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Swot: Fisher-price and Global Presence Mattel

identity. (Phillips, 2003) Loyal customer base – Mattel has been in the market since the 1950’s. They have a large and loyal customer base. (Warner, Aug 5, 1996) Wide range of products - Mattel believes its products are among the most widely recognized toy products in the world. Mattel’s portfolio of brands and products are grouped in the following categories: Mattel Girls & Boys Brands - Including Batman , and Kung Fu Panda products, and games and puzzles. Fisher-Price Brands — Collectively...

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2 the Lego Group

The Lego Group: Building Strategy Problem Statement: The Lego Group has been making toys successfully for 80 years and has grown to having close to 3.16 B USD in sales for the 2010 year. They specialize in toy building sets, a sector of the market that has seen 13% growth in 2010 and is forecasted to grow further. However, the Lego Group is at a cross-road in their business plan and requires a strategic plan going forward. Currently, the company needs to look at its existing partnerships...

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Stereotypes- Katha Pollitt

not a doctor because it is a male profession. Why stereotypes are most important factors in our society to distinguish boys from girls? Following common stereotypes, toys are given to the children according to their gender. Consequently, boys are supposed to play with a truck and girls with a doll. Toy companies design specific toys, ones for girls and other for boys. Even aisles at markets are divided by gender. One is all in pink, with Barbie’s and kitchen sets. The second one is a mixture of colors...

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..... 25 Hasbro, Inc. 1B81864B-E7C8-465C-AC5C-3B4FEDFFCB88 © Datamonitor (Published Sep 2006) Page 4 This profile is a licensed product and is not to be photocopied Hasbro, Inc. Company Overview COMPANY OVERVIEW Hasbro is one of the leading toy makers in the US. The company also publishes interactive games, puzzles and other related entrainment products for children and teens. The company primarily operates in the US and Europe. It is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and employs...

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LEGO SWOT analysis

2) Undertake a competitor analysis for LEGO’s strongest competitor Mattel Mattel Inc. is the world's largest toy company based on revenue. The products it produces include Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars, Masters of the Universe, Scrabble, Uno, American Girl dolls, board games, and, in the early 1980s, video game consoles. The company's name is derived from Harold "Matt" Matson and Elliot Handler, who founded the company in 1945. Handler's wife, Ruth Handler, later became president...

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fairy tail

Providing Provisions/Resources. 2. Praise and Encouragement. 3. Supervision/Health and Safety. 4. Involvement. 5. Intervention. 1. Providing Provisions/Resources Materials must be child friendly – so the children don’t choke on small part. Toys must be child friendly so the children don’t get hurt. Safety Checked - because it needs to pass the Trading Standards. Educational/Fun - The Resources need to be educational and fun to help them learn. Stored Correctly - The Resources nee to be...

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Perfection is what matters in societies eyes

themselves why they don’t look like the toy and how it’s so perfect with no flaws or faults. Even in the adult world today people look at models and try and make themselves look like them which can make them doing many things to their bodies that is not healthy for them. Even though everything about it is fake just like the doll, they are trying to look perfect in the society that they are living in. The poet starts in the first stanza of the poem symbolizing the toys that the little girl plays with and...

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advantaged children read more, spend more time doing homework, and participate more in structured activities with adult assistance while children from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to spend more time watching TV and in unstructured activities . Toy industry in Australia Looking at revenue sales performance across super-categories, building sets experienced the most significant increase at 22 percent. Vehicles also had double-figure value growth at 10 percent, however units declined 4 percent...

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Market Planning and Social Responsibility of Mattel

planing They started with wood products, first product: doll house. The introduction of Barbie was in 1959 at a Toy Fair in New York.In 1960 the popularity of Barbie declined. But through constant re-invention of Barbie and the rising popularity of lines including Hot Wheels, the company thrived. Product line:Mattel makes popular toys besides of Barbie such as Hot Wheels, Fisher Price toys, American Girl dolls. Polly pocket, Matchbox cars, UNO, Power Wheels. Mattel's dolls are sold nearly in every...

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Strategic Management and Leadership

development at the LEGO Group? The following features of the external environment have influenced strategy development at the LEGO (ref. Poter’s five forces frameworks): * Threat of entry: companies such as Sony and Nitendo were entering the toys and games market with new offerings to the same group customers * Threat of substitutes: the development of new technology had seen the introduction of advanced electronic games * The power of buyers: giant retailers such as Wal-Mart wanted...

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