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  • Good...i would buy one for my daugher/friend/self

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  • Bad...this is just a horrible idea

    19 29.69%
  • Why can't they make a normal-size barbie?

    31 48.44%
  • I can count to potato.

    19 29.69%
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps. I can't say because I don't know what the cost/benefit analysis results would be.
    As sophisticated as kids are these days, it's got to happen sooner or later! Mattel is in business to make money after all.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I think that Mattel might be surprised at how many more Barbie dolls they sold if they were to be a little more diverse in appearance and accessories.
    Hey ethnic dolls have their own category:


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    But what do you mean by diverse accessories? Does the brown barbie need a different accessory than the white one?
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Perhaps. I can't say because I don't know what the cost/benefit analysis results would be.
    I can't be certain either, but I have a feeling that a much more diverse Barbie lineup would go a long way in helping the line maintain its standing in the indusrty

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No Got-her-ass-kicked Barbie.
    As I've said, I wouldn't buy a current Barbie for any daughter of mine, and I won't buy them for my nieces. Now, if there were was a more traditional alternative to Barbie, I would be much more interested. I guess the best I would ever get is a doll house.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I can just imagine the possibilities with build your own Ken dolls.
    Yeah, it does lend itself to some interesting passing thoughts, doesn't it? :

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Hey ethnic dolls have their own category:
    How many of those dolls have the same accessories as Barbie?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    But what do you mean by diverse accessories? Does the brown barbie need a different accessory than the white one?
    Where's the Barbie stationwagon? Where's Barbies 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, single floor ranch house or the Barbie 2 bedroom, 1 bath tenament apartment? Not everyone drives a Camaro and lives in a "dream house", regardless of what race they are. I also don't seem to remember ever seeing commercials for the Barbie "homemaking mother" series of accessories.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Ken has neuticles. He's useless. With a new jobs program, the best he can hope for is to learn to turn drums, grind valves, and rebuild motors. He could break a nail, though, so I doubt he'll go for it.
    I still have to go with the idea of him making a political career his choice! He's a natural...

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Now, if there were was a more traditional alternative to Barbie, I would be much more interested.
    ask and ye shall receive.

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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Where's the Barbie stationwagon? Where's Barbies 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, single floor ranch house or the Barbie 2 bedroom, 1 bath tenament apartment? Not everyone drives a Camaro and lives in a "dream house", regardless of what race they are. I also don't seem to remember ever seeing commercials for the Barbie "homemaking mother" series of accessories.

    Amazon.com: Barbie Happy Family Volvo V70 Station Wagon: Explore similar items


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    They have thousands of different accessories for whatever you are looking for, it's up to the girl who is playing to use her imagination on how she wants her doll to be or what to do. My daughter received the laundry set below on Christmas for her dollhouse and she spent a good chunk of time doing her barbie's laundry yesterday.

    Amazon.com : Barbie Glam Laundry Furniture Set : Dollhouse Furniture : Toys & Games
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Yeah, it does lend itself to some interesting passing thoughts, doesn't it? :
    Made much more interesting if the parts were interchangeable with your anatomically correct Brenda Breyer assortment.
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    Re: Your Opinion on Plus Size Barbie

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Amazon.com: Barbie Happy Family Volvo V70 Station Wagon: Explore similar items

    They have thousands of different accessories for whatever you are looking for, it's up to the girl who is playing to use her imagination on how she wants her doll to be or what to do. My daughter received the laundry set below on Christmas for her dollhouse and she spent a good chunk of time doing her barbie's laundry yesterday.

    Amazon.com : Barbie Glam Laundry Furniture Set : Dollhouse Furniture : Toys & Games
    Ok. I stand corrected.

    I'm still not sure that I'd want a daughter of mine doing the Barbie thing, since it would probably be very difficult to control which accessories and associated materials she would get from friends, family, etc....


    One of the things I think about occasionally is the type of dollhouse my two nieces, or a daughter of mine would have if my father was still alive. He was a carpenter, a cabinet maker, and built the house we lived in during my teen years. He built a dollhouse for the daughter of one of his cousins back in the early 1980's with real shingles, shake siding, working lights, etc... so I can only imagine what he might do for his own grand-daughters with today's technology.

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