Mattel Wins Toy Of The Year Award For DC Super Hero Girls(TM) in the Action Figure Category

DC Super Hero Girls is the Groundbreaking Franchise from Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, in Partnership with Mattel, to Introduce the First-Ever Action Figures for Girls

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), the leading global childhood development and play company, was recognized at the Toy Industry Association's Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards ceremony, winning the Toy of The Year Award in the Action Figure category for its DC Super Hero Girls™ Action Figure Assortment, based on votes from toy retailers, media, TIA members and consumers.

Mattel Wins Toy Of The Year Award For DC Super Hero Girls(TM) in the Action Figure Category
Mattel wins Toy of The Year Award in the Action Figure category for its DC Super Hero Girls(TM) Action Figure Assortment.

"In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, it's an honor to be recognized by our peers and the Toy Industry Association," said Lori Pantel, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Girls' Brands at Mattel. "The DC Super Hero Girls Action Figures have broken boundaries and inspire girls to be strong, brand and powerful." 

"We're so proud of DC Super Hero Girls and, in partnership with Mattel, we've been able to bring the first-ever action figures to girls and kids to expand their universe of imagination and play," says Pam Lifford, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We're thrilled to see our groundbreaking franchise continue to break barriers and gain recognition for its mission and empowerment for girls and fans around the world."

The Toy Industry Association T.O.T.Y Awards are given to products for being the most outstanding, unique and creative toy introductions from the past year.

  • Action Figure of the Year went to DC Super Hero Girls™ Action Figure Assortment. 
    To inspire girls to push boundaries and reach their potential, Warner Bros Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel paired up to create a line of teenage-aged DC comic book-inspired female Super Heroes designed to 'Save the Day' with this groundbreaking line. The line is not only filling a need in the marketplace by creating Super Hero characters for girls, but, are also leading by delivering product via a variety of categories – including first ever action figures – an exciting category to enter in the girls space.

Nominated products cover all aspects of the industry. The TOTY ballot was overseen by the TOTY nominations committee, which is comprised of major retailers, TIA board members, toy trade journalists and academics.

About Mattel
Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel's portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

CONTACTS:

Mattel
Candice Jacobson
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310-252-4619

Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Janice Aguilar-Herrero
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818-954-3821