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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:50 am

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Raggamuffin wrote:They'll probably ban Barbie dolls in the future on the grounds that they encourage anorexia and/or body dysmorphic disorder.

In the news recently.. Barbie has expanded, not only is shape and size either.  There are now Barbie dolls to suit different body types and ethnicity.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/28/barbie-curvy-makeover-mattel-sales-diversity


Good. I wasn't being entirely sarcastic when I posted that. Laughing I do actually think that Barbie dolls give a bad impression, and of course the girls who have them are very young. It's good that they're more realistic now.

I'm not bothered about the ethnicity really.

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Post by Syl on Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:58 am

Apparently if the original Barbie was a real life sized woman she would be deformed and unable to walk properly.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:09 am

Syl wrote:Apparently if the original Barbie was a real life sized woman she would be deformed and unable to walk properly.

Exactly - a huge head and tiny body.

I didn't have a Barbie, I had a Sindy - in fact I still have her. She was much more wholesome - still too skinny though. Laughing

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Post by Syl on Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:17 am

I had neither, I liked a more robust doll.

Actually my favourite doll when I was a kid was a black doll made of plastic, I called her Nancy. She was a bonny baby, not a stick thin woman like doll.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:21 am

Syl wrote:I had neither, I liked a more robust doll.

Actually my favourite doll when I was  a kid was a black doll made of plastic, I called her Nancy. She was a bonny baby, not a stick thin woman like doll.

That's the trouble with dolls which are supposed to be adults. They designed them with a child's figure in mind, and then added boobs. At least dolls which looked like babies were more realistic.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:32 am

I have Sindy's boyfriend and sister too. I also had Tressy and her sister, Toots. They have hair which grows very quickly on the click of a button - I wish I could do that. Laughing

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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:32 am

I had Sindy too. And also, oddly enough, a Farrah Fawcet Majors doll scratch

And, I'm sure I'm remembering this correctly, but a Dusty Springfield doll??

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:33 am

I think lots of singers/actresses had dolls made, it upped the coffers.

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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:54 am

No idea why I wanted a dusty Springfield one though! lol!

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:55 am

You liked her singing?

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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:00 am

sassy wrote:You liked her singing?

I don't think I was aware she sang or even listen to her records?

I'll have to ask my mum I suppose scratch

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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:03 am

I've googled and can't find it.
Got me curious now

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:03 am

Perhaps your Mum liked her singing.  I was never in to dolls, used to have meccano, brother and I made loads of things.

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:04 am

eddie wrote:I've googled and can't find it.
Got me curious now


Perhaps you dreamt it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:05 am

You didn't imagine it!!!!!


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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:35 am

Yes I saw that but mine didn't look like that???!
Mind had shortish hair and was dressed in a suit and a scarf? I think??
Really vague memory of it....

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:38 am

She did have shorter hair at one point, had mine just like it.  Got me interested now.

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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:43 am

It's only really come to me tonight, the memory.
I'm wondering if I called her Dusty and have got muddled?
I'll ask my mum tomorrow - if she even remembers herself!

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Post by sassy on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:44 am

LOL, tell me Tuesday night.

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Post by eddie on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:50 am

If I remember No

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:59 pm

eddie wrote:I had Sindy too. And also, oddly enough, a Farrah Fawcet Majors doll scratch

And, I'm sure I'm remembering this correctly, but a Dusty Springfield doll??

There was a doll called Dusty - maybe it's that one?

Dusty was made in 1974 or 1975 and had a mate called Skye.

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