Mattel Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Mattel Has Transformed Texas A&M's Formerly Respectable Yell Leader Into a Ken Doll

    At about this time each year, Mattel rolls out a new collection of University Barbies®, who are invariably clad in pom poms and cheerleading outfits, the logo of their favorite educational institution emblazoned across their perky plastic chests. This year, the toy maker threw the Barbie-collectin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Sue Sue, Sue-dio: The Ten Most Interesting Lawsuits In Music History

    ​The finger-pointing game has begun in the wake of this year's Electric Daisy Carnival.  Although any legal repercussions in regards to the festival that took place this weekend have yet to be determined, we're keeping our eye on the whole thing -- mostly because, let's face it, music and leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Finally, The Kerry and Kevin Von Erich Action Figures You Know You've Always Wanted

    Click to embiggen Kevin and Kerry's action figures. Use The Iron Claw, if you must.​Long story short: Upon learning from Zac Crain this morning of the death of Jimmy Wehba -- that's Garland's own Skandor Akbar to you and my grandfather, who spent every Saturday night tuned to wrestling on Channel ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2008

    As American as Overpriced Dolls

    In Kit Kittredge, all it takes to cure the Depression is a little Miss Sunshine

  • Film

    May 8, 2008

    New Blood

    The joys of DIY filmmaking persist in Son of Rambow

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    It's the "Virgin" Part That Hurts

    Memo to Chris Anderson, "40-year-old Dallas marketing manager": If you're going to spend "$1,000 on games like Mattel's 1977 handheld Electronic Football," it's probably not wise to tell Newsweek -- especially when the game's going for just a few bucks. Oh, and when it's for a short story titled "Fo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    Comically Fortified

    Hazell bring sRichardson some bread

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Finally, You Can Put a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader in Your Pocket!

    Really, you would have thought this was a no-brainer. But, no, only took 35 years before Mattel decided to release Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Barbies, expected in a Wal-Mart near you before Christmas. They'll come in three flavors, none of them lead: "Caucasian (blonde), African-American and Hispan ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics survey the local art scene

  • Culture

    August 2, 2001

    Say Amen, Already

    Southern Baptist Sissies is like most sermons--way too long

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Put your ears on

    Disney hopes its upstart kids radio network will be more than just a Mickey Mouse effort

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Party like it's 1999

    Three wide-eyed promoters and the almighty A.H. Belo Corp. plan to boldly carry Big D and the rest of the world into the new millennium

  • News

    February 26, 1998


    When Kevin Abdullah wrote a rap song for his idol MC Hammer, he thought he was getting his big break. Instead, he got screwed.

  • Calendar

    December 11, 1997
  • Music

    December 4, 1997
  • Film

    June 26, 1997

    Muscle bound

    Disney's Hercules is all brawn, no brain

  • Film

    September 21, 1995

    No Safe place

    Todd Haynes' new feature is the ultimate horror film for the '90s