Mattel co-founder dies at 95

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Man, this guy touched a lot of lives

RIP

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Elliot Handler, who with his wife grew Mattel Inc. from a small home-based picture-frame business into the largest U.S. toy maker and created the Hot Wheels brand, died on Thursday. He was 95.
 

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Including mine. I have a lot of incredible memories I'd have never had without this guy and those like him. Making cool toys for decades = God's work :)
 

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Man alive. Can't even imagine how many Hot Wheels I had. Heck, I'll bet Mom still has some of them somewhere.
 

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Elliot's wife Ruth was the creator of the Barbie doll line as well.

How many children have spent Christmas mornings playing with something made by Mattel? Millions I would think.

BTW, you can add Matchbox toys and the Masters of the Universe line of toys the list of creations as well.
 

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When I was a kid, I'm pretty certain that almost every single toy and board game I owned was made by Mattel. That trend has trickled down to my kids too. I had a lot of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars as a kid, but my son's collection puts mine to shame. If he doesn't have 500+, he's gotta be damn close. Mattel will always be the king in my book.
 

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I got some Hot Wheels in younger years, but my big thing was Tonka toys and Matchbox cars. I have a few of the Hot Wheels still around. Mattel has done a great job with toys over the years. Today's kids are all about video games and the like - and that is fine, but we had it better in many way because of companies like Mattel, Hasbro, and Lesney.

My Tonka, Matchbox, and Hot Wheels cars/trucks are in storage for now. I'll probably sell them in the coming years, but the great memories can never be forgotten.

My daughter was a tomboy and never got into the Barbie thing - got her one doll and that would be the only one. When she was five, Jessica's mother gave her a nice little purse and she proceeded, with great reluctance, to place her toy gun and a softball in the purse.
 

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Hate wears many faces. The most dangerous of which is casual.

You were lightly chided about using term in a way that can be nothing but offensive. There is no innocent interpretation. Instead of looking in a mirror you puff out your chest.

Shame.
That's the most ridiculous crap i've ever read! It's deleted now. Hope everyone is happy.
 

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