Kids will soon be able to learn and play with some of the most influential women in history. Today, Mattel announced a new series of Barbies called “Inspiring Women.” The first figures in the series are Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson. All three women made history in different industries: Earhart was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Mexican artist Kahlo was known for her unique painting style and feminist activism; and Johnson, who was highlighted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures,” broke boundaries for black women in mathematics and calculated dozens of trajectories for NASA, including the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon. (more…)
Mattel and Hasbro are the biggest players when it comes to SDCC exclusives, so it always seems like we are playing catch up with them. Between them, they both own a bunch of brands and licenses. They teased this one a while back, but finally revealed it back on May 29th. It’s the MOTU She-Ra exclusive. If you are lucky enough to attend she will set you back $75. From Mattycollector.com: (more…)
Inside the Toy Box sums up the past week’s toy news, top sellers, trends, pre-orders and any other great happenings in the world of toys and pop culture.
Big news is the reports that Mattel and Hasbro are in talks to join forces. Right now, all it is are talks and I don’t see this happening without huge regulatory scrutiny. It would be hard for the two largest toy companies to merge without forming a monopoly.
Lego, next biggest toy maker, had a few announcements of their own at the UK Toy Fair. (more…)