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The Evolution of Barbie
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The Evolution of Barbie

by Brian Kurtz If you have daughters, you’ve likely seen by now that Mattel, the makers of Barbie, has introduced something new for their iconic doll: a more diverse selection of Barbie body types. Barbie’s origin story is as a mass-marketed adult-figured doll that broke the mold of infant dolls […]

Girls Will Wear Dresses or Skirts
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Girls Will Wear Dresses or Skirts

It’s the year two thousand and fourteen. Commonly written as the numerical 2014. I feel it important to start with a simple reminder of the year in which we live not because I want to insult your intelligence and not because this is the genesis of another horid Hollywood script […]

Terrible Gendered Advertising: “Yeah, I’ve Got One Like That Too”
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Terrible Gendered Advertising: “Yeah, I’ve Got One Like That Too”

Men would be chastised if we ever produced a line as divisive as “Yeah, I’ve Got One Like That Too” while discussing our better half, but when it comes to portraying a male in a television commercial, all bets are off. In this Discover Card It Card “Missed Payment / […]

Fire Away: Summer Gets More Awesome With The Zing Air Huntress Bow
OWTK Toy News & Reviews

Fire Away: Summer Gets More Awesome With The Zing Air Huntress Bow

Many a cardboard box, plastic twist tie, and bubble packaging have crossed our threshold. One of the perks of covering All Thing Childhood, such as I have been doing for the past 5+ years, is having childhood related products, generally referred to as ‘toys’, sent to our doorstep, delivered weekly […]

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Required Reading: Good Brother, Bad Father

If you spend any time at all on the internet, chances are you’ve come across some hideous behavior hiding behind the stiff arm of anonymity. People are more cruel here and it can sometimes weigh you down and make you think that this world wide web business is an accurate […]

An Open Letter To LEGO Regarding Their New Friends (And An Offer)
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An Open Letter To LEGO Regarding Their New Friends (And An Offer)

**Update, March 2013: Like the line itself, my opinion of LEGO Friends has evolved. Read all about it here.** Dear LEGO, As an influential, trusted, and beloved toy brand, you possess the unique power to initiate change, to help build a better world, and to influence the construction of fantastic […]

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