Posts tagged "dolls"

Doll-Hoarding Grandmother Forced To Face Facts

By day, she's a certified nursing assistant in Griffin, Georgia, but by night, Phyllis, a grandmother in her 60s, has a shocking secret: She's addicted to doll collecting. She has more than 50,000 of them, according to the A&E series, "Hoarders," which featured Phyllis on the season premiere episode that aired on June 20. Her…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / June 25, 2011

An Anatomically Correct Anthony Weiner Doll

Action figurine company HeroBuilders.com has wasted no time jumping on Weinergate. They have released an Anthony Weiner doll that comes in two versions—regular ($39.95) and anatomically correct ($49.95). While the face looks nothing like Weiner to me, he does come bedecked in gym clothes and has a label on his short…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 15, 2011

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She's made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39" bust, 18" waist and 33" hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2011

Two Men And A Baby … Kind Of

There are alternative ways of becoming a parent if traditional human child rearing is not your cup of tea. Partners of 26 years, Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, adopted their "son," Digby, some 20 years ago in Paris. Yes, Digby is technically a "doll" but they don't care to refer to him that way. To…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2011

The Black Baby Doll Project Puts Dollies In Hands Of Little Girls

One of the privileges I had as a little white girl was always having had toys that look like me. In fact, American Girl's brown-haired, brown-eyed Samantha Parkington doll looked almost exactly like me. Like little girls all around the world, I used to hold her, brush her hair, pretend she wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 8, 2010

So Wrong: Baby Wee Wee, A Doll That Pees

I've never been able to get behind dolls that perform bodily functions, but I especially cannot understand why you would want one that does so animatronically. After the jump, check out an ad for a boy baby doll that will pee in your dad's face -- but only after you feed him and make him…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2010

You Must Watch This: The Scariest Baby Doll Of All Time, Ever

Sorry to be pansies, but this baby doll commercial makes us pee ourselves a little. There's literally not a single child's toy we can imagine wanting less than this maniacally laughing doll. [Copyranter]…
By: Lily Q / April 7, 2010

The Barbie-fication Of “Mad Men”

For those of us who have dreamed of sleeping with Donald Draper, we may soon have our chance — courtesy of Mattel, that is. The toy company has announced that it will be manufacturing Barbie versions of several "Mad Men" characters, including handsome Mr. Draper; his wife, Betty; his partner-in-crime, Roger Sterling; and everyone's favorite…
By: Wendy Atterberry / March 10, 2010

A Doll Whose, Uh, Privates You Can Shave

This doll is all sorts of wrong. Because hair removal is such a big topic on the minds of little kids, you can shave this dolly's armpits and pubes. Also, apparently the doll has issues with calf hair? Weird. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 22, 2010

Jason Wu Designs Creepy-Chic Madame Alexander Dolls

Jason Wu, arguably the most adorable new-ish American designer in the business these days, has just upped his awesome factor by designing limited-edition dolls for Madame Alexander. We've dug around for some images and are officially entranced by the creepy coolness of the mini models in their realistic frocks and gorgeous shoes.
By: Lily Q / February 6, 2010

Don Draper Is A Doll

Do you want Don Draper? Don't we all? A New Zealand ad agency tasked with promoting "Mad Men" -- apparently, the show's not a hit there -- created this very special Don Draper doll out of a Ken doll. "See him drink, pitch, & philander," the box promises. It's so cute when it'…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 23, 2009

5 More Harajuku Cuties From Gwen!

If you're into collectibles, listen up. Gwen Stefani has five brand-new Harajuku lovers for your collection, and they're beyond adorable.To spice up the winter line, Snow Bunnies, she's created the Sunshine Cuties. “We wanted to change up the outfits, because that’s what they are — little fashion plates,” said Gwen. Each of the five…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 13, 2009

Ladies, Meet The Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken Doll!

Because Barbie's careers in medicine, dentistry, teaching, astronomy, and pop music were always total bulls**t, right Mattel? [Topless Robot]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2009

Barbie Goes Back To The ’80s

Barbie collectors, get psyched for December: Mattel is launching their "Ladies of the '80s" line, complete with mini interpretations of the great Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi Lauper. Joan is dressed in not only leather pants but also hot pink high tops, while Cyndi flashes her fishnets, and Debbie shows off a…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 26, 2009

Does Anyone Remember The Marvelous World Of Shani & Her Friends Dolls By Mattel?

Mattel recently released a line of black Barbie dolls that is supposed to be more authentic. The So In Style by Barbie dolls, developed by Stacy McBride-Irby, have fuller lips, curlier hair, and three distinct skin tones. Some have criticized these dolls for not being authentic enough and having long brow…
By: Annika Harris / October 22, 2009

Tinker Bell Gets Non-Slutty Makeover

Yesterday, many of you expressed shock and outrage at Hallmark's tragic sexification (is that a word? probably not) of one of Gen Y's most beloved children's characters, the once-indefatigable Rainbow Brite. And R.B. wasn't the first to get the Bratz treatment -- lots of other mini-icons have been put through the ringer to please…
By: Erin Flaherty / October 15, 2009

Rainbow Brite, We’ll Always Remember You Before You Got Slutty

Rainbow Brite was the original fag hag, what with her sassy attitude, outrageous clothes and her BF, Twink. Those of us who were little kids in the '80s spent Saturday mornings entranced by her intergalactic adventures, and she was a good role model for young girls because she could do anything the boys could (and…
By: Erin Flaherty / October 14, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld Is Watching His Figurine

Seems like Karl Lagerfeld has been lightening up recently which is nice, because, really dude, why so serious? Now the K-man's image is getting a makeover in the form of a 10-inch collectible. Designed by Tokidoki, Mini Karl comes all Manga'd-out, but still retains his signature style: black suit, tie, sunglasses, fingerless gloves.
By: Leonora Epstein / September 25, 2009

So Wrong, It’s Right? $300 Dolls by Lanvin

Please file this under totally gratuitous, irrational, over the top, luxury: super pricey figurines by Lanvin. The Paris-based luxury label has partnered with Franz Porcelain to create a line of limited edition dolls that range in price from $210 to $375. What makes them so special? Nothing really, except that the collection of six…
By: Zandile Blay / August 20, 2009

The Breast New Doll On The Market

Sure, we all cringed at “Baby Alive” -- like your kid doesn’t eat, poop and pee enough, they had to have a toy that does too. But even that pales in comparison to the grossness that is the new breastfeeding baby doll. Yes, you read that right. Because of all the things a…
By: Simcha / August 5, 2009