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If someone came out with line of Barbie style dolls that were pretty, but were proprotioned more like an average woman and dressed more modestly would you buy them over the regular barbies?

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JrsMommy07

Asked by JrsMommy07 at 9:20 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • If I had a little girl sure. but I would buy the regular ones too. I dont think it should matter.
    NicsMommy29

    Answer by NicsMommy29 at 9:22 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • If she asked, yes. But otherwise I just don't get the whole Barbie doll thing anyway.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 9:26 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I don't have girls, but if I did and the dolls weren't objectionable in any unmentioned way, then yes I would.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 9:33 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • They changed barbies so they are proportioned more like average women. They made their breasts smaller and hips bigger, so I don't know what else to do to make them look more average.
    But I would only buy any doll for my daughter if the doll was dressed modestly.. there are a lot of trashy barbies out there, and I don't think that's setting a good example.
    So, if this other line had exclusively modest clothing, I'd definitely switch over to that doll
    MicahsMom612

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 9:48 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Probably not...the few Barbies they have are now headless due to the "Barbie zombie head war" they had awhile back. My girls are weird.

    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 9:57 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • LMAO at the Barbie zombie head war... I would totally have done that as a kid! Actually, if they made a Zombie Barbie I would buy ten of them- even my son would appreciate a zombie Barbie apocalypse!
    I think they have made Barbie a little more 'realistic' since my childhood days... as I recall, a kid could poke out both eyes on my old Barbie's boobs! I don't think that Barbie will be the biggest determining factor in my daughters' self esteem, but it wouldnt' hurt to have her more naturally proportioned. But I'm still rooting for Zombie Barbie, that would be fun!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 10:07 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I would prefer more realistic dolls. I don't refuse her Barbies, but I don't encourage them either. I have so far forbade her to have a Bratz doll.
    StephanieLtd

    Answer by StephanieLtd at 10:34 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • re: They changed barbies so they are proportioned more like average women. They made their breasts smaller and hips bigger, so I don't know what else to do to make them look more average.

    How about some cellulite and a few bags and sags? Maybe a zit or two?
    StephanieLtd

    Answer by StephanieLtd at 10:35 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I would purchase Barbies as they are (no Bratz though) but I would prefer they look more "average"
    TanyaR1024

    Answer by TanyaR1024 at 10:39 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • LOL I love these answers! I went to the store the other day and just out of curiosity walked down the barbie aisle and looked at these dolls and thought, "geez, when i was little, we had teacher barbie and veterinarian barbie and princess barbie and barbies to look up to, but since when did barbie become a wh**e? Almost everything I saw was skimpy. And the Bratz dolls have been outruled in my house. When my daughter is old enough to come to me and say she wants barbies, I wil find the barbies like i used to have. And what is this junk I hear about barbie and ken and him with the little sister? I mean come on they are dolls, not a soap opera. since when do dolls get divorces and sleep with little sisters? come on what was going through the person who made that up's head???
    Kaci_Eden

    Answer by Kaci_Eden at 10:44 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

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