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...CEO quits after disappointing quarterMattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.Shares of the company slumped...

The Pussycat Dolls - spicing up the music scene

...hard to know what to make of the Pussycat Dolls - even when they're lounging in front...seriously," says Nicole Scherzinger, the Dolls' lead vocalist. "I don't think we're...reinvent the wheel or anything." The Dolls, who trace their heritage to a naughty...

Want to see dolls? Go to museum

A collection of more than 75 dolls, representing cultures from around the world, is on...Martinez resident Joyce Bailey, who has been collecting dolls for the past 15 years. The dolls range in value from just under $100 to well over $400...

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Dolls and games that link with computers shown at toy fair

...can come alive with a computer link and dolls can be programmed to know your child's...doll. Microsoft's Arthur and D.W. dolls, based on the popular PBS show, can not...tie-in whether it be electronic games, dolls or mobile vehicles. Hasbro Inc. will...

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Hasbro halts plans for dolls based on risque music group

...Inc. shelved plans Wednesday to release a line of dolls based on the Pussycat Dolls, an all-female music group known for risque lyrics...nation's second biggest toy maker, said it decided the dolls were "inappropriate" for the company to market...

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Goo Goo Dolls show variety

The Goo Goo Dolls, which performs Saturday at Fort Gordon's...Top 10 single, Name, and the Goo Goo Dolls has been on a progressive rise to rock...said. More good fortune came the Goo Goo Dolls way via a series of opening dates for the...

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Devilish dolls are emerging from hiding to vie in contest

Some dolls are better off in the closet. That's the opinion of most of the people...scariest-doll contest. One after another, people who brought their creepy, freaky dolls to be photographed said they kept the toys in closets where they couldn't...

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Barbie dolls to sport baseball uniforms

...called up to the big leagues. A new line of collector Barbie dolls will wear the home uniforms of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago...pants, jerseys, caps, jackets and athletic shoes, the dolls will include a miniature glove, bat and ball. The doll was...

Dresden Dolls: refreshing mix of rock and cabaret

The Dresden Dolls, "Yes, Virginia" (Roadrunner) If...Viglione - the duo who comprise The Dresden Dolls. Covering a range of ideas from heartache...of the overly dramatic may not win The Dolls as many listeners as they deserve, but...

Scary dolls contest

REMEMBER CHUCKY? The Chronicle is holding a scary dolls contest in connection with Halloween. We'll award $50 prizes to owners of the two scariest dolls. We'll print pictures of all the frightening faces Sunday, Oct. 28. If you have a...

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