Deconstructing Product Design
The Bratz dolls are a sleezier version of the Barbie. More Hollywood clothing versus the Barbie’s princess style. The big head and foot-long hair make them more cartoon-like but generally they just add to the Britney Spears of our culture. Not a fan as an adult, however I am sure as a child I would have loved them. Sad but true.
The problem with the future of American culture.
It disgusts and offends me, especially the name.
Where does one start with the crime against our kids innocence that is the Bratz doll? If you were looking for the perfect plaything for your daughter that showed her how to dress like a two bit hooker and how to sassy herself up with clothes and attitude not out of place in the red light district of town I guess the makers of this particular piece of tragic landfill fodder hit the nail squarely on the head. I would say the Bratz doll nearly beats the Halloween prostitute and pimp outfits for kids, which probably tie for first place with the kids pole dancing kits. If you want to figure out why our kids are in such a mess, start looking at the garbage their minds are fed from the moment they can hold a doll like this.
More appropriate for playful young adults than kids or even teen-agers.
I grew up playing with Barbies and most of them were blonde. I love my curly, frizzy, dark hair. I love my almond eyes. I love my round face. I love my body. I have had no eating disorders. I would say my self-esteem is pretty good. I don’t agree with people who are blaming dolls for a seemingly broken, disordered, dysfunctional, and unhealthy youth culture. My view is one of: its your parents who raise you and instill in you their ideas of beauty. Of course, it is much more complicated than that. Yet, to blame a doll for all of this seems very silly to me.
They remind me of Sailor Moon and manga (which I also grew up with), with the big eyes, big head look. This aesthetic is appealing to me. I honestly love the look of these dolls. It’s just unfortunate that the clothing designers for these dolls have really bad taste.
This is among some of the ugliest dolls I have seen. I’m glad the designers didn’t do anything more to the face, or I would diagnose it with Harlequin Type Ichthyosis.
The doll every self-respecting mother loves to hate…and thus, why every daughter loves them. But from a design standpoint, it’s more interesting to ponder MGA Entertainment’s thought process. One imagines a meeting where the designers present their idea, “Okay, it’s a girl’s doll, but we’ve sized its features proportionally to their cultural impact on beauty. You know…real big hair, big eyes, and sizeable lips.” “Yeah, but it’s got no nose.” “Well, sure. Noses are neutral at best, ugly at worst. So, no nose.” “Okay. Dress it up in sexy clothes and let’s go with it.”
I LOVE THE BRATZ DOLS & I DONT CARE IF ANYBODY WOULD SAY THEY R UGLY. TO ME THEY ARE BEUTIFULL AND SPECIAL UNIQE DOLLS & THEY R WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better than the stupid boring barbie AND STOP SAYING LAME ANd STUPID THINGS LIKE “oH theY mIgHt TeACh KiDs BaD InFluwenSEs BLA blA. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or shall i say GROW UP!!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE THE BRATZ RULEZ & THE DISGUSTING BARBIE DRULEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
U R SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT BRATZ DOEZ RULE BARBIE DOEZ DRULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Normally I would value everyones opinion on a subject but… anyone who likes bratz is a total idiot. They set a terrible influence for children and are completely unrealistic images of what a woman should look like. Everything about them disgusts me from their over-ginormous lips and heads to a name that sujests there is is something wrong with their maker. They don’t have proper noses and their waist size is not physically possible. The clothes sujest they are hookers, not childrens toys. There is absolutely no way anyone could come up with an argument to convince me these dolls are not destroying the minds of young girls. At least Barbie is slightly better, but ofcourse they are still propotionally incorrect and physically impossible!
All you haters need to shut up Bratz is all about friendship and being a kid just cause ya dont look as awsome as them and u ugly dont mean u got to get an attitude
barbie is so stank in ever movie she tryin to get a man. Bratz is so much more fun, thier world and adventures are cool and there movies arent boring like that 50 year manakins.
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