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Barbie's Life Is a Lot Less Perfect in British Artist's Disturbing Photographs Sam Humphreys asks: "What if?"

Meet Domestic Abuse Barbie, a doll that will not be modeling for Sports Illustrated or appearing in toy stores anytime soon. Sam Humphreys, an artist out of the U.K., has transformed…

February 24, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

Year of the Troll: Brands Learn to Love Messing With Consumers But are they risking trust?

Is JCPenney drunk tweeting the Super Bowl? Is Sports Illustrated putting Barbie on the cover of its Swimsuit Issue? Does Groupon really think Alexander Hamilton was president? When each of these…

February 23, 2014, 9:46 PM EST

6 Toy Ads That Transformed Toys Forever [Video] Why do kids want the toys they want? Sam Thielman explains

From Barbie to Bratz via an army of action figures that are defnitely not dolls for boy, Sam Thielman explains how the union of broadcasters and toymakers created a multibillion…

February 16, 2014, 11:28 PM EST

This Week's Wins, Fails and WTFs [Video] Adweek staff look at the winners and losers

Michael Sam did well this week, Marc Jacobs perhaps not so much. Tony Case, Michael Bürgi, Tim Nudd, Chris Heine, Garett Sloane and Emma Bazilian give their takes on the…

February 14, 2014, 7:58 AM EST

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's Newest Model: Barbie Mattel unveils new 'Unapologetic' campaign in advertorial

This year, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue turns 50, which means that plenty of SI Swim Legends will be popping up to pay tribute to this all-American institution. But among…

February 11, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

Miley's Twerking Won't Stop Driving Video Views Chicken-starring spoof tops YouTube charts; PewDiePie takes up five slots

The VMAs are two weeks old, but the impact of Miley Cyrus' titillating twerking session continues to be felt. An instructional clip featuring a twerking Barbie doll and a chicken…

September 10, 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

Infographic: Is a Barbie Body Possible? How the Mattel doll shapes up against real women

Four out of five 10-year-olds say that they're afraid of being fat; 42 percent of girls in first through third grade wish they were thinner; half of girls aged 9…

May 1, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

How Lego Became the Most Valuable Toy Company in the World A bucketload of license deals

“Guys, please don’t take pictures of that,” said the publicist ushering journalists around Lego’s booth at this past February’s Toy Fair in New York. Indeed, several little configurations of plastic…

April 15, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse Listed for $25 Million on Real-Estate Site Trulia helps out with Mattel campaign

If you're looking for real estate in Malibu, you'll find one very famous single-family home currented listed on Trulia.com. It has only one bedroom, and the furnishings look almost uniformly…

February 12, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

Famous Brand Logos Redesigned for the Zombie Apocalypse Rotten project for Halloween

When the zombies take over, naturally they're going to have a lot of brand-identity work to do—swapping out healthy-looking corporate logos and replacing them with stinking, rotten, corpse-infested ones. In…

October 31, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

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