September 17, 1996 |
Playmates Toys Inc., which helped popularize the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the 1980s, is moving its corporate headquarters from La Mirada to Costa Mesa, the company said Monday. Playmates Toys and Playmates Interactive Entertainment Inc., a sister company that makes video games, have signed a seven-year lease for 27,000 square feet of space in the Comerica Bank Tower Building on Anton Boulevard. About 50 employees are making the move.
December 4, 1996
Playmates Toys Inc. anticipates that its $50-million retail shipment of "Space Jam" action figures will sell out by month's end. The action figures are riding on the considerable coattails of the movie's stars, including basketball hero Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd and Sylvester. The Costa Mesa-based company will ship a new generation of "Space Jam" toys to retail shelves in 1997.
December 19, 1990 |
ing to pressure from advocates for the homeless, the Walt Disney Co. has decided to stop selling a toy figure of a tramp. The Rev. Christopher Rose, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, inspired the protests early this month when he cited "Steve the Tramp" as one of the most offensive toys of the 1990 Christmas season. "I'm glad somebody there got a conscience," Rose said Tuesday when he learned of Disney's action. "But I feel it is a hollow victory because it is only a week before Christmas."
October 18, 2001
* Newport Corp., which makes devices for testing and assembling fiber-optic products and semiconductors, reported a third-quarter net loss of $25.5 million, or 70 cents a share, which included one-time charges of $39.1 million related to cost-reduction efforts. A year ago, the company earned $11.2 million, or 30 cents a share. Sales declined 15% to $62.9 million. * Westcorp, an Irvine financial services holding company whose principal subsidiaries are WFS Financial Inc.
February 1, 1988
Legal behavior in the defense industry is apparently no simple matter of obeying the law. "Avoiding Criminal Liability in Government Procurement" is the title of a two-day conference scheduled to open today at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and sponsored by an outfit called the Stanford Bar Institute. Some 13 experts are to explain how defense contractors can stay out of criminal court and their employees out of prison.