Tag Archives: Barbie

Putting neutral into gear: What’s the toy industry doing for gender inclusivity?

After some 60 years of dominating the fashion doll market with its Barbie brand – not without its fair share of controversies just as much as its successes – Mattel finally drew a firm line in the sand on the topic of gendered play last month, when it launched Creatable …

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Mattel champions ‘boundary pushing toy lines’ for 12 TOTY nominations

Having received no fewer than 12 finalist nominations in the Toy Association’s 2020 Toy of the Year Awards, Mattel has put its 2019 success down to ‘pushing boundaries with the experiences it brings to the market.’ Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels and Jurassic World have been named among the Mattel brands …

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Mattel finds strength in BTS, Barbie and Toy Story 4 amid Q3 financials

The K-Pop sensation, BTS has helped Mattel to a positive third quarter result, after the launch of the band’s own doll line helped gross sales in the international segment grow by ten per cent. The pop outfit was joined by other strong performing licenses in the Mattel portfolio, including Barbie, …

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Barbie to star in first full length Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures feature

Barbie is to star in a new special – and the first full-length feature – episode of the animated series Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures. It follows the successful launch of the new series back in 2018 when it landed on the hit kids’ channel, POP. Thanks to its successful run, Barbie …

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Mattel and Walmart ‘lease floors’ in new virtual toy shop KidHQ

Mattel has partnered with KidHQ to ‘lease floors’ in a new virtual store that allows users to browse toys and merchandise in videos with various choose their own adventure formats. Both Mattel and Walmart are trialling the interactive video concept to market and sell toys ranging from Barbie to the …

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Mattel to launch six-week Barbie Store Fashion pop-up at Liverpool One

Mattel is gearing up for the opening of a six week Barbie Store Fashion Pop-Up in Liverpool One this weekend, debuting limited edition clothing and accessories for kids and adults. A range of Barbie dolls will also be available at the pop up, including Barbie Fashionistas, Barbie Career Dolls, and …

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Mattel introduces Barbie Judge as 2019 Career of the Year doll

Mattel has unveiled Barbie Judge as its 2019 Career of the Year doll, coinciding with a partnership with GoFundMe to raise the money for a project to help girls fight self-doubt when thinking about their career aspirations. The partnership is timed to land on the one year anniversary of the …

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Ravensburger bolsters licensed jigsaw offering with Barbie 60th and School of Roars collections

Ravensburger has bolstered its licensed jigsaw puzzles collection this season, having secured partnerships with both Mattel to develop a line of Barbie 60th anniversary puzzles for the US market, and Atlantyca Entertainment to launch a new School of Roars line to Italy. The tabletop expert will produce School of Roars-branded …

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Barbie scoops Best Licensed Dress Up win at 2019 Licensing Awards

Barbie was awarded the prestigious accolade for Best Licensed Dress Up & Partyware Range at the 2019 Licensing Awards this week, following a recently launched partnership with the adult dress up partner, Smiffys. Emerging victorious amid some strong competition, the brand accepted the award at Tuesday night’s event at The …

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Barbie teams with Virgin Atlantic to encourage girls into careers in aviation

Mattel and Barbie UK have teamed up with the talents at Virgin Atlantic to showcase to and encourage girls into the variety of careers within STEM and aviation through the launch of three one-of-a-kind dolls: pilot, engineer and cabin crew. Current statistics from the Women’s Engineering Society indicate that only …

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