Articles in the Mattel Category

Hot Wheels, Lukewarm Way to Shop
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Posted in Mattel on 1 May 2018
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Well, I guess it is easier than pegging them… Tweet This Post

MGA Owner Might Buy Out Toys R Us
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Posted in Mattel, Toys on 17 April 2018
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“Billionaire Isaac Larian offers $675 million to buy chain’s U.S. stores and $215 million to acquire its Canadian stores” “Isaac Larian, founder of Bratz dolls maker MGA Entertainment Inc., said he offered $675 million for the U.S. stores of Toys “R” Us, as well as $215 million to buy its Canadian stores. Toys “R” Us […]

The Toys That Made Us – Netflix Docu Series
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Posted in Disney Star Wars, Mattel on 4 April 2018
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There is a cool mini series on Netflix, “The Toys That Made Us” with eps on He-Man, Barbie, GI Joe and some Star Wars toy line (I think I vaguely recall that one).  🙂 It’s really well done as each episode covers one toy line throughly – not the usual superficial, gushing fanboy style but […]

‘Exhausted’ Toys ‘R’ Us suppliers weigh options as huge retailer shuts
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Posted in Lego, Mattel, Toys on 19 March 2018
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How Toys R Us shutting down will make a giant hole for toy manufacturers, suppliers and new tiys coming … From Reuters. The first closeout sales might start TOMORROW – if you have a TRU GIFT CARD, better use it straight away!  And if you have something to return, you also might want to do […]

Shop Mattel Deal at Costco
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Posted in Mattel, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 11 December 2017
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Probably missed it – sorry – tried to post while I was at Costco earlier but for some reason, it didn’t go through. Ended 12/11 but maybe Costco will extend it … $100 of value for$59 – 41% off AND applicable to even sale items at Shop.Mattel. Tweet This Post

Shop.Mattel 25%+ Off Sale
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Posted in Mattel, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 30 August 2017
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Sign up or sign in through our T5 link at eBates. After purchase, you get a rebate of another 2.5% so you can save up to 27.5% Then from eBates, search for MATTEL. Then at Shop.Mattel – apply the SPENDSAVE coupon code at checkout. While there are lots of Mattel product if you collect other things, […]

Mattel Hot Wheels Pit of Death at Walmart
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Posted in Mattel on 25 January 2017
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So, um, does anyone like to buy toys via a giant pit of death? Do you just toss your kid in? Tweet This Post

Hasbro Might Buy Mattel
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Posted in Mattel on 5 February 2016
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Bloomberg reports …“Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. have held talks about merging two of the world’s biggest toy companies, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would bring together the manufacturer of Hot Wheels with the maker of My Little Pony. Hasbro approached Mattel about a potential transaction late last year, and the […]

Mattel Cricket Bug Racer Has Critics
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Posted in Mattel on 6 January 2016
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Surprise, Mattel’s Cricket Racer Toy Car has critics … Yep, you actually load a real cricket in who drives around. “There are four modes for Bug Racer including cricket in charge, where the cricket steers the car depending on where it moves, and drag racer mode, when two Bug Racers compete against each other.” Read […]

Mattel & The Frozen-Disney Princess Problem
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Posted in Marketing, Mattel on 29 December 2015
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“Bloomberg Business” has an interesting article on how Mattel upset Disney by launching a new doll line, Ever After High … “… Things got more complicated in the late 2000s, when Mattel released a line of princess-themed Barbie DVDs and dolls, essentially pitting them against Disney’s line. When Barbie’s sales started to fall in 2012, she […]