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