Posts tagged "toys"

Who Knew An Etch A Sketch Could Be So … Erotic?

This is a “Playtime Belt Buckle” that’s currently for sale on Etsy. It is composed of a totally functional Etch A Sketch, and I don’t know about you guys, but…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 29, 2012 - 10:40 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

Karl Lagerfeld As A My Little Pony & Other Celebs In Pony Form

Suddenly I see what it’s all about, bronies! I totally understand how you could love My Little Pony as grown-ass adults. It’s no secret around here that Rachel and I…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 8:00 am

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

Just In Time For Passover! A Bag Of Plagues!

The Chosen People among us (Kidding! Kidding! You’re all beautiful chosen people to me) know that part of the Passover celebration involves reciting the 10 plagues that befell the land…

Julie Gerstein | April 13, 2012 - 4:20 pm

“I Can Be President” Barbie Has Awesome Shoes, Outfit, Hair

But what is her policy on drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge? Inquiring minds want to know, Mattel. [Racked]…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2012 - 8:30 am

Remixed Toy Ads Tell The Truth About Gendered Marketing

It’s common knowledge that toys are marketed to boys and girls in hugely different–and often troubling–ways. Media literacy advocate and video artist Jonathan McIntosh has come up with a super…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 2, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Little Girls & Their Pink Things Make For A Fascinating Photo Project

As if you needed further proof that toy companies are ruthless when it comes to marketing “girls” and “boys” toys in the basest way possible: “The Pink & blue…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2012 - 5:30 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

A Wonder Woman Lego Lady Is Coming!

A Lego Wonder Woman figurine is on the way, now that DC Comics has given Lego access to their characters! Thirteen new Lego people based on DC superheroes are on…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Frisky’s Top 12 eBay Finds Of The Week

This week’s eBay finds feature dresses from Mary-Kate and Ashley, colorful ceramic pieces, and even a little Rodarte action. Check out our fabulous finds after the jump!

Julie Gerstein | April 14, 2011 - 3:00 pm

The Breast Milk Baby Teaches Little Girls To Breastfeed Just Like Mommy

A little girl may have only stopped nursing a few years ago herself, but that’s no reason she can’t play mama to a Breast Milk Baby, right? The $89 doll…

Jessica Wakeman | March 23, 2011 - 12:20 pm

What Kind Of Parent Would Give Their Kid This Slutty Wolfwoman To Play With?

Toy companies have made it easy for Child Protect Services: just park at Toys ‘R Us near the slutty wolfwoman doll and snag whomever’s hand in the beartrap of poor…

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Sweet Talkin’ Ken Is Barbie’s Bitch

At last, a man who says everything you want him to say! Meet Mattel’s Sweet Talkin’ Ken doll ($31), who records five seconds of your voice and plays it back…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2010 - 4:20 pm

The Black Baby Doll Project Puts Dollies In Hands Of Little Girls

One of the privileges I had as a little white girl was always having had toys that look like me. In fact, American Girl’s brown-haired, brown-eyed Samantha Parkington doll looked…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2010 - 4:20 pm

“Pink Stinks” Parents Group Are Anti-Pink Toy Crusaders

There’s good news across the pond for parents who want their little girls to believe they can grow up and be anything they want: A parents group called Pink Stinks,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 6:15 pm