Hijab-wearing Barbie

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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11/13/17 4:10:35 PM 

The First-Ever Hijab-Wearing Barbie Is Designed After Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad

Barbie’s breaking barriers! Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first-ever U.S. Olympic athlete to compete wearing a hijab at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. And now she has her very own Barbie — the first to ever wear a hijab in the brand’s 58-year history.

A one-of-a-kind doll made in her likeness was unveiled at Glamour’s Women of the Year Live Summit Monday, as the latest doll in Barbie’s “Shero” line (that would be female heroes), a program that celebrates boundary-breaking women intended to inspire the next generation.

This should drive some of us nuts.

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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11/13/17 4:12:15 PM 

If I were a moderator I'd move this to the backroom all by myself.

link WestDem Joined: Jan 21, 2009
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11/13/17 4:17:31 PM 
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lol lol lol

link Khaga Joined: Mar 29, 2016
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11/13/17 4:54:53 PM 
The word hijab making the mods nervous..

link Halliwell Joined: May 14, 2005
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11/14/17 3:53:12 AM 
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Mods a law unto themselves

Move load of cricket threads to the back room but Rum Shop is for hurricanes, usain Bolt and watching rides

link djdrastic Joined: Dec 10, 2013
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11/14/17 4:38:20 AM 
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Expect this toy to blow up during the upcoming holiday season.

link tops Joined: Jan 13, 2003
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11/14/17 8:17:34 AM 
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What, you r thinking of blow-up doll for the season... big grin

link positiveg Joined: Mar 29, 2007
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11/14/17 8:21:25 AM 
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lol lol
y'all blowing up so early in the morning

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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11/14/17 8:58:55 AM 

With Barbie as well as other Mattel products sales down, this might be the needed shot-in-the-arm.

For Hasbro and Mattel, the timing may be right

Toy Woes

Toymakers have been under pressure for years from cheaper off-shore imports, margin-squeezing big-box retailers and children who increasingly prefer tablets to toys.

The bankruptcy of Toys R Us, one of the world's largest toy retailers, threw a wrench into the industry. According to Jefferies, the retailer comprised 11 percent, 9 percent and 15 percent of 2016 global sales for Mattel, Hasbro and Jakks Pacific respectively.

Barbies looking like other folks just did not have the desired effect. wink

link Kay Joined: Feb 1, 2015
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11/14/17 10:58:16 AM 
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this might be the needed shot-in-the-arm

Alyuh gwaan.... smile

link XFactor Joined: Nov 5, 2005
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11/14/17 1:27:05 PM 
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Cool! very cool! a new symbol of feminism for young girls.

link black Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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11/14/17 1:35:52 PM 
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Expect this toy to blow up during the upcoming holiday season
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lol

link DAVE400 Joined: May 28, 2004
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11/14/17 2:26:12 PM 
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Move load of cricket threads to the back room but Rum Shop is for hurricanes, usain Bolt and watching rides


big grin

link SnoopDog Joined: Jan 24, 2004
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11/14/17 2:54:45 PM 
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Hijab-wearing Barbie


That's going to be an explosive Christmas present. Will go really well with redneck Barbie. lol

Flag, gun, and bible each sold separately. lol

link XFactor Joined: Nov 5, 2005
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11/14/17 3:25:48 PM 
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If sold separately, the more popular choice would be the Confederate flag instead of stars and stripes.

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