Friday, May 26, 2006

Something to play with

Hasbro recently announced that a proposed line of toys has been pulled from all thoughts of production. The toy giant has decided that maybe it's not really in the best interests of the company to release a line of toys based on The Pussycat Dolls. Something about the pop group "catering to a more mature audience."

Let's think about this for a second. The Pussycat Dolls, catering to an older crowd? Wow. Who would've thought for a second that a group of all-female popstars, which used to be a burlesque revue group, wouldn't be geared towards our highly impressionable young girls? Nevermind that they're plastered all over MTV, and their CD keeps flying off store shelves, with a lot of those discs quite possibly being bought by these same young girls, or at least by parents of these girls. As long as they continue to just make music, and sexually provocative videos, they're fine. But heaven forbid that a doll gets made out of them. And let's not even focus on the concept of the Bratz dolls, which are "original" creations that happen to resemble a lot of the characteristics that the Pussycats put forward.

Now, let's take a moment to analyze the phrase "more mature audience". Who are the Pussycat Dolls really marketed towards? That ever-so-hard-to-please group known as the 15-30 year old male. And I, for one, can't think of too many audiences that are LESS mature overall than that particular demographic.

So cheers, Hasbro. Congratulations for realizing that ex-burlesque stars probably shouldn't be toys. Now can we work on getting some toys that simply don't suck?

In random, quick-shot creepy news... Michael Jackson is going to be traveling/touring. And part of his itinerary features stops at orphanages. Possibly the worst idea he's had since going white....

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