not done by HotWheels or FP https://toyworldmag.co.uk/news/little-tikes-launches-little-stiglet-campaign/
Topics regarding layoffs at Mattel Inc.
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
I look on social media and see ex employees missing the NY office, talking about what once was in ES, AG, EA, blah blah blah. I hate to say it but my last 3 years at mattel were hell. Massive stress, constant internal questioning of my skills... — read more
Little to no mention here lately.
Arrogant Mattel so despises MGA that it asks potential employees and vendors if they have ever worked for MGA, even freelance or temp work. If you say yes, Mattel simply will not hire you. Everyone knows this, so there's a simple workaround: just say... — read more
Look what Hasbro just did. This is what FP should be doing. FP needs content. https://newsroom.hasbro.com/news-releases/news-release-details/hasbro-acquire-entertainment-one-adding-brands-and-expanding?linkId=72470547
Now heading back to single digits. This company is a complete disaster. Huge salaries, declining sales, fake financial reporting, everyone interviewing. Activists don't even care any longer. This is a well-run machine.
So many people for so little reward! Yes the account may be in growth, but surely they just talk to computer/algorithms really? Definitely an area of over resourcing!
I heard sales of Hot Wheels id at Apple stores are way stronger than forecasts, as they roll out to more retailers ahead of Xmas could it be that Mattel finally has a legit hit toy on their hands for holiday '19?
I agree with 'don't let marketing run the business'. That has been the undoing of Mattel. I worked for Mattel for many years. After watching and studying the Barbie collector market, I came up with a great idea for Barbie Collector. Pitched it to the... — read more
In 2003, LEGO almost went out of business because they had diversified so much that they lost their way. The company was for sale to the highest bidder. After a lot of soul searching and deep diving, they turned around their business and concentrated... — read more
Congratulations! By merging Barbie and Star Wars together to make the latest couture dolls, you’ve managed to create a product that both collector camps WON’T buy.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-13/mattel-is-said-to-have-sought-delay-not-sc-apping-of-debt-deal In a sign that Mattel Inc. isn’t too worried about the whistleblower letter that upended last week’s $250 million bond offering, the... — read more
Anyone know what is about to be communicated to managers regarding the compensation changes?
Rumor is the bond couldn't find any buyers and they had to pull it. Better listen to MGA.
Was Barbara forced out at the beginning of 4th quarter? No jobs posted. No advancement of reps. Just a reshuffling of the elite management group. How long will RSO team survive?
Looks like somebody hit a nerve... most recent posts have been scrubbed, nothing very new remains. Let's see how long this post lasts. Did Mattel buy Layoff .com with all their Q2 profits? :)
So the young man that follows RD around carrying his bag and water for him is his second assistant?
did any of this actually happen?
The stock Price went on friday to 14,27$ Will ynon or the Investors sell it
I think Ynon forgot to mention this during the earnings call. And MGA is the growth leader. Mattel is sinking.
Bust out the bubbly! We lost less in Q2 than Q1! $108 million is chump change! We're bleeding less! Bravo Ynon! That's why you pay yourself the big bucks! https://news.alphastreet.com/mattel-mat-stock-q2-2019-earnings/
Who can be the Private Equity Group who buys Mattel this year ?
We normally get these around end of July but the planning tool has not been opened up for managers. Is this another cost savings initiative?
Ynot – did you know that you are the CEO of a TOY COMPANY? I know you so desperately want to be the CEO of an entertainment company but taking the helm at our failing toy company was apparently the only gig you could get. So now you spend all of... — read more
I was thinking about American Girl the other day and it occured to me in recent years I've noticed a subtle change in the company’s output. No longer do the the dolls seem to convey the innocent girlhood image with which Pleasant Rowland had started... — read more