By Jackie Burrell
Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 11:15 am in Other.
Sigh. Maybe instead of running scathing commentary every time a toy manufacturer produces yet another skanky Bratz-type toy, we should run stories about wholesome dollies. There are so few of them, we wouldn’t have to type much at all. (OK, we’re exaggerating. Slightly. American Girl and Only Hearts Club make lovely dollies.)
But Mattel just announced the fall release of Black Canary Barbie and we have to ask the obvious question, “What the–??” It appears that in her rush to don that black leather jacket, fishnets and boots, she forgot to put on pants. The doll is an homage, Mattel says, to a DC Comics character. But the blogosphere is alive with the sound of incredulous chortles … and a slew of new nicknames, including “Fetish Barbie,” “S&M Barbie” and, of course, “Biker Bitch Barbie.” What do you think? Much ado over nothing? Or sign of the coming apocalypse?