Initially, Tweenage Dora was not to be revealed until the fall. But in response to all of the controversy a photo was released yesterday showing a young girl in flowered tunic, purple leggings and sandals.
This year, Mattel has big news for girls 5 and up – Dora the Explorer is growing up! She’s moved to the big city, attends middle school and has a whole new fashionable look. Only known as “Tweenage Dora”, this new grown up version will be released this fall and will launch with an online [...]
Now that my son has figured our how to play with toy cars, we thought it would be a good idea to try Mattel’s Hot Wheels Power Loop Stunt Zone. This cool toy caught my eye because of all of the loops and fun stuff that the cars can do. After getting it together, which [...]
If you kids like those U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson rocked the toy industry with his order that MGA must immediately stop manufacturing their popular Bratz Dolls. In a generous move, he has allowed MGA to wait until the holiday season ends to remove the toys from store shelves. The decision was a stunning defeat [...]
Most little girls have a Barbie or want one. She has been an iconic figure for decades. For Christmas Mattel is releasing Barbie: A Christmas Carol for families to enjoy. It’s Barbie’s first Christmas movie and it will prove to be a favorite for this and many years to come! In this animated holiday tale [...]
For the second time in a month, U.S. toy maker Mattel, Inc. is recalling millions of Chinese-made toys because they contain lead paint or small magnets that can be swallowed by children. Mattel today recalled 9.5 million magnetic toys in the United States –18.2 million worldwide — and more than two-hundred thousand die-cast toys. Some [...]
Two weeks ago Fisher Price/Mattel recalled almost 1 million Dora The Explorer, Diego and Sesame Street licenced toys due to surface paints on the toys possibly containing excessive levels of lead. Last night MSNBC reported that a second recall may be on the way as early a today. The expected announcement would mark the second [...]