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Mattel is trying to get into the quinceañera business with Barbie

Oct 31, 2017
Barbie was born in 1959. So why is she having a quinceañera? This is the story of how Mattel is trying to get into the quinceañera business.
Quinceañera Barbie.
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A call to recall talking – and listening – dolls

Dec 21, 2016
The interactive dolls can be listened in on while children play with them.
Jayla, aged 4, plays with a 'My Friend Cayla' doll at Hamleys toy shop in London, England. The doll connects to smart devices using Bluetooth and can interact with users.
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American Girl heads to Toys R Us

Sep 2, 2016
Amid slumping sales, American Girl dolls go Toys R Us.
Inside an American Girl retail store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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Finally, Disney introduces a Latina princess

Jul 21, 2016
"Elena of Avalor" premieres on the Disney Channel on Friday.
Disney is set to debut its first Latina princess, Elena of Avalor.
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When children talk to toys, some are talking back

Oct 29, 2015
Smart technologies are increasingly incorporated into toys, raising some concerns.

Kai Ryssdal vs. the American Girl Store

Jul 24, 2014
We went behind the scenes with Jean McKenzie, executive vice president for American Girl.