Tag Archives: Mattel

Mattel Issues Barbie Modeled After Out Soccer Star

Mattel yesterday announced the release of a short-haired Barbie modeled after out lesbian soccer star Abby Wambach. Via Gay Star News: If you thought Barbie dolls were all one shape and image, the new Abby Wambach doll goes some way to confronting stereotypes and showing young girls (and boys), that female role models don’t all come in one mold. Wambach, ...

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Boycott Backfire: One Million Moms Triggers Tripled Donations To Gay-Run Foster Kids Charity

A month ago One Million Moms called for a boycott of Mattel because their American Girl magazine featured two gay dads with the foster children they had ended up adopting. Since then donations to the couple’s charity for foster kids have tripled and thousands more children will now receive “Comfort Cases” – which are backpacks full of clothes, toys, and ...

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Elaborately Coiffed Boy Declares Doll is “SO Fierce!” In New Ad For Moschino Barbie [VIDEO]

You-know-who is going to go apeshit. The Advocate reports: The new Moschino Barbie is a huge hit (currently sold-out!), and its commercial is breaking boundaries by featuring a young boy in it. “Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” the boy screams as he and two female friends laud the doll, done up in designer Jeremy Scott’s sleek glamour. Barbie’s cellphone goes ...

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One Million Moms: Boycott Mattel For “Promoting Sin” By Featuring Gay Adoptive Dads In Magazine

One Million Moms is calling on their supporters to rain down boycott threats on Mattel for daring to feature gay adoptive dads in their American Girl magazine. Monica Cole writes: One Million Moms is extremely disappointed that American Girl, owned by Mattel, is promoting sin in the November/December 2015 issue of its magazine. On pages 28-31 of the magazine is ...

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Fisher-Price Backs LGBT Families

Via press release: Fisher-Price® and Proud Parenting today announced the launch of the Proud Parenting LGBT Family Photo Gallery, presented by Fisher-Price®. The goal of the program is to increase the visibility of LGBT parents and to encourage interaction and support between LGBT parents, their friends and their allies. The Proud Parenting LGBT Family Photo Gallery is a curated photo ...

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BERLIN: Protesters At Barbie Dreamhouse

Yesterday German feminists picketed outside the newly-opened Barbie Dreamhouse attraction: “This dream world suggests that women can’t be anything less than beautiful and slim,” said Franziska Sedlak from protest group Occupy Barbie Dreamhouse. “And life is not about being beautiful all the time.” The movement began in March when members of a youth group affiliated to Germany’s far-left party, die ...

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Mattel Launches Drag Queen Barbie

This is not, surprisingly, from The Onion. Global Grind reports: Mattel has announced plans to produce their first ever Drag Queen Barbie in collaboration with the New York City-based design duo The Blonds, who are responsible for dressing some of the biggest names around, including Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez. The gender bender doll called ‘The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie ...

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Today In Mildly Interesting Trivia

Mattel announced yesterday that they are changing the rules of Scrabble. Proper nouns such as place names will now be allowed. Mattel said there would be no hard and fast rule over whether a proper noun was correct or not. A spokeswoman for the company said the use of proper nouns would “add a new dimension” to Scrabble and “introduce ...

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Mattel Issues Mad Men Barbies

The New York Times reports: The dolls are part of a premium-price collectors’ series for adults that Mattel calls the Barbie Fashion Model Collection. Although there have been Barbies and Kens based on other TV series, among them “I Love Lucy” and “The X-Files,” the dolls will be the first licensed line for that collection, Mattel says, with a suggested ...

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