Posts tagged "dolls"

Thanks To The Lammily Doll, Now Little Girls Can Throw Period Parties

When I see a confident little girl, it always bums me out to realize that she’s got only a few years before her hormones hijack her insecurities indefinitely. This special innocent…

Lauren Vinopal | September 23, 2015 - 11:15 am

Fox Therapist Pretty Sure Target’s Gender Neutral Toy Section Will Damage The Children

Tom Kersting thinks kids won’t know what gender they are if toy aisles don’t drill it into them. …

Robyn Pennacchia | August 11, 2015 - 4:30 pm

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls.

Beejoli Shah | January 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Amazing New GoldieBlox Ad Takes On Beauty Myths, “1984” Style

Kickass girl-empowering toy company GoldieBlox has released a new ad, and this one features Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” while brilliantly mimicking Apple’s famous “1984” ad. The ad’s goal is to…

Claire Hannum | November 8, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Who Wants To Cuddle Up To An “American Horror Story” Rubber Man Doll?

Far be it from me to criticize if what you really want to snuggle up with at night is the Rubber Man from “American Horror Story” season one. All of…

Jessica Wakeman | July 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Can A Doll Really Be Your Soul Mate?

Getting to the heart of why I continue to be riveted by TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” (I know I said I would take a break after the dirty diaper sucker,…

Ami Angelowicz | January 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

10-Year-Old Girl Petitions American Girl For Disabled Doll In A Wheelchair

This is 10-year-old Melissa Shang. In addition to being completely adorable and obsessed with American Girl dolls, Melissa also suffers from muscular dystrophy. She has Charchot-Marie-Tooth disease, which means she cannot feel…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Watch Conan O’Brien Explore American Girl Place And Ruin Your Childhood Memories

Growing up, I loved American Girl dolls. Didn’t we all? The highlight of 4th grade was when my best friend and I got to visit American Girl Place, the refreshingly…

Claire Hannum | December 19, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Covering Up Naked, Immodest Barbies Is Apparently A Thing

There are people who are worried that Barbies give little girls unrealistic expectations about their bodies.

Then there are people who are worried that when Barbie’s clothes come…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2013 - 1:00 pm

I Tried To Play Feminist Barbies With My Nieces And Kinda Failed

I think I’m a decent aunt. Not so good at remembering birthdays, admittedly, but what I lack in presents-giving, I make up for in lots of facetime. We play all…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2013 - 11:00 am

Is Barbie On The Decline?

Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Want A Life-Size Replica Of Yourself? Japan Can Make That Happen

Do you love yourself? How much? Enough to have a lifesized 3-D printed doll made of yourself? Because you can do that now. A place aptly named the Clone Factory,…

Julie Gerstein | May 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Pittsburgh Mom Creates Dolls For Children With Down Syndrome

Connie Feda wanted to create an educational, engaging, and relatable doll for her 13-year-old daughter Hannah, who has Down syndrome. With the goal of capturing “the beauty, vivaciousness and spunk…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 14, 2013 - 10:20 am

Can Jem And The Holograms Make A Truly Outrageous Comeback With New Dolls From Hasbro?

Jem, the larger, cooler Barbie. At least to me she was. That’s why I’m so excited for this news. Hasbro has made a deal with Integrity Toys for a modern…

The Mary Sue | October 28, 2012 - 11:30 am

Sweet Or Creepy? Put Your Daughter’s Face On A Disney Princess Doll

Mommy gets a 3D sonogram — and a couple years later, your precious bundle of joy can place with a Disney princess doll with her own face on it.

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Photographer Dina Goldstein Imagines Barbie’s Life If Ken Liked Men

Back in the day, Ken was always a hot commodity whenever my friends and I fought over whose Barbie would be the lucky lady that day. Turns out, Ken might…

Daley Quinn | June 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

How Badly Do You Want These “Mad Men” Barbies?

“Mad Men” may be almost done for the season, but fret not! Here’s a whole mess of “Mad Men”-inspired Barbie dolls to keep you entertained. No, Mattel hasn’t suddenly sanctioned LSD…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Barbie Gets An Afro For The Holidays

When I picture Barbie, it’s with her signature straight blonde hair, unrealistically perky (and hard) boobs, and undeniably Caucasian skin tone and features. Sure, there’s darker-skinned Teresa and, uh, gingery…

Rachel Krause | December 13, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Kate & Pippa Middleton Are Now Creepy Action Figures

Kate Middleton and little sis Pippa are now creepy (and expensive) action figures. However, I don’t think G.I. Joe is going to be too picky. [US Weekly]

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2011 - 6:00 pm
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