Apr 11, '12, 10:32 PM
I ****ing hate Mattel so ****ing much. They ruin basically every single line they release.
Originally Posted by drmego
Apr 12, '12, 10:14 AM
Not true - they do a great job at Barbie and Hot Wheels - which is where
their money comes from. They could do ONLY those two lines and still
be the number one toy company in the world! I think they deserve a lot
of credit for trying new things.
Now if you want to talk about how decisions are made internally - they
are like every corporation. One executive believes in one project, and
another thinks it's a waste of resource. The staff doing the actual work
want to be associated with hugely sucessful projects in order to move up.
I think Retro Action was a casuality in the war between how retailers now
stock their shelves and what corporations expect to make from those
retailers. We are moving to a more electronic shopping environment and
brick and mortar stores only want quick turnover product.
The Gordman's in Lexington, KY had only Cheetahs for $14.99. I passed, since me and the wife already have one a piece, and Dani has no WW yet to go with her. I'd bought a few for customs at $7.99 a piece.
Tuesday Morning had zilch.