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Mattel to close Augusta factory

...has since acquired a string of companies: Aviva Sport in 1991, International Games in 1992, Fisher-Price in 1993, Tyco Toys in 1997 and Pleasant Co. in 1998. In 1996, Mattel tried, but failed, to buy rival toymaker Hasbro. The company has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/22/bus_259612.shtml
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Teen-age girl has advisory role with parents' toy company

...design meeting at Mattel Inc., after her toy executive mom was called in from maternity leave. By age 7, a sign at Tyco toys, another company where her mom worked, declared Katie the honorary "head of research." "I think I've been around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/20/bus_247905.shtml
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Digest the turkey, head to the mall

...wide array of products in big demand. After the Tickle Me Elmo mania a year ago, there's already a short supply of Tyco Toys Inc.'s Sesame Street dolls, Microsoft's Actimates Barney and virtual pets. Video games are also expected to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/28/biz_218195.shtml
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FTC approves Mattel, Tyco merger

...making room for Tickle Me Elmo in her Dream House, about 2,700 jobs will be lost in the merger of Mattel Inc. and Tyco Toys Inc. Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, announced Thursday the Federal Trade Commission approved its $755 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/21/biz_205660.shtml
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Elmo for Sarah

...were all sold out, and I started to realize we were going to have a problem," Ms. Sherrill said. She even called Tyco Toys Inc., the maker of the doll. The representative there was not able to promise her anything. "I guess they'd heard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/16/met_201372.shtml
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Elmo on the Internet

...bidding is up to $200 and the teen-ager expects to sell his furry prize by the end of the week. The plush doll, made by Tyco Toys Inc., giggles when you press its stomach. It sells for under $30 at retail stores - when it can be found. For Dr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/12/12/bus_201202.shtml
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Getting tickled

...body movements grow more pronounced with three successive tickles. Mattel president Neil Friedman had been president of Tyco Toys, now a unit of Mattel, when it launched the original Tickle Me Elmo, which had parents of preschoolers elbowing each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/20/met_97378.shtml
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Mattel to close Augusta factory

...has since acquired a string of companies: Aviva Sport in 1991, International Games in 1992, Fisher-Price in 1993, Tyco Toys in 1997 and Pleasant Co. in 1998. In 1996, Mattel tried, but failed, to buy rival toymaker Hasbro. The company has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/21/bus_259521.shtml
Business
Mattel leads toy industry

...hostile takeover in 1996. Mattel bought Aviva Sport in 1991, International Games in 1992, Fisher-Price in 1993, Tyco Toys in 1997 and Pleasant Co. earlier this year. It also enjoys licensing agreements to produce toys for Disney, Nickelodeon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/06/bus_246632.shtml
Business
Town to lose Mattel plant

...decline in demand for the "roto-molded" plastic products. Mattel, the world's largest toy maker, acquired rival Tyco Toys Inc., maker of Little Tykes toys, for $755 million in March. The takeover put Mattel even further ahead of No. 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/08/biz_207937.shtml
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