middle of the road and making the dolls but donating them on their own. These dolls will not be sold in stores.
Now back to my issue. Throughout the history of Barbie she has been many things; teachers, public service workers, military personal, a McDonald’s cashier a news anchor, cat burglar, cowgirl and even a NASCAR driver but Barbie will never be a CANCER patient because she is invincible and Mattel wants to protect that. So what message is that sending to little girls with cancer? You can have a bald doll manufactured by Mattel honey but it isn’t “Barbie” it’s her “friend”. Why Mommy? I guess Barbie is too beautiful to be stricken by such an ugly disease sweetie but she can come to visit your sick doll.
As I sit here shaking my head I can’t believe Mattel dropped the ball on this one. All they had to do was call it a Barbie and not a “friend”of Barbie and the fight would have been over. Little girls WILL notice that she isn’t Barbie and they will wonder why. So all the people that pushed and petitioned for the Bald Barbie may be feeling victorious today but in reality
they have created a worse problem.
And while we are on the topic of bald dolls, let’s talk about Bratz Dolls. Manufactured by MGA Entertainment, these dolls are considered Barbie’s rivals. They are dolls for kids that are dressed trashy and slutty in most situations and are disliked by many parents for this reason. MGA beat Mattel to the punch when they saw the want for the bald Barbie. In June they will release a line of dolls, both male and female, that are tastefully dressed and they are bald. These dolls will be sold to the public and can be purchased at stores like Toys R Us. ONE dollar from each sale will go to City of Hope Cancer Research. There is no price listed for these dolls yet but the current dolls on the market average at around $20. If only ONE dollar is going to research, the MGA Company will get the best of both worlds; they will get notoriety for manufacturing the dolls and offering them to the public, they will be recognized for donating money to a charitable organization AND they will make a nice little profit too.
Way to go MGA Company, your Bratz will make the Mattel Company look like a bunch of fools. I guess this means a big black eye for Barbie because Mattel won’t allow her to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!
Its soapbox Saturday…..let me climb down. Have a FaNtAsTic day!