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'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration


Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, India, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc


Byju’s buys Osmo for $120M to add blended learning to its $4B digital education business

Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round, Indian education unicorn Byju’s is on the M&A path. The company announced today it has snapped up U.S-based Osmo, a startup that develops apps for kids that use offline input, in a deal worth $120 million. Osmo has raised over $30 million from investors that include Mattel, Sesame Workshop, Upfront Ventures, K9 Ventures and Accel. They were offered a cash option but elected for an all-stock payout, Osmo CEO Pramod Sharma told T...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Technology, Education, India, Funding, Kindle, Tech, Ceo, Ipads, United States, Tencent, Bank, Cosmo, TechCrunch


'90s Kids, Rejoice - Now You Can Buy the Polly Pocket Makeup of Your Dreams

Two favorite brands of millennials, Hot Topic and Polly Pocket, are joining forces for a new collaboration. According to Hello Giggles, the pop culture retailer is releasing a 17-piece collection with the Mattel-owned toy company in honor of the doll's 30th anniversary that will blow your inner '90s kid's mind. Just like the original dolls themselves, the pastel-hued compacts open up to reveal a tiny doll. This time, though, the compacts actually include makeup instead of a home. We've reached o...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Nostalgia, Hot Topic, Mattel, Polly, Beauty News, Makeup Palette, Beauty Trends, The '90s, Polly Pocket


Your Childhood Dreams Have Come True: There's Now Polly Pocket Makeup

Two favorite brands of millennials, Hot Topic and Polly Pocket, are joining forces for a new collaboration. According to Hello Giggles, the pop culture retailer is releasing a 17-piece collection with the Mattel-owned toy company in honor of the doll's 30th anniversary that will blow your inner '90s kid's mind. Just like the original dolls themselves, the pastel-hued compacts open up to reveal a tiny doll. This time, though, the compacts actually include makeup instead of a home. We've reached o...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Nostalgia, Hot Topic, Mattel, Polly, Beauty News, Makeup Palette, Beauty Trends, The '90s, Polly Pocket


Masters of the Universe Script Gets Art Marcum & Matt Holloway Rewrite

Masters of the Universe script gets Art Marcum & Matt Holloway rewrite Deadline is reporting that Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight, Men In Black: International) are in final talks to write a new draft of the Masters of the Universe script for the long delayed He-Man film based on the bestselling 1980s toy line. Fans have been clamoring for a new He-Man film since it was first announced way back in 2007 with John Woo in talks to direct. Since that time a s...
Tags: Movies, Sony, Warner Bros, Mattel, MCG, Adam, Courteney Cox, Marcum, Dolph Lundgren, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Steve Tisch, Eternia, Holloway, Frank Langella, David S Goyer


Peter Sollett Signs On To Direct Minecraft

Peter Sollett signs on to direct Minecraft Variety reports that indie director Peter Sollett has signed on to direct the upcoming film adaptation of the hit video game franchise Minecraft for Warner Bros. Sollett is best known for helming the 2008 adaptation of the romantic dramedy Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Movies, Sony, Philadelphia, Minecraft, Steve Carell, Warner Bros, Mattel, Adam Nee, Leah Remini, Markus, Eternia, Peter Sollett, Rob McElhenney, Shawn Levy, Persson, ComingSoon


Sony and Mattel Films Tap ‘Men in Black’ Writers on ‘Masters of the Universe’ Reboot

Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have been tapped to pen Sony Pictures and Mattel Films’ “Master of Universe” reboot with brothers Adam and Aaron Nee still directing. Mattel Films is partnering with Sony Pictures on the feature film, which is based on Mattel’s beloved toy-line that spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well […]
Tags: News, Sony, Sony Pictures, Masters Of The Universe, Mattel, Aaron Nee, Adam, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, Mattel Films, Men in Black International, Mattel Films Tap ` Men in Black


Margot Robbie is going to star in a live-action Barbie movie

Warner Bros. Pictures and Mattel announced Tuesday the first live-action Barbie flick, with Margot Robbie in the starring role.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Barbie, Usa Today, Margot Robbie, Mattel, Warner Bros Pictures


Mattel and Warner Bros. bring live-action ‘Barbie’ to big screen

EL SEGUNDO — Mattel Inc. and Warner Bros. Pictures Group announced Tuesday a partnership to bring the Barbie franchise to theaters for her first ever live-action feature film, which will star Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie as Barbie. Robbie will also co-produce the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment Banner, alongside Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara from LuckyChap Entertainment, according to a statement from the studio and the toymaker. Barbie marks the first announced deal coming out ...
Tags: Business, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Barbie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Mattel, Elizabeth, Mattel Inc, Margot, Warner Bros Pictures, El Segundo, Robbie, Toby Emmerich


Barbie Film Moves Forward After Warner Bros. and Mattel Close Deal

Barbie film moves forward after Warner Bros. and Mattel close deal It looks like the movie about America’s most famous doll is starting to move forward. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has reached a deal with the toy company Mattel to bring Barbie to the big screen. Oscar-winner Margot Robbie will be taking on the eponymous character, whose real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, as well as co-producing the film. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.g...
Tags: Movies, Amy Schumer, America, Sony, Anne Hathaway, Harley Quinn, Barbie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Amy Pascal, Mattel, Variety, Robbie, WINSTON, Diablo Cody, Kim Caramele


The Margot Robbie ‘Barbie’ Movie is Officially Happening as Warner Bros. Finalizes Deal With Mattel

Hollywood has been trying to make a Barbie movie for a while now, with Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway both considered for the lead. Margot Robbie eventually signed on, and now, the movie is officially moving ahead as Warner Bros. closes a deal with Barbie owner Mattel. Hop in this tiny plastic convertible and follow me down below to learn more about the Margot Robbie Barbie movie. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and Mattell have finalized a deal to launch a Barbie film franchise, with ...
Tags: Toys, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Amy Schumer, Sony, Anne Hathaway, Barbie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, Toy, Mattel, Schumer, Margot, Warner Bros Pictures


Margot Robbie’s ‘Barbie’ Film Moves Ahead as Warner Bros. Closes Deal With Mattel

Warner Bros. and Mattel have set a partnership to bring the world-renowned Barbie franchise to theaters in its first ever live-action feature film, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Margot Robbie as the title character. “This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon and Mattel Films,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures […]
Tags: News, Barbie, Warner Bros, Margot Robbie, Mattel, Warner Bros Pictures, Toby Emmerich, Mattel Films, Ynon


Barbie-Maker Mattel Is Teaming up With K-Pop Group BTS for a New Line of Toys

Barbie-maker Mattel will create a toy line inspired by the seven-member pop group
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Brands, Barbie, Mattel, Overnight, Onetime


One more sign K-Pop is here to stay, a contract with Mattel

NEW YORK (AP) — The trappings of success continue to arrive for K-pop sensation BTS, the latest a contract with the toy company Mattel which secured rights to produce dolls of the boy band. And Mattel is not beyond riding those K-pop coattails. Shares of Mattel Inc. spiked almost 9 percent Monday, a day after […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Mattel, Mattel Inc


What Investors Should Take Away From Mattel's 10% Pop Friday

While Mattel's bump up is a welcome development for investors, this is what you should keep in mind.
Tags: Finance, Article, Mattel, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, E5189434-723c-5fe9-99a5-e7ebe3820454


MidOcean-backed KidKraft appoints Walker as president/CEO

KidKraft Inc, which is backed by MidOcean Partners, has named Geoff Walker as president and CEO. Walker is a former Mattel executive. Dallas-based KidKraft is a maker of toys. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KidKraft, Inc. (“KidKraft”) announced today Geoff Walker, a veteran toy industry leader with more than 20 years of experience, has been appointed president and chief executive officer and will serve as a member of the company’s board of directors effective immediately. Walker is a forme...
Tags: Europe, New York, Russia, Trends, People, Dallas, Mattel, Vanderbilt University, Geoff Walker, Walker, Dallas Texas, Fisher Price, MidOcean Partners, Kidkraft, Daniel Penn, Consumer and Business Services


Superhero Bits: Mattel Loses DC Comics Licenses, ‘Aquaman’ Soundtrack Inspires Hilarity & More

Who is taking over most of the toy licenses for DC Comics from Mattel? Did Batman vs Robin steal a fight sequence from a YouTube video creator? Which Lord of the Rings star has a voice role in Aquaman? Is David F. Sandberg up for directing a Shazam sequel? Want to see a scene in Wonder Woman ruined by the Aquaman soundtrack? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. DC Universe teased what’s in store in the next year of the DC Comics subscription service coming in 2019. Spin Mas...
Tags: Movies, China, Africa, Spider-Man, Dc Comics, Walmart, Gotham, Batman, Deadpool, Pitbull, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Avengers, Billy Eichner, Hellboy, Aquaman, Marvel Studios


Can Arizona guncles convince Barbie to have a same-sex wedding?

An Arizona couple hopes to convince toy giant Mattel to add a same-sex wedding playset to their Barbie toyline.
Tags: Feature, Life, Lifestyle, Arizona, Barbie, Marriage Equality, Ad Friendly, Mattel, Matt Jacobi & Nick Caprio


The Barbie same-sex wedding set: Why it needs to happen | Thinking: Parent

Could Mattel be developing a Barbie same sex wedding set? Well, yeah. They could. And they might. And I am here for it. We’ve been writing for so long that in all things — especially for our kids — diversity matters. Inclusiveness matters. Representation matters. And so, inspired by engaged couple Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio […]
Tags: Shopping, Lgbtq, Barbie, Dolls, Columns, Mattel, Kids' Toys, Thinking : Parent, Toys + Playthings, Matt Jacobi, Nick Caprio


A couple inspires toymaker Mattel to consider creating a same-sex Barbie wedding set

They just wanted to give their niece a toy that matched their reality, but their makeshift doll set may be on its way to bringing more diversity to toy aisles everywhere.
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Couple inspires Mattel to consider a same-sex Barbie wedding set

They just wanted to give their niece a toy that matched their reality, but their makeshift doll set may be on its way to bringing more diversity to toy aisles everywhere.
Tags: News, Stories, Barbie, Mattel


Today Only: Save On Barbie, Fisher-Price, And More Toys From Amazon

Today Only: Save On Barbie, Fisher-Price, And More Toys From Amazon Sale valid until 11:59pm PST or while supplies last. Sample deals: Mattel DC Wonder Woman Diana Prince & Hidden Sword Doll, 12″: $4.76 Barbie Graduation Celebration 1 Fashion Doll: $5.72 Barbie Crayola Color Stamp Fashions Set, Blonde: $9.28 Barbie Dreamtopia Fairytale Dress Up Doll: […]
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Diana, Mattel, Barbie Graduation Celebration


Mattel’s Revival Plan: Bet on Barbie, the Movie

Ynon Kreiz, the toy giant’s fourth leader in five years, has a strategy for reversing its fortunes. And it starts with putting one of America’s best-known dolls on the big screen.
Tags: Toys, News, America, Mattel, Mattel Inc, Appointments and Executive Changes, Ynon Kreiz, Barbie (Doll, Aidecember


Amazon adds toys to its growing list of private labels

Batteries. Clothing. Household goods. Supplements. Diapers. Furniture. Toys? Yes, toys. It seems Amazon’s private label business is preparing to enter the toy market next. The retailer’s initial toy listings include an indoor play set for toddlers, along with other toys for climbing and playing on, as well as a toy storage system. The listings were first spotted by TJI Research this week, but the items themselves are not available for sale. (The listings have also been pulled down, following our...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Toys, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Mattel, AmazonBasics, Melissa Doug, Private Labels, However Amazon, TJI Research


Mattel Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around Learning Center $19.99 {Reg $49.99}

Mattel Learning Center Great gift for the little one in your life! Get a Mattel Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around Learning Center for just $19.99 {Reg $49.99} + Free Shipping from Best Buy! Features: Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around learning center Provides lots of hands-on activities, fun learning and all-around play to encourage sitting, crawling, standing and cruising.... Read More Read more about Mattel Laugh & Learn Crawl-Around Learning Center $19.99 {Reg $49.99}
Tags: Deals, Online Deals, Mattel, Toy Deals, Best Buy Coupon, Mattel Laugh amp, Mattel Learning Center Great, Mattel Laugh Learn Crawl Around Learning Center


Photos: Black Friday shoppers hit the deals early, with big lines seen at Ontario Mills

Early morning shoppers take advantage of Black Friday bargains on Nov. 23, 2018, at the Glendale Galleria. Several stores had opened on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Early morning shoppers take advantage of Black Friday bargains on Nov. 23, 2018, at the Glendale Galleria. Several stores had opened on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Early morning shoppers...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Washington Post, Alabama, Sport, Lego, Soccer, Nintendo, Starbucks, Associated Press, Santa, Local News, Hollister, Tommy Hilfiger, Miguel, Ontario


Black Friday: Stores fighting for sales aim for convenience

By Joseph Pisani and Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press  Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts — and also to take in the scene. Kati Anderson said she stopped at Cumberland Mall in Atlanta for discounted clothes for her husband as well as “the people watching.” Her friend, Katie Nasworthy, was also hoping to score clothing deals, but said she went to the mall instead of shoppi...
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, London, Atlanta, Walmart, Sport, Ap, Best, Soccer, Nintendo, Sears, Target, Mastercard, Fallon, Mattel


This New Barbie Lipstick and Nail Polish Collection Is Oozing With '90s Nostalgia

Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare yourselves for nostalgia overload. Los Angeles-based cosmetics brand NCLA Beauty just teamed up with Mattel to launch an official Barbie-themed collection, and the products will transport you straight back to your childhood. The limited-edition line includes nail polishes, nail wraps, and lipsticks in various Barbie-approved shades of pink and purple - all sealed up in playfully retro packaging that mimics the boxes Barbies came in back in the day. Just like...
Tags: Makeup, Los Angeles, Beauty, Lipstick, Barbie, Nail Art, Nostalgia, Nail Polish, Mattel, Beauty Products, Beauty News, The '90s, New Barbie Lipstick, NCLA Beauty


Barbie fashion comes alive in vintage collaboration

One of the largest sellers of vintage-inspired clothes, Unique Vintage, is working with Barbie parent Mattel on the first women’s line to meticulously duplicate some of the doll’s most iconic early looks.
Tags: Business, Fashion, News, Barbie, Mattel, Unique Vintage