It’s time to cue the Barbie outrage.
Let’s face it, Barbie likes buzz and she’s gotten herself into another media frenzy just in time for the holidays.
Mattel has released a Barbie doll designed by Tokidoki , a Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand, and it is stirring up a controversy because the doll, which sports a pale pink bob, is covered with tattoos on her neck and shoulders.
No doubt, there are plenty of people who will object to the doll, but this is not a mainstream Barbie product intended for young girls. The $50 doll is being marketed to adult collectors. Only 7,400 were made and, according to the Tokidoki Website, they are all sold out.
The doll is Mattel’s latest in a series of dolls it has done with designers over the years. Other examples on the Barbie Collector website include the Countess Dracula doll designed by Bob Mackie , the Bob Mackie Circus doll and a Barbie dressed in a catsuit designed by Christian Louboutin . These designer dolls sell for $150 each.
It also isn’t the first time "Barbie" and "tattoo" have been uttered in the same breath.Page 1 of 2 | Next Page