All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mattel’

Netflix Deals With Mattel For ‘Ever After High’ Series

Netflix announced on Monday that it has partnered with Mattel on a new animated original series based on the popular Ever After High franchise. It will premiere in fall of 2015 in all Netflix territories. Here’s the description of Ever After High: Classic fairytales have been flipped on their crown! Ever After High™ tells the page-turning story of the teenage …

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“Normal Barbie” Project Set to Hit Shelves

Since 1959, Barbie has been one of the most successful toys in the United States, making her way into the homes of young girls for generations. Those 55 years have not gone without its fair bit of controversy, however. Much fuss has been made over the years regarding multiple aspects of Barbie’s lifestyle, namely her choices of profession, wardrobe, and …

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Barbie’s Sports Illustrated Appearance Causes a Stir

It looks like the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will feature a little more plastic than normal. In a controversial move, Sports Illustrated and Mattel have partnered up to feature none other than Barbie in the Swimsuit Issue. Yes, the plastic doll that young girls have been playing with for decades will be featured in a one-piece bathing suit in …

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“Goth Barbie” Gives “Be Yourself” Message In World Of Bullies

“Goth Barbie” is what everyone–including Mattel executives–is calling the girls of Monster High, a relatively new line of dolls who are descendants of famous monsters. The toy line debuted in 2010 and blew up, way beyond the expectations of even the people who made them, and while Mattel says little girls still want their Barbie dolls, more and more are …

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Somebody Is Actually Making A Documentary About The Power Glove

“I love the the Power Glove – it’s so bad.” The above words, spoken by Lucas in 1989’s The Wizard, weren’t just an expression of 80s opposite slang, but a prophetic voice declaring to the world that Mattel’s NES peripheral was utter trash. Now a group of filmmakers want to chronicle the creation and continued popularity of gaming’s most notorious …

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Barbie Makeover: Doll Gets Average Woman’s Proportions

Barbie has long been the epitome of beauty to little girls; tall, thin, tan, and blonde, with an impossibly tiny waist and perpetual high-heel shaped feet, she has set the standard for the all-American girl for decades. But Barbie has come under fire in recent years for having a negative affect on the way little girls see themselves and who …

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Mattel And Hasbro Terrified Of Tablets Moving In On Their Turf

Mattel and Hasbro are household names when it comes to toys. I grew up playing with action figures made by the companies, and I’m sure any person born in the 80s or early 90s has fond memories of G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, He-Man and others. Despite being giants in the toy industry, these companies are now facing a new …

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Will Hover Boards Be Ready in 2015?

YouTube user dondula7 designed a hover board that actually hovers and showed it off by making the following video: The board can support the weight of a few salt shakers at this point but further development of the board could make people’s dreams of swerving around town like Marty McFly come true. As you can see in the video, the …

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