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Title: Mattel has licence to produce SpaceX toys
Post by: FutureSpaceTourist on 07/20/2022 08:18 pm
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/20/mattel-inks-deal-with-elon-musks-spacex-to-produce-line-of-toys.html

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Mattel inks deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to produce line of toys
PUBLISHED WED, JUL 20 20223:52 PM EDT
UPDATED 6 MIN AGO
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Mattel and Elon Musk’s SpaceX have inked a multiyear licensing deal for a line of toys inspired by the space venture.

The toy company expects to begin releasing the SpaceX product line in 2023.

The partnership comes after Mattel sent two Barbie dolls into space as part of a collaboration with the International Space Station National Lab.

No details yet of what the toys (models?) might be.
Title: Re: Mattel has licence to produce SpaceX toys
Post by: jackvancouver on 07/24/2022 09:51 pm
I wonder if Everyday Astronaut's model toys are competition. Really surprised he got permission to make these:

https://shop.everydayastronaut.com/collections/cargo-resupply-summer-2022-capsule/products/falcon-9-model?variant=42858005823731
Title: Re: Mattel has licence to produce SpaceX toys
Post by: catdlr on 07/25/2022 03:08 am
How can Mattel keep up with all the design changes with Starship and Booster? There are going to be toys for X-mass that kids(adults?) will notice how out of date they will be to whatever current design Elon is using.
Title: Re: Mattel has licence to produce SpaceX toys
Post by: Jorge on 07/25/2022 03:09 pm
How can Mattel keep up with all the design changes with Starship and Booster? There are going to be toys for X-mass that kids(adults?) will notice how out of date they will be to whatever current design Elon is using.

Based on history, they won't even try. There are plastic models for the Saturn V that still have the 500F paint scheme... and plastic modelers are notoriously more picky about authenticity than toy buyers.