April 2009

What's worse than Barbie? I could name a few things ...

 Photo Source: Migraine Chick via Flickr

Life goes on as usual for the Barbie franchise. People are still donning party hats and toasting to her 50th birthday. The latest celebratory move was nabbing Bollywood star Katrina Kaif. Apparently the Indian versions of the Barbie will be modeled after her face.

However, amidst this celebrations, there are the angry naysayers. I refer to those who liken Ms. Barbie to an evil toy that purportedly saps a child's self-esteem. Given their vehement protests, you'd think Barbie was the real-life rendition of Chucky! This brings me to the inevitable question – if there was no Barbie, what toy will fill this gap?