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Welcome To The World, Asian Ken Doll!

September 10th, 2010 | 10 comments | Posted by Diana

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are witnessing a landmark moment.

The first Asian Ken® Doll is here, from Mattel:





He’s chiseled and fit, with impeccably-tweezed brows and luscious locks. Gosh. he feels so… so… FAMILIAR. Wait, I know! He looks exactly like a young…





VIETNAMESE GENDER-BENDING SUPERSTAR, TUAN ANH!!!!!!

[via Dolls of Color]

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Thanks, DOC!

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It’s 2009, And A Black Barbie Is Finally "So In Style"

October 13th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Just 50 years after the launch of Barbie, 42 years after the introduction of Colored Francie, 41 years after the birth of Christie, and 6 months after a trampy-ass tattooed Barbie, Mattel has finally launched a Black Barbie that isn’t just their skinny white doll with darker skin, or part of a collectibles set.

“Color is so IN!”

Oh, Bravo. BRAVO. How expedient. How relevant.

Can’t wait to see the”Yellow Annie” series in thirty years. Should be real cause for celebrasian.

[AP: Mattel Adds Black Dolls To Barbie World]

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Thanks, Chris!

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Adoptasian

March 10th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I just learned about the “Going Home Barbie,” a Mattel-produced doll that is not for sale and only available to guests at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou who are in China to adopt a child.

White picket fence? Check. Giant swarming butterflies? Check. Happy clouds without a hint of rain? Check. Itchy lurex sweater? Check. Scary polyester psychedelic pants? Check. Creepola dead-in-the-eyes expression? Affirmative!

Run, little Chinese baby, run!

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