November 15, 2009

She's So Unusual... Barbie does Cyndi Lauper!

Well it's about time - Barbie is catching up with the 80s!

Barbie just wants to have fun, and in January will do so by introducing the Ladies of the 80s collection - Lauper, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry.

I love this idea, and yet wonder --- has Mattel read the self-gratification lyrics to She-Bop? "In the pages of a blue boy magazine... I better stop or I'll go blind... they say I better get a chaperone, because I can't stop messing with the danger zone"... totally fun, and just a little on the adult side.

As for the doll, c'mon you know you want one.. just so you can stare at it time after time!

I love the 80s, and have mixed feelings about Barbie as I think she cannot be a healthy body image for young girls to aspire to. There are too many teenagers with issues out there, shouldn't there be more realistic anatomically incorrect, squeezed and dyed, overdressed tiny plastic role models?

That being said, I have only one question here -- where is the Pat Benatar Barbie? I would so buy that one!


M Eisner said...

That is hysterical. and what is with all the Barbie and Ken posts?

kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

gawd, this entire post is so true. SO true!


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