Tag: Mattel

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 14, 2008
Mattel and Nelvana to Bring Hot Wheels® to the TV Screen as the Brand Celebrates its 40th Anniversary EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (October 13, 2008) –Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) and Corus Entertainment Inc.’s (NYSE: CJR; TSE: CJR.B) Nelvanaannounced today that Hot Wheels®, the No. 1 vehicle property in the U.S.[1], will be developed into a new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 13, 2008
MIDDLETON, Wis., Oct 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – American Girl officially announced plans today to say farewell to Samantha Parkington, one of the company’s original historical characters introduced in 1986. Samantha’s complete product collection, including her best friend Nellie(TM), will soon be removed from American Girl’s catalogue, Web site, and retail stores and placed in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 9, 2008
Custom Con 21 is in full swing over at Joe Acevedo’s site.  They are already up to the day 4 listings so there’s lots of great stuff to see!   Check it out at this link.   And don’t forget the deadline is approaching for our own AFI JLU Custom Showcase.   I’ve seen a…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 2, 2008
Mattel and Fisher-Price(R) Named to Time to Play’s “Most Wanted” Holiday List NEW YORK, Oct 01, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc. (NYSE: MAT) and its Fisher-Price(R) division made headlines today at the Time to Play(TM) press conference held in New York City, announcing Elmo Live, Laugh & Learn(TM) Smart  Bounce & Spin Pony(TM) and Hot Wheels(R) Turbo Driver(TM) Controller to be some of this holiday season’s…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2008
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:     Q1) Why was the Holiday Hal Jordan figure included in Mattel’s JLU showcase at SDCC? If he’s such a no-no(from DC/WB’s point of view), then why put him in there? Was…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
Mattel has been busy this week sending out new images of upcoming DC Universe product.  Here’s a round up so you know where to look for all the new goodies:   Raving Toy Maniac has the Wave V DCU Classics carded images. This is the Walmart exclusive wave.   You can see them by clicking…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 22, 2008
Two days before I moved I got a package in the mail from Mattel of the new wave of Justice League Unlimited figures.But that didn’t stop me from snapping a bunch of pictures of this new wave for you.  Normally this would be posted as a feature, but because of the move and unpacking the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 9, 2008
Ole’ Matty comes through again and sent us packaged pictures of the fourth wave of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line, including the variants and KB exclusives.  Sonic Arm Cyborg and Maskless Batman Beyond are the exclusives for KB stores. Captain Atom Gold and Silver will be at a 50/50 ratio, Artemis will be a chase…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 9, 2008
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:    Q1.  Now that we’ve gotten the classic "super powers" Batman (Blue and gray with the yellow oval) in the JLU line, howabout a classic "short pants" Robin using the mold of…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
August 21, 2008
We’ve received many comments on the polls, and while most of it has been positive, we did get some feedback that made us rethink the format we were using for this, and the AFI team has now updated the poll format for all four sections to make this a bit easier for everyone. This new…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Hot Wheels(R) today kicked off a three-week, six-city, cross-country road trip from Mattel, Inc.’s (NYSE:MAT) El Segundo headquarters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The road trip will travel closely along U.S. Route 40, making stops at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; Speed, Kansas; the Indianapolis…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT) the world’s largest toymaker, today announced it has been named as one of 2008’s "Best Places to Work in Los Angeles," ranking 9th among large-sized companies. The complete list will appear in next week’s issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mattel…

 

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