Message Board Archives

Hijab-wearing Barbie

 
Drapsey 2017-11-13 16:10:35 


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.

 
Drapsey 2017-11-13 16:12:15 


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

 
WestDem 2017-11-13 16:17:31 

In reply to Drapsey

lol lol lol

 
Khaga 2017-11-13 16:54:53 

The word hijab making the mods nervous..

 
Halliwell 2017-11-14 03:53:12 

In reply to Khaga

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

 
djdrastic 2017-11-14 04:38:20 

In reply to Khaga

Expect this toy to blow up during the upcoming holiday season.

 
tops 2017-11-14 08:17:34 

In reply to djdrastic
What, you r thinking of blow-up doll for the season... big grin

 
positiveg 2017-11-14 08:21:25 

In reply to djdrastic & tops
lol lol
y'all blowing up so early in the morning

 
Drapsey 2017-11-14 08:58:55 


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

 
Kay 2017-11-14 10:58:16 

In reply to Drapsey

this might be the needed shot-in-the-arm

Alyuh gwaan.... smile

 
XFactor 2017-11-14 13:27:05 

In reply to Drapsey


Cool! very cool! a new symbol of feminism for young girls.

 
black 2017-11-14 13:35:52 

In reply to djdrastic

Expect this toy to blow up during the upcoming holiday season
.
lol

 
DAVE400 2017-11-14 14:26:12 

In reply to Halliwell

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


big grin

 
SnoopDog 2017-11-14 14:54:45 

In reply to Drapsey

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

 
XFactor 2017-11-14 15:25:48 

In reply to SnoopDog


If sold separately, the more popular choice would be the Confederate flag instead of stars and stripes.