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Old 05-01-09, 09:06 AM
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Mattel releases a new Barbie with a tramp stamp.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Winehouse.html

Barbie given tattoos by makers to mimic high-profile celebrities like Amy Winehouse

By Sean Poulter

30th April 2009

Her blonde locks, slender legs and sweet smile have made Barbie a must-have for millions of children across the world.

So this probably wasn't the makeover they and their parents - not to mention her handsome beau - were expecting.

Barbie has been given a set of tattoos to celebrate her 50th birthday.


Tramp stamp: The new Totally Stylin' Mattel comes with a selection of tattoos - there is even one that declares her love for male doll Ken

The doll's makers, Mattel, insist the move will bring Barbie and her brunette equivalent Nikki up to date - although there are no plans to give Ken any tattoos.

Critics, however, say the dolls will further encourage the sexualisation of young girls.

Ed Mayo, chief executive of the watchdog Consumer Focus, said parents 'will be dismayed' because their children might pester them to get tattoos themselves.

A multi-million-pound industry is now targeting children and the cynic would say that Mattel is simply courting controversy in order to give Barbie more of an edge,' he added.

'There is always a fine line to draw with toys for young children, but my personal view is that this launch will make life harder for parents - including those that were once Barbie fans themselves.'

Earlier this year, Mr Mayo, the author of the book Consumer Kids: How Big Business Is Grooming Our Children For Profit, successfully lobbied WH Smith to drop a range of Playboy-themed children's stationery.

The new Barbie dolls are part of Mattel's 'Totally Tattoos' range.

They are available for around £20 in toyshops and online with a description that reads: 'Over 40 easy, no-mess tattoos to design and decorate Barbie doll's fashions.

'Customise the fashions and apply the fun temporary tattoos on you too.'

It adds: 'This type of open-ended, creative play is a healthy form of self expression that Barbie brings to girls.'

The tattoo transfers, which are applied with a washable ink, include a mix of hearts, flowers, stars, rabbits, butterflies and a Barbie silhouette.

Mattel has twice misjudged the public reaction to Barbie products - once in 1999 when a version with a tattooed belly was taken off the shelves and once when a pregnant doll was brought out.

Mother-of-three Colleen Pope, 35, from Bournemouth, said: ' Tattoos are common and if it leads girls to get one, they might regret it for the rest of their lives.

‘It is dumbing right down - Barbie should be at the high end of fashion, not the chav end.

'Whatever will they bring out next? Drug-addict Barbie? Alcoholic Barbie?'

Barbie's first boyfriend, Ken, was brought out two years after Barbie herself in 1961.

The couple broke up in 2004, but were reunited on Valentine's Day earlier this year.
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Re: Mattel releases a new Barbie with a tramp stamp.

I approve only if they a make a Ken that can 'hit the bulls eye.'
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Nice.
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"The chav end"
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Re: Mattel releases a new Barbie with a tramp stamp.

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"The chav end"
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Is that Goldie Lookin Chain? Sounds like them.
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Any jokes that people that aren't from Britain might get?
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Any jokes that people that aren't from Britain might get?
Neither The Bus nor I are British.
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Re: Mattel releases a new Barbie with a tramp stamp.

That's nothing. Strawberry Shortcake just got her clit pierced.
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Barbie is teaching you a valuable lesson, girls -- always have your boyfriend's name formed by negative space, that way you can tattoo it in after he dumps you.
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Barbie is teaching you a valuable lesson, girls -- always have your boyfriend's name formed by negative space, that way you can tattoo it in after he dumps you.
She apparently learned that from her previous boyfriend Indonesia.
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Re: Mattel releases a new Barbie with a tramp stamp.

this is not quite as good as the Ken doll that came with the cock ring necklace
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I'd hit it.
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That's nothing. Strawberry Shortcake just got her clit pierced.

10000000 / 10

That just made me spit out my drink ... Good one
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She apparently learned that from her previous boyfriend Indonesia.
Must've been during her scarification phase.
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I prefer Arschgeweih or Key West License Plate.


Also know what a chav is, even though I'm not British
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Barbie has been given a set of tattoos to celebrate her 50th birthday.
Good choice for a 50 year old. When Ken dumps her, she can change it to Keno.
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Ken's got nothing on that brutha named "Indonesia" that branded his name on her back.
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