I was searching YouTube for toy documentaries when I ran across this short film from the fifties in which we get a look at a Mattel toy going from concept to completion. Things aren’t quite like this today — for one, Mattel is unlikely to sink resources into a generic “Jack in the Music Box” like we see in this video — but this is still a fantastic look back at the history of one of the world’s largest toy companies.
- “Stars of the season” in 1985 (battlegrip.com)
- “Mattel hopes new chairman is ‘He-Man’ to the rescue” in 1987 (battlegrip.com)
- Chinese Toy Workers Protest (battlegrip.com)