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Nicki Minaj & Katy Perry Get Barbiefied

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Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry are getting immortalized in plastic and it's for a good cause!

Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind Barbie of each singer and will be auctioned off next week on CharityBuzz.com.

The bidding starts at $1,000 with all proceeds benefiting Project Angel Food.

Nicki's doll is spot on!

Wonder what color hair they gave Katy???

[Image courtesy of Mattel.]

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Mattel Unveils New Stardoll For Barbie Collection

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Stardoll avatars are being brought to plastic life, thanks to Mattel.

The toy company announced they are teaming up with the online dress up doll company to launch the new Stardoll by Barbie collection just in time for the holidays.

Stardoll CEO Mattias Miksche said

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Mattel Will Stop Wrapping Barbie Dolls In Environmentally-Damaging Packaging

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Mattel has announced they will cut ties with controversial paper company Asia Pulp and Paper, which Greenpeace revealed destroys Indonesian rainforests that the endangered species, like the Sumatran tiger, call home!

Following an effective campaign from Greenpeace, the toy maker will no longer be using the paper company's product to create the packaging for their signature Barbie dolls.

Furthermore, Mattel announced,

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Bratz Dolls Maker To Get Over $225 Million In Lawsuit Win

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What a huge win for Bratz!

Creator of the doll line, MGA Entertainment, Inc. was awarded $225 million in punitive damages, attorney fees, and costs.

In the lawsuit that we previously told you about, Mattel toy company was found guilty of stealing MGA's ideas through "corporate espionage." Mattel was accused of using trade secrets that didn't belong to them, which resulted in a $85 million win to MGA. The rest of the $137 million will cover fees and costs that MGA incurred while defending themselves against Mattel's original copyright infringement claims.

MGA's chief executive officer Isaac Larian said:

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Farrah Fawcett Barbie Doll Will Raise Money For Cancer Research Foundation

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Even after losing her battle to cancer in 2009, actress Farrah Fawcett is still helping the cause.

Her cancer research foundation, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, has teamed with Mattel to create a Barbie doll based on the Charlie's Angels star's most iconic 1976 poster, in which she poses in a sexy red swimsuit.

Fawcett's best friend, Alana Stewart, acts as president of the late actress' foundation and signed the deal with the toy company to make the collectible. She believes Farrah would "love" the doll, explaining:

"(It has) a sexy, all-American beauty; there is an innocence to it. When we were in Germany (for treatments), Farrah told me she was glad she got cancer because now she could make a difference."

We have no doubt that this doll WILL make a difference! With so many Farrah Fawcett fans around the world today, we're sure they will flock to the toy stores to share their favorite actress with an entirely new generation of children.

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Mattel Co-Founder/Husband Of 'Barbie' Creator Passes Away

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Sad.

95-year-old co-founder of Mattel toy company Elliot Handler passed away last night from heart failure.

Handler's wife Ruth created Barbie back in the 1950s, and the doll was named after the couples' daughter Barbara.

Our thoughts go out to Elliot's family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.

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Parentz Will Be SO Pleased! Bratz Making A Comeback!

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Nice try, Mattel, but you can't keep a good Brat down!

Following a long, drawn out legal battle between Mattel and MGA entertainment over the rights to Bratz dolls, MGA won in court back in April, and NOW Bratz are back!

MGA is currently in the process of relaunching Bratz dolls, and it looks like they're gearing for a major comeback!

Here's what MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian had to say about the return of Bratz:

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