Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson might not be household names, but if you spend too much time on the internet, you might recognize some of their creations. Last year they upgraded a tricycle with a chainsaw engine, and this year they’ve crammed the gas-powered engine from a log splitter into a Power Wheels Barbie…
So many of us grew up with Mattel toys—and now, as adults, that nostalgia is still part of us. Enter Gallery 1988, which holds annual art shows featuring works in all mediums based on Mattel’s most popular brands. Time to bring that childhood back.
After spending decades looking like the world’s least emotive Abercrombie & Fitch model, Barbie’s boyfriend Ken is finally getting a modern makeover. Or, rather—makeovers.
Even better: not only is Amy Schumer in talks to star in the live-action Barbie movie, but if the deal goes through, she’ll also have a hand in retooling the script, along with her sister and Inside Amy Schumer co-writer Kim Caramele.
As we spend this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, we’re going to be inundated with all sorts of memorabilia. Today, we’ve got the first look at the CBS/Mattel team up: Star Trek barbies. They look pretty good! But something’s missing.
My second and final full day at my very first Toy Fair 2016 in New York City has come and gone, and already I miss it terribly. Nothing flipping through photos of Nerf guns, Pokemon plushies, Final Fantasy figures, Monster High dolls, Transformers, Marvel heroes and more can’t fix.
The smell of melting plastic is particularly unpleasant, so instead of putting Barbie on a two-wheeled self-balancing contraption prone to melting down, Mattel has given Barbie a hoverboard that legitimately takes to the air.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of privacy and children advocates having a conniption. Because following up on last year’s controversial Hello Barbie that relied on the internet to have real conversations with kids, Mattel has just revealed an entire dream house that uses a wi-fi connection to respond to voice…
At last summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, Mattel announced that it would be making a special line of Barbie figures featuring characters from the upcoming Batman v Superman film. And since the movie’s premiere is just over a month away, the Batman version has just appeared on Amazon.
Fifty-seven years after first giving little girls an unrealistic representation of what a woman’s body should look like, Mattel is finally introducing three new versions of the iconic doll featuring tall, petite, and curvy body types.
One less entry on a resume that’s a thousand jobs long isn’t going to hurt her career, but a few days ago Mattel confirmed to the New York Post that it had stopped production of its SeaWorld-themed Barbie products as a result of concerns raised by environmental groups.
Realizing perhaps that the bar for films based on toylines had been raised by The Lego Movie, Sony has asked Diablo Cody to take another pass on the script for the live-action Barbie film. This is nothing but good news.
Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids—or themselves—when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most…
Using just their imaginations kids have been having conversations with their toys for years, but an upcoming version of Barbie will finally talk back to them. And we're not just talking a handful of catch phrases spewed forth after a string is pulled, but a legitimate back and forth conversation powered by advanced…
There are plenty of lists about the “weirdest” Barbie dolls on the internet, but they only scratch the surface of the insane, sometimes terrifying world of the best-selling doll. Here are 20 totally real, official Barbies that prove she hasn’t just conquered girls toys, she may have literally conquered the universe.
Yeah, you read that right. Mattel, begrudgingly admitting that maybe, just maybe, girls also like superheroes, has turned its flagship doll character into one herself. Thus when someone is in trouble, Barbie transforms from her ordinary, blonde, pink-wearing self to a super... blonde, pink-wearing superhero, I guess.
Yesterday, the internet got wind of one of the more recent installments in the Barbie literary canon, I Can Be a Computer Engineer. As it turns out, Barbie's idea of being a computer engineer consists mostly of freaking out and asking Steven and Brian to fix her bad dumb girl code. Fortunately, the awesome backlash …