Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Toys are being "tarted" up... oh gods.

She's still in the womb and I am already dealing with the fact that I'm going to have to teach her that (now) unlike her toys, she doesn't have to dress like a tart. Okay okay, I have a couple years before that happens... but at this rate they could end up half naked by then. Oi!

tart 2  (tärt)
a. A pastry shell with shallow sides, no top crust, and any of various fillings.
b. Chiefly British A pie.
a. A prostitute.
b. A woman considered to be sexually promiscuous.
tr.v. tart·ed, tart·ing, tarts Chiefly British
To dress up or make fancy in a tawdry, garish way. Often used with up.

What do you think of when you think of Troll dolls? I bet it's not "short skirts, bare midriffs, and giant eyes -- okay, well maybe the eyes....

From Today: "The original trolls dolls, left, debuted in the 1960s with chubby bodies, unruly hair, and pug noses. More recently they've been updated — while they still have only four fingers on each hand, the new Trollz line created for the animated TV series by DiC Entertainment features short skirts, bare midriffs, giant eyes, and even styled hair"
Honestly I'm more upset that they made the Trollz look more like people than actual trolls.

Ahhh, that's better.

But seriously, they're now making cartoons and children's toys... well, grow up. Check out  Dora the Explorer:

She couldn't have just stayed a cute chubby little girl?
But to mess with our beloved Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite!? I am not thrilled with the fact that all the dolls/toys/cartoons now have flowing wind blown hair

I'm not a prude by any means... I just don't think that we need to rush the sexiness - It would be nice if kids could just be kids.  

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