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Barbie and Bob the Builder shacking up
Since 2004, HIT’s sales have dropped 24 percent to $180 million, according to financial filings. HIT characters like Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine “have probably seen better days,” says Gerrick Johnson, a toy analyst at BMO Capital Markets.
Toy prices are slashed as stores go to war in bid to attract Christmas shoppers
Outside of special offers, ELC also offers a price match promise, where it will refund the difference if you find a product cheaper elsewhere within seven days of you buying it. Go into a store ... including Fisher-Price, Graco, Tomy and Playmobil.
Movie review: New 'Toy Story' has its game on
But do they add to the movie experience? If "Toy Story 3" were a special effects extravaganza like "Avatar," fine. But this is more of a character-driven tale, and as such, 3-D seems unnecessary. Count me among the folks who have yet to be impressed by the ...
Mattel acquires Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends owner for $680m
US toy maker Mattel has today announced an agreement to acquire HIT Entertainment, owner of pre-school brands including Bob the Builder and Thomas & Friends, in a $680m (£427m) deal. HIT, which was put up for sale by a consortium led by Apax Partners in ...
How toys took over kids' TV
"The first time that a movie started to ... children's TV shows are the new big growth area, and In the Night Garden Live! completed a highly-regarded sell-out tour this summer, following on the heels of Peppa Pig and Charlie & Lola stage shows.
Super Bowl: The ultimate movie character football team (Photos)
I've already made my list of the best of all-time football films right here, but wanted to look at the many individual characters this time ... of just actors and amateurs pretending the be the real thing. Having a team of former pros would be too easy.