After the holidays when HotWheels ID is on close out at Target and getting no expansion through the rest of retail, be as boisterous about its failure as you were about its launch. Make Chris “The Clowb” Down publicly apologize for this abomination... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Mattel Inc.
Self-aggrandising Mattel Junior Execs were patting themselves on the back this week on Linked In. This post was the the best: "Our team works at the intersection of pop culture and great IP brands. This week we were fortunate to be in the... — read more
Ynon will be until early 2020 CEO and then Comcast will buy. The CFO will also go?
Mattel’s board should all be fired and the firm should open its books to the SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s office, amid claims it’s become a criminal organization. It’s also alleged the board is not being honest with investors and has not recorded any... — read more
STEM is dying thanks to AI, yet mattel is once again behind the curve with their matchbox c-ap.
I read that in a consumer survey, only 5% of respondents said they would buy a Creatible World doll for their child, and only 25% held a positive view of gender neutral toys generally. Is it possible that Mattel is that out of touch with what... — read more
Mattel has been terrified of Frozen 2 for the past few years. HAHA! The nightmare just became a reality https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/frozen-ii-powers-through-box-office-records-104237138.html Bye Bye Barbie. enjoy your Q4 results... — read more
Was that his genius endgame?
Anyone have any thoughts or experience leaving the toy industry? I've worked on the product design side of the toy biz for around 15 years, thinking about next steps career wise and have a hard time imagining a smooth transition to a different... — read more
What's your prediction as it relates to the possiblity of Mattel Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
I keep seeing rumors online that Mattel is getting ready to relaunch the Intellivision video game console for Christmas 2020 to go head to head with the PS5 and next Xbox. Supposedly it'll be running an AMD CPU chip set based on Ryzen with 8x cores... — read more
What happens with Mattel if Ynon goes in 6 months?
Will they sell the company next year if CEO and CFO are away?
So, this is disgusting if true ...
What will happen with the factories? Are there layoffs?
What happened to new, out of the box thinking and wacky ideas. When you think back on the famous Mattel IP, Masters of the Universe, She-Ra, Hot Wheels, Barbie, Rainbow Brite, Monster High, there was such great imaginative stuff. Now, nothing! What... — read more
Does anyone know what's happening with all of the movies Ynot keeps talking about? I think there has been eight movies announced but I can't find anything out about any of them except that there was a press release. No one that I know at Mattel has... — read more
MGA must be paying the layoff.com. If you notice, no one is able to respond negatively or at all to any post on the MGA board. No one has responded to any posts at MGA layoff for five years! Don't feed the trolls that Larian has installed here.
Do they replace Ynon also?
I've got a good feeling about this, the fact that the call is on a Tuesday instead of the typical Friday suggests they don't feel like they need the weekend market downtime to help quell the price drop that typically happens afterhours after they... — read more
My kid works at Subway. He's a manager, also makes a k–ler sandwich. He's outperformed and made more money than Mattel for the past 3 years. Proud papa here. He's young, bright, polite, knows how to handle money and keep customers and employees... — read more
Ynon: You and your crack management team (Dirckson, Down & Goodman) have done a fabulous job turning us around! Thank you so much for all your hard work, you have made us all so very proud! We're expecting nice bonuses, maybe even a Christmas... — read more
not done by HotWheels or FP https://toyworldmag.co.uk/news/little-tikes-launches-little-stiglet-campaign/
What are your thoughts on Experimental Marketing efforts?
but now that Mattel's releasing dolls little girls really want, transgender children dolls, they'll be in the clearance bin before Black Friday. Sorry iSack, you loose this round, better luck next year.
YTD Hot Wheels is down -9.3%. Wonder if this will mark another layoff for the team.
Great to see the investment in Fisher-Price brand equity. Really nice work I hope moves the needle. It's still tough out there, but finally some love and attention.
Just scanned through the top toy lists at Amazon, Target and Walmart. Considering the size of Mattel and number of brands, their representation among the lists seems to be quite minimal. What are the expectations to close out the year? I'm... — read more
Have they forgotten about the whistleblower? How has nothing been said since?
Not only does your brand not sustain itself, but now you’re perpetuating the myth that there is a collector market (after you over proliferated it for years). Your liberal placating of critics who will never stop criticizing Barbie, with... — read more
Oh, sorry - it’s the Day if the Dead Barbie, another stupid, non-commercially viable liberal stunt concocted by Richard and executed by his @$$ puppet, Lisa. Bashing Barbie is now too easy when they give you the baseball bat in the name. There’s... — read more
I heard that Mattel has been caught artificially bolstering sales of both by having employees and agency personnel buy up product and post false reviews. Apparently this isn't the first time they been accused of this. As a result, Target (who was... — read more
Seriously though. Is this a joke? https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/09/08/tom-hanks-to-star-in-mattels-major-matt-mason-movie/ Anyone even heard of this IP??????
When I think of Mattel I imagine a village of gollums looking for an invisible ring. Jump in the lava and be done with it you poor and unfortunate souls.
Can anyone explain the strange new Fisher-Price logo that has all lowercase letters and in a box with only 3 scallops instead 4? Looks like kind of like trash. Why do the folks at FP feel the need to constantly fiddle with their brand identity yet... — read more