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Bratz-Maker Accused Of Stealing Idea For Robotic Bug

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MGA Entertainment is the maker of the popular Bratz doll. (credit: AP)

MGA Entertainment is the maker of the popular Bratz doll. (credit: AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas toy company has filed a lawsuit alleging toy maker MGA Entertainment stole its idea for a tiny robotic bug.

Innovation First Inc. filed the suit in Hunt County, Texas last week over its Hexbug Nano toy.

The lawsuit alleges that MGA copied Innovation First and marketed a copycat called “Legend of Nara Battling Bugs.”

The Greenville, Texas company is seeking damages and MGA’s profits from selling its version of the thumb-sized insect robots, plus interest.

MGA is also in a legal battle with toy giant Mattel over who owns the popular Bratz doll line.

A California appeals court overturned a $100 million reward for Mattel in that case.

It will be retried in January.

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