We felt that the Olympic Games may not have the same kind of draw as it had like, say, in the 80s or 90s, but that just us. Mattel probably think otherwise. The toy maker has jumped on the chance to secure licensing collaborations with the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo 2020.
Barbie. Arguably the most famous and influential girl to exist before Kim Kardashian and K-Pop. 60 years on since her creation, Barbie has matured into a more inclusive and diverse character.
I was skeptical how Barbie could ever be relevant in the modern world, but Mattel’s signature doll originally developed to empower little girls has proven that it can keep up with times. In addition to being inclusive, the iconic doll has assumed many roles, including David Bowie, Agent Mulder and Agent Scully, as the crew […]
The many faces Mattel’s Barbie now expand to include the late English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie. Marking the 50 years of Bowie’s hit song Space Oddity from his second studio album released in 1969, David Bowie, Mattel has introduced a David Bowie Barbie doll.
Somewhere in the U.S., one artist has taken upon himself to beautify, ugly, unrealistic action figures and dolls, turning them into desirable collectibles. Meanwhile, somewhere in Europe, one Ukrainian artist is doing the opposite. Olga Kamenetskaya believes that dolls are unrealistic in representing the body proportion and beauty of a real person and thus, she […]
I am not going to lie. I am a little out of touch with Barbie dolls. I never knew Barbie is not only diverse, but it also has pop culture covered too. I though the Star Trek Barbie dolls were one-off thing. Apparently, I was wrong. Barbie dolls have a bunch of others, including Wonder […]
Kids play with dolls, doing things like dolling them up, do their hair, making them go to date with Ken and whatnot. Those things are absolutely normal. What is NOT normal is this: taking out organs from inside the dolls. Wait, what? Is that for real??? Well, almost. It didn’t materialized, but these bizarre take […]
You know how you can make yourself into a superhero or Stormtrooper in action figure proportion? But what if you are not a fan of either? Or 3 inches just don’t speak volume about the mighty you? Well, here’s the solution: a 25-inch inflatable figure of yourself, or whoever you want, really. Called 25INCH.me, the […]
You know is it with stock action figures and dolls. They hardly resembles the person they took after. I don’t want to question why manufacturers of these expensive collectibles can’t get the facial features right. But hey, that’s probably a good thing because it leaves a void for exceedingly talented repaint artist like Philippine-born, US-based […]
what do fashion designer Marc Jacobs have in common with the popular animated series, South Park? probably nothing before last November when he cameo as Eric Cartman’s “Muscle Man Marc” doll in a imaginary tea party that Cartman threw. for fans of both South Park and Marc Jacobs, here is a piece of good news…