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Mattel launches UNO Braille

Mattel has announced the launch of UNO Braille, the first official UNO card deck featuring braille. The new game will make game play widely accessible for the more than 7 million blind and low-vision Americans in the US. Designed in partnership with the National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and …

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French toymakers sign agreement to rid industry of gender stereotyping

Toymakers in France have drawn up a charter to rid toys and games of gender stereotypes, that the government has blamed for keeping girls from pursuing careers in maths, science and other STEM focused subjects. The charter for a ‘balanced representation (of gender) in toys’ was signed by the French …

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Mattel launches first gender inclusive fashion doll line with Creatable World

Mattel has launched its first gender inclusive fashion doll line in Creatable World, a new customisable doll line that offers ‘endless combinations’ as kids are encouraged to create their own characters from a wardrobe of options, accessories, and wigs. In Creatable World, dolls do not conform to any gender stereotype, …

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Mattel lines up toy and publishing partners for Thomas & Friends 75th anniversary

Mattel has secured a raft of new partnership deals spanning toys, publishing, and retail as the team charges full steam ahead to celebrate Thomas & Friends’ 75th anniversary next year. Created by the Reverend. W. Awdry for his son in 1945, publishing remains a strong part of the Thomas brand …

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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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Tom Hanks to take on role of Mattel’s Major Matt Mason in another toy film adaptation

Tom Hanks is casting aside the cowboy hat so familiar from the Toy Story franchise and donning the space suit, this time to play the role of an astronaut in an entirely different, big bucks toy movie. Amid the current Hollywood trend to adapt almost every toy brand into a …

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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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Barbie to be honoured with Brand Icon Award at 60th Clio Awards ceremony

The iconic fashion doll Barbie is to be honoured with a Brand Icon Award at the 60th annual Clio Awards ceremony, an international awards event that celebrates the creative businesses. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the event will see Mattel’s global head of dolls, Lisa McKnight accept the honour on behalf …

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Barbie partners with Izzy Wheels for wheelchairs that reflect individuals through fashion

Mattel’s iconic fashion doll brand, Barbie is aiming to break new ground for the topic of inclusivity in the toy box, with a new collection wheelchair designs that champion diversity and self-expression through fashion. The toy maker has partnered with Izzy Wheels to introduce four limited-edition designs, each inspired by …

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Mattel’s Hot Wheels Infinite Loop mobile game will draw older fans back to the brand

Mattel’s digital arm is looking to tap into the collectors market with the launch of its first over 16s mobile title, Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, a game that – hopes the firm – will draw nostalgic fans back to the physical toy range. Mattel Creative has spent the past 18 …

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