Barbie Sales Flatten Worldwide — Are Bratz & Miss Bimbo To Blame?

Several financial news outlets are discussing Mattel's falling first-quarter results, and most place the blame squarely on the slim shoulders of a certain doll named Barbie. Barbie, which was introduced in 1959, is now first-runner-up for the under-12 set, in part because of competition from edgier,… » 4/22/08 9:30am 4/22/08 9:30am

New Game Encourages Young Girls To Embrace Their Inner "Bimbo"

There's a new game in England and France for girls ages 9 to 16, and it's so raunchy it makes Bratz dolls look positively Pollyanna-ish. Called "Miss Bimbo", the game is essentially an online competition in which each registered player is given a "Bimbo" all her own to take care of — sort of like those Tamagotchi » 3/25/08 9:40am 3/25/08 9:40am