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Born in 1945 as a business selling dollhouse furniture, Mattel has solidified itself as a brand name in family homes across the world while at the same time "creating the future of play." Possibly best-known for the diva fashionista Barbie, who celebrated her 40th anniversary back in 1999 (man she looks amazing for 40!), the brand continues to innovate for little boys and girls alike, creating new toys in everything from Hot Wheels to Playskool to help inspire young minds. Mattel isn't just about the toys either. Their various charitable donations and organizations pride themselves on giving back to the community, and through all of their efforts they encourage volunteers to "be a fan of play." It doesn't matter who you are; if you have a little imagination and love having fun, Mattle is a brand you can't help but love.