LA Times – Mattel to Sell Sports Division to Wham-O

A rare mention in the business pages, showing the transition of the Hacky Sack brand from Mattel to Wham-O.

Wham-O, a toy company formed to acquire and reinvigorate classic toy brands, is majority owned by closely held investment firm Charterhouse Group International Inc. Mattel said the brands acquired by San Francisco-based Wham-O include Aviva children’s sports toys; Churchill swim-fin products; Frisbee, Hacky Sack and Hula Hoop; Morey and Boogie aquatic bodyboard brands; Street Jam, Trac-Ball and Wham-O.

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