Warner Bros. teases first image of Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ movie character
Millions of children have looked at Barbie as a role model since the doll was introduced by Mattel in March 1959. >> Read more trending newsWarner Bros. teased its first image of Margot Robbie playing the iconic role of “Barbie,” which will be released on July 21, 2023. Ryan Gosling is set to star as Ken in the live-action movie, which will be directed by Greta Gerwig, CNN reported. Handler, along with her husband Elliot Handler and their friend Harold Matson, started Mattel and marketed the doll, the website reported. By 1965 the Mattel Company was already making over $100 million in sales with various toys, the website reported.wftv.com
New York's Halloween parade returns
New York's Halloween parade returns after a hiatus due the Covid pandemic. Thousands of people in costumes filled up the streets of Manhattan. "Everybody gets so creative. It's nothing that you ever see before. Everything is so different and unique and there's so much passion behind it," says Raquel Valentin who came dressed as Catwoman.news.yahoo.com
Mattel says skateboarder Barbie was supposed to be Asian, admits 'falling short' on representation
Mattel has issued a statement regarding its alleged lack of an Asian doll in its Tokyo Olympics Barbie collection. First unveiled in February 2020, the collection reflects five sports that debuted at or returned to the Tokyo Games, namely (1) baseball/softball, (2) sport climbing, (3) karate, (4) skateboarding and (5) surfing. A press release from Mattel said that it highlights “inclusivity and innovation.”news.yahoo.com
Barbie honors women who have led battle against COVID-19
Honoring COVID-19 workers Barbie is honoring those on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic with one-of-a-kind dolls. (Mattel)Mattel doll line Barbie is honoring some of the women who are on the front lines leading the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. #ThankYouHeroes pic.twitter.com/x6pdOlJNDZ — Barbie (@Barbie) August 4, 2021Gilbert’s doll has long auburn hair, black glasses and a navy blue pantsuit. More coronavirus pandemic coverage:>> Coronavirus: How long between exposure to the virus and the start of symptoms? This tool will tell you>> How to not let coronavirus pandemic fatigue set in, battle back if it does©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Barbie announces Naomi Osaka doll before Tokyo Olympics
Naomi Osaka Barbie FILE PHOTO: In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after defeating China's Zheng Saisai in their second round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. A Barbie doll wearing an outfit inspired by the match will be released this year. (Andy Brownbill/AP)Iconic doll maker Barbie is going to release a doll in the likeness of Olympic tennis player Naomi Osaka and it is available for preorder before the Tokyo Olympics begin later this month. Back in 2019, the company made a one-of-a-kind Osaka doll to mark Barbie’s 60th anniversary, CNN reported. EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Naomi Osaka is a role model we can all believe in!wftv.com
Barbie's friend Ken celebrates a milestone birthday: 60
A reproduction of the original Ken doll, launched in 1961 as a companion to Barbie, appears in Bergen County, N.J., on Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)Ken is turning 60, two years after his best friend Barbie did. Mattel launched a reproduction of the original Ken doll on Thursday to commemorate his 1961 debut. “I would say Ken is a good friend and a best friend, a supportive best friend to the Barbie doll,” Best said. AdThe original Barbie, launched in 1959, also came in a bathing suit, a minimalist strategy to encourage consumers to buy outfits and accessories.
Barbie celebrates International Women's Day with new Eleanor Roosevelt doll
Mattel is celebrating Women's History Month with a fitting new addition to the Barbie family: An Eleanor Roosevelt doll. Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, Barbie announced that Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical role model to join its "Inspiring Women" series, which helps fund women-led research on media representation. The longest-serving first lady, Roosevelt served in the White House during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms in office, from 1933 to 1945. "A champion of policies around civil and economic rights, Eleanor Roosevelt's passionate advocacy was unwavering, even when faced with resistance," Mattel said in a statement. Eleanor Roosevelt's new Barbie doll wears a floral print dress, pearl necklace and black hat.cbsnews.com
Mattel unveils Maya Angelou Barbie doll
Doctor Maya Angelou is the latest addition to Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series. The Angelou doll has a head wrap and a floral printed dress. Barbie says the women of this series were risk-takers who “changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.”[TRENDING: Can Trump run for president again? | Fifth-largest lotto jackpot up for grabs]Angelou’s career includes a National Book Award nomination for I know why the caged bird sings, her 1970 autobiography. She has also received dozens of honorary doctorates, numerous awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ready to shop? Check out Hello Kitty Café Truck & Barbie Pop-Up Truck at The Florida Mall
For one day only, on Saturday, Dec. 12, the Hello Kitty Café Truck and the Barbie Pop-Up Truck will be parked at The Florida Mall, offering an outdoor mobile shopping experience featuring exclusive sweets and treats for fans of all ages. The Hello Kitty Café Truck will offer shoppers a new Hello Kitty Café Cookie plush, new hand-decorated cookie sets, sprinkle mugs, pin sets, cookie sets, canvas totes and more. The Barbie Truck will feature exclusive 90s-themed apparel and accessories such as embroidered denim jackets, hats, T-shirts, vinyl “boombox” tote bags, fanny packs, “cassette tape” wallets and more. PHOTOS: Swipe through to see what will be offered at the Barbie Pop-Up TruckFull Screen 1 / 16 Merchandise available at Barbie Pop-Up Truck coming to the Florida Mall on Dec. 12. The Orlando stop is the last destination for the Hello Kitty Café Truck on its 2020 East Coast tour.
Barbie relaunches Yara Shahidi ‘vote’ doll ahead of elections
This new Barbie doll is encouraging people to vote. It’s a relaunch of Mattel’s Shero Doll featuring activist and actress Yara Shahidi. But, it’s getting a fashion makeover. [TRENDING: Fla. moves to phase 3 of coronavirus reopening | New Jurassic World coaster announced | What authority do local leaders have in Phase 3?] This Barbie wears a T-shirt that says “vote.”Mattel says this doll will be available to ship Oct. 9, just in time for election day.
Homebound parents bought board games, not Barbies, crippling Mattel's sales in the first quarter
Consumers stocked up on board games, not Barbie dolls, amid the coronavirus pandemic, sending Mattel's sales in the first quarter tumbling. With schools and afterschool programs closed, parents sought out family-friendly games, outdoor toys and art kits to keep their children busy. The action figure, building set and games category fell 21%. Brands such as Hot Wheels, which saw sales bloom 5%, and games such as Uno and Pictionary were bright spots for the company during the quarter. "However, the company saw improving POS trends in April, and gross margin performance was better than expected."cnbc.com
Prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, no hair: New Barbies reflect diverse customers
Barbie dolls are known for getting makeovers, but, this time, the toys are evolving to better reflect the children who play with them. Barbie says a new release of toys is the brand’s “most diverse doll line” yet. Some of the new Barbies have rainbow-colored hair or no hair at all. Others have wheelchairs or prosthetic limbs and they come in varied skin tones. Barbie says on its website the dolls are to add "more diversity for endless storytelling possibilities."
Mattel CEO: This holiday shopping season is all about the 'big brands'
For Mattel, this holiday toy shopping season, the last of the decade, has been all about the "big brands" and "big franchises," according to CEO Ynon Kreiz. That is the case especially for the toymaker's iconic Barbie and Hot Wheels lines. New additions to the Barbie brand, which launched with the Barbie Dream House in 1962, include the Barbie Dream Plane and Judge Barbie, which Kreiz said is made to empower girls. After selling 500 million Hot Wheels items in 2018, a record, Mattel expects to exceed that number in 2019, he added. Kreiz gave "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer a preview of the hottest-selling toys the company launched this year.cnbc.com
Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night
Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night(CNN) - Call three friends, jump in the bubble gum pink Jeep, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent. It's only $60 per night on Airbnb. In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay in Barbie's Dreamhouse, some pretty inspirational women will be there, too. Chef Gina Clarke-Helm, founder of Malibu Seaside Chef, will cook farm-fresh food and give a hands-on cooking lesson.
Mattel unveils its new career doll: Judge Barbie
Judge Barbie is available in a variety of different skin tones and hairstyles. Mattel just unveiled the Barbie Judge Doll, its 2019 Barbie Career of the Year doll. "The Barbie Judge Doll encourages girls to learn more about making decisions to change the world for the better." Judge Barbie is available in a variety of different skin tones and hairstyles. Judge Barbie comes after Mattel released a line of gender-inclusive dolls, called "Creatable World."
Mattel Creates Its 1st Gender-Neutral Doll
Instead of Barbie or Ken, heres a third option to consider offering your kids. Mattel is introducing its first line of gender-neutral dolls, which skip breasts and broad shoulders, and instead take a more customizable route. The Creatable World dolls, available in several different skin tones, come with different hair styles, different clothing options and different accessories, from long hair wigs and skirts to short hair wigs and hats. The dolls are intended for all kids and all families, and Culmone explained they came to develop this product after speaking with physicians, parents, experts and kids. Through research, we heard that kids dont want their toys dictated by gender norms, said Culmone.
Barbie manufacturer Mattel unveils 'gender inclusive' dolls
Barbie manufacturer Mattel unveils 'gender inclusive' dolls3 Hours AgoBarbie manufacturer Mattel just unveiled a collection of "gender inclusive" dolls. Mattel said it is aiming to make playing with dolls more inclusive by "keeping labels out." This comes after the Barbie brand has made moves to add more skin tones and professions to its line-up. The toy maker posted narrower-than-expected loss in its second quarter, but reported strong sales of Barbie, rising by 9%.cnbc.com
Mattel shares soar on narrower-than-expected loss, strong sales of Barbie, Hot Wheels
Shares of Mattel jumped as much as 7% in extended trading Thursday after the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss in the second quarter and reported strong sales of its Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars. Mattel had struggled in the wake of Toys R Us' bankruptcy and eventual closure last year. Notably, this is the first quarter in which shipments to Toys R Us don't affect comparisons. Toys R Us shut all of its locations by June 29, 2018. In the quarter, sales of Barbie rose 9% and sales of Hot Wheels jumped 5%.cnbc.com
Barbie gets a makeover
More than a half-century after the Barbie doll's slim-and-trim debut, toymaker Mattel says it's now about to offer the doll in three additional new body types: curvy, tall and petite, and in seven different skin tones, in response to criticism that the original Barbie doesn't look like a lot of little girls these days. Charles Osgood reports.cbsnews.com
How Barbie's makeover is modifying her entire world
Toy maker Mattel is introducing a new line of more ethnically diverse Barbie dolls with varying body types. SVP and global brand manager Evelyn Mazzocco tells CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal how this impacted changes to the iconic doll’s fashion, accessories and more.cbsnews.com
Mattel gives Barbie a makeover with more diverse looks
Barbie dolls led the toy industry as a billion-dollar business, but in recent years, growing competition and perception problems hurt sales. Now toy maker Mattel is announcing that the normally blue-eyed blond bombshell is changing her look with varying body types and more ethnically diverse dolls. Mireya Villarreal reports.cbsnews.com