Barbie’s gonna get her (disproportionately sized) butt kicked ;)

Barbie Massacre

Barbie Massacre

Have you heard about the new Lottie Doll that’s based on the body shape of a nine-year old rather than a glamour model?

It’s fair to say that The Kid is a bit of a fan of Barbies, she plays with them all the time. Mostly she plays schools or birthday parties which is fine because it’s all imaginative play. I’ve always watched on with slitty eyes though because, well, Barbie dresses like a hooker, right? And, shoot me if you will, I’m not all that comfortable with the sexualisation of little girls through their toys. So I was chuffed to bits when I read about Lottie.

My two sisters and I have already bulk ordered Lottie Dolls for our daughters’ Christmas stockings. Their girls are a bit younger than The Kid so my sisters chose the Snow Queen and the Ballerina for them, while I went for the Festival Girl and Autumn Leaves for The Kid.

Autumn Leaves is definitely my favourite, look how cute and normal she is:

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

I just know it’s going to make my heart sing to see them playing with toys that actually resemble little girls, with healthy, outdoor hobbies, just like them.  I know The Kid will like this doll because she dresses in exactly the same way as she likes to and there’s nothing The Kid finds cuter than something just like her.

If you want to buy Lottie Dolls, at the moment they are only available through Amazon.  It’s come a little bit late for us as The Kid already has at least 400 barbies, but I really hope Lottie gives Barbie a good run (in sensible shoes) for her money — you go girl!

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7 Responses to Barbie’s gonna get her (disproportionately sized) butt kicked ;)

  1. Cressi says:

    Nice! I remember really having to search for a soft rag doll when my daughter was younger. Not a bad price either.

  2. violetfenn says:

    Oh, I love it! What a brilliant idea :D

  3. Oh I love it! Brilliant idea :D

  4. Jacq says:

    That’s a lovely normal doll. I might get one for DD3 for her birthday :)

    • thebittersweetmanifesto says:

      I don’t know about your girls, but mine loves anything that looks like a little girl, I’m not sure how (actually I am) Barbie got so popular in the first place. The guy who invented them is from Battersea apparently and spoke to loads of experts about how girls form their body image.

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