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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Superhero-derived Barbie doll perversion

Okay, this kind of amuses me and pisses me off at the same time.

I mean, intellectually, I can see why some people would be upset. The fangirl in me insists that Black Canary is awesome and that doll is awesome. I love the face and the design.

I can almost sympathize with the complaint though, since I remember seeing a lot of folk make similar complaints about Black Canary's own costume anyway. Figures those same types of folks would hop out of the woodwork now. They've clearly got nothing better to do than worry about the moral influence of a collector's edition Barbie doll.

But honestly, I wouldn't call that S&M style. Seriously. At worst it's a Biker-themed stripper's outfit. The one I always thought was clearly S&M was the Halle Berry Catwoman doll:



Holy hell is that tasteless. There is no way the Black Canary outfit remotely compares to...THAT.

I kind of want to mail one to each person who complains about the Black Canary doll. Just to show them that they haven't scratched the surface of corrupt superhero-derived Barbie doll perversion.

I suppose I'll just point and mock instead.

6 Comments:

  • At July 18, 2008 1:53 AM, Blogger Will Staples said…

    The Sun is pretty much the British equivalent of the National Enquirer -- about as far from actual news as you can get this side of "The Onion" (and in fact, probably a bit further). Plus religious extremists don't have anywhere near as much clout in the UK as they do here in the US, so it's not really something to worry about.

    But yeah... "S&M?" The only problem I have with the doll is the oft-repeated fact that it's hard to fight crime in heels.

     
  • At July 18, 2008 2:00 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heh, I rather figured a real newspaper would actually have done its homework.

    I just think it's hilarious. :-)

     
  • At July 18, 2008 3:09 AM, Anonymous Willow-Bee the Cat said…

    Wow... I wonder if they realize exactly how-and I shudder to say this-tame that particular version of Black Canary's unifrom is in comparison to some of the things worn by females in comics. Some of Starfire's costumes for example... uh, actually, almost anything worn by Starfire. Or something worn by Fire. I'm sure that just about anybody with even the most passing of knowledge about comic books could add to the list without thinking too hard.

     
  • At July 18, 2008 8:45 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Frankly, I'd kill for a Barbie version of Fire, but it would have to be the outfit with the bustier and the little gold chain belt.

    But yes, the Black Canary doll is fabulous. I suppose it's the fishnets that get people swooning.

     
  • At July 20, 2008 3:59 AM, Blogger ComicBookGoddess said…

    I want a Black Canary Barbie. Now.

     
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