Barbie's World Shaken by Toys R Us Bankruptcy - NBC New York

Barbie's World Shaken by Toys R Us Bankruptcy

Toys R Us had said it planned to work with suppliers and would keep its 1,600 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores open

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    Barbie's World Shaken by Toys R Us Bankruptcy
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    In this March 9, 2016 file photo, Barbie dolls are displayed during the exhibition "Barbie, life of an icon" at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France.

    There's some trouble in toyland, and companies are blaming Toys R Us.

    Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars, reported disappointing third-quarter results late Thursday and said it was hurt by Toys R Us' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last month. Hasbro, the maker of My Little Pony and Monopoly, had also blamed weak results on the Toys R Us situation.

    Both companies said they temporarily slowed shipments to Toys R Us ahead of its bankruptcy. Both said they are working with the retailer to get their toys on its shelves during the holiday season.

    Toys R Us had said it planned to work with suppliers and would keep its 1,600 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores open. It didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)