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Mattel launches a free online resource for parents and children, Mattel Playroom

Mattel has detailed the launch of the Mattel Playroom, a new, free online resource that features activities and content from across the company’s portfolio of brands, designed to encourage kids to keep playing while handling school closures, social distancing and self isolation measures. American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, and …

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Mattel takes up arms against COVID-19 as it focuses production on face masks and PPE

Mattel has become the latest toy company to join in the fight agains the deepening COVID-19 pandemic, dedicating a slice if its production line to face masks in order to meet the urgent demand for medical supplies in the US. In a post across social media, Mattel’s president and COO, …

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Mattel teams with Scopely to launch Scrabble Go mobile game

Mattel has teamed with the mobile games company Scopely to launch the new mobile word game, Scrabble Go to the global stage, allowing players from across the world to engage in the classic Scrabble experience. Billed as a highly social game, Scrabble Go allows players to invite and connect with …

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Olympic Gold Medallist Dina Asher-Smith named Mattel’s latest Barbie Shero

Mattel has revealed Olympic Gold Medallist and the fastest British woman in history, Dina Asher-Smith, as its latest Barbie Shero with the grand unveiling of a new one-of-a-kind doll created in her likeness. The initiative has been devised to celebrate the World Champion and four times European Champion – and …

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Mattel celebrates Tokyo 2020 with the launch of the first Olympic Games toy line

Mattel is celebrating Tokyo 2020 with the launch of the first Olympic Games toy collection, featuring a variety of products from across its Barbie, Hot Wheels, and UNO brands. In an exclusive licensing agreement with the International Olympic Committee, Mattel will launch a range of products and toys each reflecting …

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Mark Hamill, Lena Headey lead voice cast for Mattel’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Mattel Television and Netflix have revealed the cast of the upcoming Netflix anime series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a new series based in the iconic He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, and cast of classic characters. The series is being produced by Mattel Television with Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman …

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Disney reveals toys and consumer products line up for both Mulan and Onward

In a double whammy for the studio, Disney has revealed the consumer products portfolio for not one but two of its upcoming blockbuster movies, detailing the toy lines and licensed products line-up for both Mulan and its new animated feature film, Onward. Hasbro, Mattel, and Funko join the ranks of …

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Read the Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews today for plenty of licensing updates…

The Toy Fair special issue of ToyNews is ready to read online, on your smart device or iPad – giving you look at the year ahead and the trends that will be hitting the toy industry the most. It’s the first ToyNews of 2020, and of the decade, making this not only …

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Netflix and Mattel Televisions are rebooting He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

It’s been made official, Mattel and Netflix have the power, and are wielding it to delight the children in us all, with the return of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The pair is producing an original CG animated adventure series that will reimagine the popular toy franchise with …

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Kidz Bop partners with Barbie for first in its Christmas music video series

The children’s music brand Kidz Bop has partnered with Mattel to launch a special Christmas video series starring an all singing and dancing Barbie. The iconic fashion doll will perform alongside the Kidz Bop kids. The video series includes two original Kidz Bop songs, Kidz Bop Shuffle and Go Christmas …

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