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Local Stunt-Car Garage Making Life-Size Hot Wheels

A local stunt-car garage is building life-size cars similar to Mattel’s Hot Wheels cars that inspired generations of would-be drivers.


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Chemotherapy Barbies Help Give Young Cancer Patients An Emotional Lift

Special chemotherapy Barbie dolls are helping to give young cancer patients an emotional lift.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2014

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El Segundo-Based Mattel To Acquire Canada’s Mega Brands For $460M

The world’s biggest toymaker plans to get even bigger by acquiring Canada’s Mega Brands, makers of construction building sets and arts and craft products, for $460 million.


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Mom Crusades To Get Bald Cancer Barbie From Mattel

A Lancaster mother is on a crusade to convince toy maker Mattel to create a cancer Barbie to honor sick children.


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Facebook Group Pushes For ‘Bald And Beautiful’ Cancer Barbie

Everybody wants to fit in, especially when they’re growing up. When you’re a little girl who has to wear a scarf on your head because you’ve lost all your hair to cancer, fitting in can be a tough sell.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/11/2012

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Mattel Founder, Creator Of Hot Wheels Dies At 95

Elliot Handler, founder of the toy giant Mattel and creator of Hot Wheels, has died, the company announced today. He was 95.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/23/2011

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Mattel Won’t Use Wood From Alleged Rain Forest Clear-Cutter

Mattel Inc. says it will stop using wood products from a Singapore company that’s been accused of clear-cutting rain forests in Indonesia.


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Court Rejects Mattel’s Bratz Doll Copyright Claim

A federal court jury has rejected Mattel Inc.’s copyright infringement claims to MGA Entertainment’s popular line of Bratz dolls.


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Mattel Seeks Mistrial In Bratz Copyright Case

Toy giant Mattel Inc. is seeking a mistrial in a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against rival MGA Entertainment Inc. after remarks made in court by MGA’s CEO Isaac Larian.


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What Recession? Mattel Toys Boasts Big Profits

Barbie still likes going shopping. Recession? Not with toy giant Mattel.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2010