Employment Agreement - Mattel Inc. and Adrienne Fontanella


July 20, 2000



Ms. Adrienne Fontanella
President Girls/Barbie
Mattel, Inc.
333 Continental Boulevard
El Segundo, California  90245-5012

     Re:  Amendment to Your Employment Agreement
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Dear Adrienne:

     Pursuant to action taken by Mattel's Executive/Finance Committee of the 
Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc. on April 4, 2000, this letter agreement
constitutes an amendment to your Employment Agreement with Mattel.

     Notwithstanding Section 5.4 of the Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan 
(the "Plan"), in the event that your employment with Mattel is terminated (i) by
Mattel without Cause (as defined in your Employment Agreement) or (ii) by you
for Good Reason (as defined in your Employment Agreement) after you have
attained fifty-two years of age, your benefits under the Plan shall be fully
vested.

     I would appreciate it if you would sign, date and return a copy of this 
letter agreement to me. As such, it will constitute a written amendment to your
Employment Agreement.


                              Sincerely yours,

                              MATTEL, INC.



                              By /s/ Alan Kaye
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                                 Alan Kaye, Senior Vice President
                                 Human Resources & Administration

Agreed to and accepted by:

/s/ Adrienne Fontanella
________________________      Dated: July 23, 2000
Adrienne Fontanella                  -------