Malia and Sasha dolls

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/01/22...rss_topstories

First, Ty should cut the crap and stop denying that the dolls are based on the Obama daughters.

In one way, I think that since the kids aren't public figures they should be completely off limits. On the other, there's no denying they seem like great kids and I could see a lot of little girls admiring them.

Good idea or bad?
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/01/22...rss_topstories

First, Ty should cut the crap and stop denying that the dolls are based on the Obama daughters.

WORD.

In one way, I think that since the kids aren't public figures they should be completely off limits. On the other, there's no denying they seem like great kids and I could see a lot of little girls admiring them.

Good idea or bad?
Originally Posted by Scarlet
Not sure, really. Seems rather harmless with this type of doll. But then again, it could be inappropriate, but I can't make that call.
My 11 year old daughter would LOVE to be immortalized in a doll. They seem like nice dolls...not trashy. I don't see the harm.
Michelle Obama doesn't like it, came out with a statement today about it. [Oh, I see that part's been added to the article now. I first read it yesterday.]

The denial on the part of Ty is absolutely ridiculous. It's so freaking transparent!

I don't think it was a good thing for Ty to do. They make toys for kids, so their customer base is kids and their parents. You should show respect to your customers, and this wasn't very respectful, I don't feel. Especially to do it and then lie about it.

Oh, and when did the dolls come out? Funny it all happening around inauguration.

It just doesn't sit well with me.
I guess we should be really grateful that they aren't those obnoxious Bratz dolls. The dolls are cute and the girls are adorable...so it's easy to understand the temptation.

OTOH, it does seem a trifle invasive to do that...oh dear...I just have no idea. I wish they were 8" tall instead of 12"...it would be easier for me to find room for a pair for my daughter if they were 8".
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I dunno.... I'm a little worried about those 2 girls as it is. Life under a microscope isn't easy. They seem like great girls and I'm just hoping all this attention/pressure, etc., doesn't ruin them.

Fortunately, I think her parents are pretty darn centered. That probably helps.
Ty is full of carp. If they meant what they were saying about not intending to name their dolls after actual people, they would have taken the MONTHS of opportunity they had to rename the dolls before they were released.
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Stolen.
i think the dolls are very cute and if i had a young daughter i'd buy them for her.

i guess the only problem i see here is that the obama's won't get a share of the profits.
With all the possible names, they come up with both of the Obama girls' names? Riiight. I think the Obamas should sue.

Then, once they are set to get their fair share, I'll buy the dolls for my daughter.

If the Obama's get a share then I will get the dolls.
After a short retirement, they've renamed the dolls.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/01/22...rss_topstories

First, Ty should cut the crap and stop denying that the dolls are based on the Obama daughters.

In one way, I think that since the kids aren't public figures they should be completely off limits. On the other, there's no denying they seem like great kids and I could see a lot of little girls admiring them.

Good idea or bad?
Originally Posted by Scarlet
The reason why it's wrong is because people are exploiting Obama's children by trying to make money off of THEIR image. It's fine when people promote themselves(Hannah Montana for example), but if you don't get permission then it's unexcuseble.

If someone took a embarrassing picture of you, and started to sell it to other people for profit, you'd likely be pretty pissed.

I know it's not the same(yet), but it has a great potential to get there. I would understand why Ms.Obama feels this way. It's a way to cut it off before it gets out of hand.

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