I went on a hunting expedition to a large out of town Toys R Us the other day and was very disappointed in the play line Barbie. Apart from the fashionistas (which i am not keen on in MHO), the dolls and playsets were poorly thought out, cheap looking and far too PINK! A far cry from her heyday and the Barbie Collector dolls that us adults get to enjoy.
What are your thought on the state of modern play-line Barbie?
Yes I agree with you, for me the new playlines are too pink, but I think we shouldn't judge them by comparing them to our childhood toys. Every generation has it's tastes, it's loves. We loved Saved by The Bel.. Kids now love Hannah Montana. We loved Wonder Woman toys, they love Ben 10 etc etc etc.
This is what KIDS what nowadays. Those dolls are not for us to love or buy. We are not the desired target buyers. :)
Oh they sound great, I haven't seen them though. Are there any pics of them on the net anywhere?
Here you go:
I ordered one of the new Basics as well, but won't open her until Christmas. I hope Mattel will continue to expand the Basics articulated ladies into their full face mold and skin tone range that the original Basics had. It would be wonderful to have a full range of skintones (and the fellas too!!!)