll for designer Joe Mimran

Mattel has created the first Barbie celebrating a Canadian designer. The Joe Fresh Brand of fashion icon Joseph Mimran took three months for a specialist team of designers, stylists and cosmeticians to bring the toy to life.

Mattel settles consumer lawsuit over lead toys

Mattel Inc. and its Fisher-Price subsidiary have agreed to settle a consumer lawsuit over the 2007 recall of millions of toys.

Op-Ed: $95 Homeless Doll From Mattel Causes Controversy

A $95 homeless doll from Mattel Toy Corporation is supposed to teach children about homelessness, but instead has raised questions.

Mattel Reaches $12 Million Settlement Over Tainted-Toys Probe

Toy maker Mattel agreed to pay 39 U.S. states $12 million to settle claims it shipped toys tainted with lead paint, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. The settlement resolves a 15-month probe that put Mattel in the crosshairs.

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Launches Nanopediatrics Program

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA announced the launch of the Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program, which will explore the future of personalized medicine for children, including the opportunities and risks involved.

California Sues the Pants Off Barbie and 19 Other Companies Over Lead Found in Toys

The fallout from this year’s toy recalls just got more heated: California’s attorney general is suing 20 companies, including Mattel and Toys “R” Us, claiming they sold toys containing “unlawful quantities of lead.”

A Tale of Few Pities: The Mattel Toy Recall

Mattel’s recall of 19 million Chinese-made toys in the US because of safety concerns including lead paint and dangerously small magnets, raises a few questions. This story shows some massive failures in basic, well-known, safety standards.

Mattel Recalls Another 18.6 Million Toys Made in China

Mattel, maker of kids' toys Barbie, Polly Pocket, Batman action figures, Cars figurines and Doggie Daycare toys, has now expanded the recall for products manufactured in China. They constitute a health risk for children, due to detaching pieces.

Doll Calls 3 Year Old a Slut

A Little Mermaid Shimmering Lights Ariel doll allegedly calls a 3 year old a slut while playing with the toy.
 

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