WTF in America

Old Jul 17th 2014, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by WEBlue
My children played with them too, years ago. I always thought they provided a more benign & childlike image than Barbies or some of the other "dolls"... like the Brat dolls....


Sorry, obviously everyone else thinks they're cute.

Maybe I've forgotten what I did at that age. I feel some mockery would have been involved if I'd had those. Very girly things do seem to have become more fashionable.
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Originally Posted by WEBlue
My children played with them too, years ago. I always thought they provided a more benign & childlike image than Barbies or some of the other "dolls"... like the Brat dolls....
My daughter has them too, Barbies as well...I'm glad she plays with that sort of thing, although I draw the line at Brats. I always think the AG dolls look like someone took a cabbage patch doll and tried to make it look human.... I suspect it was probably the opposite way round though....

I have 2 main WTFs about the AG dolls though....
1- the price. And the amount of money that must flow into that brand....phenomenally busy just about any time of they year.
2- why does my neighbor (Brit) feel the need to take her own AG doll out shopping just because her 7 and 9 year olds are taking theirs.....I sincerely hope my daughter has grown out of that long before she hits her 40s actually, before she hits her teens.......
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Old Jul 17th 2014, 9:39 pm
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Sorry, obviously everyone else thinks they're cute.

Maybe I've forgotten what I did at that age. I feel some mockery would have been involved if I'd had those. Very girly things do seem to have become more fashionable.
I don't find any dolls particularly cute. I think most adults wouldn't. Yorkie's Brit neighbor being a weird exception!

But kids are different, have their own feelings & attractions to various toys.

The AG dolls seem fine, more appropriate than some ....

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Old Jul 17th 2014, 10:21 pm
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Chucky would like 'em...
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Old Jul 18th 2014, 1:30 am
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Aren't dollies supposed to be babies that drink out of fake bottles, then piss themselves so little girls can find out what abject hell parenting can be?

Otherwise, what's the point, right ...
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
'American Girl' dolls.

Creeped me out being near their store today.

Surely girls of 10/11/12 shouldn't be walking around holding dolls?

And the girls all looked the same too.

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They are creepy....you should see their showcase store in Chicago.... 3 floors of the things and accessories...very scary.
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Thank God it's not just me...it was the like the Midwich Cuckoos or something wandering around with their familiars.
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Thank God it's not just me...it was the like the Midwich Cuckoos or something wandering around with their familiars.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
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Sorry, obviously everyone else thinks they're cute.

Maybe I've forgotten what I did at that age. I feel some mockery would have been involved if I'd had those. Very girly things do seem to have become more fashionable.
They aren't bad...but older girls playing with dolls.
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My daughter got into them a few years ago. American Girl dolls are vastly overpriced. They all have the same two buckteeth expression. Even the black, Hispanic, and Asian versions are the same, with only tiny differences other than skin colour, and there is only one of each compared to the 30-odd variations on white girls. The books that aren't based on a particular doll are quite weird, featuring a main gang of rich white girls (their target market of course) and the occasional person of colour is in the background but never speaks. There is absolutely no mention of boys at all, even as friends or brothers, although a man is sometimes featured. It is like some throwback to several decades ago.

Toys R Us and Target have their own versions at the same scale, which are a third of the price and similar quality, and a better racial balance.
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WTF is it with the butter and bread???
Far too much sugar in bread products and as for the butter I don't even know where to begin!
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WTF is it with the butter and bread???
Far too much sugar in bread products and as for the butter I don't even know where to begin!
I just wish the bloody bread came with some butter. A million choices of spread when getting a sandwhich, but butter not one of them.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
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Sorry, obviously everyone else thinks they're cute.

Maybe I've forgotten what I did at that age. I feel some mockery would have been involved if I'd had those. Very girly things do seem to have become more fashionable.
Not everyone. I think they're hideous and I loved playing with dolls when I was a child.

The company I work for sells clothes patterns for the dolls with matching outfits for their owners. I suppose it's like the mommy/daughter dress-alike thing that I also find to be a WTF America.
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Originally Posted by Cardienscarf
Not everyone. I think they're hideous and I loved playing with dolls when I was a child.

The company I work for sells clothes patterns for the dolls with matching outfits for their owners. I suppose it's like the mommy/daughter dress-alike thing that I also find to be a WTF America.
So you are part of the problem?
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