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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 praised them, saying they’re a step towards changing beauty ideals and giving black girls a positive representation of themselves. But this isn’t the first time Mattel has released a line of dolls to represent black women specifically. Keep reading »

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 Swan and Edward Cullen. [Perez Hilton] — OK, Kristen officially has to give up her I’m-so-awkward-I’m-cool shtick because nothing spells conformity like M-A-T-T-E-L.
  • How did Tanner P. from “The Bachelorette” know that Jillian’s feet were “softer than s**t?” [E! Online] — I guess he’s had a ton of crap in his life.

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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 is getting revenge by auctioning a picture of her cheating husband’s girlfriend’s panties on eBay. [Tango]
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    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, I finally want one! Sure, she’s still thin, but at least this Barbie is a little twisted. Mattel has announced plans to release a doll based on the Hitchcock horror flick The Birds. Set to hit shelves in October, this Barbie is dressed in a pea-green, ’60s suit with attacking seagulls attached, carrying a matching handbag (of course). How cool, dark, and un-Barbie-like! Take that Bratz, Barbie’s back….and ready to fight for her life. [Nerd Approved]
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