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A ‘Polly Pocket’ Movie is Coming From Director Lena Dunham – Thanks, ’90s Nostalgia

Increasingly, Hollywood seems to be reaching outside the realm of earlier films and TV shows when it comes to adapting recognizable intellectual property into new stories. Here’s another example of a toy serving as the basis for a film: Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) is set to write and direct a Polly Pocket movie for Mattel Films and MGM, and the film will be based on the toy that became a phenomenon in the 1990s. Lily Collins (Mank) is set to star as the title character. What is P...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Lena Dunham, Adaptation, Collins, MGM, Toy, Mattel, Dunham, Lily Collins, Polly, Polly Pocket, Hollywood Dunham, Mattel Films, Lily Collins Mank, Industry Mattel Films


Heroes in Action

"Command 'em. Collect 'em" Heroes in Action comic book ad, 1950s - Mattel plastic figures/kits sold in pairs: Mortar Squad, Anti-Tank Team and Machine Gun Crew. All feature specific moving parts. Published in Captain Marvel #41.- - - - - - - - - -Home / Ads  [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Mattel, Ted Ignacio, Command em Collect em Heroes, Mortar Squad Anti Tank Team


Barbie’s Newest Doll Collection Is Made From Recycled Ocean-Bound Plastic

Iconic toy company Mattel recently announced its goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials for all of its products and packaging by 2030. With the belief that creating a sustainable future means inspiring future innovators and leaders to prioritize it from the start, the brand has initiated campaigns through its toy brands...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, Barbie, Mattel


Mattel theme park coming to Arizona, complete with with Hot Wheels roller coaster

A Mattel-branded theme park with Hot Wheels and Thomas the Tank Engine attractions is planned alongside Crystal Lagoons water park in metro Phoenix.       [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: News, Arizona, Phoenix, Thomas, Mattel, Arizona Republic


Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation Teaser Brings Back the Power

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix has revealed the first teaser trailer for Kevin Smith’s upcoming animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which serves as continuation of Filmation’s classic 80s series He-Man and Masters of the Universe. The video provides us our first preview at the updated version of some beloved characters including He-Man and Skeletor as the power of Grayskull returns back to the world. The first part of the series is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, July 23 wi...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Action, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Mattel, Kevin Smith, Bear Mccreary, Alicia Silverstone, Eternia, Grayskull, Teela, Skeletor, Lena Headey


These new Barbies are made from ocean-bound plastic

Mattel is launching a new line of Barbies made from plastic that would otherwise become ocean waste.
Tags: Cnn, Mattel


Masters of the Universe: Revelation's First Trailer Has the Power and Then Some

I have been very wary of Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation for two reasons. The biggest one is that Smith kept calling it a “continuation” of the original 1983 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon, which seemed impossible because the original was completely episodic, meaning there was never…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Superheroes, Henry Rollins, Smith, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Action Figures, Chris Wood, Mattel, Kevin Smith, Adam, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Teela, Orko


The 1966 Batman TV Series Finally Has a Perfect Bat-Cave Playset

Well, it’s getting a perfect Bat-Cave playset, to be more precise—courtesy of McFarlane Toys.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, William Shakespeare, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Batmobile, Batman And Robin, Robin, Joker, Riddler, Mattel, Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero, Todd McFarlane, Frank Gorshin


Recall: Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers recalled after four infant deaths

Mattel's Fisher-Price has recalled its 4-in-1 Rock 'n Glide Soothers after four infant deaths. Also recalled: 2-in-1 Soothe 'n Play Gliders.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Mattel, Fisher Price, Rock n Glide Soothers


Mattel Recalls Rock 'N Glide Soothers After Reports of Infant Deaths

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc is recalling Fisher-Price Rock 'n Glide soothers after reports of four infant deaths, the toymaker said on Friday.The...
Tags: Mattel, Reuters Mattel Inc, Fisher Price Rock n Glide


Cool Stuff: ‘Jurassic Park’ Amber Collection Adds Add John Hammond and Ellie Sattler Action Figures

Even though Mattel isn’t making as much noise as Hasbro, McFarlane Toys, and NECA when it comes to making action figures from movies and TV shows we love, they have a handful of releases that collectors may want to keep an eye out for. Over the past couple years, Mattel has been releasing six-inch action figures inspired by the Jurassic Park franchise. Dubbed the Amber Collection, the figures come with a solid head sculpts and a decent amount of accessories, and two more characters from the ori...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Jurassic Park, Universal, Laura-Dern, Cool Stuff, Mattel, Richard Attenborough, Neca, John Hammond, Alan Grant, Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Action/Adventure, Ellie Sattler


Cool Stuff: ‘Jurassic Park’ Amber Collection Adds John Hammond and Ellie Sattler Action Figures

Even though Mattel isn’t making as much noise as Hasbro, McFarlane Toys, and NECA when it comes to making action figures from movies and TV shows we love, they have a handful of releases that collectors may want to keep an eye out for. Over the past couple years, Mattel has been releasing six-inch action figures inspired by the Jurassic Park franchise. Dubbed the Amber Collection, the figures come with a solid head sculpts and a decent amount of accessories, and two more characters from the ori...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sci-fi, Jurassic Park, Universal, Laura-Dern, Cool Stuff, Mattel, Richard Attenborough, Neca, John Hammond, Alan Grant, Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Action/Adventure, Ellie Sattler


Lego celebrates Pride month with its first-ever LGBTQIA+ set

Lego's latest addition to its lineup — "Everyone is Awesome'' — is the first LGBTQIA+ set from the brand. The set, which features 346 pieces, is up for order now at $34.99. The brick building brand is joining fellow toy brand Mattel who offer inclusive Barbies and a Pride-themed Uno deck.
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Hair, Hairballs, and Harley Sum Up the Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest in plastic goodness. This week, Miles Morales gets upstaged, the Age of Questionable Mutant Hair hits Marvel Legends, and The Suicide Squad is already on the merch train. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Adobe, Etsy, Netflix, Hasbro, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Hair, James Gunn, Pascal, Robin, Spider Man, Mattel, Harley, Peter Parker


Recycling Your Old Toys Just Got Easier

If your old, beat-up collection of Barbies, Matchbox cars, or MEGA Bloks have overstayed their welcome, ditching them (without dumping them into a landfill) just got a lot easier.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Barbie, Lifehacks, Mattel, MEGA Brands, Mega Bloks, Matchbox


The Only Drivable Tesla Cybertruck You Can Actually Buy Now Comes With a Matching Cyberquad ATV

Not long after Tesla unveiled its brutalist take on an electric pickup truck, Mattel made it possible to not only take the vehicle for a test drive but also actually own one—if you were content with a 1:10th-scale RC replica. A year later, the toymaker is releasing an updated version that adds a matching RC Cyberquad…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Pickup Trucks, Mattel, Low Poly, Battery Electric Vehicles, Tesla Cybertruck, Car Classifications, Tesla Cyberquad, Amc Amitron


Big Smiles, Big Abs, and Big Swords in the Giant-Sized Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest in giant hunks of plastic to go on your shelf. This week: He-Man returns in a revelatory manner, Lego heads back to New York and the ‘90s for a retro Friends treat, and Odin smiles upon you... distressingly. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Toys, New York, Science, Robert Downey Jr, Friends, Netflix, Lego, The Office, Hasbro, Thanos, Seinfeld, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figure, Action Figures, Ross, Anthony Hopkins


‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ First Look Photos: Kevin Smith Continues the 1980s Animated Series

This summer, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is making a comeback with a new animated series that picks up where the original 1980s show left off. Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back director Kevin Smith is behind the latest iteration of the fantasy franchise that launched the iconic toy line, and the first photos of the revamped animated series have arrived. Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Netflix’s Castlevania series, is bringing Masters of the Universe: Revelation to lif...
Tags: Images, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Animation, Sequels, Smith, Masters Of The Universe, Jay, Chris Wood, Mattel, Kevin-Smith, He-Man, Bob Strike Back, He-Man-and-the-Masters-of-the-Universe, Rob David


Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation Gets First Photos & Release Date

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix has finally released the first Masters of the Universe: Revelation photos for Kevin Smith’s upcoming sequel series to the classic 80s animated show titled He-Man and the Masters of the Universe from Filmation. Revelation Part 1 is scheduled to make its debut on Friday, July 23 with the first five episodes of the 10-episode series. The photos, which you can check out below, feature our first look at the updated versions of the main characters including He-Man, Skeleto...
Tags: TV, Movies, Sci-fi, Action, Netflix, Sony, TV News, Streaming, Smith, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Mattel, Kevin Smith, Bear Mccreary, Alicia Silverstone


Mattel Kicks Off Pride Merch Season With Deck of Rainbow Uno Cards

In the 50 years since Ohio barber Merle Robbins invented Uno, the card game has sold north of 100 million decks. To bolster the game's appeal, Mattel (which bought it in 1992) has stamped out an endless array of themed and licensed packs--473, by one count. These have included a Minecraft Uno, a Frozen Uno...
Tags: General, Advertising, Diversity, Ohio, Branding, Mattel, Equity and Inclusion, Merle Robbins, Minecraft Uno


Recycle your Barbies, Matchbox cars and more by mailing old toys to Mattel - CNET (cnet)

Finished playing with it? Mattel will reuse materials for future toys [Author: Bridget Carey]
Tags: News, Mattel, Bridget Carey, Mattel CNET


Mattel’s Toy Take Back Is Its Latest Effort for a More Sustainable Future

Mattel is encouraging consumers to do some spring cleaning. And while it may be tempting to toss those old Barbie dolls and trucks that are collecting dust at the bottom of the toy chest, the brand is making it easier to give the plastic on the toys your kids once loved a new use. Top...
Tags: Advertising, Sustainability, Mattel, Briefly


El Segundo-based Mattel’s new PlayBack recycling program will give toys a second life

Parents looking to do a little spring cleaning can now recycle some of their children’s old toys instead of throwing them away. Mattel, founded in 1945 and headquartered in El Segundo, announced on Monday, May 10, the launch of Mattel Playback, a program through which the company will recycle toys from the Barbie, Matchbox and MEGA toy lines. The toymakers plan to add brands to the list in the future. All people have to do is print a free shipping label off of Mattel’s website, then pack and mai...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Barbie, Mattel, France Germany, El Segundo, Richard Dickson, Canada Mattel, Mattel PlayBack, Barbie Matchbox, Pamela Gill Alabaster Mattel, Richard Dickinson


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 10-17

  Los Angeles City Council District 12 office in Chatsworth is collecting donations of home grown citrus fruits on Tuesdays through the end of June. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Books, Gardening, La, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Voice


Old Barbie dolls, Matchbox cars, Mega Bloks to become new toys as part of Mattel takeback program

Box full of Barbies and Matchbox cars? Mattel wants your old toys for its new Mattel PlayBack toy takeback program, and you can send them in for free.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Mattel, Mattel PlayBack


Mattel wants you to send back your old toys

Good news for 90s kids who have laundry baskets filled with Barbies in their parents' basements: Mattel wants to recycle your old toys.
Tags: News, Stories, Mattel


Mattel wants you to send back your toys when you're done with them

Good news for 90s kids who have laundry baskets filled with Barbies in their parents' basements: Mattel wants to recycle your old toys.
Tags: Cnn, Mattel


Playmobil's Back to the Future Toys Are Getting the Coolest '80s Pickup Truck (and Hoverboards)

Playmobil continues to prove that when a company goes the extra mile, a toy line targeted at kids can be coveted by grown-up collectors too. Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Back To The Future, Hoverboard, Playmobil, Delorean, Marty Mcfly, Mattel, Jennifer Parker, Hill Valley, Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen, Time Travelers, Back to the Future Part II, Emmett Brown, DeLorean Time Machine


Dungeons & Dragons Filming Begins on Paramount’s Chris Pine-Led Pic

Director Jonathan Goldstein took to Twitter to confirm that Dungeons & Dragons filming has officially begun onParamount Pictures’ upcoming live-action film adaptation. The Chris Pine-led fantasy adventure pic is still set for a March 3, 2023, theatrical release, which currently puts the film against no major competition. The project has been in development since 2013 with Chris Morgan, Joe Manganiello, and Chris McKay previously attached for the new Dungeons & Dragons movie. The rights dispute ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Action, Canada, Hasbro, Smith, Paramount Pictures, Chris Mckay, Paramount, Mattel, Chris Pine, Courtney Solomon, Michelle Rodriguez, Jonathan Goldstein


Noah Centineo is No Longer Playing He-Man in ‘Masters of the Universe’

By the power of Grayskull! Masters of the Universe has lost its He-Man, with Noah Centineo exiting the lead role of the Sony and Mattel Films movie. Centineo, meanwhile, will be still be taking on a superhero mantle in Black Adam as Atom Smasher. The Wrap reports that Noah Centineo will no longer be playing the part of Prince Adam, AKA He-Man, in Sony and Mattel Films’ Masters of the Universe. Centineo exits the role after joining the film two years ago. Masters of the Universe would’ve been...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Sony, Warner Bros, Masters Of The Universe, Mattel, Charlie, Adam, Dolph Lundgren, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Eternia, Frank Langella