We are nicking your idea and you can't stop us.
Your unsolicited e-mail submission has been forwarded to Mattel's Consumer Relations Department for response.
As you may be aware, Mattel, which was founded in the mid-20th century, is the world's largest toy company. Because of our size and our prominence, we have a large staff of designers and each year we also receive thousands of unsolicited submissions from third parties such as you.
For these and other reasons, we do not review any unsolicited materials except for those that we receive from professional design houses and toy brokers with whom we have pre-existing relationships. Accordingly, your e-mail was examined only to the minimal extent necessary to determine its nature and otherwise no notice was taken of its content. Under our practice, the employee who was the original recipient of your e-mail forwarded the e-mail to our Consumer Relations Department and has deleted the e-mail (along with any attachments) from their computer system. Your e-mail was not forwarded to anyone else within Mattel. Your original e-mail will also be deleted from the Consumer Relations Department's system.
Please note that, in light of the enormous number of ideas, concepts, and materials that Mattel develops in-house and that are suggested to it by third parties, it's likely that the ideas, concepts, and/or materials that you submitted to us embody ideas, concepts, and/or materials that are identical or substantially similar to those that, in the past, were developed by our staff or submitted to us by third parties. Likewise, in the future, we may without any reference to your unsolicited submission, develop or receive from third parties ideas, concepts, and materials that are identical or substantially similar to those submitted by you.
Since Mattel won't retain or review your submission, any similarities that may exist between your submission and any product from Mattel or any Mattel company are purely coincidental. Please note that Mattel doesn't assume any obligation in connection with your unsolicited submission, including any obligation to keep it confidential and any obligation to notify you whether your ideas, concepts, or materials are identical or substantially similar to those that are developed by or submitted to Mattel.
In seeking to solicit interest for your submission, you may want to establish a relationship with a professional design house or a broker that specialises in licensing or developing products for consumer products companies. For a list of such professionals, and for other information that you may find helpful, you may wish to contact the British Toy and Hobby Association www.btha.co.uk
We recognise that your submission is an expression of your confidence in Mattel's ability to successfully develop and market new products, and we appreciate your interest in Mattel. We wish you the best of luck in your endeavours.
Mattel UK Consumer Response"