Posts tagged "mattel"

Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which it began last summer. The organization teamed up with Mattel to offer a Barbie webpage, activity book and uniform patch for Girl Scouts aged 5 to…

Claire Hannum / March 8, 2014

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 to finally be waning. Mattel has reported a 23 percent drop in sales and sales have declined for the fourth quarter in a row. To…

Mary Odell / July 17, 2013

Mattel Says “No” To Harlem Mother’s Petition For A Black Barbie Party Supply Line

If I could go back in time and stop little five-year-old Sarah from supporting Mattel, I would.  The company told mother Karen Braithwaite — who had appealed to the company to make party supplies featuring a Black Barbie — that they would not do so because it’s not profitable.  COME ON, MATTEL.  I guess I’m not surprised,…

Sarah Gray / April 10, 2013

Drag Queen Barbie Is Ready For Her Close-Up

Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked out in a bejeweled mini dress, satin-lined fur cape, and some seriously smoky eye makeup. Drag Queen Barbie is a collector’s edition, so she doesn’t…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

Evening Quickies: Barbie Is Going Bald

Barbie will go bald in honor of kids dealing with cancer and alopecia, Mattel announced on its Facebook page on Friday. Bald Barbies won’t be available in stores, but will be donated directly to sick kids via the Children’s Hospital Association. Aww, this gives me the warm fuzzies. [ONTD]
Scope out the first cli…

Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

Janet Jackson Is A Barbie Doll

Mattel has captured Janet Jackson’s fabulousness with the “Divinely Janet” Barbie doll, a doll that wears the glamorous gown and catsuit the real Janet wore on “American Idol.” The Barbie even has Janet’s new cropped hairstyle! Sadly, though, the doll is one-of-a-kind and has been put up for auction to raise funds for Project Angel…

Annika Harris / December 6, 2010

Sale On Black Barbies In Aisle 3

Look closely and you’ll see that the black Barbie dolls at this Midwest store are almost 50 percent cheaper than the white dolls. But instead of harping on the racial issues this sale exhibits, we’ll simply say this gives everyone an opportunity to buy their daughters a non-white doll, thereby proving to Mattel, which ha…

Annika Harris / March 3, 2010

“Harry Potter” Scribe J.K. Rowling Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

Now don’t get jealous, Stephen King. Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling doll to honor the billionaire-ess author of the Harry Potter series. At last, a Barbie who can realistically afford all those clothes, the pink Corvette, and mortgage payments for the Barbie Dream House! The J.K. Rowling Barbie made her debut alongside a…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2010

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]…

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 pink…

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 brown hair, while others have…

Annika Harris / October 22, 2009

Quickies!: Sarah Jessica Parker And Matthew Broderick’s Twins Are Born

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s twin daughters were born yesterday via a surrogate. The babies’ names are Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick. [Quickies] — That first name sucks ass, even if it has familial significance.
Mattel is releasing “Twilight” dolls in the likeness of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s characters, Bella…

Annika Harris / June 23, 2009

Quickies!: Pegged Jeans Are Cruel Fashion Joke

Pegged jeans are a cruel fashion joke. [Shine]
Do you use your period as an excuse to get out of doing things? [Shine]
Mattel is releasing a limited edition Barbie set of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. [Popbytes]
Get the scoop on Adderall, the little peach pills invading college campuses. [College Candy]
A scorned Aussie wife…

Annika Harris / August 14, 2008

Mattel Releases Barbie For The Birds

I hated Barbie as a fat kid, for obvious reasons. She was super skinny, had cooler clothes than me, hung out with yuppies, and her make-up looked like my evil babysitter’s. Back in the day, Barbie seemed like the suburban spawn of Satan in her perfect little princess castle. But now that I’m an adult,…

Simcha / June 18, 2008