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‘Barbie’ and other hit movies inspire a spike in toy sales

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Red and green might be the traditional colors for the holidays but this year toyland will be lit up in pink.


Care Bears.

Moosh-Moosh plush buddies, miniature cats and pink slime.

The blockbuster hit movie starring Margot Robbie as America’s iconic doll has not only been a smash hit for Mattel but has helped to boost the sales for other toymakers offering something in Barbie pink.

“It’s always that way with toys,” said Julie Everette, co-owner of the Whistle Whistle Stop Hobby and Toy shop in St. Clair Shores. “If they really love the movie they want to immerse themselves in it.”

Darrin Winkler concurred.

“I remember loving the movie ‘Gremlins’ when I was younger. I saw the movie in the theater when I was 8 years old and in third grade,” said th...

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