Mattel, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of various toy products worldwide. Its products comprise fashion dolls and accessories, vehicles and playsets, and games and puzzles. The company sells its products directly to retailers, including discount and free-standing toy stores, chain stores, department stores, and other retail outlets; wholesalers; and distribution centers. It also markets its products through catalogue, Web site, and agents and distributors. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.