We told you earlier in the week that a federal judge in Santa Ana rejected MGA Entertainment's claim for a $1 billion judgment against Mattel, which the same jurist had previously ordered to pay the smaller toy company $310 million for stealing trade secrets involving Bratz dolls. Now, the maker ... More >>
Winning $310 million of Mattel's money was not enough for Bratz maker MGA Entertainment, which extended the long legal battle in Santa Ana's federal courthouse by seeking $1 billion in total damages from the Barbie manufacturer.But Judge David O. Carter dismissed MGA's antitrust complaint last we ... More >>
Angel Toy Co.The company literature says Angel Toy Co. distributes teddy bears and other stuffed animals around the world.According to the sentences handed down today, sisters Ling Yu of Arcadia and Meichun Cheng Huang of Irvine are spending the next three years in federal prison for using t ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 17, 5:21 P.M.: In federal court in Santa Ana today, Judge David O. Carter ordered Mattel to post a $315 million bond while the El Segundo-based toy manufacturing giant fights a $310 million award to MGA Entertainment.It's the latest twist in the trade secrets legal battle the makers ... More >>
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UPDATE, MAY 25, 9:30 A.M.: Analysts agree that in the seven years since Barbie-maker Mattel first went after Bratz manufacturer MGA Entertainment in court, the smaller company's fortune dwindled while Mattel remained a toy industry giant. MGA is hoping to retrieve $339 million of that fortune in ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 21, 12:31 P.M.: The sluttier, younger chick wins!A federal court jury in Santa Ana not only rejected claims that MGA Entertainment's popular line of Bratz dolls violates the copyright of Mattel's Barbie, but the panel awarded MGA $88.4 million for trade secrets misappropriated by M ... More >>
Considering the preponderance of plastic, empty-headed bleach blondes one finds around these parts, at least a few have likely found their way into the federal courthouse in Santa Ana. But the two fitting the same description going before a judge at the Reagan today have achieved icon status with ... More >>
Walden, a game about the experience of author Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, helps demonstrate experimental video game design at a UC Irvine presentation this afternoon.
It's interesting to see how quickly some convention rats operate. Exclusive con action figures are already up on eBay, with the prices jacked up. It's an industry within an industry, really. Take for instance, this guy's "buy it now for $40" option on the exclusive Hasbro Stan Lee as Spider-Man toy ... More >>
Hasbro just unveiled the new Indiana Jones figures, all three based on Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indiana Jones, Ceremonial Belloq with Idol, and Sallah). They're Star Wars scale, with high articulation (the only one not fully-posable is a version of Indy with whip-cracking action) and attention to de ... More >>
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This past Saturday was the official release date for Transformers movie toys, and of the three toy-inspired movies coming out this summer (Bratz and Care Bears: Oopsy Does It being the other two), this was clearly the one with the must-have merchandise. Though the giant morphing robots in the movie ... More >>
In China, Santas elves labor in a Dickensian workhouse