Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 23, 2009
Looks like there’s a bit of ugliness surrounding Barbie on her 50th Birthday.   According to this article in the Idaho Statemen  a man by the name of Anthony Bulone says he was the actual sculptor of the original Barbie doll and that it’s features are based one those of his late wife.  According to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 23, 2009
We kick off AFI’s JLU week with a fan requested repaint.  At the time of his regular release there was a lot of speculation as to the color choice on Bosster gold and why he was painted copper and black.   But now, at long last we have him in his correct costume colors and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 23, 2009
Mattel’s JLU Booster Gold (II) Manufacturer: Mattel Release Date: April 2009 Wave/Assortment: Target Exclusives 2009 Wave 1 Packaging: Single Carded Accessories: Skeets Notes: Repaint Scale: 4" Sculpted By: Mattel’s in House Team            

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 23, 2009
 

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 19, 2009
Fisher-Price(R) Little People(R) Brand Commemorates 50 Years of Play March 21 with Year-Long CelebrationMore Than 1.5 Billion Little People(R) Figures Inspire World of Discovery, Imagination EAST AURORA, N.Y., Mar 19, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In 1959, Fisher-Price(R), the largest infant and preschool toy manufacturer and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NYSE:MAT), introduced the Safety School…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2009
MattyCollector and Facebook have reformatted and restored the official MattyCollector.com Facebook page.   The new format is more like a gan group that you can join instead of the "person" that you be-friend.  They are still  uploading the old pictures, news and information from the old page, but they expect to have most of that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 16, 2009
Matty from MattyCollector.com and ToyGuru Jr. sent us the answers to our latest round of questions.that AFI readers have posted in our forums.  There are some very interesting hints and reveals in this installment, so read it carefully and let the speculating begin!     Q1) The 6" Ghostbusters, are they intended to be more in-scale…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 12, 2009
Fiat 500 Named Official Barbie(R) 50th Anniversary Car MILAN, Mar 12, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Famous the world over for her fabulous accessories, Mattel today announced the official Barbie(R) 50th Anniversary car – the Fiat 500. Recognized as the ultimate in Italian design, absolute glamour, and one of the most incredibly stylish and notable cars…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2009
Mattel and Matty just sent us the latest news and images from what’s happening with upcoming stuff:   Below are images of Wave 9 DCUC figures. Please note that the Guardian figure will indeed be the Classic Guardian and not the modern Guardian as shown at NYCC and in Toy Fare. (this was due to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 10, 2009
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Mar 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) today announced it has been named to CRO Magazine’s 10th Annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2009. The world’s largest toy company earned the #7 ranking. "As the global leader in the toy industry, our Corporate Responsibility mission is to ‘play…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 9, 2009
Birthday Celebrations Around the World Honor Barbie(R) Doll’s 50 Years of Fashion, Cultural Relevance and Aspiration MALIBU, Calif., Mar 09, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, 50 years after her debut at New York Toy Fair, Barbie(R) doll celebrates five decades as the world’s most popular fashion doll by unveiling a new face and throwing a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2009
Peter and the gang over at AFHub.com have the scoop on the Justice League Unlimited Legion of Super Heroes test-shots that were purchased at on overseas toy show last week by one of the members of AFHub.  These are for the upcoming MattyCollector.com exclusive set that will be shipping later in 2009.  You can read…

 

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