Baby Bratz VS Vintage Barbie

Posted: July 8, 2009 in Uncategorized

After a 50 year reign could Barbie be dethroned?  The new kids on the block have taken the girl market by storm. The Bratz gang are rock’n roll fashioniestas.

The dolls have heads larger than their bodies and their clothes are even smaller. Bratz have a style all their own, completely unlike other dolls on the market. They catch your eye as you walk down the isle. The bright clothes and sometimes multicolored hair scream fun.

 The new girls Yasmin, Sasha, Jade and the rest of the gang know how to have fun with flashy cars and homes with hot tubs, their own rock concert hall and more. These girls come packing plenty of bling as well as some heavy make up. Barbie better keep an eye on Ken.

The question is are the ideals these dolls represent what we want our girls to see? Bratz does represent many ethnic groups and styles, but, they also wear more makeup than Tammy Fay Baker. Their fashions are hot off the runways but not really age appropriate. Low cut, shorter than short with attitudes to match.  As I stood in the toy section of WalMart I over heard an older woman walking by a Bratz doll display. Her comment was, “They look like tramps.”

These dolls are still in the look at me phase that will eventually die down. And hopefully lead them to explore different avenues like the beloved Barbie.  Barbie became a nurse, doctor, CEO, veterinarian, race car driver as well as a party girl. For 50 years she encouraged young women to be better people… with style. Perhaps Barbie can win back her crown but for now it seems the Bratz pack rules the toy aisles.

Photo credit to Dan Burn-Forti, The Telegraph UK

  1. alina says:

    awsome give meeeeeeeeeeeee bratzzzzzzzzzzzzz plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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