Tag Archives: Barbie

Barbie, Jurassic World, and Masters of the Universe help drive Mattel Q2 2021 sales to $1.03bn

The global toy maker, Mattel has seen its Q2 2021 net sales increase 40 per cent on last year, with particular success across EMEA where the firm’s growth has exceeded the industry by 11 percentage points. Mattel bosses have billed it ‘another exceptional quarter’ having witnessed ‘outstanding consumer demand for …

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Tutu du Monde brings Mattel’s Barbie to the world if high end fashion for children

Mattel’s iconic fashion doll brand, Barbie is making its latest statement in the world of high end fashion for children via a partnership with Tutu du Monde and the global launch of a range of tutu dresses, day wear, and accessories for 2022. The new collection will draw inspiration from …

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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 | Pokemon, Marvel, and Barbie help fuel US toy sales surge as market grows 27 per cent

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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Barbie on a mission to grow licensing portfolio in Japan with fashion name ITOCHU

Mattel is looking to expand the global licensing programme for its iconic fashion doll brand, Barbie, having entered into a multi-year agreement with ITOCHU for the Japanese market. ITOCHU is a recognised leader in the region’s fashion sector with a portfolio that currently boasts over 100 well-known fashion brands, including …

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Little Brother Books welcomes LOL Surprise, Barbie, and Fortnite to the annuals roster

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 cites “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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Mattel partners with fashion company Zara to launch Barbie clothing collection

Mattel’s iconic fashion doll brand, Barbie has launched a new clothing collection with the international fashion company, Zara in a deal that marks the first time the two brands gave come together on a bespoke collaboration. The consumer products partnership will roll out globally online and in-store and includes an …

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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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