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KCSD To Make Hot Wheels History

Maj. Ben Wolfinger, with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department, displays two prototype Hot Wheels cars made with the department name and logo. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust)

Kootenai County has earned a place in Mattel Hot Wheels history. The sheriff's department's logo graces one of the toy company's 2012 productions - a 2010 Ford Mustang GT police car. “They partner with a local law enforcement agency and create a model based on the agency's cars,” said Major Ben Wolfinger. “It's their way of giving back, and to get sales up in the area.” The Kootenai County car is part of the Mattel Hot Wheels Main Street series of 10 cars featuring various city police and fire departments including Roanoke, Va.; Austin, Texas; Cranston, R.I.; and Kokomo, Ind. Mattel contacted the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department about 18 months ago and asked if it would be interested in a toy homage to the department/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Did you play with Mattel Hot Wheels toys — or buy them for your kids?

‘Elly May’ Settles w/Barbie Doll Maker

Donna Douglas, who starred in the television series “The Beverly Hillbillies” poses with a photo from the show in Baton Rouge, La. The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the show, toymaker Mattel Inc. and CBS Consumer Products Inc. have settled a lawsuit in which Douglas claimed the companies didn't get her approval to use her name and likeness for a Barbie doll. A one-sentence order Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge said only that a settlement had been reached. Story here. (2009 AP file photo/Bill Haber)

Question: Do you remember the “Beverly Hillbillies” TV show?

‘Monster High’ Dolls Cut In On Barbie

Mattel has come out with a new product line, “Monster High,” that is proving popular. The line includes dolls, diaries, clothes and purses. Story here. (Courtesy of Mattel/MCT)

DFO: I’m going to change this post to one inviting comment rather than cutline suggestions.

Question: Would you rather buy your daughter a Barbie or one of this line of Monster High dolls?

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