Sunday, February 11, 2007

BRATZ Doll Superheros?

While catching up on my Google Reader items last night I ran across this:
Get ready for Bratz Super Heroes
WTF? Right now I am so glad that I didn't have another daughter and that luckily the one I do have will be 18 next month and is not interested in Bratz dolls, or anything of that ilk. I think the Bratz dolls are the most vile toy I have seen in recent years.
Definition of vile from
"1.wretchedly bad: a vile humor.
2.highly offensive, unpleasant, or objectionable: vile slander.
3.repulsive or disgusting, as to the senses or feelings: a vile odor.
4.morally debased, depraved, or despicable: vile deeds.
5.foul; filthy: vile language.
6.poor; wretched: vile workmanship.
7.of mean or low condition: a vile beggar.
8.menial; lowly: vile tasks.
9.degraded; ignominious: vile servitude.
10.of little value or account; paltry: a vile recompense."

Yup! All those things.
The worst part of the article?

"At MGA we're constantly pushing innovation. We've recognized that parents are looking for toys that are not just for play but also teach something," Larian said.

But at $100 for the camera, studio set and doll, could the pricey toy put off some parents?

'It is more expensive. But again, if parents feel that their kids are learning something, they will spend the money,' he said.

What the hell is my kid learning? How to be a hoe?!

If you want your kid to learn through using cameras and making films...go spend your money on a camera and let them loose in the real world, in the park, in the backyard, on their friends, on yourself, not on Bratz dolls!

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