Tag Archives: Barbie

Mattel launches Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first range made from recycled plastic

Mattel has taken its latest step forwards in its mission for better sustainability across its product portfolio, with the launch of Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first fashion doll line to be made from recycled plastic. The launch is in line with the toymaker’s goal to achieve 100 per cent …

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Stateside | US toy sales surge 27 per cent while Pokemon leads top ten growth properties

Major properties including Pokemon, Barbie, Star Wars, and LEGO have contributed to a booming first quarter toy sales in the US that witnessed an increase of 27 per cent between January and April 2021, according to The NPD Group. Ten of the 11 super categories tracked by the NPD posted …

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Mattel details its global toy take back programme Mattel PlayBack

Mattel has detailed a new toy take back programme to enable families to extend the life of their Mattels toys once they are finished playing with them, and save unwanted toys from landfill. The new programme is called Mattel PlayBack and has been designed to recover and reuse materials from …

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LOL Surprise, Barbie, and Fortnite join Little Brother Books latest Annuals portfolio

LOL Surprise, Barbie, Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft will each be expanding their presence across the children’s Annuals market, thanks to a bolstered new portfolio of titles to launch from Little Brother Books. The UK Annuals publisher is preparing to launch a range of six new titles this spring/summer, which will …

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Record quarter for Mattel as CEO Ynon Kreiz welcomes “exceptional results reflective of firm’s turnaround”

Mattel has seen first quarter net sales up by 47 per cent year on year in what the toy maker’s chairman and CEO, Ynon Kreiz has called ‘another record quarter for the company’ with “exceptional results” reflective of the firm’s turnaround. This marks Mattel’s third consecutive quarter of growing market …

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Kick flipped | Has the toy industry helped fuel a surge in female skateboarders?

The toy industry’s increased engagement with the UK skateboarding scene is one among a number of factors contributing to a surge in participation in the sport, particularly among younger girls starting out for the first time. According to Skateboard GB, the official body for UK skateboarding, the past year has …

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Smyths Toys partners with Mattel for Barbie You Can Be Anything virtual experience

Smyths Toys is partnering with Mattel to host an exclusive Barbie You Can Be Anything Experience on its YouTube channel, a popular channel among kids and families with over one million subscribers. The Barbie You Can Be Anything Experience aims to present an inspirational digital series for parents and children …

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Mattel reveals new Barbie partnership with Radio One broadcaster Clara Amfo

Mattel has unveiled a new one-of-a-kind Barbie doll in the likeness of the popular broadcaster, Clara Amfo as part of the toy maker’s ongoing UK Barbie Role Model campaign. Best known for hosting her Radio One show, Amfo has interviewed some of the world’s most prolific artists, from Jay-Z to …

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Mattel moves into Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz with family entertainment venue Mission: Play

Mattel has moved into Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz to open its first European entertainment experience, Mission: Play, a 4,000 square meter family entertainment centre in the middle of the capital’s tourist sector. The toy brand’s latest enterprise will arrive as part of the redevelopment plans of the Arkaden shopping centre as …

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Mattel to launch two new animated Barbie features across global broadcasters and streaming platforms

Mattel has detailed the launch of two new animated Barbie specials across global broadcasters and streaming services this spring, with Barbie and Chelsea The Lost Birthday, and Barbie Princess Adventure. Barbie and Chelsea will be the first dedicated television movie to feature Barbie’s younger sister Chelsea in a starring role, …

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