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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

“Celebrity” Cabbage Patch Kids Equal Parts Random & Terrifying

Show me a little girl who doesn’t want a Cabbage Patch Kid doll in the likeness of Al Roker and I’ll show you a liar. All small children are just…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Creepy Prince William & Kate Middleton Dolls Will Eat Your Brains While You Sleep

Poor Prince William and Kate Middleton. The pizza with their faces recreated in vegetables was bad, but that’s got nothing on these vacant-eyed dolls from the toy company Arklu. A…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2011 - 6:00 pm