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.
April 12, 2013 Mattel says its "Barbie Dolls of the World" typically come with a passport and "animal friend." It's had to respond to some criticism from this week from some who say the Barbie Mexico doll plays into stereotypes.
March 8, 2011 Barbie's six-story flagship store in Shanghai has closed only two years after it opened. Mattel says that the closure represents a change in strategy and that the company learned valuable lessons in Shanghai.