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​• Barbie 60th Anniversary, Birthday, History and Facts About the Doll; What's Her Last Name? - Newsweek, March 2019

• Why you shouldn't give kids what they ask for, and other tips from a modern-day Santa - The Fresno Bee, December 2018

• Mattel is Cutting More Than 2,200 Jobs as Revenue Falls for Fourth Straight Quarter - LA Times, July 2018
• Mattel Names Former Maker Studios Executive as CEO After Georgiadis Quits - Reuters, April 2018
Mattel Inc Bets on New CEO Ynon Kreiz to Turn Things Around - Markets Morning, April 2018
• 'Black Panther' Toys Reportedly Face Major Shortage and High Demand - VIBE, April 2018

• Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish - CNN News, April 2018

• As Toys 'R' Us Closes Up Shop, Small Businesses Are Left to Fend for Themselves -, March 2018
• Expertise and Service Help Independent Toy Retailers - Finance & Commerce, March 2018
• Toys R Us Close to Send Ripples - Arkansas Democrat Gazette, March 2018
• Toy Seller's End A Test For Others - Columbian, March 2018
• As Toys R' Us Closes, Only One Major Toy Store Is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse - Money, March 2018
• Independent Toy Retailers Stay Alive With Magic, Expertise and Service Help - Financial Post, March 2018
• Inside the Rise and Fall of Toys 'R' Us - History, March 2018

Billionaire toy mogul answers critics who say his crowdfunding campaign to save Toys R Us is a stunt - LA Times, March 2018

How One of America's Most Beloved Toy Makers Rebounded From Near Death - Entrepreneur Magazine, February 2018

• 10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play - The New York Times, December 2017

• Toys R Us Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection - NBC News, September 2017

• With revenue and profits down, Lego runs into digital headwinds - CBS Evening News, September 2017

• Lego sales dip but company still dominates - Fox 5 News, September 2017
America's hottest toy: A cheap way to chill, or major distraction? - CBS News, May 2017
A trend that doesn't end. - Inventors Digest, April 2017

Our children aren't getting softer, but their stuffed animals are. Here's why. - Slate Magazine, December 2016
How does LEGO thrive in the age of video games? Storytelling. - Christian Science Monitor, September 2016

What's driving a global toy industry boom? - Kidscreen, February 2016

• On a crowded toy shelf, making room for a new era of Barbie - PBS Newshour, January 2016

Missing Star Wars heroine emphasizes toy industry's gender gap - CNBC, January 2016

Star Wars Toys have a girl problem - Huffington Post, January 2016

Star Wars Merch's Sexism problem: #wheresrey highlights dearth in female toys  Daily Beast, December 2015

Pirate Ship Toy with Black Figure and Collar Stirs Controversy - CBS New York, October 2015

The twisted tale of Slinky, the most popular toy ever - Adweek, October 2015

Pedal Power to Horsepower; Toys Point Toward Future of Cars - NPR, July 2013​

At American Girl, crowds see more than a store - STL, April 2012

​• Interview: Richard Gottlieb of Global Toy Experts - Flightpath, March 2012

Robots dancing way into holiday dreams - Boston Herald, BizSmart, September 2011

LeapFrog looks to bring back glory days -  Mercury News, August 2011

A tablet for the 4-year-old - Marketplace - American Public Radio, August 2011

50 years later, the Slip N' Slide is still simple, speedy fun (for the brave) - The Daily, July 2011

Mattel's Cars 2' Success Junks Hot Wheels - The Street, July 2011

Fowl Play - How Angry Birds went from a cute game that saved a company to a bona fide Brand  - Adweek, June 2011

5 Relics of the '80's That Aren't Coming Back - Main St., June 2011

Made in China - Kidscreen, March 2011

Gender and Toys - The Mystery of Girls' Media, February 2011

Sceptics say few shoppers will pay extra for "green" toys - M&G, February 2011

Things Toy Stores Won't Say - Yahoo News, January 2011

How to Pick a Toy Maker's Stock -, December 2010

Experts See Video Games in Decline, Board Games On Rise -, Feb 2010

Are Board Games a Threat to Video Games? -, Feb 2010

From Underwear to Kids' Toys: Gender Segregation in Shopping -, Feb 2010

Holiday 'Pop-up' Stores Are Going Upscale -, November 2009

Toy Wonders & Blunders - The Atlantic, September 2009

Celebrating 10 years of SpongeBob - NPR Speaks with Richard, July 2009

Waving Bye to Webkinz -, December 2007

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