Mattel, Inc. is an American multinational toy manufacturing and entertainment company headquartered in El Segundo, California. The company has presence in 35 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 countries. It is the world's second largest toy maker in terms of revenue, after The Lego Group.
The products and brands it currently produces include Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, American Girl, UNO, Mega, Thomas & Friends, Polly Pocket, Masters of the Universe, Monster High and Enchantimals, with Ever After High and My Scene also having been previously produced. In the early 1980s, Mattel produced video game systems, under its own brands and under license from Nintendo.
1945 - Founded
1960 - Mattel went public
1962 - Mattel acquired Dee & Cee Toy Co. Ltd.
1966 - Mattel acquired Hong Kong Industrial Co., Ltd.
1966 - Mattel acquired Precision Moulds, Ltd.
1966 - Mattel acquired Standard Plastic Products, Inc.
1967 - Mattel acquired Rosebud Dolls Ltd.
1968 - Mattel acquired Monogram Models, Inc.
1968 - Mattel acquired A&A Die Casting Company
1969 - Mattel acquired Ratti Vallensasca, Mebetoys, Ebiex S.A.
1969 - Mattel acquired H&H Plastics Co., Inc.
1969 - Mattel acquired Metaframe Corp.
1993 - Mattel purchased Fisher Price.
1997 - Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, Inc.
1998 - Mattel purchased Pleasant Company (maker of the American Girl brand)