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   2011: ZOMG1 Bratz dolls will make our children sluts. 2012: "We hope children and their families battling serious illnesses will find strength and inspiration from the new True Hope Bratz collection"

02 Dec 2012 01:11 PM   |   5874 clicks   |   Globe and Mail
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Dante87336     
Hey, just because you are battling serious illness doesn't mean you can't be a slut, subby.

02 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
TV's Vinnie     
No nose and have fish lips. They look even more unnatural than Barbie.

02 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
Methadone Girls    [TotalFark]  
You guys are sooooooo behind the times. All the cool kids are playing with Monster High Dolls now. Gesh. Get with it.

02 Dec 2012 01:15 PM
megarian    [TotalFark]  
Well, the original Bratz dollz omgz are slutty.

Everyone needs some sluts.

Sluts.

02 Dec 2012 01:16 PM
robohobo     
I think the Bratz dolls are probably outright chaste compared to most of the slutty girls running about these days.

02 Dec 2012 01:17 PM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  
What's behind the bald Bratz dolls?

Normally it's a 5 year old with a pair of scissors.

02 Dec 2012 01:18 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     
sluts can have shaved heads

02 Dec 2012 01:18 PM
Prof. Frink     
You can get some serious illnesses from being a slut. Nice of them to try to compensate.

02 Dec 2012 01:21 PM
jodaveki     
Bratz dolls allow kids to imagine what they can look like as adolescents or adults, arguably through the most twisted lens available. How are these dolls, the dysmorphia they encourage and the objectification they represent supposed help cancer kids with a positive self-image exactly? By showing them the sluttiness they won't live long enough to attain?

/WTF

02 Dec 2012 01:27 PM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
There are worse ideas out there for children's toys.

One word: Polonium

02 Dec 2012 01:33 PM
NutWrench     
What's behind the bald Bratz dolls?

A cynical marketing gimmick to unload a ton of hideous, unfinished dolls that we have sitting in a warehouse in Hong Kong?

02 Dec 2012 01:36 PM
Any Pie Left     
NutWrench nails it.

02 Dec 2012 01:38 PM
Mentalpatient87     

NutWrench: What's behind the bald Bratz dolls?

A cynical marketing gimmick to unload a ton of hideous, unfinished dolls that we have sitting in a warehouse in Hong Kong?


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02 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
sat1va     
Nice to see a measly one dollar will be donated to a child's cancer foundation. We wouldn't want the corporation to have to actually make any concessions for exploiting the children with cancer demographic and their families.

02 Dec 2012 01:53 PM
jaytkay    [TotalFark]  

Dante87336: Hey, just because you are battling serious illness doesn't mean you can't be a slut, subby.


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02 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
Mr. Eugenides     

jodaveki: Bratz dolls allow kids to imagine what they can look like as adolescents or adults, arguably through the most twisted lens available. How are these dolls, the dysmorphia they encourage and the objectification they represent supposed help cancer kids with a positive self-image exactly? By showing them the sluttiness they won't live long enough to attain?

/WTF


Surprise! Mostchildren survive cancer so it shows them the sluttieness they can still hope to achieve!

02 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
styckx     
I hate this sort of shiat and it really needs to be regulated. I've always donated directly to a charity. I don't and never have agreed with these fundraising gimmicks because it's always a stupid percentage while the bulk of the $$$ goes to china or some other undeserving asshole.

If you have $20 to spend on a shiatty doll to make you feel like you did something good, you have $20 to give directly to the charity itself.

02 Dec 2012 01:59 PM
Starry Heavens     

sat1va: Nice to see a measly one dollar will be donated to a child's cancer foundation. We wouldn't want the corporation to have to actually make any concessions for exploiting the children with cancer demographic and their families.


What's wrong with providing a service to cancer patients unrelated to medical research?

02 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
jodaveki     

Mr. Eugenides: jodaveki: Bratz dolls allow kids to imagine what they can look like as adolescents or adults, arguably through the most twisted lens available. How are these dolls, the dysmorphia they encourage and the objectification they represent supposed help cancer kids with a positive self-image exactly? By showing them the sluttiness they won't live long enough to attain?

/WTF

Surprise! Mostchildren survive cancer so it shows them the sluttieness they can still hope to achieve!


I now feel better.

02 Dec 2012 02:03 PM
styckx     

Starry Heavens: sat1va: Nice to see a measly one dollar will be donated to a child's cancer foundation. We wouldn't want the corporation to have to actually make any concessions for exploiting the children with cancer demographic and their families.

What's wrong with providing a service to cancer patients unrelated to medical research?


Nothing but read the fine print. As I pointed out.. It's great if you want to feel like you did something good but do it the right way.. Instead of giving $1.00 to charity and $19.00 to China and rich executives go home and donate $20 directly to the Starlight Foundation itself.

02 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
cryinoutloud     
Those Bratz dolls should be given "chemotherapy" until they melt. I'm sure there's some chemical that could reduce them all to smoking goo.

02 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
Mega Steve     

Methadone Girls: You guys are sooooooo behind the times. All the cool kids are playing with Monster High Dolls now. Gesh. Get with it.


A line of dolls that I would be proud of letting my child play with. My wife's mother was in the hospital, and the whole family showed up to visit. One little girl was there playing with Monster High dolls, and I could not get over how awesome they were

02 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
Methadone Girls    [TotalFark]  

Mega Steve: Methadone Girls: You guys are sooooooo behind the times. All the cool kids are playing with Monster High Dolls now. Gesh. Get with it.

A line of dolls that I would be proud of letting my child play with. My wife's mother was in the hospital, and the whole family showed up to visit. One little girl was there playing with Monster High dolls, and I could not get over how awesome they were


I love how Draculaura is a vegan and afraid of blood. Cracks me up every time.

02 Dec 2012 02:51 PM
jigger     
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02 Dec 2012 03:14 PM
thrgd456     
not likely

02 Dec 2012 03:20 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

wildcardjack: What's behind the bald Bratz dolls?

Normally it's a 5 year old with a pair of scissors.


What we really need to discuss here is the utter lack of rehabilitative assistance they've received to restore their health since being liberated from the concentration camp.

02 Dec 2012 04:05 PM
God-is-a-Taco     
Huh, so they found a way to make them even creepier-looking.

/No, not because they have cancer 
/probably HIV or gonorrhea

02 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
God-is-a-Taco     

styckx: I hate this sort of shiat and it really needs to be regulated. I've always donated directly to a charity. I don't and never have agreed with these fundraising gimmicks because it's always a stupid percentage while the bulk of the $$$ goes to china or some other undeserving asshole.

If you have $20 to spend on a shiatty doll to make you feel like you did something good, you have $20 to give directly to the charity itself.


I remember reading that Activision-Blizzard (creator of World of Warcraft) has a clever setup for their virtual charity items.
Let's say they're selling one of their silly in-game pets for $10 each, for an example they had one to for the Japanese tsunami. As advertised, $5 of every purchase goes to some charity.
They receive all the money, and then the company donates it under their name for write-offs.

02 Dec 2012 06:11 PM
Miss Stein     
Some background on this story:

Earlier this year, a couple of women whose young daughters were cancer survivors started a drive to have Mattel created a bald Barbie, for children who are going through chemo. Mattel declined, as they do not accept outside suggestions for Barbie designs. MGA however, stepped up and said, "Sure, we'll do that, and we'll even donate part of the sale to children's cancer treatment. We'll make six different dolls. Heck, we'll even make boy dolls for lil guys too." Mattel, seeing positive response to MGA's offer, stepped forward and said, "We'll make a bald Barbie, and distribute them exclusively to children's hospitals." Which is kinda cool too.

Personal note: As someone with anemia-triggered alopecia universalis (head-to-toe loss), I (and others I'm sure) contacted the ladies behind the drive and encouraged them to expand the focus to include all hair-loss diseases. And they did. Any disease that causes hair loss is traumatic, no matter its name.

02 Dec 2012 06:12 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
My 4 year old daughter criticised Bratz dolls as having giant heads and no noses and looking crabby. "There's something wrong with their heads. They got made funny. Barbie doesn't have a messed up giant head."

Maybe Bratz should donate to some organisation for kids with cranial deformities.

02 Dec 2012 06:26 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  

Dante87336: Hey, just because you are battling serious illness doesn't mean you can't be a slut, subby.


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Suffering from Huntingon's, she drowned her sorrow in lesbians.

02 Dec 2012 06:32 PM
saintstryfe     

God-is-a-Taco: I remember reading that Activision-Blizzard (creator of World of Warcraft) has a clever setup for their virtual charity items.
Let's say they're selling one of their silly in-game pets for $10 each, for an example they had one to for the Japanese tsunami. As advertised, $5 of every purchase goes to some charity.
They receive all the money, and then the company donates it under their name for write-offs.


The first Charity Pet they did, the Pandaran Monk, was 50/50 with Make-a-Wish, making over a million dollars. Another time, they offered a Moonkin Hatchling (a small, cute version of a Druid player character form), earning 800,000 dollars for Make-a-Wish.

The Tsunami pet (which was the Cenarion Hatchling, a re-release of a Hippogryph Hatchling CCG pet) was 100% donation. They raised 1.9 million dollars for American Red Cross's Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts.

In a few weeks they'll be doing another one for Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief - the Cinder Kitty, based on the very cute Elementals from the new Mists of Pandaria expansion. Info here.

Note, these items are purely decorative - even in the game's new Pet Battles system (a side-game added in Mists, think Pokemon with these little companions) you can get equally good or better pets for free.

Additionally, Blizz also offered the original server blades (the actual physical servers that WoW used at launch) as collectables with monies going to St. Jude's Children's Research.

But go ahead, bury them for daring to take a tax break for their efforts.

02 Dec 2012 06:56 PM
laid back w/bud light     
I was happy when my daughter grew out of Bratz dolls. Now I'm pissed she's into American Girl dolls! The damn dolls are over $100 a piece and she has five, not to mention the stupid outfits are $20+ a piece. No I did not buy all the AG dolls.

02 Dec 2012 07:26 PM
p51d007     
I did it first I did it first

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02 Dec 2012 08:02 PM
Trapper439     

wildcardjack: What's behind the bald Bratz dolls?

Normally it's a 5 year old with a pair of scissors.


When I was 12, I had this friend I'll call Anthony (because that was his name). Anthony had a little brother I'll call Timothy (you already know the drill).

Every Christmas morning Timothy would get a new GI Joe doll. Within a couple of hours Anthony would have taken the GI Joe out to the sidewalk in front of their house and scraped all of its hair off by rubbing it against the concrete.

Tim used to spend around 364.875 days of each year asking their parents to get him a new GI Joe to replace the one Anthony had so maliciously wrecked.

Mind you, Tim used to get his revenge. He had this strange ability to pinch the end of his penis while urinating, so it blew up like a balloon. Every now and then he'd surprise Anthony by coming up to where Anthony was sitting on the living-room couch, with a piss-filled member, and letting go in an explosion of golden shower goodness.

Anthony used to respond to this by holding Tim down, dropping his pants, putting Tim's nose between his ass cheeks, and letting rip with a juicy fart at point-blank range right into Tim's sinuses.

/Much as I was horrified by the things they did to each other, I still envied them for the fact that they didn't have to grow up with sisters

02 Dec 2012 08:17 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
pinkwashing

02 Dec 2012 08:36 PM
geekybroad     
pinkwashing.

02 Dec 2012 09:28 PM
octopied     

laid back w/bud light: I was happy when my daughter grew out of Bratz dolls. Now I'm pissed she's into American Girl dolls! The damn dolls are over $100 a piece and she has five, not to mention the stupid outfits are $20+ a piece. No I did not buy all the AG dolls.


Why would you by your kid 5 dolls at $100 each?

One seems more than enough. And you can find lesser priced outfits if you don't buy from the same company that makes the doll. Heck, I can buy my baby niece a nice outfit for $20 or less.

02 Dec 2012 10:43 PM
laid back w/bud light     
octopied
" No I did not buy all the AG dolls."
Nice to see you can read. I bought her one doll the others were gifts from relatives that can afford to spoil my daughter.

02 Dec 2012 11:31 PM
ErinPac     
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saintstryfe: God-is-a-Taco: I remember reading that Activision-Blizzard (creator of World of Warcraft) has a clever setup for their virtual charity items.
Let's say they're selling one of their silly in-game pets for $10 each, for an example they had one to for the Japanese tsunami. As advertised, $5 of every purchase goes to some charity.
They receive all the money, and then the company donates it under their name for write-offs.

The first Charity Pet they did, the Pandaran Monk, was 50/50 with Make-a-Wish, making over a million dollars. Another time, they offered a Moonkin Hatchling (a small, cute version of a Druid player character form), earning 800,000 dollars for Make-a-Wish.

The Tsunami pet (which was the Cenarion Hatchling, a re-release of a Hippogryph Hatchling CCG pet) was 100% donation. They raised 1.9 million dollars for American Red Cross's Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts.

In a few weeks they'll be doing another one for Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief - the Cinder Kitty, based on the very cute Elementals from the new Mists of Pandaria expansion. Info here.

Note, these items are purely decorative - even in the game's new Pet Battles system (a side-game added in Mists, think Pokemon with these little companions) you can get equally good or better pets for free.

Additionally, Blizz also offered the original server blades (the actual physical servers that WoW used at launch) as collectables with monies going to St. Jude's Children's Research.

But go ahead, bury them for daring to take a tax break for their efforts.


Whatever % they're donating, they don't mark up the item at least.
Half of the pink garbage in stores not only has a small donation %, but also costs that much extra or more, so not only is it good advertising but also makes even MORE profit. Blizzard's feels less like sleazy marketing than the average, even if I'm sure it didn't hurt them either.

Also, the company pooling the money and then donating it, does let them write off what they donated... but it is also pretty par for the course. Unless you just donated directly, that's pretty much always going to happen with charity products, and I'm not certain there's an efficient alternative.

03 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
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