Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 28, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced today that the Mattel Board of Directors has authorized the company to increase its previously announced share repurchase program by an additional $500 million. Repurchases will take place from time to time, depending on market conditions. The share repurchase program is one component of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 17, 2007
Mattel issues information to correct inaccurate reports Mattel advises consumers to not return products to retailers STEPS TO RETURN A MATTEL TOY THAT IS AFFECTED BY THE AUGUST RECALLS, ANNOUNCED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: 1) The first step is for consumers to determine if they have a toy that has…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 14, 2007
One product recalled for impermissible levels of lead November 2006 magnet recall expanded EL SEGUNDO, Calif., August 14, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. announced today that the company has voluntarily recalled one toy from the “CARS” die-cast vehicle line (“Sarge” character), manufactured between May 2007 and July 2007, containing impermissible levels of lead. The recalled vehicles…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 10, 2007
Here are the images of the 2nd wave of Mattel’s DC Classics line shot by our own Jeff Cope.       Aquaman and variant     Superman Blue and Superman Red Weighted 50/50 in each case      Firestorm and variant (Ronnie/Classic Firestorm is the variant according to the Mattel slideshow)     Harley…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 18, 2007
Mattel invited us to do a Pre-Comic Con interview with them about their booth, their exclusives and their plans for the future.   By now, most of you have seen the shadowy outline of the new, sneak preview character that Mattel will reveal at Comic Con as part of their DC Comics expansion now that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 9, 2007 — Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] today announced the election of Vasant M. Prabhu, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., as a new member of the Mattel Board of Directors, effective Sept .1, 2007. This election will increase the number of Mattel Board…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 9, 2007
Mattel gives us a sneak peek at this 3-pack that will start hitting any day now.   Reunited at last Hawkman and Hawkgirl.   This figure and the Joker figure in the same wave brings us 2 figures closer to having all of the Super Powers figures in the animated style (come on Kalibk!)  Jump…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 8, 2007
After my last Cars blog I got a few emails from other folks that had been fighting the Cars urges only to be lured in by it’s siren song.   One such email also told me about a recent variation found that many folks have been speculating about- the red-wheeled Hudson Hornet.     The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 2, 2007
When word of the Master DC Comic toy license going to Mattel was finally announced I shot some questions over to the gang at DC Direct to find out how this new deal will affect them.   It looks as if this deal was worked out differently that when Hasbro had the master toy license…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2007
I’ll admit…. I’ve been resisting picking up the Mattel CARS line based on the Disney/Pixar film.  I love the movie.  I love the products Mattel is doing… I just don’t need another line to collect.    I follow the threads about the line on the boards, I followed how difficult they have been to find…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 21, 2007
This year the con exclusive for the Hot Wheels booth at Comic Con will be the 1966 TV Series Batmobile(tm) which is 1/64th Scale in an acrylic case. This version has a bit more detail than the mass market version such as clear windows and pin-striping on the front. These will be sold for $20. …

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 19, 2007
Burbank, Calif., June 19, 2007 — Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today that it has named the world’s leading toy manufacturer, Mattel, Inc., as the global master toy licensee for both Speed Racer and The Dark Knight, two of the biggest summer films coming out in 2008 from Warner Bros. Pictures.  Mattel will apply…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2007
Today we take a look at the Toys R Us exclusive 12" Cyborg Superman.  Mattel seems to release these figures in pairs, and this grouping of the new Batman sculpt and Cyborg Superman follow that pattern.  The Batman is in stores now, and the Cyborg Superman will be along shortly.  The interesting change from the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 4, 2007
  At last!  The long awaited feature on the newest (and coming soon) JLU 3-packs!  I’ve been working on this one on and off since before Toy Fair.  I hope it’s worth the wait and gets you excited for new product once again.   Read it and see all the pretty pictures here!  

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 30, 2007
ON YOUR MARK…GET SET…GO! EAST AURORA, N.Y. – May 19, 2007 – Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet and NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series™ points leader, led kids to the finish line at the Power Wheels™ All-Star Challenge, sponsored by Fisher-Price®, the largest infant and preschool toy manufacturer and a subsidiary of Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2007
  2nd ANNIVERSARY BIG FINISH! Furthur proof that Mattel hears our cries, knows what we want and is working to bring it to us.  There’s still life left in the JLU line despite the internet speculation. He was the number one most wanted villian in our recent JLU poll, he came in second in the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 21, 2007
  2nd Anniversary Celebration   Mattel and the Four Horsemen give us a look at their newest wave of 6" Batman figures in their DC SuperHeroes line.  Two-Face, Batgirl and Night Shadow Batman are all along for the ride.  Click here for all the words and pictures.   

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 30, 2007
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 30, 2007 – Mattel, Inc. [NYSE:MAT] announced the nomination of Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison Corporation, for election as a new member of the Mattel Board of Directors. Scarborough’s election will be voted upon at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Friday, May 18,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 3, 2007
Barbie(R) Does it All in 2007… Stars as Worldwide Face for M-A-C Cosmetics, Grows Entertainment Powerhouse, Introduces the Next Generation of Fashion Dolls   EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (January 30, 2007) – Always a snapshot with what’s hot among girls, Barbie(R) doll proves, once again, to be the "top doll." Following a hugely successful 2006 holiday…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2006
Today at Toys R Us I saw the new exclusive Mattel 12" Superman and Batman figures. These figures are enlarged version of their 6" Four Horsemen sculpted counterparts.  At first glance it looks like the bicept swivel and ankle articulation didn’t make the cut.  These appear to be solid figures like the Marvel Legends Icons…

 

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