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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.
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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.”
Entertainers and walkers sell very well for many reasons. Firstly, parents buy them because they are easily portable and guarantee the baby is safe while allowing the parent to rest. Secondly, they are engaging for the little ones, combining several whole-body activities that combine multiple senses in play. For instance, entertainers or also called activity centres allow baby to bounce, walk/spin around, use their hands to manipulate little toys, and learn cause-and-effect relationships. Parents also find them to be a good investment because the latest items can be adjusted as the child grows thus prolonging the product life cycle. According to paediatrics walkers are a fantastic way to stimulate child’s movement as it helps strengthening the right muscles for walking.
Baby Brands Direct clients can choose from a variety of activity centres as well as push and pull toys. Coming in interactive colours, you will find trendy designs of cars, trucks, wagons, animals and many more.