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Anthony Case Inspires Merchandise Bonanza

(Newser) - The Casey Anthony murder case has inspired a bevy of profiteers hawking everything from “Caylee Sunshine” dolls to “CASEY ANTHONY=DEATH PENALTY” bumper stickers, the Orlando Sentinel reports. “There’s a long history of people being interested in high-profile murder cases and other people trying to make a... More »

Doll-Maker Renames Sasha, Malia Toys

Ty's Sweet Sasha, Marvelous Malia are now Sydney, Mariah

(Newser) - Doll-maker Ty is swapping "Marvelous Malia" and "Sweet Sasha" from its Ty Girlz collection for "Marvelous Mariah" and "Sweet Sydney." The original names, inspired by "this historic time in our nation's history," weren't intended to bear likeness to President Obama's daughters, the CEO ... More »

Sasha, Malia Dolls Not Modeled on Obamas: Maker

Newest Beanie Babies just have 'beautiful names'

(Newser) - It’s just coincidence that new dolls released by the makers of Beanie Babies are named Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia, and “there’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls,” a company spokeswoman insists. Still, fascination with the real-life First Daughters will surely fuel... More »

Judge Gives Bratz Doll Line to Rival Mattel

Since MGA founder invented Barbie competitor while on payroll, Mattel owns it

(Newser) - Barbie maker Mattel landed a game-changing blow yesterday against the manufacturer of the hugely popular Bratz dolls, the Los Angeles Times reports. A federal judge ruled Mattel is the legal owner of the line and forbade rival MGA from selling Bratz products. The creator of Bratz was found in July... More »

Elvis, Priscilla Barbies Wed

Graceland signs off on Mattel collectibles

(Newser) - Elvis and Priscilla Presley wedding day Barbies are the latest in King kitsch, the AP reports. The $65 boxed set, released yesterday, draws on the couple’s 1967 wedding photo—groom in paisley, bride in tiara. One fan paid $6,800 for a pair of dolls signed by Priscilla, while... More »

Barbie Beats Bratz in Court Battle

Jury finds designer invented Bratz dolls on Mattel payroll

(Newser) - Barbie doll creator Mattel has won a bitter courtroom battle against rival MGA Entertainment, which sells the edgier Bratz dolls. A jury found that Bratz designer Carter Byant conceived the pouty-lipped dolls while on Mattel's payroll, and that MGA secretly plotted with him to steal the billion-dollar idea, reports the... More »

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