Posts Tagged ‘mattel’

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to Include ‘Unapologetic’ Barbie Poses

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Guys, you may want to be extra careful about where you read your copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this year. It will contain a double-helping of grist for feminist outrage this time around, as Barbie, that icon of feminine pulchritude and academic rigor (“Math class is tough. Let’s go shopping!”) struts her stuff alongside the human models. Read more…

Barbie Photo Fashion: 5-Megapixel Pics and a Built-In Chest LCD Screen

Toys are getting fancier and cameras are getting weirder. Mattel is set to launch a new camera barbie called Barbie Photo Fashion that’ll upgrade many a dollhouse with a human-shaped 5-megapixel digital camera. Unlike the soon-to-be-outdated Video Girl Barbie and its chest-cam, this new photography doll features a camera built into her back with the LCD screen moved to her frontside. She can store 100 photos, features a mini USB port on her lower back, and comes with 15 built-in photo “filters” — a must-have for toy cameras and apps these days. It’ll cost a cool $50 when it hits store shelves in the near future, though availability hasn’t been announced yet.

(via Engadget)


Image credits: Photographs by Engadget

Is the Barbie Video Girl As Good As the Canon 7D?

In the spirit of the iPhone 4 vs. Canon 7D side-by-side camera comparison video, filmmaker Brandon Bloch has made a wonderfully clever juxtaposition of the Canon 7D and Mattel’s Barbie Video Girl. The Barbie Video Girl alone is a thing of wonder — it’s a really bizarre bionic-looking glitz and glam doll with a camera built into her chest.

The two cameras go toe-to-toe, pitting class against sass — but is Barbie Video Girl as good as the 7D?


Thanks Brandon!