Tag Archives: Barbie

Smyths Toys releases its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2020 with Star Wars, Super Mario and WWE on the bill

WWE, PAW Patrol, Pokemon, and Super Mario have all made the top billing as this week sees the international toy retailer, Smyths Toys, take its turn in listing its top toy predictions for Christmas 2020, pitting some of the world’s biggest and long-lasting toy brands against new launches in the …

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Cardiff University scientists team with Barbie to prove the developmental benefits of doll play

The Barbie brand has collaborated with neuroscientists as Cardiff University to bring to light new evidence to suggest that playing with dolls activates regions in children’s brains that develops empathy and social information processing skills, even when playing with dolls by themselves. The 18 month study has been conducted by …

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Licensing nostalgia: Why Mattel is looking to the allure of yesteryear in 2020 and beyond

Whether it’s in the revival of the Masters of the Universe franchise, the ongoing celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Thomas and Friends, or the new waves that its pre-school brand Fisher-Price is making across markets right now, Mattel is well and truly tapping into the nostalgia trend this year. …

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Mattel Television to launch musical Barbie movie to Netflix, Barbie Princess Adventures

Mattel Television has partnered with the animation studio Mainframe to launch a new animated musical adventure to Netflix this year in the shape of Barbie Princess Adventure. The new feature animation will launch with its own soundtrack which will be made available across all streaming platforms on August 28th. The …

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Mattel is encouraging girls to pursue leadership roles with new Barbie 2020 Campaign Team range

Mattel is pursuing its goal of exposing girls to future-shaping role models, this time with the announcement of its Barbie 2020 Campaign Team range, a new career set that focuses on characters in public leadership roles. The new career set includes four diverse dolls with roles that make a winning …

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Barbie and Uno sales help Mattel to better than expected second quarter earnings

Barbie and Uno has seen both kids, families, and Mattel through the coronavirus pandemic as the global toymaker beats it quartlery sales expectations, buoyed by a surge on families keeping their kids entertained through lockdown. Mattel said it was expecting its sales to improve in the coming months, compared with …

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Mattel and Spin Master bring new short content to HappyKids.tv

Mattel, Spin Master, and 9 Story Distribution International are the latest big name brands in children’s entertainment to join the roster of content on Future Today’s popular HappyKids.tv app. The deal will bring new short content featuring Barbie, Thomas and Friends, Hot Wheels, Bakugan: Battle Brawlers, and more to the …

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Mattel names former Campbell Soup executive Anthony DiSilvestro its new chief financial officer

Mattel has appointed the former Campbell Soup Co. executive Anthony DiSilvestro to the role of chief finance officer, following the conclusion of an investigation into accounting issues that saw the toy company restate its past earnings. DiSilvestro will replace Joseph Euteneuer whose departure from the firm was detailed in October …

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Mattel launches a free online resource for parents and children, Mattel Playroom

Mattel has detailed the launch of the Mattel Playroom, a new, free online resource that features activities and content from across the company’s portfolio of brands, designed to encourage kids to keep playing while handling school closures, social distancing and self isolation measures. American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, and …

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Mattel unveils British gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith as its latest Barbie Shero

Mattel has revealed Olympic Gold Medallist and the fastest British woman in history, Dina Asher-Smith, as its latest Barbie Shero with the grand unveiling of a new one-of-a-kind doll created in her likeness. The initiative has been devised to celebrate the World Champion and four times European Champion – and …

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