Posts tagged "dolls"

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 little girl…

Simcha / August 5, 2009

Holy Exploitative: An Erin Andrews Action Figure

Some people will stop at nothing to make a profit and HeroBuilders.com is no exception. This site specializes in making action figures of newsworthy folks like Sarah Palin, Jon Gosselin, and George Bush. But now that ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews has been catapulted into fame because some creep decided to film her naked in her…

Nikki Dowling / July 24, 2009

American Girl To Introduce Jewish Doll

We were sad when American Girl discontinued Samantha Parkington, our favorite doll, but it seems the company was making way for a new girl: Rebecca Rubin.

Catherine Strawn / May 26, 2009

Woman Watches Susan Boyle’s YouTube Video 1000 Times, Makes Tribute Dolls

Susan Boyle hasn’t even won “Britain’s Got Talent,” yet she’s already sealed her place in pop-culture history with a tiny doll created in her likeness. Created by 46-year-old Debbie Ritter from Illinois, who says she’s watched Boyle’s YouTube video “literally one thousand times,” the dolls are made from clothes pegs, wire, and clay. Ritter painstakingly…

Wendy Atterberry / May 18, 2009

Barbie Was A Naughty Bitch

Today is Barbie’s OFFICIAL 50th Birthday, after many weeks worth of pre-celebration (she always seemed like a party girl…). There’s always going to be debate over the positive and negative effects that Barbie has on little girls, but I think most women would agree that there is one universal truth when it comes to the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2009

Ty Retires Malia And Sasha Look-A-Like Dolls

Remember those Malia and Sasha TyGirls dolls that just happened to come out in January and also happened to resemble the first daughters? Well, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama had said that the dolls were inappropriately using “young private citizens for marketing purposes,” and suddenly Ty has retired the dolls. Really though, they’ve just bee…

Catherine Strawn / February 4, 2009

Ty Makes Sasha And Malia Dolls

Ty, the toy company that makes Beanie Babies, recently released dolls named “Sweet Sasha” (left) and “Marvelous Malia” (right) as part of their TyGirlz Collection. The company, based outside of Chicago in Oak Brook, IL, said they chose those names because “they are beautiful names,” rather than because they’re the names of the First Daughters.

Catherine Strawn / January 22, 2009

Lesbian Action Figures Snap Into Void In Market

Don’t want to give you baby girl some plastic doll with a wack sense of what women look like? Well, check out DYKEdolls, an alternative action figure that positively portrays ladies and the lesbian lifestyle. Just look at the adorable family of Kelly, Christine and baby Soo! Or how about a total Betty in a…

Simcha / December 24, 2008

Clips: Women Collect Dolls On “The Today Show”

This morning on “The Today Show”, Matt Lauer interviewed three women (all between ages 40-60) who still play with dolls. Very, very lifelike dolls. And by play with, we mean they dress them up, lay them in cribs, strap them into car seats, and generally act like they are real babies. Awkwardly weird…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Katy Perry Dolls, Snake Massages, And Dolphin Diets

There is a waiting list for Katy Perry dolls, even though they don’t look a thing like her — it doesn’t even come with a vintage romper! [E! Online]…

Catherine Strawn / September 30, 2008
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