NEW YORK -- Trends evoking nostalgic times and blockbuster-entertainment character properties like Spider-Man dominated the 22nd annual Licensing 2002 International trade show held here recently. Icons from the 1980s like Strawberry Shortcake, He-Man and the Care Bears -- all well-represented on the show floor -- bring familiarity and comfort to consumers, said Jeffrey Orridge, vice president, worldwide licensing, boys/entertainment, Mattel, El Segundo, Calif. Mattel produces the He-Man and ...
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