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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 has a tendency to produce collectible Barbies only in Caucasian skin tones, that non-white dolls have just as much value to consumers. [Guanabee] Keep reading »

“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 tennis-playing Kim Clijsters Barbie and Swedish Crown Princess Victoria Barbie, all of whom a Mattel spokeswoman heralded as “true role models” for girls. Unfortunately, none of the three Barbies will be for sale for the general public. Sorry, Muggles! Instead, the new Barbies will chill at a toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, with other one-of-a-kind Barbies, like Oprah and German Chancellor Andrea Merkel. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall at that doll-y tea party? [Sky News] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 body-conscious strappy dress that could easily be worn today. One thing that would make these dolls even better? They should come with their own personal soundtracks. [Jezebel]
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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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