International Womens Day


“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything,” wrote Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, in a news release.

#MoreRoleModels. #IWD2018

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Is Barbie still Relevant?


This effort to remake Barbie as a progressive icon appears to be a calculated business decision on Mattel’s part to win over today’s millennial parents. While Barbie is still a powerful force in the toy market, generating $971 million in sales in 2016, younger parents have been less keen on buying the doll for their daughters than those in generations past.  Mattel has seen sales of Barbie spiral downward since 2009.

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In other words, Barbie is caught in a bind: Mattel needs to sell parents on more progressive versions of the doll, but it might take years of marketing for this new version of Barbie to become familiar and exciting enough for kids to want them. “You have to do more than offer one of these curvy or career dolls in the corner,” Brown says. “It’s a chicken and egg problem: If you offer enough of these dolls, over time, once kids get used to them, eventually they will start asking for them. Then the dolls will become profitable and it would be worth stocking them.”

Barbie 2018 Lineup inclusive

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Prince: Dolls


MUST HAVE AS A GERRY ANDERSON STYLE MOVIE, SERIES, COLLECTIBLES, STAT!

You say you love me, but if you really did you’d make this happen. I’m not joking.
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Q2 2015: The most popular posts of the past 3 months


  1. GoT: Stannis Baratheon Father’s Day Card
  2. GoT: Ramsay Bolton
  3. GoT: Memes [Dance of Dragons]
  4. Mad Max: FURY ROAD | New Trailer Alert
  5. #AskRachel
  6. GoT: Now his watch has ended
  7. Mad Max: Fury Road | alt minimalist posters
  8. Apollo 11 Flight Dynamics [infographic]
  9. GoT: These Crows Ain’t Loyal
  10. #AskRachel rolls on…
  11. GoT: LOVE to HATE him [George R.R. Martin]
  12. #StopBullying Poster Series
  13. Liberté | Égalité | Beyoncé
  14. Rachel Dolezal: Memoir Titles
  15. Gallery of Doll Couture
  16. Is Tufte Drunk Tweeting?
  17. GoT: Jon Snow Must Die?
  18. Rumi: Meme Quotes
  19. White Silence is Violence
  20. GoT: More Memes from Season Five
  21. eMeth [SNL spoof ad]
  22. ART we LIKE: Antonio Mora
  23. #FreedomSummer15
  24. Protests Across the Country for #BlackSpring
  25. Mad Max: Fury Road | War Boy Amazon Reviews

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Q1 2015: The most popular posts of the past 3 months


  1. Rumi Meme-Quotes
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  5. #BlackoutDay
  6. eMeth [SNL spoof ad]
  7. GoT: LOVE to HATE him [George R.R. Martin]
  8. GoT: Red Viper vs The Mountain
  9. #ARTweLIKE: Takayuki Takeya
  10. AHS: Freak Show Memes x01