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Biden: New Attack Against U.S. Forces in Kabul 'Highly Likely'
"To. The latest developments in afghanistan and president bides new warning that another ice. It's attack could happen there as soon as tomorrow. Alley mattel has late details. President joe biden warning that another terror attack in afghanistan is imminent the president in a statement. Saturday echoing warnings given to him by top. Us commanders that an attack is highly likely in the next twenty four to thirty six hours but they assured him they have all the authorities resources and plans to protect our men and women on the ground this after making good on his earlier. Promise for revenge we will hunt you down. Make you pay a us. Drone strike killed two high profile isis k. members and wounded one other according to the pentagon who described them as planners and facilitators of possible future attacks. The fact that two of these individuals are no law long longer. Walk in on the face of the earth. That's a good thing. Mr biden vowing today. This strike was not the last. But defense officials were tight-lipped on if these targets were involved in thursday's attack at the kabul airport and guarded about the strikes specific impact on isis capabilities. We aren't thinking for a minute that what happened yesterday gets us into clear. Not a minute. The us didn't alert any other countries to the strike beforehand including the taliban the taliban condemning the us attack calling it a direct violation of the sovereignty of our country meanwhile us forces hustling to evacuate personnel with the august thirty first deadline. Less than sixty hours away
Halfway There: Suns Beat Bucks for 2-0 Lead in NBA Finals
"Devin Booker led the way with thirty one points including seven three pointers the signs bounced back by nine point first quarter deficit to defeat the Bucks one eighteen one oh eight and take the first two games of the NBA finals Booker says a big play was at ten past sequence that heat and everybody on the floor was involved in you know when your plan like that no it's fun it's fun everybody's touching it you feel the energy the ball when you get it you know you want to make a play for somebody else and somebody something opens up always when you know it's pop in a movie maker Mattel bridges had a career playoff high twenty seven for the Suns Yanis centric approach had a game high forty two for the box including twenty in the third quarter George chatter Phoenix
The Differences Between Barbie Dolls and OMG Dolls
"The barbie dolls own deals are fashion dolls and they both have fake hair. It's not actually real hair. But it's attached to their head and there are different series of each of them and they're both made by different companies. Like for example on deals are made by. Mga and barbie dolls are will manufactured by mattel but actually made by roof handler and they were both inspired by something except bar of barbie dolls inspired by another type doll. I don't bill lit. I don't know how to pronounce it. But that's what it seems to be called and o'neill's on the inter- hinder kind of inspired awhile but l. Laws are like the little sisters of detail so they weren't exactly inspired but yet okay. Now where can you find. Bari allies work. Can you buy barbie dolls. Well barbie dolls are in a lot of stores like targets walmart and well. How much is a barbie doll. Actually well a barbie doll can be about up to twenty even about like if you're twenty nine nineteen dollars
Mattel Launches Recycling Program
"Matchbox cars and mega blocks, the twin makers launched a toy Take back program is a way to keep unused or outgrown toys out of landfills. The program will allow Mattel to recover and reuse the materials from old toys for future products. That's your money now, Jennifer
‘Time,’ The Oscar-Nominated Documentary Is Now Playing on Amazon Prime
"What it means to have a father in the house. What fathers even do one of this year's most buzzed about Oscar nominees for best documentary is Time about Fox Rich and her two decades fight for clemency for her imprisoned husband, Rob, while raising their six Children time winner of two dozen critics and film Fest awards. Now playing on Amazon prime, You know what? It was crazy. Then Diesel is working with Mattel on a movie based on one of the toymaker's products,
The Rise and Rise of Amanda Gorman
"Deep and amanda gorman's closet sits a doll that may or may not have still in the facts of her reluctant owners a month after the twenty three year. Old poet eclipse the transfer of power. At president biden's inauguration with an energizing performance of her song of nation. The hill we climb. She was thinking about an earlier. Discomfiting booking at the american girl boutique at the grove in los angeles. We were out of greenspace a stone's throw from gorman spot in la a one bedroom in an apartment building the color of sherbert reclining on blankets. She spread over manicured null. She tilted her head. Bird like and ground softly. They might get angry at me for saying this. The mattel brand had invited gorman to do a reading celebrating the arrival of gabriele the latest girl of the year to expectant young customers. This was new year's day two thousand seventeen and gorman was an eighteen year old. Freshmen at harvard. Home on winter break decompressing from the surprise of new england frost at the time gorman had already been named youth poet laureate of la the first one ever and was a known and admired figure on the national spoken word circuit the night before the event. The american girl team briefed her. On the biography of the dau- it was like a horror. Movie peel ask. We agreed after. She told me the story. Gabriella loves the arts and uses poetry to help find her voice so she can make a difference in her community the website for the defunct toy reads gorman loves the arts and uses poetry to help find her voice so she can make a difference in her community.
Mr. Potato Head Drops the Mr.
"Nineteen fifty to one toys been captivating hearts across the country. it's Well it's a plastic potato with holes where you can insert different body parts like years and arms or even accessories like glasses. Sounds like fun doesn't it. You know when. I say it out loud. It actually sounds a little weird but beloved. That's for sure. The original mr potato head which came with accessories meant to be stuck in an actual potato not a plastic potato. Sold a million kits in the first year after it was introduced spud wedged. Its way into history. The first toy to be advertised on television and marketed heavily toward children rather than their parents. Maybe that's why mr potato head and his wife. Mrs are still lovingly nestled in millions of american toy boxes today hopefully with a plastic potatoes. Well recently toymaker hasbro announced that the classic tater would be getting a makeover. They'd be dropping. The mr from all of its branding and packaging. Mr and mrs potato heads a line of small collectibles called wait for it tots. Even mr potato head out that whole line of products will now simply be known as potato head. The reason hasbro said in a statement that they were quote making sure all feel welcome in the potato head world unquote and dropping the mr in a push toward gender equality and inclusion shortly after. They made their plan. Public panic ensued on social media. That seventy year old. Mr potato head would be sent to the toy. Graveyard hasbro quickly clarified. That the change would be to the branding and packaging only but the characters of mr and mrs potato head were alive and would stay that way. Hasbro is just the latest toy company to reexamine its products as culture evolves in twenty nineteen rival. Mattel debuted a new line of gender neutral dolls that come with wigs of various lengths and a variety of clothes from skirts slacks ties to dresses. At the time mattel said the dolls were quote designed to keep labels out an invite everyone in unquote and last year. Mattel unveiled a new line of barbies. That may look a bit different than the skinny blond dolls. You remember from your childhood. The new barbie line includes dolls with prosthetics. Buzz cuts skin conditions and a variety of body types. Even a ken doll with shoulder. Length hair put simply toy companies or evolving as their customers do data on transgender and gender non binary individuals is not publicly collected in every state. So it's hard to know exactly how many young people identify such but at two thousand nineteen federal survey found that around one hundred and fifty thousand americans between ages thirteen and seventeen identify as trans. Or non binary hasbro senior vice president. Kimberly boyd kept it simple. In a statement fast company culture has a vault. She said quote the way. The brand currently exists with mr and mrs is limiting when it comes to both gender identity and family structure on quote. Hasbro's planning to release a new set of potato heads. This fall called up potato family. Pack it will come with two large potatoes. One small potato and a variety of accessories typically associated with any gender. That means kids can make a family. That looks like anything they can imagine. Potato head may be a simple toy but hasbro's push toward gender. Inclusivity symbolizes a larger cultural shift toward self identification and invitation for all to think outside the toy box
Barbie's friend Ken celebrates a milestone birthday: 60
"Barbie's friend can is celebrating a milestone birthday sixty Barbie was introduced in nineteen fifty nine two years later he met home and how she knew that she had would be going Mattel senior designer Robert best says since his start can always had a look to fit the times very collegiate looking clean cut all American sort of version it can too much more groovy and mod during the sixties and Ken has become more diverse all the way to today where you have can sort of having different body types available as well as different hair textures Barbie and Ken were named after the children of Mattel founders Elliot and Ruth handler I'm a Donahue
Hasbro, Mattel Say Toy Boom Isn't a One-Off
"Last night. We got a terrific from the tell. That's the iconic toymaker. What happens the soccer name. No kidding it actually said because day reminding. Managers found hard to get excited too worried about the ready crew. Gresley bidding up the canvas stocks. But make no mistake. Mattel's doing great. Ceo on crisis orchestrated effort. -nificant turnaround here. And let's have got yet another confidence-inspiring aspiring quarter. The country poorer top and bottom line with bush guide for twenty twenty one in response suck actually spiked. Three percent in early trading. Getting dragged down by the on weeds. What i'm calling the rest of the market. So could this really have room to run. Let's take a closer look with you on crises. The turnaround orders chairman. Ceo patel real. These results michigan. Welcome back demand money. Jim it's great to be here in on your manager word when things weren't doing waste things weren't doing well when things that down very low you said things are starting to get better. This was the finest fourth quarter in fifteen years despite a worldwide pandemic. Talmadge do it. Yes jim this was an exceptional quarter for mattel without best performance in years with strong consumer demand and another milestone near for the company for the second quarter in a row which have double digit sales growth without grace. The industry in gain share on a global basis but are results excited expectation on many levels with the highest fourth quarter growth in fifteen years as you said with a significant increase in profitability with a full year operating income. That was two and a half times higher than than last year. But this is not just about the quarter or the year. It's about a multi year strategy that is tracking very well which puts us on in a strong position to continue to increase profitability and etc growth. In two thousand twenty one and beyond what i liked about it but these were all fantastic numbers but you told me one day jim this company which has terrible cash flow can make fortunes on everything that it does put out so when barbie has a plus eighteen percent quarter number one toy property globally in twenty twenty doll- but boy you're making a lot more money off each barbie even though they're more interesting fascinating diverse inclusive than any of the line. At that i've ever seen as we made significant progress improving. Our ability. Gross margin has increased for the tenth consecutive quarter. And this is only getting better and stronger in terms of cash flow if you look at the journey that we've achieved last three years. Gross margin improved over. Eleven hundred points are cash flow improved by almost five hundred million dollars and our operating income is up more than six hundred and fifty million dollars so very strong performance on the bottom line. And we're making good progress on the top line as well. This was the second quarter in the row where we improve our top line by double digit. You're making it look easy. There was a time. When i first met who. I looked at your balance sheet and i question you're you're not your visibility your viability. The viability certainly taken off the table. Visibilities take off the table. At this point. I now have to wonder. You've got this great balance sheet now. I mean really is you've delivered. You have the number one of the industry you ever. American girl turnaround. Is it time to do something. Even were used something. The entertainment industry that you used to be king of come on free cash flow has steadily improved over the last three years we went from a negative three hundred and twenty five million dollars in two thousand seventeen to a positive one hundred and sixty seven million dollars this year going forward will will be focused on converting an increasing percentage of our ebitda into free cash flow and as we've previously stated we intend to utilize cash to reduce our debt and improve on balance sheet even further given the expectation for higher and more asian of cash. We expect to Continue to reduce our leverage ratio. And make our way towards an investment grade rating.
"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"It was a tiki bar. yeah it was a bursting. The man has wendy's Okay i have many other things that i wrote down as so excited about ooh. What's your favorite movie. Oh girl. I know us Listener jawbreaker gaga clueless as kind of a perfect movie fashion. The comedy they never laid it in some way your stepbrother and stepsister. Love it okay. But it's some notes on now but it's based on a shakespeare story siblings. Mary left and right. I don't care abuser brother or your dad. If it's him rod you mary run. Yeah twin brother cole. Rag fuck rudd in sent me a video once and it was like too much somebody who's working on show with him was like hi and he was like hi trixie. Thank you so much for loving me. And i like these songs about people i love in the world you know and i wrote song. Jesse iceberg sent me a video. Saying thank you once song to strike by paul. Rudd i would i would. He goes out. I talk about him every other day. And internee you're like how are you. I'm in love with paul. Rudd how are you yes. He's just so hot to me. That is so funny. I love hot nerdy jewish guys. What if he wasn't in clueless. Still still k- halloween got it. So i'll read your celebrity crush. Paula jesse eisenberg Sometimes michael cera depend the leading Ryan reynolds up there and Danny glover and that's about it I'm not picky. What about you. My celebrity crushes I don't who do. I like we to do this an open one time. We try to listen to oakland one time and you cut it because you kept going you have to be nice benton if we talk about people that i'm attracted to what you just can't do it and you cut the entire open because you were like you can't do it. I will say one more thing. We'll do i love that movie. Because it's similar to troop beverly hills where it portrays a rich person. As a good person which never happened to silverstone change lives and that will be imprinting murphy stays. We don't talk about it. But i just love that. It is yeah. It is music the fashion. She had sixty costume fittings. Jack day by a woman. I mean the look movies or come on the airsmith music videos with at least when i if i may when alicia came to my when i was running mom my comedy. Central spot for the second comedy central specializing. She came to me running it because director mardi koelner of my special directed those videos. I wanted i base. I'm gonna hire that music video director detroit. a special. he's like seventy five came out of retirement. I like begged him to do. Thank god specials. And so she came and watched and i met her and that was probably the most starstruck. I've been actually i was like. Oh whoa because. I just pictured her like hanging off the thing doing this in that music video like that was. She's my kinda she's up there. She's in my latest more set. Like she's coming on the park as i will not be able to function. Oh my gosh. What's your favorite movie. Atlanta's my probably dolly. She like really. I mean i. I got that album acoustic version of the little pill when i was sixteen because that's the ten year anniversary and it just both those versions acquisition the real one. Songwriting just changed songwriting. But also like amazing. I should probably get off these. Antibiotics is an opening line of one of the songs. Yes to me to say that set loud. But i go back and i listened to. I listened to it in taurean. Atlanta's these and was telling emily this. I'm listening to the like these bishops. Were telling us we didn't listen. I mean what about what i want wanna be loved. Even when i'm fuming. Lantis be good a lot of these ladies that you listen to whole yes. Those whole albums is like predicting the future. Yes that's right about fame and In the way people use women its crazy. Just like listen. They were talking to us and we weren't listening so i'm like a big part of my homework. Right now is going back. And like re listening to like tori amos like she like she was on that me to shit like way But yeah more. Said i would probably chrome issues at the event that we were to. I didn't even know. I was like you know when someone's things and you find out you're a fan like i just found myself going you know. It's the same one. I soar spice girls concept. I don't all my. I don't like have pictures on my wall but as soon as i heard them singing live it was just like over. Yeah i met. I met Emma like baby. Wants to. But when i met i had like a boost. A pair boots like these unissued told me my boots had girl power now. It's she was like. How are you and i said i spent a lot of my youth pretending to be you and now a lot of my adulthood love her. I love i love tracy chapman and Joni mitchell and people like that again amazing songwriter. Carly simon like people like that. What's your favorite movie. Hi my question. I don't know why that question. It is a weird. It's a weird question but it. I like what happens to someone we ask it. I don't need to know the answer..
"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"Yeah arby's used to always to the side like a very long kind kind betty boop never look straight ahead a thing. They do like female figures soon. So interesting so then like nineteen seventy-one happens like gloria steinem. Women's lib begins. And then malibu barbie comes out and she's looking straight ahead because it's like i'm here. Yeah you had such a i. This rabbit hole like female like figures didn't look straight ahead. It was like so many yeah. It's pretty crazy. 'cause it was like women were allowed to have curves but not look right at anyone like sexy baby who can't look at these to someone else who will come take them a bunch of barbies that are like they're not as fancy zero barbies. We want you to tell us to like what do you think about Has barbies changed. I was in the barbie island. I personally feel like when i was little ones in the barbie. There's some awesome stuff here now. I'm kind of like we'll take barbie's now yes fierce. I actually have a few of these. I have this one. Twenty five or super deep skin. Yes gorgeous and i have her one thirty two in the wheelchair because fashion used the line. They have barbies. And wheelchairs barbies. With prosthetics barbie has she's african american with dell pigment or skin are you okay. She's she is. She's interrupting you noises. Oh yes wheelchair i have. Yeah i have heard wheelchair great. I love that same. Your great great but every time they come out with something that's like you know like she's around it's a milestone that there is it. This is so interesting. Because it. Me and whitney a both fascinated. You'll giving us lessons about bob about womanhood. Did i didn't play with bobby's either. Yeah we're not allowed to from new zealand has made me throw my bobby's out why to sexual and i was like you could've microwave new zealand barbies and snakes. I was like well. you're right. we are like ring with them like we. Maybe it's the way you have sex with each other. So i was like. Hey cool. have them. Because sex's bad. Because i was raised in that kind of go is important because it's the first opportunity for young girls to like be investigative about sex and nudity. Otherwise they have. They can't talk about the stuff so that's something that you want to be on the internet. Right i used to go to my friend's house and they had barbies like a lot more than me and they were always a mess. Like this is not correct. I believe we have to fix all of this. Yeah they would just be naked in their house. That would be like what's happening like all these options and there's laying naked on the floor with doing. This is abuse like they have like a wheelchair a prosthetic. there's one where she's african american has no pigment. i always get them. Because i'm like that's cool. That's a milestone if you were a little girl and wheelchair and you saw this come on but my dad i remember and if you are not a wheelchair and you're five years old you had this toy in its really demystified. What's a personal and when you see you're not going to go. What's that crazy you know. I wrote at their own ramps right just taking me where they go. Every year they do careers. An astronaut was clear. The earth years ago it was robotics and last year was a judge and this year this year was this year Sorry twenty twenty. The career of the year was Presidential team it was president. Barbie who is black deep. Black skin went. Yes running for senate committee because women are funny. She's at a podium and then she had a campaign manager. Some somebody who's a voter and basically the dolls came with like the voting is the most important part of the process. Black girl seeing the president. It's fierce. I mean that's amazing. That's amazing so they've done a black president barbie but they haven't done a female comedian. Drag queen barbie. They haven't done. Paul did an integrity barbie tortoise what i like about the career ones though is that it changes every year so i i think a lot of people have trouble with barbie. I mean for me originally. It was like oh this. Was this thing that represented my like secret thing i wanted. I knew not to ask for. Nobody told me no but i knew like don't ask no i. This is actually really important. And i know i know i tend to get super serious on this podcast to me. I had such an adversary relationship with bar. Because like your thighs can't touch i had so many disorders and so many like body just more fix shit and it was like there's so much there was much weird blame on barbie about that shit and That was miss it was just like Blaming the wrong thing. Yes i think there some scapegoating going because okay. Let's say this. Many women a significant number of women have eating disorders or body more via but a significant number of people have barbie. That doesn't mean that the barbie caused this. Of course arby's just a popular toy and america makes women's like their bodies aren't good enough. These are both true. That doesn't mean they're related but like now. They make barbies of all different shapes and sizes and colors. I will say you have to think of what barbie allowed little girls to imagine place. I said i'd never been invented and little girls now. Were only given babies to play with babies. Have a job your mom your mom now in the point. Before it's it's soglesby like when a barbie although it's a braga people weren't wearing clothes and stuff like that was. The first time i saw like fashion or wearing clothes was yeah in naked. I grew up in a nudist colony. But they were like. I never said i was like barbie was like a fantasy that people i didn't never see. I never saw like that my hometown. So i was like whoa yeah. There's so many other things to me. It just represents possibly like when you were a women like it's like when you first thought to grow your shape it can be quite embarrassing especially when you start getting unwanted attention very like women can still no such thing as unwanted attention so on and and i wanted. Attention could be wanted. Could that be a bit unwanted attention. I know that's your show. Been wanted attention doesn't barbie. Does barbie still inspire you as much now as jimmy i started. Yes Obviously with the looks the hair. The costumes i mostly collect sixties early seventies barbie but to me barbie represents like america really because every one of these dolls comes in the same old..
"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"Really helps you. Be there for the right reason because like this could be the last time. Not because you die. I guess 'cause you die but also like work reasons. This is fleeting. I'm always like this can be the last tour. This could be the last album. This could be the last. Tv show always be last because toys. Like if this is the last time you do this look how you wanna look and say what you think you want to say because it enjoyed things happen. I think being is gonna last forever. I never think being financially secure is going to last forever. I save everything. I don't spend on anything two nights ago. We had a sell out for red scare in six minutes. I walked to the. I walked to the seven eleven and bought two pizza for two dollars. Nine hundred and i was like this is this. We're doing this. So i always just think like keep one eye on the door and not because i think it's all going to fall apart but because if and when it does am i gonna call them my pants down. I'm going to be like. I made the most of it. I saved the money from it. I loved it while i did it. And i'm not bitter that it's over because i did the shit of it. What was happening. And that's the bears. Don't you think like you get away while you're doing something you're like. Yeah i did it all on. I'm at the apex of my career. Still i've done it all. I would like to reach a point where i've done it all and then i can go like do drag part time like not gig all the time. She's a very similar speech. This is actually send it to joan where she has. They're interviewing her and she's like nothing has promised you especially on this business. She's like you better enjoy every minute of it. I haven't stayed to my favorite. I watch it sometimes. We're not all uppity like you guys. Some of us are just really thankful the thing. Is this downs dumb. I'm training for training for a marathon. You i don't talk about it into microphones to be like day twenty. Wow this really tommy me something like. I'm not that ryan watches britney ends marathon. One time right. That's literally what i don't want to be. I have friends who have marathon accounts for their instagram. And i'm like nobody cares know. My dad has crippled sweating. I'm dying in the little peleton trainers in my ear and this girl always says it's a privilege to move this way. It's a privilege to even be able to be tired running right now. Yeah hell yeah and career wise. It's a privilege to have something to do. A microphone due to in an unfinished home. It's a privilege to have his problem. Privileged have asthma from renovation. Oh that is my one hundred. It's like a leather jacket to pull the lining out of to fit exactly. It sounds dumping. it's called meaning making and it's the thing you it comes very natural to you and and i've been very Trepidation to bring it up on the podcast because we have similar come from a similar thing and all the fans will understand that. But it's i think my mom on a daily basis. I wouldn't change anything about the thang. Ku i look back and i'm like oh my god in the nat made me funny and the shot at me harder than world i. I could've been hosting. Comedians and drag queens are so cut from the same cloth where the same way. But you're better than us your your trauma but you put your wrapped up in wrapping the trauma center. I'm like lazy you. I'm sloppy lazy. You well that's the great thing about being in drag as you get to do this high glamour fantasy and then disappear from all responsibility. You made me insecure. Because i'm like why would anyone come see me if they could go see. You heard it here folks. Why would you earn the whitney tickets. Now subscribe to the ball in the beautiful podcast and immediately by my book travel mode all my albums. Download barbara from twenty twenty. It really is a like when i watch you perform like why would anyone come. Watch me and my plaid shirt. And i ask you that every tour while you're wearing that shirt so he's a little desperate sometimes up there and i'm not in a wig and makeup and costumes with the guitar with the band and then doing stand up and then there's videos like how do you want people like you. Something calm down there. And i i. I'm going to say this like this is. This is why. I'm comedians think. I'm or whatever people think of mainstream or corner come for me or think i'm whatever like want too much whatever. Ugly ugly interrupt her obese and interrupt her i Want people to like me. I'm gonna say it. I want this audience to have the best night of their life. The love me. No one who stands on a sage front of cameras like hope they hate me. You know what i've done but there is this little cool kid like i'm not i'm fucking instagram. And i i want you like me. I want you to think of funny. You don't like that joke off ticket sales who are they. Who's cool on there. What's their names something. I can't tweet him so now had done before. This kind of embarrassing. It was at a show and it was i. I don't know why. I knew that my dressing room was like one doorway in the lobby door and i was like after the show. I'm standing there in a wig. And i'm listening and me and the band are standing there and i can hear them going down and exit like stairs and they're all talking and it's like i know we're not supposed to care but hearing people go down some stairs being that was That was how it would be. That was so funny. Like i can't believe how good that was. Whatever it's i. I know. I shouldn't care about that. But why would not care about that. You don't read the comments. I don. I posted an instagram and twitter and close the apps. I don't spend time in the apps at all. I don't refresh the time line. Don't care you don't read the I don't go to any like fan. Websites is not my business. Our job is to put the thing out there and that is it. I just covered video games last that long del rey song. While we're covering along as song. I mean people are going to hate. Listen to it. they're gonna go like let's see what this fucking idiot is doing with this iconic song and i was like well at least they're listened even if their hate listening they still want to tune in to see if they hate it. I would like to know if it's possible to cover her. Natasha bedingfield unwritten. I oh that is a perfect song. Oh my guys this reveal. Yeah we just brought our friend and talk show. Did you just hear me say that it was a perfect song. You guys can't you guys can't see this but a touch of bengal. Just walk up girl the rest of snow out. You a fabulous. You're amazing and when told me you coming on and i i would just like sending have video clip. I'm a video clip. I was like like just like bombarding you with amazing clips of you watched one thing where you just the first off you like. I'm a legend icon star. Yes as a confidence. 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"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"Is all secondary what you really watches to watch someone believe it. The fantasy believe it even on drugs rupaul. Unlike your cute. But you can't tell me anything. 'cause it's i mean psycho it's psycho believing yourself that much but it's also inspiring because you know under this and not pre possessing white guy from the mid west. It's like but it's still fun to watch when parade is what you think. A confident beautiful famous which personnel performance. And no one like during a performance during my own all. I is win. That what what i'm seeing. This song sometimes moving parts the asong moving parts in the end i was kind of maybe get a little too into it but when i cry doing other people's thing when you like i have cried onstage during a set 'cause i didn't think it was going well or i was just like not. I wanted to cause breakdown breakdown once never had a break. Once you're on stage pinelli member that of that was like i've never had that lash out on the audience on that. Thank god like i've i've had because once you're on stage your there's no. This is documentaries. Podcast we can get up. We can take breaks but once you're on stage and there's a couple of thousand people standing there like your they're there they're your clock runs until you've got a good hour and a half when you're on that i don't know about you but i have the problem of if it doesn't go my way in the first few minutes. I have such a hard time recovering he to be and also that thing. You know it on paper. The audience has all different types of laugh. Some people are silent and they love it so people are laughing and they didn't. I'm thinking that great So when you don't get that laugh in the beginning it's so hard for me to not be like it's one of those nights it doesn't have to be. I let the audience choose the terms too often. That's my they decide what the show is going to be based on how loud the first few minutes and then it's like. Well that's your job. Your job isn't to do a good show if they laugh immediately. Yes your job is to. That's are the ones where you have seven people you're the case of the fuck. Its and you're like. I'm on fire. Yeah airing everything. Do you feel the same delusional comments. When you're not in drag because i feel like for me watching drag queens has made me feel like when i put on this jacket. You can't tell me shit. I and i learned that from just watching like valentino. Someone just believe what she is saying. I feel like to me tricks. Like a separate thing. Like i feel like walt disney about mickey mouse. I love it. i'm proud of it. I invented it home. Like and then i get to be mickey mouse. Sometimes but i still feel proud of like that thing you know. I don't walk around. Like i'm much more of a hider out of drag like sunglasses hat hoodie just by knowing. Look at me just trying to find trying to until you get to try and then you're like hello. Hello just pull a wig. Yeah and what like someone asked me this the other day and i thought it was interesting. Question it annoyed me at first. And then i really want to be able to answer this elliott white like. What won't you joke about. Nobody i truly idolize cares if you were offended by what they did. So then i'm like yeah that'd be like this person because they don't care. Yeah you know. Then when i hear people like you people who are like comedy you know up there and when i remind myself that they get cancelled and it will never go away in its common. Yes and also people like. I was talking to us l. about this people wanna see a plane take off in a plane crash. You can't get cancelled people. Don't talk about your think you have rich money or so if you plan on being successful plan on people being critical of everything you do and it's also it's not real. It's not real. It's it's like two hundred people. But because and i say this all time like to remind people which is like Comics is like you know we. It is our job to an nfl amplify criticism. That's how we get better because we're insecure and we go. I don't get the thousand people. One person's not laughing. That's the only person i care about right. So that's how we get better the fact that we are having this reaction to cancel culture. But it's also we have What is it what was cancels you. I always think about the fact that we live in a lot of people are really into cancel. Culture are people that have never. They're born they've never lived in a world outside of this they weren't around for the two thousand ninety also. I was watching chelsea handler. And you and joan rivers. You can say whatever you want about people and i was like. That's the kind of comedy i wanna do. And then now these people are going up with like a very different version of communist very different world. but it's also it's not their job to not try to cancel us. It's our job to ignore them. Why are we taking it. Seriously drag queen about this and she was she. Has this amazing saying that. He's all due care. What beth from iowa. Think what are you doing. He's talking about you it is. You told me when. I when when i was a matter if you had told me when i was fucking eleven years old in watching paulie shore on mtv and like watching paul on fucking the beach house or whatever. The fuck that in twenty five years beth. Firmware iowa iowa was gonna hate my fourth standup special. I would've sucked everybody's dick and the main thing is it becomes about you have an obligation to perform your best for the people who do like you so when you full in your actually just hurting your process and hurting the people who love what you do the people that don't fuck with me. That's what i say you don't fuck with me. You never fucked with me. It's fine like i'm here for the people have always fucked. I could be half. The people in this country would have me killed for dressing like in the first place. I didn't start doing drag for people like me. This is the most offensive thing you can do is cross dress. it's bloody it sexual it's offensive. It's gross it's grotesque like. I didn't start this. Because i needed everyone in the room to agree with it and so then after my myself like bitch do drag. Why did you care if that person walked out of your would walkouts all the time. I'm like i guess you didn't know what you were coming to. This was the point. Always the my i go. I wrote all these jokes to try to make people think and Provoke people and make them of change them and make them not like shock them. And then when i do that. I'm like what you don't like. No we always uncomfortable own. We are online so for me. I hate the word retarded. And i never em- for making fun of people with any sort of intellectual disability. Yeah maybe a roast. Yeah like either my shows you'd be like autism ass burger even when people say like that's retarded say don't an I i didn't employer. Wants who said it and i said can you not say that. Oh odiaun a sister or brother something. I'm like no we're at the mall and you just said something's retarded so no. Yeah that have a hard. Like i. When i was no i i personally have no line. I say whatever when i was I was playing basketball in high school. And i did. Some whatever sixteen. And i said like goes to your so retarded and someone said to me. My brother's retarded like every it was like it was just like a. What's the same as like nets gay forever and it was like what are you saying. That was like well. Why would i say retarded..
"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"Are professional singer. Happy yes when you listen. I was just telling about and yet listened pods a lot us. Believe you know the people so then when you meet for their pot it just feels like i've been having a an unknowing three way conversation with people trying to not ask you if you found new liner am. I don't have on you. i'm like yes i did. Thank you for asking when asked about my wife island or should we tell the story about how many we tell the story of us drivers. Oh yes noted celebrity drag race episode right after us. We did it with miss eliza. There's her near that's so fun it was. I mean it's different. Look whereas my friend. I can say this. I think they were confused. Their families feta robinson are famous on there. And you hire to bring people to like cheer you on Will she brought us but credit her feebis friends her name or anything in the i was just going to be respectful and not make me believe it or not and i was like this. Is someone else's show. Let me just not like be like here. Like not be that person and went along with a sure did like why she and the runway. They said they blurred. are they. change your voice unsolved mysteries. That's what she was go girl. I support my friend. Had stupid literally goes. And i'm like phoebe like such a good job and it just goes whitney's friend just for laughs last year when we could do shows and i was jonathan. Jonathan asks was with me and jonathan. Vanessa is in an suv with guards walking around it with a guard in there with him. A big black suv. I'm writing behind him in a gown. And of course it in your hearts and i was like it will never be what you think. It is in terms of of dragon. General like the sport of drag Is comics like who are i. Think thought of for the most part stand up. Comedians thought it was like you're like i could never do what you do. That's what i read this. Is you to the scariest thing in the world like dragged to me. That's where i go. I could never fucking do that. You know it's funny. I those ball. I always wanted to stand up and then through college. I was always like this. Is that open mic. I'm just gonna do it next week the week and i would always not do it. And then i was doing drag and it's so funny because one sinker and One night this naked woman on the cast drag very comfortable with naked bodies right. And she's gluing fabric to her body to hide her everything and she's like you gotta you gotta take the microphone just like i have to go to the audience and went out there and it was like rolled right off the tongue and then i came back and she was like you really funny you should do more talking on the microphone and then i had done. Like all drag queens. Do stand up without calling. it's dead did y'all have hundred percent are bits. We have to be comfortable improvising. We have our list of stories or hack jokes to tell. I'm going to say something. That's very controversial. Which is i think draggers more entertaining than stand up because it is stand up plus the visual. You know what i'm saying. These are visual roast jokes. Layout this. this is so like that. you're roasting sort of like femininity. It's your roasting your own gayness and you know in america may on expressing oneself in feminine way is the ultimate subversion of power like. It's the most taboo you to be a man in descending feminine because don't think yes there's no positive word for being a feminine man but there's times for being masculine girls. Young boy homophobia is it boils down to anti women nece. Yeah there's a man being anything like a woman is the problem like it's all linked and i guess with drag. It's more like. I'm also six feet tall and whites game with a shaved head. It's not exactly the look for comedy as the great thing about being trixie especially on right there. A lot of how white men have been canceled. There's a lot of slots available for signing. There's plenty to go around. Have you ever done stand up at a gay bar. Not in drag. No but i've done most difficult thing i've ever done in my life i've done it in shows like i've tested material. Act gay stand up nights in. It's fine but i'm also in drag because getting gay men to clap for gay men or gay men to civil the velvet rage things. Can you explain that. So it's like gay people kind of like thinking somebody else can't be good without saying i'm less good. Is that somebody spots because of the scarcity complex as a female comedian me. Fifteen years ago it was like female comics. We were so competitive with each other because it was murio. But you're talking about that. You'd never met. And it was like a weird rivalry based on. Yes that's a very game mean. I used to perform gay bars in nashville and like you could hear pins draw will make a sound like that was so funny. It was so good we really enjoyed. It would not would not give you the time of day. Yeah gay people because gay guys watched showings whatever. I'm plenty to but then you put the wig on and they're like. Oh that person is Honestly that person's submitting to us in a way by being more ridiculous in more gay than us so we can kind of lift them up because they're not threatening. It's a lot. Yeah there's a hot fine with it but it's true it's like i mean i think about the ways that is a woman contorted myself into this business to make other people comfortable and like you know the even. Now you're taking your top off and there's no producers here. I no casting straight here like it's not even like no one that wants to fuck a woman isn't even even here but you know he's i was sweating and getting a new shirt. It's on the way you responding through shirt with. No sleeves shirt like truly What perfume did you wear in high school God-like axe body spray. That i got from the family dollar and cribs wisconsin that. My mom's still buys me every year for christmas. I still with your money. Buys me bodman or robotic man. But you know what. Nowadays i mentioned will flat with her. My mom is. She's not a woman with auto money. And i'll just say. I want razors makeup wipes. She delivers every year. Because she's like a perfect. I shave constantly and i use makeup wipes constantly. Just give me that neutrogena. Gillette thank you. I love that because you know my family. I don't know about you but my family knows so little about me. Sometimes that they're like remember twelve years ago. When i walked in and you're watching the office so now every year. You're getting a the office merchandise for christmas like they. They know so little about me like a head right. That's like it's just frozen in time though it's fine no true sweet about that kind of plus i stunt on them christmas gifts that i'm you know i'm on a house is your christmas. So she's i watch your documentary. I cried many times. Oh really yes. I cried many times at your documentary because moving parts. Moving parts on netflix itunes. The producers would prefer it if you bought on itunes. I'm sure but not the was there anything that was cut out that you wish wasn't Know their stuff in there. That i i left in knowing like i'm gonna hate this every obviously it. There's a part where caccia like we weren't. We worked here all the time and there was a part where it was. Seemed like she was never really gonna come back to us. And there's a part were. It was the most selfish self serving like like. I don't know like a performer. Thinking only themselves. And i was like what if no one wants to see me without her. Which is like when somebody's like hardcore addiction. And you're going well. How does this affect me. It's like that is so embarrassing but also now looking back i'm like well. Maybe that's honestly what people do think. And then you go and you feel bad about how that affects you. That is kind of relatable. If you have a friend with the so now it was to me. That was the most real shit that was truly my favorite part of it. I think that most people in most situations are thinking about. How does the thanked me. I think that's human. And i mean we didn't want to. I mean we still work together. Work together all the time and we didn't want to. It's not a documentary about caccia. It's a documentary about me and that was just happened to be something that happened during the documentaries who couldn't not acknowledge i don't think people understand and like the the sort of like connection between you know. I think you are stand up comedians. So but and stand up are so similar also dragged so much harder like i watch watching you carrying those fucking bags of luggage bags along my guitar. My backpack with my computer flash drives it's by had to carry us back almost quit adjusted martindale. Well just.
"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"We're doing giveaways the first rubber month now. Yeah we just did went really well. winner we post it. Was you know who that is. You're paying attention to that. The collection we gave away a bat bat full set. Did she get it. They mailed it to her. That's not important right now but yes now. We mailed it okay. There's giveaways when i see other people doing giveaways. Unlike do they really send like i. Just wanna well. She did essentially a screenshot Yeah we're doing all that there will be bigger and better giveaways. Sometimes you never know. Never nothing you can get better than a baptist but understand. We did it summer doing a lot. And we're trying to keep up trying to do more fun things. We're trying to talk with into doing things shouldn't do before it's a big part of it there. It's basically like weekend at bernie's over here they kinda just drag my my body around and forced me to do my corpse to do things a lot of trying to like. Close that computer. Put you in these clothes. It's a lot of benton gusting up my corpse. We're trying we're doing the most so come along for it so Trixie mattel this interview. We did a couple of weeks ago. I was in pico. Vid fog But thankfully Benton sparkling and we had a surprise. You guys were all over this on the internet to getting dmz. the trick is gonna be on the show. I guess she had posted something and people were like the siphoning while the wallpaper was. You were everywhere. We those i noticed person follows this person now. It was like detective. I was like mentally handicapped during this episode so benton basically ran the show for me and i cannot thank you enough for asking all the questions. I was not smart enough to record four hours. We have a lot. We had such a good time. We had to cut it down. Maybe stuff you'll see later on. It's going to be in the podcast here and there we'll put it out but it was but we've had some like little obstacles and but we overcame them and we're now like core like living in bubbles like were shooting in plexiglass are are Studio looks like a space odyssey. The set of yeah. We're not gonna show you anymore studio either. We're gonna do a big reveal later when we because we're yelling it. Yeah we're not gonna show you anymore. Teaser. and then we have so we. I mean whitney specifically amazing guests in twenty twenty one. Like i feel like our guest list is getting. Why is it any better. I think amazing. Amazing amazing. And i'm working really really hard. You guys to not do them remotely. I know that That remote design podcasts or not ideal. I'm working so hard to get everybody tested and make sure it's safe but getting guests in person in los angeles. It's you know it's really hard right now because of the numbers here but we're following all the protocol set by the cdc. Oh i am that website. And i are so look if cement intimate connect it drew not manage your favorite tv show for filming. Leave us alone exactly. We are literally doing the protocol of a marvel movie. The six the six of us kind doctor and and then starting next week we're going to have Opens like we're gonna have content. We're gonna have. Gt's up we're going to be doing. The news opens. We're gonna freebritney. That's our big We made that promise last year. Follow short now. We're gonna freer. We're gonna freak springer an ice cream cone. Don't you worry. Laura wasser coming on the show. I have a legal professional coming on the show. She's gonna help as well I'm on it against the queen. I love you. Guys door elevates interrupt this chaos to talk about the most important thing to me food. I am so lazy when it comes to food at. I cannot believe that eight years old. I am still such a brat about eating healthy. I'm just a brat. I'm realizing i'm brad stall you're not a at all you'll probably be. I'm saying like what's a lot easier with daily. Harvard daily harvest made for someone like me. Someone who's a brad who's like look. I never figured out how to eat healthy. I'm not gonna do it. Never going to do it not gonna learn how to cook. I refuse like it's made for an invalid like me. I love the idea that our sponsors pay us so that we can. We can just build up tension of what. The ad is middle of the food related. They're trying to guess like who could it be well. I like to set the stage. Because i don't just take any sponsor. Well it is daily harvest and they are awesome. We have some products. You wanna hold him up. Hold on this. The flat bread no but daily. This is the thing there it's made for people that are like it's healthy on the go. Ready food yeah. If you're a trash person like me and do not take care of yourself just honestly if you daily harvest in your life later on this morning. What's this one. 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"mattel" Discussed on Good For You
"Juke juju benton I'm still post covid brain fog and you are peaking so you are now running the spot cows too because my brain is broken. She'll be assured but ten how going no tell like. It's it's very frustrating. I'd my mental state is Mercurial best spotty would you call me spotty. I wouldn't call him a cure without an audience. L. dotty old lady now I'm in and out i. I've been so reluctant to record. Podcasts Because i had cove ed after. It's it's a it's a mess. It's it's psychological game nor logical war warfare. More for kind of it's just you. And your brain and your. It's a haunted house. i. I feel like i'm going in a haunted house loan. That's what it feels like every day. So how covert affect this. So i'm a little slow i have. I do have the covert fog. I heard people complaining about this. And i didn't believe them. I thought they were exaggerating picture. Math where we go any further know him. Oh i'm sure. I'm wearing the mask around my neck visual medium as well. Sorry watch i just like your best. I look like an uncircumcised dick all the time because i just have a mask like round my neck and a turtleneck and I covering has. Dixie get a bad rap. I'm a big fan of uncircumcised dickson. You know that. I didn't i'll i will pretend like i did it for the sake of this. Of course we talk about all the time. It's helpful all the things you can put in there you're knickknacks use whatever uncircumcised decks. I feel like in a pandemic probably for safe the safest dick you can get down on you. Because they're always llamas. No covert in there. Maybe a little gouda covert. Oh so. I definitely feel like i was clowning on people who had co fed drama. You know you're never. You're not the same afterwards like you can't remember where you are. Your memory goes. I was like oh. That's all hollywood. People went on a retreat. We get it. Yeah they were like oh. The sign isn't set the same little different thought people being dramatic. But i don't know if it's because i had the blood type a because i'm a negative. Shocker a negative negative. I'm what according corny dr joke. That's my personality type. A negative But yeah like. I'm the way i talk it's slower and i'm definitely a covid case basketcase. Well china podcast through it. I mean it did affect you pretty hard. How that's true did. I didn't see for three weeks. Affected you hard. Because i was quarantine very safely and my little nook and you were gone. You were not there. I would get phone calls from the lover. And i would get you know some hot tips. How can you. Can you help me out on getting her to do this. Or how can we get her. You know from one room to another. My lover stayed with me all through cova Did not get it somehow. I mean we're not for negating. I don't think from what i will. If you were there some we have some different time back to square one on that you. Can you imagine if he was just kill bell like having coughing with a knife having sex with me while i was passed out on covert. But yeah i i've been i went. I was down. I also embarrassed myself on a zoom call for the comedy store. Also what we're just making up a different personality for yourself. Every time i would speak to you different you know you had sent me. I should find those message. You had sent me four different spray tan artist artists. And you said we have to book them. After i'm out of covid. I was like okay. That sounds fine. Sure and you were like. I just feel like we should mortagne. I mean when when. I am cova da. I did start hallucinating. A little bit but i couldn't i wasn't going outside. I was walking. I wasn't doing anything and it was. I guess i probably wanted to get a spray tear but then you can be. You also said. I wear so much sunscreen. We wear so much sunscreen. Okay you started tax me about spray. Tanning spray tanner's you also sent me Remember i don't remember any of this. Yeah you don't. Because i was like shocked book we've talking about. I asked you to book self tanners spray ten artists. Okay okay spray. Ten artists you also asked me to book To find a new flower shop. What a new a new. Our shop order flowers from. Okay for for guests. Forgive okay so side. Effect of covid. You very generous. A lot of allow trying new things talking about piercings tattoos. Oh i do wanna get get that. i know. Israel new tech giant horse on my forearm giant a giant china. It's going to happen and it's happening and that's not a gopher thing no that's why for later there's a lot of weird requests like that a lot of very like beauty base request a lot of like the facials and a lot of stuff like that. I felt a scotch. I was like. Finally i felt disgusting. I was in bed for four weeks straight. I could not felt just gross. You know you kept passenger routes retouched and i was like will will circle back. I think it was. Because when i dyed my hair and had all these crazy haircutters i already looked like a covert patient before i had cove it. You know what i mean. Yeah the behavior of the way act. You're gonna die your own hair but you're saying my personality is so nuts anyway that i think people are like oh i was in covert fog before covid it. You know. that's just my personality. So i think i one point your lover called phone an good old two in the afternoon and lovely time of day and he said. Can you talk to her. I can't get it out of the car. And he put you on speakerphone. And you said. I'm not getting out of the car until i get my yogurt so serious. And he was like they're inside and you were like. I'm not standing in line without my my my yogurt when i was like. Just get your her up. Because i was trying to make sure that i was bouncing the good and bad bacteria going to the hospital already. Came bats boundary. And i stand by that. I don't remember saying it but not agree. She sounds strong. She's delusional because you pay. You wanted the yogurt for what you got out of the hospital bitch. Sounds like someone who knows what they need when they need. You had already came back from the hospital so you were at your home and thought you relieving again. I was like a monster lunch packing a lunch. You're in a monster. I think a yogurt so nice snack like really would have been better care of myself. Yeah you are. And i'm i'm turning over a new leaf. I 'cause we're you know. I was not taking care of my immune system. I was sick for like two weeks. That was that's embarrassing. That's us that. There's no excuse. I i think it's i don't know if it's just being a woman being comedian. I don't know why for whatever reason i do. Tend to self deprive and let myself be sick for too long. And i let it go and i worry about everybody else except myself and then i'm sick and it's all it's getting old to me have nothing to being a woman or a comedian. A lot having to being whitney. It's just made us be a like a work working. I just work through being sick. I mean that's what we when i first met. You were sick him gone towards you and you were you. Were so sick that you had to sleep between sets and kentucky okay and then fell down the stairs. What yeah remember we found when you were coming down. I grabbed your backpack. Did you were so like. I feel your poisoning me in gas lighting me working. I'm not very good at it So been sick for a minute and then it turns into something else. It's always like it's you know. What is that. I think it's i think in my head. I have this. Like i've got to get it all done now before i run out of time. And he's your body's way of saying take a vacation. That's what yeah. Yeah between your body and instagram. They really want you to go somewhere. Yeah working on but that's cool Because now we're here now. We're here we're fine. We're back rebecca up. And i.
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"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"Our last episode hasbro narrowly escaped a hostile takeover by mattel but now the two rivals face a new threat but digital age with kids switching from plastic playthings to screen based entertainment. The titans of toys need new ways to capture kids. Imaginations mattel thinks it's joined the tech fast track by buying the learning company. But it's in for a nasty surprise. This is episode six hasbro versus mattel screen. Dreams it's february two thousand in the offices of a wall street investment. Bank mattel is holding. A board meeting with them is a balding man with grace. Double video game. Industry veteran bernie stole are a few years back. He helped launch sony's playstation video game console in america. now he's about to give mattel's board a crucial presentation to the board members. Look like deer caught in the headlights. A year ago they approve the multibillion dollar buyout of the learning company. They thought they had bought a golden goose instead. They got a turkey. The learning company is losing so much money it's obliterated mattel's prophets and crashed its share price so the board asked stole are to assess the situation. Now he's ready to deliver the bad news. You won't like this company it's jaw. It's losing a million dollars every day. It's overloaded with debt. It's invested little in creating new products and it's existing brands or outdated and in steep decline restructuring. The company will take at least two years. And it'll cost up to one hundred million dollars still are let's settle and then continues my advice. Get rid of it. Give it away if you must. The boards hopes for a silver lining are shattered. And they also know someone must take the fall for this mess all is in the room. Turn to mattel. Ceo jill bod. She's one of just four female fortune. Five hundred ceos. She was instrumental in making barbie. A billion dollar a year toy. But there's no saving her now. Barade- knows it to after striking a fifty million dollars severance package. She resigned a few months later. Mattel hands learning company to a venture capital group for next to nothing but mattel's rocky start to the new century is far from over its august. Two thousand and in mattel's parking lot. Barbie clothes designer carter bryant is on edge he scans the cars and sees the woman. He's looking for her name. Is veronica marlowe and she used to work within at mattel but now she's an independent consultant after spotting her in her car he makes sure no one's around knocks on the window and gets into the passenger seat. Hi veronica sorry to make you meet me here are you okay. You seem worry. What is this all about. You remember my leave of absence awhile back sure. Well i stayed with my parents in missouri. And when i was there i saw these really cool looking high school girls walking down the street. I was inspired by them. And so i did sketches of a doll line based on them. I brought them to show you and if you like them well can you help me find someone to buy the rights. Okay but why come to me. Why show mattel. You know what they're like. They just want the same old safe pretty barbie dresses. I don't trust them to do. My ideas justice. Brian hands his sketchbook to marlow inside are drawings of sassy multi-ethnic teen dolls with rainbow. Colored hair edgy clothes and a strong girl. Power by above them or the words. Meet the brats. That's brats spelled with a z for extra street cred. Wow they are cool. I like the large heads reminds me of anime which is definitely on trend. I i'll show them around. See who bites a few days. Later marlowe calls bryant. She's arranged a meeting. With isaac larry on the iranian co founder of mga entertainment m. g. is a small californian toymaker accompanied. That's never had a hit toy. Mainly survives by distributing video games. Bryant arrives at larry's office with a prototype. Brad's it's a frankenstein's monster of a doll piece together. From discarded barbie part. It's in homemade clothes and an oversized pair of ken. Boots larry and is not impressed. Ooh that's ugly ugly ugly and weird. Just then larry and twelve year. Old daughter enters the office. She spots the doll and rushes over. Oh my god that is so cool. Can i have this. Suddenly larry doubt vanishes seems like. I'm wrong she knows best. It's brilliant larry and offers bryant a deal and in two thousand one. The brats arrive fashion passion fashioned for fashion space in nba pushes brats says the anti barbie dolls with different skin. Tones almond shaped is buried body shapes and plenty of street cred and instead of pretty gallons. They come dressed in mix and match fashions midriff exposing tube tops. Aqua colored platform heels knit caps and cargo pants. But larry knows beating. Barbie will be an uphill battle so.
"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"Through the concourse passing. Travelers gathered at gates their flights. He stops and checks. The overhead signed for directions to the executive lounges. He takes the left and heads down a corridor before finally reaching the room. He's looking for he enters. An inside mattel ceo. John amon is waiting. He's wearing a blue suit and striped black and yellow. Tie with him. Is jill broad the glamorous barbie executive who is lining up to be a successor. Amerman look set out burns briefcase. They in their alpert nods and puts the briefcase on the table. He opens the combination. Lock lifts the lid inside are five doll heads nestled in dark grey foam. It's been three years since hasbro. British fashion doll cindy into a barbie. Look the since then. Hasbro and mattel have been at war mattel's wild multiple lawsuits claiming counterfeiting and copyright infringement against hasbro and hasbro's hit back with countersuits of its own in courts across europe barbie. And cindy have been stripped measured and observed from every angle their busts legs eyelashes and even nostrils all subject to intense courtroom scrutiny. But these legal attacks are going nowhere every time court backs mattel another sides with hasbro and now the toy giants are tired of the constant expensive courtroom clashes. They want a truce for that to happen. Cindy needs a new head ahead. Mattel can live with and a five doll heads. In the briefcase or hasbro's peace offering amerman in barraged carefully. Examine each one. Murad picks up one of the heads. She holds it between her right thumb and index finger. rotating it back and forth. No not this one. The nose is too much. Like barbie's anchorman makes a note. And they move onto the next head. After ten minutes of deliberation the mattel exempt settle on head number three. Alpine looks relieved. So will you drop the lawsuits. Yes how are lawyer to drop the settlement right away. The war of the dolls is over. But the peace between hasbro mattel will be short. lived amens still smarting from losing taco. He's been searching for a new big acquisition and he thinks he's found what he's been looking for his new target is the upstate new york preschool toy giant fisher price fisher. Price has had a rough start to the nineties. It began the decade under the ownership of quaker roads. Trying to make toys for kids over five but its plan failed after sustaining heavy losses. Quaker spun off fisher. Price now fisher. Price is an independent company. Making it right for a takeover forever man buying fisher price makes a lotta sense. It would reduce mattel's dependence on barbie. It would also allow the company to directly challenge. Hasbro's playskool line of toys for preschoolers airmen also reckons. He can squeeze huge growth out of fisher price by expanding. Its international reach. And this time. Well this time. Auermann doesn't get outbid in summer. Nineteen ninety-three mattel. Snares fisher price with a stock swap. Offer worth one billion dollars. The buyout instantly puts mattel neck and neck with hasbro again. He's like tonka never happened. But it's amerman next strike. That will really rattle. It's rhode island nemesis. It's ten fifteen pm on june fourth. Nineteen ninety-four a motorbike courier dressed in leather racing towards central london. He's got forty five minutes to make it speeds through the rain past. Heathrow airport weaving between the trap down the overpass by the orange glow of sodium. Streetlights rep ziama. He can't be soon. He's in central london. Whipping past the natural history museum buckingham palace in trafalgar square. He zips along the bank of the thames before taking a sharp left into the city of london. As saint paul's cathedral looms into view. The writer knows he's nearly but the clocks still ticking stops outside the london stock exchange and dismounts. He grabs a thick brown package from the box on the back of his bank and races inside as he reaches the reception desk he flips the visor of his helmet. I'm filing bid for j w spears and sons. Plc the receptionist has been expecting him. She checks the clock. It's ten fifty four cutting it close but you made it in time for career relaxes. The deadline was eleven pm. The package he's just delivered is mattel's seventy nine million dollar bid for british board game manufacturer spears spears decades old but it's famous for one thing owning the rights to the word game scrabble outside north america until the courier showed up the toy industry assumed that hasbro would become the new owner of spears. Hasbro already owns the north american rights to scrabble. It also holds a quarter of spear stock so back in rhode island. Hasbro's ceo alan hassenfeld is confidently waiting to hear that. His bid has been accepted. Finally spears chairman francis spear calls. Hi francis i assume the offers been accepted. Actually know why mattel made last minute offer. That was higher in the board is accepted it. I'm sorry allen. I if my choice alone it would have been. You hassenfeld stunned. He never imagined. Mattel would even wants fears after all mattel's a minor player in board games scrabble short on growth potential to hassenfeld amerman strike for spears seems almost well spiteful and that worries them because hasbro has another british ally that mattel could target next. The board game manufacturer waddington's waddington's publishes monopoly in the uk in return. Let's hasbro waddington's detective game clue in north. America clue is one of the world's popular board games. We three million copies sold worldwide every year. Hasbro isn't willing to risk waddington's falling into mattel's hands so hasbro hurriedly buys waddington's to secure the rights to clue hasn't felt as confident. His quick thinking has avoid another blow from mattel but mattel's next move is one hassenfeld never anticipated. Its april nineteen ninety-five in upscale manhattan restaurant. John vogelstein and john rosen walled or having dinner in a private room you to have more than their first names in common. They're both moneymen worth millions. And they've also got a mutual interest in the toy business. Vogelstein sits on the board of mattel while rosen. Walled is a hasbro director. Their meeting as friends but vogelstein got a secret agenda. Hasbro's rosenwasser raises a glass of wine in the air toast. Then to mattel annual sales all three point two billion dollars of it not that. I'm thrilled to see mattel become biggest toy company again. Of course well hasbro's not done bad. Has it two point seven. Billions not to be sniffed at sure maybe next year you'll be the one toasting my team are. Maybe we'll be toasting the same team. Rose in wild gives his stocky gray haired dining companion puzzle. Look what are you me. I'm thanking our companies should get together do merger interesting thought. Think about it. Six billion dollar kids entertainment powerhouse man. I'm telling you it would be unstoppable. It's worth exploring. i'll tell you what. Let me talk to alan See if he's game after the dinner wall calls. Alan hassenfeld recounts the conversation. So that's what we discussed. I thought you should know. Apparently john emmons came to how about you sleep on it. Let me know what you think tomorrow..
"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"In the last episode mattel got caught playing make believe with its accounts while hasbro struggled to survive the seventies. Now it's the early eighties and mattel's back on track. It's shaken off. Its books cooking scandal and plugged into the new video game craze. It's home video games console. The television is delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in sales every year. Hasbro chief stephen hassenfeld. Canadian watch with envy. Hasbro can afford to get into video games so instead. He's hunting for a toy that can revive his company's fortunes. This is episode for resurrection. Joe the hasbro voice team is back in front of hassenfeld after two weeks scrambled a redo their botched. Gi joe pitch. They know today is their final chance to revive the company's iconic soldier doll hassenfeld settles in his chair and signals for them to start the team. Dims the lights. But today there are no theatrics just advertising chief job mccalla slide projector. You're right we don't have a movie. We have something. Better he clicks to the first slide a mockup of a gi joe comic book. We've got a marvel comic. It will tell the story of gi. Joe and elite peacekeeping force that defends the world from the terrorist group cobra. We're going to give marvel the entire gi joe ad budget so they can promote the comic using animated tv ads. The comic in those commercials will reach way more kids than star wars because kids can only see star wars when it's in theaters. That's our hook. The team waits for hassenfeld response. But he says nothing so they turn out the light hassenfeld at the back of the room. Are those tears. Welling up in his is finally he speaks. I wish my father was alive to see this. I'm going to the cemetery. I need to tell him. Gi joes back and without hassenfeld leaves the room. But hasbro's not the only toymaker plotting to take on star wars three thousand miles away in los angeles mattel's also preparing an assault on the action. Figure market for mattel challenging star. Wars isn't just about money. It's about pride to in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven. The company turned down the rights to star wars. Half a million dollars to make toys for a no name. Movie from a little known director. Sounded like a really dumb idea back then. The company's been ruing that decision ever sense. But now mattel thinks it has a star wars killer a line of fantastic action. Figures called the masters of the universe. But mattel wants to be sure about its new idea before starting production. And that's why it's invited toys r. us to it's l. A. headquarters for a preview as the toys r. Us buyer watches. Mattel vice-president marc ellis introduces the figures lined up on the meeting rooms table. Each one is locked in a ready to fight pose. He grabs an improbably muscular barbarian with blonde hair. This is he man. he's the hero and the most powerful man in the universe next. Ls grabs a blue skinned beefcake with a skull face understood. And this is he. Man's archenemy the evil steeler tar. Now let me show you. What makes them really special after placing the two figures nose to nose on the table. He pulls back man's right arm causing the figures torso swivel round then. Ls let's go and how he meant snaps back into place in his clenched fist slams into skeletal sending the evil one flying. That's the power patch. Kids will go nuts for this next. Ls hands the buyer a pocket sized comic book two weeks ago. This didn't exist. But after their first toy buyer complained there was nothing to explain the characters. Mattel quickly created this illustrated guide. Every figure will come with these comics which will tell the masters of the universe story. The buyer looks puzzled. Thought you said these were for five year olds well. Five year olds. Don't read what use is a comic. Ls fields a surge. Panic toys r. Us can't reject masters of the universe. There too big of a chain so he improvises. I forgot to mention the animated tv. Show the man from toys r. Us leaves happy. But now mattel's got a tv show to make it teams up with the cartoon studio but the animated series won't be ready for almost two years until then he man's going to have to battle gi joe without tv backup in early. Nineteen eighty-two hasbro in mattel's rival action figures arrive in stores and both the new lines sell fast mattel's muscle bound figures gross almost forty million dollars that year. Double what the company expected. But they're no match for hasbro's. Josh joe with the help of the tie in marvel comic it rakes in fifty million dollars but then.
"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"Beautiful fall. I'll make believe that alex. Del mattel also sends toy stores carousel like barbie counter displays and view masters preloaded with photos. It introduced girls to the doll and her stylish wardrobe get ups like a peachy wool coat and a brightly colored sheath dress at first neither the in store promotional materials or tv commercials seem to work but then summer break changes everything. Barbie starts banishing from the shelves as stores get wiped out new orders. Start as a trickle. And then begin snowballing. Faster and faster. By christmas mattel's japanese factories can't keep up with the demand and it's not just barbie. That's in demand. Her clothes are selling out to especially her elaborate white wedding gown young girls across the nation. Send mattel gushing fan letters. But they've also got a burning question quite as barbie have a wedding gown but no groom as the letters. Poor in mattel realizes. It can't ignore the fans any longer. It's time barbie got a boyfriend. Ruth names zim. Ken after her son but before he can go into production mattel's got a tricky decision to make. It's early one thousand. Nine hundred sixty one. And in the mattel conference room and unusual meeting is underway in the room or ruth and elliot handler next to them as barbies pixie haired fashion designer charlotte johnson. An extra her is jack ryan. The company's gnome faced engineering. Chief on the table are three prototype cans and they've all got their pants down ryan grins at his colleagues. Well this is awkward. Isn't the four. Lean in for a closer look at their groins of the three cans. Can number one is smooth like barbie. Ken number two has a small bump and ken number three well. He's got the whole package. Elliott makes a grossed out face at number three no way to number three absolutely not charlotte johnson ways in ditto for number one. That's that's just weird girls will know something's not right as soon as they pull his pants down. Which and let's face it. it's gonna be straight away. Ruth nods in agreement yet. He needs something down there. Ryan looks for a compromise. All right how about this. How about we give him a bulge but also trunks. That can't be taken off. The compromise carries the day. Ken will have a modest lump. Shielded by irremovable but when the first candles arrived from japan. his red swimtrunks aren't fused to his loins. Unable to figure out how to fix the shorts. The japanese decided not to bother not that it matters. By the time. Ken turns up. Barbie is nothing. Short of unstoppable by nine thousand nine hundred sixty to the doll that wants shocked toy store buyers has become a pop culture icon. She's got her own magazine. A huge fan club and a series of bestselling novels and as a proto feminist independent woman. Barbies even got a flashy pat of her own. The eight dollar dream house barbies. Also made mattel the number one toymaker in america with annual revenues of eighty six million dollars every toy maker in the world. Envy's mattel in its material girl not least hasbro. Hasbro not had a breakout. Since mr potato had a decade earlier the family owned company is still depending on its pencil. Factory to stay afloat hasbro toy chief. Merrill hassenfeld can only hope that one day his company will find a barbie of its own. But what hassenfeld isn't expecting is that his barbie won't be a fashion icon but a scar faced military man on the next episode hasbro's toy makers go undercover mattel goes hot riding and merrill hasn't filled debates whether to challenge gender norms from wonder this is episode one of hasbro versus mattel for business wars. If you like our show please give us a five star rating review and fisher to tell your friends. Subscribe on apple podcasts. Spotify wanna reactor wherever you're listening right now and listen to episodes one week early. Join wondering plus you'll also find some links in offers from our sponsors in the episode notes. Supporting them helps us. Keep offering our shows for free another way you can support. The show is by filling out a small survey at wondering dot com slash survey. And tell us which business stories you'd like to hear a quick note about re-creations you've been hearing in most cases we can't know exactly what was said at the time though caesar dramatization but they are based on historical research. I'm your host david brown. Tristen donovan wrote this story. Karen low is our senior producer and editor edited and produced by. Emily frost. sound design by. Kyle randall kate. Young is our associate producer. Our executive producers are jenny lower beckmann and.
The Most Important Chart for the Markets
"We start off tonight with the most important charter in the market. Because of course we would according to one of our traders check out the yield curve spread between ten and two year treasuries at its highest level since february twenty eighteen. So our rates off to the racist. Could this rate shock crush this record rally karen. You flag this yeah. I don't know it will crush this record rally. We don't want rates to skyrocket to quickly. I mean this is a big move but still you know. The absolute is seventy eight basis points but it is sort of telling us that the expectation is that the economy. Oh heat up and we've seen that. The resources traded that tim talks about. We've seen in energy. We're seeing it in the banks Even though they don't really aren't giant to ten spread they do trade that way. So it's indicative of the expectation of a heating economy. Maybe also more stimulus. So that's sort of how position but i also have a big inflation bet on because i do think there is a chance that inflation gets away from the fed and i don't know what they would do in the shorter to medium term the timeframe though tim i mean it's got to be a goldilocks right. Just enough inflation. Not too much inflation. It's gotta be just right. Yeah i mean it definitely not too hot not too cold and you have a case where normalized rates coming out of this and whatever that means also but where we were coming into kobe remember. We're somewhere between one. Forty one seventy five and the ten year so pointed out what the trades that have been beneficiaries or have had the extra boost that comes from this and the resources trade. I mean look coppers three fifty. We haven't been three fifty since march of two thousand and thirteen and some of the trades that look like it's back to the future in the resource look at steel companies. And i'm not just talking about us. Steel look at mattel which arguably the biggest deal company in the world or posco. These you know mt. pk ex. Those are names. you can track over here freeport. We talk about all the time. So i think you have a case where the assessment of all of this to me is more about normalizing. It's not that we're in great shape. And in fact i think we're in a tough place for markets and even some of these trades when we've normalized but we aren't near normalization at this point then later on fiscal even if that's disappointing number Infrastructure to me is is going to continue to rally in these trades member again. you don't buy commodities when you're when they're cheap you buy them when they're running and when they're expensive and i think there's a lot left to do here.
Interview With Dr Matteo Luzzeri
"In this last part of our discussion. We review the lessons learned from the empirical work as avella's mateos thoughts on future directions. In this gnassinde line of research from the show notes. You will find a link to mattel's research which will help in exploring his work for dr martin. Luther terry completed his doctoral dissertation in the field of sports psychology at florida state university. He's also professional water skier. A coach and has a very popular water skiing. Podcast i hope you enjoy the last part of our discussion. A new already. Obviously done a massive amount of work of in- inputting this research together. But i was wondering if you have looked at The actual content of those findings or kind of that would be interesting to take the actual writing and do more qualitative research and analysis on those writings to more. Understand what what's going on there. Yeah so that's that's step two This was definitely something that i want to to follow up on Hopefully when i when my current job winds down in a couple of months. I'll be able to to dive into that. I have obviously read all the old writings And i have done some quantitative analyses on them so Defending the fact that was stopping the tricon of me of meaning. What i ended up doing was analyzing The the words of the type of words that were used. And i use the a what is called dinning quiz. Sticking quired word count so this is A software essentially dead categorizes richton words a bits of text of any length in categorizes the amount of wards in percentage across the totality of words on some categories. It's It's called the liw. See any something that has been used He's being used quite a beating psychological research. And so what i did. Was i analyzed for the intervention group. Six writing Sessions the six writings and suffering since if the expressive the expressive writing exercise about a negative. Like the most traumatic event in sports would elicit more negative emotion than the one about the positive and uplifting event or for instance if the reflective writings would elicit more innovative processing words than dependent. Back your exercises. So i did this type of analyses of tried to see more of like a manipulation of of sorts. So were might writing exercises actually eliciting what they were supposed to release it and fortunately that seemed to be seemed to be the case But in terms of qualitative work. Even i haven't done anything formerly on the data yet. Okay so that would be something that. At least i am very much looking forward to hearing when you when you had the time to look into that and in terms of your intervention. So you mentioned that it was fairly short if you had all the time and resources in the world would you look to do something. That is a longer timespan or what. What would you do differently. If you had all the time resources you needed Seats you might. You might be surprised by my answer. But i would actually make it shorter That's interesting provided a war to do this. Study again because one of the point that in my defense the mike committee made is that you're already working with athletes who are burnt out. And you made the case that they're burned out that you screen for them You we can. We can argue about the criteria. Used to of course. But i went through the effort of screening and taking those who were hiring burnout so the less the least demanding of intervention the better and despite my intervention. I don't think. I don't think was super demanding. Because the average time that is spent on these activities was twenty minutes so twenty times. Three was two hours total across two weeks. Some murky enslaving took more So i i don't think he was very demanding but if i had to do it again with burn out athletes i would probably do. It even shorter if i were to just try to increase. Presence of meaning in sports in athletes not necessarily burnt out athletes Probably i would either do the same or more but the the gold standard would be to to being person as opposed to online There are that are studies he now during interventions a lot of mindfulness intervention studies showing a lot of benefits from an online intervention compared to a nonintervention certainly in not a lot of differences between an online intervention in in-person intervention. Buddy seems to me therefore topics that are these There so the the manding and somewhat strange to talk about how to write about possibly im- person might. We might see something a little different. Yeah i mean as a qualitative researcher. I
Families are Bored, So Classic Toys Are Hot Again
"You know good old fashioned tonka trucks. Barbie dolls and legos are hot again shirts. The holiday shopping season a time when toy sales usually sore. But that's not the reason for this specific spike. The pandemic has changed toy buying habits. According to the washington post parents seeking to entertain board kids and get them off their devices started searching for toys and games that didn't have buttons are screens and they found what they were looking for on the shelves of some of the country's most iconic brands mattel home to such names as hot wheels. Love him and fisher. Price has been watching. Its long loved labels fly out of warehouses at the same time. The company watched it stocks soar. Nearly eighty percent over the past. Six months it's barbie who's leading the charge. However sales of that iconic doll jumped nearly thirty percent in the third quarter the largest quarterly increase in at least two decades. But today's barbie isn't the same tall blond you may remember. In recent years mattel has made barbie dolls more inclusive for years ago. The company introduced curvy tall in petite versions of the dolls. Earlier this month mattel announced barbie extra dolls align a five dollars that have varied body shapes skin tones and features and customers loved finding barbie pals who looked like them so much that some of the new dolls are already sold out according to the washington post toy sales have been something to smile about an dismal retail sector market research firm. Npd group says toy sales are up. Nearly twenty percent year-over-year and parents are turning to the toys of their own childhoods classic playthings like dolls trucks. Let kids amuse themselves for as long as they want. The report says. There's no game over until mom or dad. Say-so board games and puzzles have been other hot sellers. Which has been good news for mattel. Rival hasbro game and puzzle sales spiked nearly ninety five percent in the first two months of the pandemic according to the group when summer hits sailed slowed but many expect another spike as people head back indoors the washington post reports in the third quarter sales of hasbro's monopoly scrabble and dungeons and dragons jumped more than twenty percent according to fox. Business news indicating. That kids aren't the only ones in need of entertainment. Some adults are looking to get in on the fun themselves.
Stock market news today: Dow, S&P waver on stimulus holdup, earnings
"Most stocks rose after the Trump administration resuscitated hopes for a spending package. Treasuries remained higher. 10 Year Yield 100.83% on this Friday the S and P up 12 closing at 34 65. That was a gain of 650.35%. Today, The Dow tumbled 27 points lower by 1/10 of 1% at the worst level but now have been down. 213 dropped their of 7/10 of 1% NASDAQ up 42 for the NASDAQ composite index. That was a game Just about 4/10 of 1% on the week as MP had a weekly loss of about 10.55% Bob Doll is chief equity strategist of Nuveen. He was our guest moments ago, right here on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. So the market is saying, and I think they're a lot of fundamentals to suggest. The largesse of policymakers, monetary and fiscal all around the world are going to provide us with some grist for the mill. If he will, economy is going to be okay now that's dependent on covert behaving itself with some point And eventually a vaccine. Intel after earnings dropped 10.6% today until slumped after a surprise drop in data center. Sales of tepid forecast added to concern that the company is losing its lead in computer chips. American Express is constituting program fell short in the third quarter. American Express shares shares today today down down by by 3.6%. 3.6%. Mattel Mattel rallied rallied after after third third quarter quarter results results shattered shattered expectations expectations Motel Motel up up today today by by 9.6% 9.6% rival rival Hasbro Hasbro Up Up by by 2.4%. 2.4%. So So again, again, recapping recapping turned turned out out to to be be a a mixed mixed day. day. The The down down lower lower SNP SNP NASDAQ NASDAQ Quoth Quoth Higher Higher Gold Gold Little Little Change Change Down Down 72 since the ounce at 1903, West Texas, Intermediate Crew down 2.2% re capping SNP up 12 gain of 4/10 of 1%.
Elton John is getting his own Barbie doll
"Elton John has his very own Barbie doll. Mattel released a special edition Barbie of the icon yesterday to kill Marie. The 45th anniversary of his two sold out shows at Dodger Stadium Back in 1975. So the doll Sports is colorful, zip up bomber jacket with Elton Am Boston cursive across the chest with some flare jeans with his E J initials at the bottom, and the doll also wears this rainbow striped platform boots and a purple Bowler hat. With pink sunglasses
Elton John is getting his own Barbie doll
"Barbie manufacturer but tell a musician Elton John or collaborating to create a new doll. Mattel's website says the Elton John Barbie includes nods to John's iconic style, which Includes rainbow striped platform shoes, a purple bowler hat and pink tinted sunglasses. The 73 year old musician told People magazine. He was inspired by all his favorite sunglasses from his 20,000 pair collection. The doll being sold for
Looking for a good scare? Here are 12 of the best underrated horror movies you need to stream this Halloween
"Halloween season where all stuck at home no one's allowed to go trick or treating in some areas. No one's allowed to do a lot of things. A lot of areas now the other day I was sitting at home and I talked about this to go I was wanting to watch my cheesy horror movies and right now I. Think I'm trying to get I'm trying to get caught up on the Har Movies because my wife does not like horror movies. She does not like she's like they scare me and like on our movies today like modern day horror movies aren't like the horror movies like the junk scares that you that you were watching the Halloween the Friday, the thirteenth, which kind of cheesy after a certain point or any old school halloween movies that. Everyone was scared about I was like Oh my God murderer murderers, ones that really really get me and I'll eat them up. I'll eat them up all day long. I'll sit when my covers pulled all the way up through my nose is those paranormal activities if they could just do a whole bunch of those based in different areas and make me feel like they're real man I love that. I, love watching. Watch Houma God who that could happen that technically could happen. That's the way how a horror movies would scare me is technically that would happen Texas chainsaw massacre. Yes. Sure. If you're a bunch of dumb ass kids in the middle of Texas freighter Thirteenth Yeah No one's coming back from the dead, not yet and. Michael Myers escape from a mental institution. Yeah. That that that can happen somewhere. But not here, this company right here anytime they put their name on a movie. You know how you see the opening credit I say the opening credits the distributed by a such and such film bubble Blah broadcasting or whatever. If I ever see this right here on a movie I'm I'm what I'm already sold I'm watching it and it's bloom house productions b. l.. U. M. House productions, and it's got the low kids sitting in the corner and the the spinning rocking chair because they are a little bit more. Now, the concept of the movie could be really really simple. Really really basic but the way they shoot the movie The cinematography in the movie is always awesome. The music really really awesome. The cut scenes are really really good to the stories flow very, very well, and because of my film theater. And you're like I, don't know what Bloom House production is but you've seen them and here's a top list of all the ones that they started in two thousand. Twenty years ago. By a gentleman by the name, of Jason Blum Jason Blum has created divisions like horror movies, international, TV's and stuff but the horror movies are the ones that like the most and just to give you an idea of what kind of movies they put out you've seen them, you're ready. The first original purge is a bloom house production. Insidious Chapter Two is a blue house production dark skies. Let's see what else paranormal activity in two, thousand, fourteen, another purge the Ouija. Not Luigi Weedy G Board unfriendly, which I just watched the other day and if you watch on fronted it's on Netflix right now it's a really unique concept on how they made just your computer screen itself a horror movie. That's all you see is someone's computer screen and like skype calls, and then that's it. You don't there's no outside footage there's no cameras walking around the building there's no dubbed-in video leads it. Is. One hundred percent done on a computer screen and that's really cool I just watched it. The other day was on call him Fred. Scary nuts gary. It's unique. You just wanted to see it unfold. Let's see split. You know the movie with What's his name Shamlan Bloom House produced it get out with Jordan Peele Bloom House produced it Happy Death Day great movie insidious as you can see I'm. Going right down the list and then of course, the two thousand and twenty one that came out called the again that was a blue house production anytime I see a Blue House production they've got one coming out called the magic eight ball where they teamed up with Mattel film or Mattel films, Mattel the toy they're doing the magic eight ball, which is the one where you shake the ball and you. Could see. Oh my God. My Future Bloom House anything Bloom House has if you're looking for a Halloween a scary night of a theater and watching an extreme weird a lot of movies make you think a lot it's very unique how they approach their style. So anyways, that's Blue House
Barbie 2020 Campaign Team dolls feature Black female candidate
"Is announcing. It's Barbie campaign team. The Toy Company is launching four new Barbie dolls including a black female presidential candidate, the other new barred breeze, our a campaign manager of fundraiser and voter Doll Lisa, McKnight. The global head, of Barbie, Mattel said in a press release Tuesday that they design the Barbie campaign team with a diverse set of to show all girls. They can raise their voices and give girls the tools to imagine play out their future roles set cost about forty bucks and is available now from major online retailers.
"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"Forever. Completely frozen. She's called Elsa. And the name of her movie is frozen. Frozen is a phenomenon it grosses more than a billion dollars at the box office and becomes the biggest animated movie of all time naturally frozen. Send sales of Disney Princess dolls soaring sales that Disney is now seriously considering handing to Mattel's arch enemy. In early twenty fourteen. Disney invites Hasbro to Burbank, California. It wants Hasbro to make its pitch for the Disney Princess rights. It's Hasbro CEO Brian golden moment to shine. And there's a lot at stake. Thanks to frozen. The annual sales of Disney Princess dolls are pushing half a billion dollars. Goelner leads the pitch. I'll inside show that girl. See princesses in much the same way as Boise superheroes. And that means girls are drawn to different characters for different reasons. Those reasons might be aerials mermaid tail Meritas, archery, skills or else's ability to conjure snow Goelner takes a sip of water. And then continues. What's missing from Mattel's marketing of your dolls is anything highlighting the individual appeal of each Princess now, if we had the Disney Princess line, we would draw that out, for example, Tiana from the Princess, and the frog she's an amazing cook we can tap into that the Disney team loves the Tian example, it shows Disney that Hasbro's thinking about its lesser known princesses to in contrast Mattel's focused its energies on the big league. Princesses cinderella. The little mermaid Snow White when the Hasbro team finishes. The Disney execs applaud. Go nurse smiles that his got to be a good sign by the time. Mattel realizes it's about to lose its lucrative. Disney. Princess line. It's too late to win them back in September twenty fourteen. Disney gives Hasbro the rights now Mattel desperately needs Barbie to make a comeback. So it ops for radical action. For decades, Barbies been criticized for impossibly small waist distracting long legs and well endowed breasts. Critics say these proportions give little girls and unrealistic idea of what a woman's body should look like now Mattel's addressing those complaints head on in January twenty sixteen as the first Hasbro Disney Princess dolls reach shores. Mattel unveils the biggest change in Barbies fifty seven year history for generations Barbie dolls have presented image of perfect beauty and for many. That's exactly the problem. But now as NBC's Erica hill tells us Barbie is getting a whole new look Mattel's new Barbies. Embraced diversity Barbies with new facial structures. New skin tones new hair textures and a choice of four body shapes original, petite, curvy and tall. Mattel's decision to finally get with the time to embrace a more inclusive vision of beauty with Barbie generates tons of positive publicity. It makes the TV news the front cover of time magazine and even gets a thumbs up from Ellen Degeneres. But the positive welcome doesn't result in the brand resurrection Mattel hoped for Barbie sales do increase, but by twenty seventeen it's clear that sales bump is nowhere near big enough to make up for losing the Disney princesses. Later that year Hasbro replaces Mattel as America's biggest toymaker for the first time in more than twenty years. But as their seventy year conflict shows, it's never wise to count Mattel out Mattel survived accounting scandals the video game implosion of the eighties and the toxic acquisition of the learning company. It's made comebacks before. And Hasbro knows it. But what their battle does show is that even in toys, the most faddish industry of all strong brands endure so long as they adapt with moves like Barbie's constant reinventions to transformers movie back revival. Mattel and Hasbro have blown apart the old idea that toys R here today gone tomorrow business now, the only dead toys or those that failed to move with the times. And that of course means Hasbro in Mattel's next opportunity to get the jump on each other is always right around the corner.
"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"And courage me to step back from the finances. He wanted me to focus on operations. He felt I lacked the polish Wall Street expects now I disagreed but to avoid conflict. I kept my distance from the finances Ruth takes a drag on her cigarette and continues. Also, I had my mastectomy in June of nineteen seventy and the recovery's been difficult, both, psychologically and physically. So I was less on top of the business. Details than I was before my breast cancer who suggested using Bill and hold orders to meet sales targets at the December nineteen seventy meeting one of the toy division chiefs. I think but it was an off hand comment. My executives. No, I wouldn't condone Bill in ho being used for non bona fide orders. How did you learn the illegitimate orders? Our computer crashed. I asked a senior finance executive what happened. He said it crashed because they were cancelling around twenty million dollars of Bill and hold orders. I asked if the orders were legitimate. He said he didn't know I asked him who was putting in the orders. He said he didn't know I told him to remove the orders, and then I had the executive I believed to be responsible fired eventually the special counsel. Stops the dictaphone. He removes the cassette tape and lock size with Ruth. Mrs handler. I think you're a liar. I am not lying from what others tell me. You are I done. Nothing wrong. Can't you see they're trying to save their own heights? We're done for today at least. Good bye, MRs hendler in October, nineteen seventy five Ruth and Elliot handler resigned. From Mattel a month later, the special counsel issues. His report a five hundred page expose of the rot inside Mattel. The report doesn't name names. But it clearly points the finger at Ruth and finance chief Seymour Rosenberg the US attorney response by indicting them and four others on multiple counts of conspiracy mail fraud and making false financial statements Ruth pleads innocent, but one by one the rest of the accused strike plea bargains as the trial date approaches Ruth caves, she changes her plea to no contest. The judge gives her a suspended forty one year prison sentence allowing her to escape jail time provided she fulfills the terms of her probation. She must also spend the next five years doing five hundred hours a year of community service with the handers gone spear. Mattel CEO starts pulling the company out of the wreckage. He restructures the debt settles the stockholder lawsuits and closes down its film studio and Pet Supplies business. And then comes a revolutionary idea that offers a fresh start for the disgrace toymaker by tapping into the new craze for video games. It's nineteen seventy six and Mattel marketing executive Michael cats just entered the company's preliminary design department in his hand is the must have gadget of the decade a pocket calculator with an LED display. He walks past the cubicles where toyed designers are working on new prototypes. And arrives at the office of preliminary design chief, Richard Chang, the doors open. Hey, wretched got a minute. Shang? Looks up in spots the pocket calculator and cats his hand. Sure, you're here to help me with my budget. No, something better. I hope cat sits down and puts the calculator on the desk. I've been thinking those electric baton ball games. You play on your TV screen or selling like hotcakes. And at the same time the price of these calculators is dropping fast. I mean, I got my first pocket calculator what three years back and cost me two hundred dollars this one here cost just thirty. So I'm thinking can we turn a calculator into a game? You know, a portable electronic game kids can take everywhere. Honestly, I don't know. I I know zip about microprocessors, but it's a heck of an idea. Let me look into it. Jiang hits the road on the hunt for answers, he heads east to Anaheim to visit the manufacturing giant Rockwell International Rockwell's got expertise in calculator electrons. There Chang meets with Rockwell circuit designer and video game fan. Mark lesser. We wanna turn a pocket calculator into a portable game. We're thinking a driving game where you dodge cars that race down the screen at you like the arcade game wheels against so what I need to know is can be done. And if so can it be done in an acceptable retail price. It's possible. But but LED displays are limited. Your cars are just going to be like tiny blips of light. That's fine as for the retail price. What do you think acceptable? Twenty five dollars in most. Okay. Might be possible. I'll give it a shot. In late nineteen Seventy-six Mattel's game goes on sale. It's called auto race. And it's the very first hand held electric game. It sells out immediately, and as the most expensive toy Mattel produces the profit margins are big spear seizes the opportunity. He creates a new division called Mattel electronics and orders it to make more hand held games. Mattel now sees electron IX is the future of play and he wants to put itself at the forefront of this digital revolution. But before it can do that. It's gonna stop Hasbro's new plan to take on Barbie a plan based around TV's hottest frame fighters.
"mattel" Discussed on Business Wars
"Just after four pm the man from Sears arrives at Mattel showroom Ruth spots and Russia's over she immediately draws his attention to her dream doll holding one how for him to see this is no no way, not not not buying that thing. The rejection leaves Ruth crushed. After the Sears buyer leaves Ruth stumbles out of the showroom g pushes her way through the toy fair crowds and toward the sanctuary of her hotel room. As the door shuts behind her. She sits on the bed lights a cigarette with trembling hands and then bursts into tears. Toy fairs disaster for Barbie. So now Mattel's only hope is to get little girls to demand. Barbies. Mattel starts running the first TV ads for Barbie shortly after toy fair. Some day. I'm going to be Backley liking. Kill them. I know just raw. Beautiful. I'll make a Nieve that I. It's tell. Mattel also sends toy stores carousel like Barbie counter. Displays and view masters preloaded with photos that introduce girls to the doll in her stylish wardrobe get ups like a peachy wool coat and a brightly colored sheath dress at first neither the in store promotional materials or TV commercials seem to work, but then summer break changes everything Barbie starts banishing from the shelves as stores get wiped out new orders start as a trickle and then begin.
"mattel" Discussed on Great Women of Business
"The courage of my convictions and quote this coincided with barbara's inevitable divorce many of ruth's deepest fears were coming true it was only a matter of time before these troubles moved in on mattel their diversification strategies began to backfire the companies they had acquired outside of the toy industry including companies in playground equipment audio and plastics had more problems than they were worth the division leads within mattel were competing with one another and tanking productivity even the hiring process lost its old edge and mattel's competitive advantage sank inventories began to back up in the warehouses however as the ringling brothers deal approached mattel needed to keep wall street happy and make sure the rising stock prices remained strong here's where the strategy of bill and hold took over this is a business tactic used to create an illusion of growth before that growth actually occurs this can be a legitimate tactic though it always edges against a moral line revenue is recognized as received before product are actually given to buyer's expenses get moved into later business quarters profit targets or designed to please shareholders while using this tactic mattel even produced fake invoices and bills and.
"mattel" Discussed on QUEERY with Cameron Esposito
"Hey queiroz cameron here incredible news today's guest is trixie mattel yes trixie mattel from drag race from the trixie and caccia show on vice land from like a really successful show on youtube called and she's got a bunch of amazing folk albums out anyway this is just an artist that i have been following a lot in i would say like the past couple of years and i'm just so proud of her and happy for her because she's really killing it right now i giant headlining tours doing like fifty nine dates i think she told me during this interview and she slotted us in during one of two days that she's home here in los angeles so please like tweeted her and just say trixie you're you're fucking awesome for making time for query she's a gem i am so excited to have a queen on the show and i'm so excited that it's trixie also incredible news i have been working on this show an hour long show about sexual assault from the perspective of a survivor of doing it really small rooms fifty or one hundred seat theaters all over the country have done it in like sacramento in chicago and new york a couple of different times and in nashville and alabama actually so i am really excited to tell you of that i'm going to release it i just recently taped it and i'm going to release it as a special and you can use that special i'm gonna use that special to raise money for a rape crisis organization so stay tuned here i will give you more information about when and where you can pitch in and get involved but i'm really excited about this project and so many folks helped me pull it off here in los angeles last week so i can't wait for you to hear more about it and for us to all come together raise the money and i don't know just try to make the world a better place please enjoy the show.
"mattel" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"The one office here uh but sometimes you just need to grow or don't have a longterm plan settled on yet uh looks like they're putting it together longterm plan to get everybody in into one building if they can pull it off hasbro had as you said has made overtures to mattel add that mattel has resisted to this point a year from now do you think this deal has gone through because and and i don't have a dog in this fight but i i i'm not really sure if i should be rooting for this merger or not uh presumably if the price is right than that works out well for mattel shareholders but i don't know i kinda like that there's the competition out there and i also like to see new ceos get a chance to turn the company around in and that's the case of mattel i mean the ceos been there less than a year and i feel like she should have a chance to i don't know implement her vision for what success looks like a mattel well so mattel just the other day dago reported that uh it is anticipating a disappointing holiday season and while as one might imagine the holiday season is kind of kind of important for a toy maker and hasbro's made no such a announcement and i think that mattel this is another in an ongoing series of disappointing announcements from mattel and i think when you ask uh you know can i speculate will this be done in a year from today hasbro's a wellrun company they're not gonna overpay uh did they've made a and offering mattel's rejected it but if mattel thinks they're going to get more money they may be right but it they think they're gonna get more money than they're worth uh i think they're wrong and i think that there.