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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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    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.

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    (Published Friday, Nov. 16, 2018)