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Re: Mattel
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2020, 10:27:54 AM »
As seen in the He-Man org thread

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As the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise at an alarming rate, healthcare workers have signaled the alarm across the nation with a resounding plea, urgently requesting more personal protecting equipment (PPE), without which they risk their lives each day.

Global entertainment giant Mattel has answered the call, throwing its manufacturing muscle into the protection of healthcare workers and the prevention of the spread of the insidious virus. The company has announced it is using fabric intendedto produce its iconic Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price products to produce face masks for the nation’s fleet of essential healthcare workers.

“Our teams are producing face masks from Barbie and Fisher-Price fabric to help meet the significant demand,” the company announced via Instagram. “We are also prototyping personal protecting equipment (PPE) such as face shields with guidance from healthcare professionals.”

“Our design and development teams in El Segundo, Calif., and East Aurora, New York, are producing face masks from Barbie and Fisher-Price fabric to help meet the significant demand for these supplies,” said Ynon Kreiz, chairman and chief executive officer, Mattel, via LinkedIn. “We are ensuring social distancing and safe working environments for our dedicated production teams who are taking on the challenge. These masks will be distributed to hospitals and first responders later this week.

“We are also prototyping, with guidance from healthcare professionals, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields,” adds Kreiz. “We are committed to using our resources to contribute as much as we can to fight COVID-19!”

To aid children in need and help them find joy and solace during these uncertain times marked by school cancellations and social distancing, Mattel has also donated toys and art supplies to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s LA Students Most in Need charitable effort.

“Mattel’s mission is to create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play,” Kreiz announced via LinkedIn. “At no time in our 75 years history has this mission been more vital than now, when schools across the country remain closed, while parents, caregivers and educators seek new ways to encourage children to continue to reach their full potential. Our company’s mission has now become a shared mission with households across the country.

“We hope this will be an added source of happiness and comfort to children across the district, who are relying on Grab & Go facilities for their meals and other necessities,” Kreiz added. “We salute educators, parents and caregivers, who are striving to keep up the spirits of children despite the uncertainties we all face, and we want them to know that Mattel stands with them in these efforts.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mattel Children’s Foundation has also ramped up its relief efforts and donated toys to a host of its non-profit partners across the globe including Baby2Baby, Feed the Children, LA Family Housing, Partners of Pediatric Vision, Save the Children, UCLA Mattel’s Children’s Hospital and many more.

“The Mattel Children’s Foundation was created with a vision of making a meaningful difference in the lives of children in need around the world,” says Kreiz. “That mission has never been more important than it is today, as we all work together support local communities.”

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Re: Mattel
« Reply #76 on: April 04, 2020, 12:42:10 PM »
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mattel Today, we delivered face masks made by our design & development teams to a local LA hospital. We’re also working to provide masks to several other healthcare institutions across the U.S. Thank you to the medical community for working tirelessly to keep us safe.

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Re: Mattel
« Reply #77 on: May 02, 2020, 06:05:50 PM »


Thank You Heroes collection

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The Fisher-Price launch is set to be the first of several from Mattel brands designed to support today’s heroes, with others launching in the coming weeks as part of the Company’s new "Play it Forward" platform focused on getting Mattel brands to give back to communities during times of need.

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Beginning April 29, 2020, through May 31, 2020, $15 from each online purchase of this figure set will be donated by Mattel to The Entertainment Industry Foundation, in support of #FirstRespondersFirst, a fund dedicated to providing essential supplies, equipment and resources for protecting frontline healthcare workers and their families.

Important Terms Applicable to Purchase of Pre-Order Item(s) from the #ThankYouHeroes Collection: This is a pre-order item for which shipment will be delayed. All orders for this item are expected to ship by 12/31/20. Your method of payment will be charged now for your pre-order purchase so that $15 from your purchase can be donated by Mattel to #FirstRespondersFirst, a fund dedicated to providing essential supplies, equipment and resources for frontline healthcare workers and their families. #FirstRespondersFirst is a fund administered by The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. This purchase is a final sale. The purchase price, and any applicable taxes and shipping and processing costs, for this item are non-refundable under any circumstances and Mattel will not accept any returns or exchanges of this item.

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Re: Mattel
« Reply #78 on: May 20, 2020, 11:07:30 AM »
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mattel We are so thankful to today’s heroes. Today, we launched the expansion of our #ThankYouHeroes collection to include new products from Matchbox, @megaconstrux and @UNO. These new items celebrate, and give back, to today’s frontline healthcare workers and also honor the everyday heroes keeping our communities up and running. Available now for pre-order at ‪mattelplayroom.com/ThankYouHeroes

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Re: Mattel
« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2020, 11:13:37 AM »
There's a line in the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login article about the EE SDCC exclusive that mentions a possible Social Media handle for Mattel.

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Pre-orders for the $20 figure will be available later today (12pm EST) on Entertainment Earth, and later on Mattel Creations come July, but collectors are encouraged to follow @MattelCreations on Twitter for more details on availability—as, online convention or not, the SDCC-exclusive figure will only be available in limited quantities.

The twitter handle, no tweets yet. The Mattel Creations website (se preview posts) only recently used for original creations and links back to one of the Mattel shops

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Edit: also mentioned on Nerdist

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This figure ($20) is available to pre-order at Entertainment Earth. But for a limited time, with only one figure per customer. It will also be available in July from Mattel Creations.

We doubt they will last long at either location. This is a fantastic figure that embraces all the fun of an all-time great prop from a fantastic scene in an iconic movie.

That’s why it would please us to get one. And we know how important that word was to Dennis Nedry.
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Re: Mattel
« Reply #80 on: July 01, 2020, 02:12:23 AM »
Date mentioned for Mattell Mr. T exclusive on the Mattel Creations site was July 22.




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Limited quantities will be available in July. Follow @mattelcreations for updates!

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