DollWatch: Twilight of the Non-Skanky Idols

My first thought upon seeing doll versions of two office temps practicing casual Friday (top) was “Hey, these Barbies aren’t skanky at all!” Then I decided to read the words that accompanied the picture on the web page, even though this is a casual Friday, and learned that the two dolls are supposed to be Victoria and Alice from Twilight.

I emailed the online edit staff: “Check it out: non-skanky Barbies,” to which our resident straight guy and multicultural doll historian Mike Bruno almost immediately replied with a rather rude “Uh, hello?” and a link to Burka Barbie. It’s a good thing I allowed his observation to eclipse my singular vision of the doll world!

But we must be missing some other conservatively dressed Barbies. Got any?

Earlier: ‘Mad Men’ character don’t just look like Barbies…


Comments (4 total) Add your comment
  • Madd

    Well, I am still disappointed at Barbie for making a Joan doll that didn’t look anything like Joanie.

  • Katja

    I had a non-skanky Barbie cat. Does that count?

  • Ambient Lite

    Okay, I was bored enough to go hunting and stumbled on some pretty surprising things…there’s “God’s Girlz” dolls, a collection that includes a ‘rocker’ girl wearing a guitar pick shirt that says “Pick Jesus”…and some lady who uses fingernail polish to paint undergarments on Barbies (to help keep them “modest”)…and then there’s Build-A-Bear Workshop’s limited edition “Mormon Missionary” bear…

  • Snarf

    That Burka Barbie is wearing makeup. Clearly, she is an infidel.

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