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Barbie’s First-Ever TV Commercial

Long before she was a TV news anchor in a pink miniskirt, Barbie was just a “girl” with a “purse and hats and gloves galore” in this 1959 commercial. It’s apparently the first Barbie ad to ever appear on television. The times — and Barbie — sure have changed, huh? [YouTube] Keep reading »

TV Reporter Barbie Gets The Story In Pink

Oh, dear. The latest doll to emerge from the Barbie I Can Be … line is the News Anchor Doll, and we’re going to bet her pinker-than-pink ensemble is going to rankle some feminist ire. Apparently, if you’re a girl, and you want to be a TV journalist, you must wear pink. Ideally, a pink ruffled skirt, a sparkly pink blazer, and a pair of pink-and-black high heels. Granted, “news anchor” would suggest she’s supposed to sit behind a desk and talk to the camera, but that mic in her hand and video camera would suggest she’s doing reports from the field. As someone who sometimes dares to generate some journalism, I am going to have to say that if I wore this outfit, no one would tell me anything interesting. [TBD] Keep reading »

Could Mattel’s Japanese Barbie And Ken Be Any More Stereotypical?

A geisha girl and a samurai warrior: these are the stereotypes Mattel used for Japanese Ken and Barbie dolls. Barbie is dressed as a geisha with lotus blossoms in her hair, a gold fan, and some gladiator heels which are badass-looking, but I’m thinking not particularly Japanese. Ken is dressed as a bare-chested samurai warrior with a small ponytail and a long sword. An ex-boyfriend who went to grad school in Japan called the Japanese Ken doll, quote, “pure Fu Manchu stereotype” — minus that nefarious mustache, of course. Surprise, surprise, Mattel has a long history of representing their Japanese Barbies as geishas. Keep reading »

Rachel Zoe And Barbie Collide, The World Goes Bananas!

Barbie makes an appearance on tonight’s episode of “The Rachel Zoe Project.” Mattel created a Barbie in Rachel‘s likeness (left), and she, in turn, styled Barbie for a red carpet appearance (right). Mattel got Rachel completely right — from her oversized sunnies down to her extra flared-leg jeans. But I’m not too impressed with styled-by-Rachel-Zoe Barbie. Why? Because she looks like every other collectible Barbie doll. Check out a clip of the episode, in which Rachel reveals the Barbies to Brad, after the jump. Keep reading »

Ick: Barbie Feet

We agree with our girls at The Gloss that this image is likely Photoshopped, but it still makes us want to vom in the Dream House toilet. [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Nekkid Barbie Calendar Makes Us Feel Pervy

We know it’s just plastic, but somehow it feels really wrong. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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