Heartbleed Vulnerability …
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[19 Apr 2014|2 Comments]

You can download a free plugin for Chrome browsers HERE that you can test if a site you visit has issues … In case you’re wondering about TakeFiveADay …   Tweet This Post

Toys R Us Realizes TRU Needs to Change …
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[19 Apr 2014|15 Comments]

The main takeaway … (from Antonio Urcelay, CEO, Toys”R”Us, Inc., and Hank Mullany, President). Over the past several months, we have undertaken a comprehensive analysis and diagnosis of the business, and believe we have four main issues to resolve – improve the customer experience in-store and online, make progress on changing price perception, put disciplines back […]

Mattel Has Another Poor Quarter
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[18 Apr 2014|12 Comments]

No real shock, Mattel has another poor quarter … World-wide sales for Mattel Girls and Boys Brands were down 5% for the quarter. As you can see our world-wide growth sales were down 4% for the quarter, were sales down 2% in North American region, which includes our North American division and American grow operations […]

Mattel Disney PLANES Fire & Rescue: More Riplash – Planes
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[18 Apr 2014|No Comment]

So, far the Riplash CARS are not selling very well so it’s hard to say if retailers will commit to these but at least these make more sense to send them into the air … The helicopter versions look cooler … and you can do the battle of Blade Ranger & Windlifter versus ceiling fan […]

Mattel’s “3 Year Quest to Build a Better Gun”
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[17 Apr 2014|One Comment]

Fast Design article on Mattel’s process to create a better Nerf … Video shows Design Center entrance if you’re curious … Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney PLANES Fire & Rescue: Smoke Jumper Pitty Preview
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[17 Apr 2014|3 Comments]

These are the “sounds” versions of the Smoke Jumper Pitty’s – the diecast ones will probably be smaller and less detailed. It’s hard to tell size with these but probably like the larger scale pullbacks for younger kids … That’s Drip, & Blackout on the top row and Avalanche on the bottom row. Tweet This […]

Disney PLANES Fire & Rescue: Character Introductions
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[16 Apr 2014|5 Comments]

Disney has put up characters intros for PLANES: Fire & Rescue Erik Estrada is voicing a Copper Chopper! There are also lots of fun car vehicles … You can check out the rest HERE – thanks for the heads up, “John H.” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney PLANES Fire & Rescue: Oversized Cabbie Preview
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[16 Apr 2014|3 Comments]

The oversized “Cabbie” Fire Fighter PLANE looks nice … Plastic – of course, if it’s metal, what kid could lift it? And it’s got the nice back ramp for the “smoke jumper Pitty’s” There is a listing for a version of CABBIE with 5 Smoke Jumper diecasts – it’s hard to tell if it’s this […]