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Dolled up or working, Barbie reduces girls’ career dreams, but Mrs. Potato … – Washington Post (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Ad group slams Barbie tie-in with Girl Scouts – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Girl Scout “Barbie” patch(Photo: Girl Scouts of America) Story Highlights Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood objects to Barbie “participation patch.” It also objects to website and booklet that links Barbie to Girl Scouts Girl Scouts says the tie-in “teaches girls about inspiring women in a fun way” It’s one thing for Barbie to strut her stuff on the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in a sexy one-piece. But it’s another thing…

New realistically-proportioned ‘Anti-Barbie’ touches a nerve – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

There’s a new doll that’s making a lot of headlines and getting praise for… well… not being Barbie. Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm created Lammily, a more lifelike doll, which is shorter, broader and has a thicker neck than the traditional Barbie. Lammily also struts in sporty clothes to promote fitness. (Via KTVK) “I used this model. It represents the average 19-year-old American woman.” “Using data from the Centers for Disease Control…

About ‘Faces of Barbie’ interactive graphic – USA TODAY

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Over Barbie’s 55 years of existence, her body has sparked countless debates over beauty standards. Largely overlooked is what the iconic doll’s changing face says about American culture.(Photo: Jeff Dionise, USA TODAY) The interactive graphic “Faces of Barbie” details the evolution of the iconic doll’s facial features, from the subtle to more obvious. For example, Barbie started smiling in 1977. The idea stemmed from a desire to focus on this…

An extended look inside Comic Con Sacramento – News10.net

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Lego Sandcrawler rolls through ‘Star Wars’ universe – CNET

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lego will release its new Sandcrawler set in May. It will cost $300. (Credit: Lego) When I saw “Star Wars” the first time, on opening day in 1977, I had to wait in line for more than an hour to get in. Which meant that by the time I entered the theater — San Francisco’s famous Coronet — the first thing I saw on screen was the Jawas’ Sandcrawler, rolling…