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Barbie fights for her life (against “Monster High” dolls)
Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 2013 3:35 PM EDT | Mae Anderson

Posted on 07/18/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai

As far as catfights go, this is a doozy.

Barbie, long the reigning queen in the doll world, has suddenly been thrust into the battle of her life. But Barbie’s competitors look nothing like the blue-eyed, blond-haired, long-legged fashion icon. And they don’t have the same baggage and old standards of beauty either.

Monster High dolls, vampy teens that are patterned after the offspring of monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein, have neon pink and green streaks in their hair. They wear platform heels and miniskirts with skulls on them. And the dolls that go by names like Draculaura and Ick Abbey Bominable are gaining on Barbie. …

“Kids are growing up much faster younger,” (Timetoplaymage.com toy analyst Jim) Silver says. “A six-year-old is looking for something a little edgier. That’s the reason why Monster High has had so much success.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: barbie; barbiedoll; monsterhigh

1 posted on 07/18/2013 1:22:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

More sexualization of children.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 1:24:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Olog-hai
Ah, yes, the vampire genre, being introduced to kids younger and younger...

Lev 17:11
For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life.

3 posted on 07/18/2013 1:25:44 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai

“A six-year-old is looking for something a little edgier”

...a 6 year old isn’t looking for anything unless someone else tells them what to look for!


4 posted on 07/18/2013 1:27:51 PM PDT by albie (t allowed)
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To: albie

Scraping the bottom of the barrel to find anything to report rather than the dark one’s destruction of America.


5 posted on 07/18/2013 1:38:02 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t say I’m surprised; I honestly don’t know about stateside, but here in the Czech Republic, “Monster High” has been a huge hit - the toy section at the local Tesco hypermarket stocks them, and they’ll be sold out by the end of a week. It helps that they created a catch pop music video, similar to the American one, but using Ewa Farna, sort of the Czech Britney Spears (except she typically writes her own music and she can actually sing).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZmrFWXj0d0


6 posted on 07/18/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: MrB

>>Ah, yes, the vampire genre, being introduced to kids younger and younger...

I had a gay friend back in the early 1990’s when the “cool vampire” genre was first getting started and he explained to me that the “cool vampire” is about homo-eroticism. I forget the whole explanation (because he was working on a Masters in Psychology and he could spin some long-winded explanations), but it really did make sense. As the vampires kept getting more and more androgynous, it became even more apparent.


7 posted on 07/18/2013 1:44:17 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Olog-hai

Bring back building blocks, jacks, marbles, Lincoln Logs, and baby dolls.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 1:47:03 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: Bryanw92

I think Bram Stoker and Count Dracula would disagree with your friends’ assessment.

Vampires should never be ‘androgynous’. And they shouldn’t ‘sparkle’ (I detest the Twilight series).


9 posted on 07/18/2013 1:49:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

>>I think Bram Stoker and Count Dracula would disagree with your friends’ assessment.

Read my post. I said “cool vampires”. Count Dracula, as found in the novel and pre-1980 movies is not really that hip.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 1:50:51 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
As my brain-full-of-mush 19 yr old lib stepdaughter says, the "old" Dracula wasn't interesting because there was no explanation of his evilness. The "new" one has a perspective and a "reason". I told her I prefer the good ol' days, when monsters were monsters because.... they were monsters. Not because they were "misunderstood."

(oh, and agree totally about the overhyped, overrated Twilight. Haven't seen the movies but the books went from bad to worse).

11 posted on 07/18/2013 1:53:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Bryanw92

BLASPHEMY!!!!

You’re right - The Count isn’t quite as “cool” as he used to be. I guess the vampire genre has moved on to different interpretations.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 1:54:22 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: workerbee

I like my monsters to be monsters, thanks. I don’t need to understand their motivations.

I’ll take Christopher Lee’s Count Dracula over anything in “Twilight”.


13 posted on 07/18/2013 1:56:04 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: albie

My six yr old draws some pretty fantastic princesses.
And cupcakes and ice cream cones.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 2:02:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Bryanw92

Sodomy is a part of Satanism/Luciferean occult. It is the ultimate mocking of God’s Design of the human body (Judeo-Christian Ethics)-——reducing the life-generating organ to fecal material. It is the ultimate dehumanization.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 2:34:18 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Olog-hai
“Kids are growing up much faster younger,” (Timetoplaymage.com toy analyst Jim) Silver says. “A six-year-old is looking for something a little edgier. That’s the reason why Monster High has had so much success.” …

But a nearly 18 year old Trayvon Martin is an "innocent child".

16 posted on 07/18/2013 2:44:50 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Bryanw92
Back when Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, vampires were animalistic. Stoker’s villain was described as having “pantherlike” movements in one passage, and in another having a cold “lion-like” stare in another (both in Chapter 23).
17 posted on 07/18/2013 2:52:22 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

18 posted on 07/18/2013 2:59:53 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Albion Wilde

I’ve bought my niece a few. I like them.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: americas.best.days...

At least they’re not as slutty-looking as those Bratz dolls that were so popular a few years ago.


20 posted on 07/18/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Kids are growing up much faster younger,” (Timetoplaymage.com toy analyst Jim) Silver says. “A six-year-old is looking for something a little edgier.

***
Well, thanks to pervs like you.

This is so disgusting. Why mothers buy their girls Barbie, let alone this junk is beyond me.

This was all a deliberate push to drive little girls away from role-playing as mothers by using baby dolls. And look what we have ended up with.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 3:31:16 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Olog-hai

NPR’s Morning Edition did a report on the Monster High craze a few mornings ago, and of course they loved it. Barbie represents the WASP mean girl establishment while the MH girls are a counterculture. They fretted about what impossibly thin arms and legs the MH girls have but were comforted by the fact that some of them were into environmental activism and vegetarianism.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: americas.best.days...

That is not a good thing, IMO.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 3:34:20 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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