Mattel is the number one toy company. The people who made Mattel combined their names to make the name Mattel. Their names were Harold Matson, Elliot Handler, and Ruth Handler. Mattel began in 1945. The companies first big seller was the Uka-a-doodle. In 2002 they made $4.89 billion. Some things the company makes are Barbie Dolls, American Girl Dolls, and Mickey Mouse toys. Mattel settled in El Segundo California. Mattel use to make doll houses out of picture frames.