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Founded in 1945, in a garage workshop, by Harold Matson and Ruth and Elliot Handler, Mattel (a combination of the letters of their last and first names,) is now a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and games. It was listed on the New York Exchange in 1963 as a public company and now has 4 subsidiaries: Fisher-Price, Mega Brands (Mega Bloks), HIT Entertainment and Mattel Playground Productions.

The 1950s significantly saw its initial collaboration with Disney, uniquely product placing its toys on the Mickey Mouse Club TV show and Ruth’s creation of Barbie. The late 70s saw the launch of their brand Hot Wheels with the 80s and 90s bringing strategic acquisitions including Corolle S.A., Corgi Toys, International Games Inc., Fisher-Price and Tyco Toys. The Company also renewed strong relations with the Walt Disney Company as well as acquiring the Nickelodeon Licensing Agreement. Brands available from Mattel’s nominated UK nursery wholesaler, Baby Brands Direct include: Fisher-Price, Mega Bloks, Barbie, Thomas and Friends, and toys in Disney licences including Frozen and Cinderella.

This is a great page for retailers to grab a bargain! We run regular monthly promotions with feeding brand market share leaders Philips Avent and Tommee Tippee. To receive a copy of the forecasted promotional plan for these brands, please e-mail We also have margin maintenance schemes from brands such as Tiny Love, that offer a reduced trade price to ensure your margins stay protected i.e. the same, when competing with the ‘going consumer price’. You will also find fantastic deals on end of lines, flash manufacturer offers and category sales, making for a great way to capitalise on online and in-store traffic and sales.

All our trade sales discounts are available to registered Baby Brands Direct customers who will also receive e-mails on exclusive voucher code offers. Please also be sure to check our Promotions Page for amazing BOGOF style deals, money off and percentages off, all applied at checkout! Some of these great offers are funded by the manufactured to promote new lines and encourage increased range listing. Please take advantage of these exclusive great prices while they last! Finally, don’t forget to participate in our competitions for your chance to win FREE STOCK!

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Baby Brands Direct became an appointed wholesaler of Mattel brands in 2009 and has been distributing its baby and nursery products to the independent retail sector since. It is a valued supplier for the wide spectrum and variety of high quality branded and licenced toys and nursery goods it provides. The Company is appreciably the Number 1 Toy Company in the UK holding 10.8% market share (source NPD YTD Nov 2014). Retailers can have confidence in the industry giant’s position, particularly with its statement, “At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play.”


With extensive experience in the industry, Baby Brands Direct is a nursery specialist who has always been striving to provide clients with both top rated baby products and top quality customer service. We pride ourselves in giving value to our customers. With each sale’s offer our clients have an exclusive access to high in demand and profit driven goods from bestselling items. With our ongoing deals you can mix and match items to drive higher margins and successful business growth.

At the heart of our wholesale business concept is providing our clients with unbeatable price points. With our all-inclusive sales category, you can view and make the most of trendy baby merchandise. You can also enhance your marketing efforts by providing your customers with similar promotions. Discover the following pages and check out our limited time sales offers!