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  1. Can I Consider Mattel A Value Stock?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    MAT is more conservatively valued than HAS and could be a longer-term value pick in the $25-28/share range should its revenues stabilize. In terms of SG&A, MAT has done a good job of reducing costs by $18M in the last quarter even after the costs for bringing MEGA Brands under the umbrella.

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  2. Re: 'Queens Of Africa' Dolls Take On Barbie This Holiday Season [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NewsOne

    Last January, Taofick Okoya told Reuters that while looking to buy a Black doll for his niece, he was dismayed that he could not find any - even in Nigeria , which boasts more Black children than anywhere else in the world, he said. Now, the entrepreneur is giving the competition, such as Mattel Inc. , the maker of Barbie , a run for its money, selling between 6,000 to 9,000 of his " Queens of Africa " and " Naija Princesses " a month, he told the news agency.

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  3. Gateway Film Center adding art exhibits as it converts to nonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    ... toy designer who has done work for companies including Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Sanrio Co. Ltd. and Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles LLC on properties including Star Wars, Marvel and the Walking Dead . And finally, wrapping up an eventful ...

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  4. What's In Short Sellers' Festive Sack?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Seeking Alpha

    ... as demographics and technology changes impact purchasing patterns. In the digital age of apps and iPhones, traditional toys and books face strong competition for sales. More choices for parents has meant more competition for toy makers as games, ...

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  5. 7-Eleven Rolls Out Transformers SlurpeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CSP

    This month, 7-Eleven celebrates the next installment of the Transformers movie franchise by rolling out the new Bumblebee Blast Slurpee flavor, collectible 3D cups and a refillable mug, character-straws and an online sweepstakes. The film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures, in association with Hasbro Inc., debuts in theaters June 24. "The first Transformers movie broke attendance records when it opened in 2007, and 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' has fans eagerly anticipating this movie's opening," [image-nocss] said Jay Wilkins, 7-Eleven brand manager for cold beverages.

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  6. Curses! Foiled Again: Colorado Company Loses Bid For Marvel Superhero RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | CBS Local

    Vintage Spider Man and X-Men Marvel comic books are seen at St. Mark's Comics August 31, 2009 in New York City. The Walt Disney Co.

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  7. Mattel could learn from book The Lean StartupRead the original story

    Tuesday | Examiner.com

    ... to overhaul a culture of conference rooms and PowerPoint presentations so the company can get back to thinking about toys. "We may have been a little bashful to push on the creative side," Mr. Stockton said in an interview. "We need to push ...

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  8. 'Queens Of Africa' Dolls Take On Barbie This Holiday Season [VIDEO]Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NewsOne

    Last January, Taofick Okoya told Reuters that while looking to buy a Black doll for his niece, he was dismayed that he could not find any - even in Nigeria , which boasts more Black children than anywhere else in the world, he said. Now, the entrepreneur is giving the competition, such as Mattel Inc. , the maker of Barbie , a run for its money, selling between 6,000 to 9,000 of his " Queens of Africa " and " Naija Princesses " a month, he told the news agency.

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  9. In anticipation of Christmas Day game, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving recall favorite presentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Ohio.com

    ... on Christmas," James said. "Growing up, I didn't pay too much attention to them because I was caring too much about my toys and games and things of that nature, but just being in Orlando and having my first [Christmas Day] game versus Tracy McGrady, ...

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  10. Did Boring Business Meetings Kill Barbie?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Switched

    ... Fisher-Price, according to the company's financial statements. To explain the fall in popularity among once-desirable toys, Monday's Wall Street Journal points to an unusual target: boring business meetings. The WSJ article, which was based on over ...

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  11. Toy Corner hopes to fill a need year-roundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Star Tribune

    The Toy Corner in Savage is seeking families in need of help as well as donations of new and gently used toys - for year-round giving. From left, Susie Williams, Barney Dolby and Katie Vander Weit work at the Toy Corner, a place for low-income families to find toys for their children.

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  12. Explore & More receives $500,000 from Fisher-PriceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Business Journal

    The donation from the East Aurora toymaker, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc. , will support Explore & More's $10 million Play It Forward capital campaign. More specifically, the funds will go toward The Tinkering Tank, an area of the new facility at Canalside that will be dedicated toward creativity and imaginative makers activities.

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  13. Fitch Affirms Hasbro's IDR at 'BBB+'; Outlook StableRead the original story

    Tuesday | Business Wire

    ... and fashion risk on Hasbro's operating earnings and cash flow. Despite the overall slow growth of traditional toys in developed markets, emerging markets growth and entertainment related toy sales should bolster Hasbro's revenues through the medium ...

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  14. Perfect presents at One Simple Wish holiday party for foster familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Times of Trenton

    ... visit and pick out the perfect holiday present for themselves. But where do you go to make sure that you have enough toys - and choices! - for more than 250 kids? Fortunately One Simple Wish has a major partner who has some connections when it comes ...

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  15. Nasdaq 100 Movers: CELG, WYNNRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Forbes.com

    Our mission at Market News Video is to produce and distribute quality online videos about the stock markets and publicly traded companies. We achieve our mission by delivering videos to visitors to our MarketNewsVideo.com website and through our distribution partners.

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  16. Mattel (MAT) Stock Lower Today as the Toy Maker Looks to Change its CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | TheStreet.com

    The new edicts are part of an effort by Mattel CEO Bryan Stockton to overhaul that culture so the company can get back to thinking about toys, the Journal said. "We may have been a little bashful to push on the creative side," Stockton told the Journal .

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  17. Cramer's Mad Money - Is Competition Killing Gilead?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Seeking Alpha

    Competition is a Killer: Gilead , AbbVie , Verizon , AT&T , T-Mobile , Sprint , Facebook . Other stocks mentioned: Tesla , Hasbro , Mattel Competition is great for the consumer, but bad for companies.

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  18. Mattel looks to modify company cultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Seeking Alpha

    After losing more than a third of its market value this year, Mattel is trying to beef up its creative side, eliminating its "conference room" culture. "We need to...let ourselves be a little freer, a little less formulaic," announced Chief Executive Bryan Stockton in an interview.

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  19. It's constructive for girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Cape Cod Times

    ... a lack of interest in STEM careers (short for science, technology, engineering and math). As a result, construction toys, bolstered by demand from girls, are a bright spot in the $22-billion industry, which has seen other categories stagnate or ...

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  20. Mattel overhauls conference-room culture with new employee guidelines - WSJRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Vallejo News

    Toymaker Mattel Inc has issued new guidelines to employees as part of an effort by Chief Executive Bryan Stockton to overhaul a culture of conference rooms so the company can get back to thinking about toys, the Wall Street Journal reported. The overhaul includes instructions such as no meeting to be held without a specific purpose, no more than 10 people should participate in a meeting and that there should be no more than three meetings to make any decision, the Journal reported.

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