Mattel executives say they did not anticipate the runaway success of the goth-influenced Monster High brand when it debuted in 2010.
July 17, 2013 Barbie sales have slumped. But Monster High is doing great. That's another line of dolls from Mattel — imagine even skinnier Barbies that look like they've been designed by Tim Burton. And the Monster High dolls have been a success, spawning hordes of ghoulish imitators.
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Hasbro's pink Easy-Bake Oven is under fire for reinforcing gender stereotypes.
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December 17, 2012 A New Jersey teenager who launched a campaign to get Hasbro to make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven is expected to meet with the toy company Monday afternoon. Her campaign seems to be part of heightened gender messaging awareness in toys this holiday season.
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December 30, 2011 Build-A-Bear Workshop has recalled three products in the past year. The most recent one? The Colorful Hearts teddy bear eyes could come loose and pose a choking hazard for children.
A 2002-era Malibu Barbie.
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February 16, 2011 Is it Slinky? Maybe Hot Wheels? Or Barbie? Choose your favorite. And tell us which one Time or The Two-Way missed.
December 27, 2010 Lego bricks are being used in a variety of creative ways, from letterpress printing to building a pinhole camera.
October 20, 2010 The days of the Etch-A-Sketch are long gone. This year's list of hot holiday toys include two-wheeled R/C racers, paper guitars and hi-tech games. CNNMoney.com wraps up the top 16 toys of 2010.
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