There are a lot of American Girl dolls to keep track of, and even more details to remember in regards to accessories like props or clothing. Among the rabid fans of the brand, there is a contingent loudly protesting a new development in one doll line’s underthings.
American Girl is releasing a new doll to celebrate its 30th anniversary: Melody Ellison joins the lineup of dolls with unique stories from different periods of American history. She will also be the company’s third black doll.
Look in the cherub face of this Cabbage Patch Kids doll—but not for too long. It may seem like something’s awry; however, you’ll soon learn that this is how it’s supposed to be. Don’t fight it.
Ten-year-old Lamaya Sakales, a survivor of three open heart surgeries, has penned a Change.org petition that asks American Girl to make a doll resembling her: one with a scar down the center of its chest.
Wanna see a fever-pitch corporate brawl? Let the rights to a franchise like the Disney princesses go up for grabs.
Trend alert: There are apparently a lot of people who want to dress their kids up as Cabbage Patch Kids. Coming soon to a Facebook feed near you!
The Internet is a giant mechanism for facilitating fandoms—no news there. And yet, it never ceases to amaze! For instance, were you aware that American Girl devotees are, as we speak, posting hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of lovingly composed shots of their dolls in various costumes on Instagram?
Barbie can wear flats now, at the tender age of 56.
Toy Like Me is a recent Facebook campaign calling for more representation and diversity in the toy industry with their main goal being the production of toys for children with disabilities. The page features submissions from parents who have given makeovers to existing toys to better represent their kids. Makies, a UK…
In 1890, the phonograph company helmed by Thomas Edison began producing talking dolls for children. The product was initially a flop because kids “found them difficult to operate and more scary than cuddly,” according to the New York Times. Look at and listen to the dolls and you’ll see exactly why they were so…
Collecting dolls is intense enough. Collecting HAUNTED dolls? That's really graduate-level eccentricity. And yet, if that appeals, the Internet is ready and waiting to facilitate your interest.
There are plenty of lists about the “weirdest” Barbie dolls on the internet, but they only scratch the surface of the insane, sometimes terrifying world of the best-selling doll. Here are 20 totally real, official Barbies that prove she hasn’t just conquered girls toys, she may have literally conquered the universe.
One mom was recently alarmed to discover that the "boy" version of a diaper-changing doll she bought for her daughter at Toys R Us came complete with anatomically correct groin.
Wendy Archer is a 40-year-old woman who loves her children. She bathes them, she feeds them and she dresses them in the latest styles. She's spent thousands on toys and accessories for them and she tells The Daily Mail that she couldn't bear to be without them. Archer is the perfect mother. There's just one catch: The…
Astronaut, computer engineer, Hawaiian haver of "fun" —Barbie's held more jobs for which she's clearly unqualified than Ryan Seacrest. But all of her career costumes were supposed to be a means to an end, a way for girls to play with a doll who would encourage them to pursue their big dreams. Turns out, career-having…
If you have been on the Internet in the past few weeks, it's likely been brought to your attention that Barbie, a little hunk of plastic shaped like a woman with synthetic hair on it, appeared in Sports Illustrated. Many feminists see this unholy union as a perfect reification of the problems with both crumbling…
Time has a blog post defending Barbie against its "bad body image" critics, but it does so in a curious way, by calling Bratz dolls sluttier.
For years, Barbie has been the go-to example of the ways our culture teaches girls to strive toward unrealistic beauty standards. Well, the brand's VP of design has finally responded to the critics. She counters that the realism isn't the point—the doll's design is mostly about making tiny clothes that actually fit.
Any minority who has felt the frustration of trying to find a doll that corresponds with a specific ethnicity knows the true meaning of futility. I usually switched between my Mulan Barbie (whose hair never fucking reattached), and hand-me-down Indian Barbies from the Dolls of the World Collection. (Because a…