View Full Version : In KB Toys the other day...
10-24-2001, 05:22 PM
So I was walking around KB Toys the other day, and I happened to be passing through the Barbie section. Looking at everything, as I normally do, I happened to look up and see an interesting looking Barbie right next to the stereotypical, princess Barbie with a beautiful, flowing dress, long blonde hair and blue eyes. This interesting Barbie happened to be black. Well there's nothing unusual about that, but then I noticed what she was wearing. She happened to be the only Barbie wearing a McDonalds uniform. She was also the only Barbie on the shelf with a baby. Even more curious, I decided to look for the father, but there was no black Ken to be found anywhere...
I'm not exactly sure what mattel is trying to say with this line of barbies, but my first impression wasn't very good... anyway, what do you guys think of this? I think it's pretty sick myself. Maybe I'm over-reacting, but I don't think so.
10-24-2001, 05:29 PM
So you usually stroll around in the barbie section of KB toys huh??? :hihi:
10-24-2001, 05:32 PM
I think you should stick with the toy trucks and yoyos. :bigmouth: :heh:
10-24-2001, 06:25 PM
This is what came up at a KB Toys search:
Barbie has a new job at McDonald's that she's so good at. Kelly loves to come visit for lunch, because McDonald's is even more fun when your big sister works there! Barbie is dressed in a McDonald's apron and McDonald's cap and measures approximately 11 1/2 inches tall. Kelly is dressed in a McDonald's themed shirt with red shorts and measures approximately 4 inches tall. Includes brush, cash register and McDonald's food accessories.
So it's not her kid, it's her little sister.:hmm:
By the way, here's the anglo version:
10-24-2001, 06:32 PM
not as suspicious as you thought
10-24-2001, 06:35 PM
yeah buddy... i dont think that mattel or any other toy company is sublimanaly sending out racial messages.
Frankly, yes, i do think youre over reacting... ITS A FRIGGEN TOY!
10-24-2001, 06:37 PM
The Burger Flipping Barbies. :heh:
10-24-2001, 06:39 PM
now, let us not stray from the original subject matter...
Now what WERE you REALLY doing in the Barbie aisle? :D
10-24-2001, 06:51 PM
10-24-2001, 06:54 PM
Haahaaa, too funny. Good thing I wasn't drinking when I saw that :heh:
10-24-2001, 07:16 PM
lol... asian barbie just isn't as feminine as i might have expected...
but, yeah, there is black ken, no barbie has ever given birth (they're all virgins, ya know) and i have seen white mcdonalds barbies in stores. just a coincidence.
You know, weirdest thing. I know the girl who was the model for the asian barbie (actually, one of barbie's friends). Last time I checked, she was a bit more feminine than the model EsDeeLoco posted. Strange...
10-24-2001, 07:34 PM
Barbies . . . come on guys
10-24-2001, 08:36 PM
Once EsDee posted the asian version, I had to go back and look. Take a look at the length of the anglo-Barbie's neck in that picture - it's almost the as her head, fer cryin' out loud! Does it come with a set of progressive neck rings or something?
10-24-2001, 09:48 PM
hey guys, I only know what I saw on the shelf... maybe that's the reason I posed the post as a question.
10-24-2001, 09:51 PM
the vast majority of American children can practice their low-paying service jobs in advance...still, it does seem kind of insensitive. Mattel is probably only guilty of needing a clue.
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