Friday, January 23, 2009

They Are Kind Of Cute Though

The toy company TY, famous for their Beanie Babies, has released two dolls in the TyGirlz Collection named Marvelous Malia and Sweet Sasha. The dolls have a striking resemblance to our new President and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama's daughters, Malia and Sasha. Did they think anyone wouldn't notice two brand new dolls in the collection with the same names and skin color as the President's daughters? What, you don't suck enough money out of the pockets of crazy parents who want to spoil their brats by buying your crap so you have to capitalize on the daughters of our new president and then try to deny it?

Ty senior vice president of sales and spokeswoman, Tania Lundeen says that the names were chosen because "they are beautiful names," adding, "There's nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls." She goes on to say, "It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not." However she had previously said H. Ty Warner was inspired by the Obama girls, saying "How can we resist?"

Michelle Obama's press spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, said to the Sun-Times, "We believe it is inappropriate to use young, private citizens for marketing purposes."

Below are pictures of Lucky Lindsey, Bubbly Britney and Precious Paris from the TYGirlz Collection. Lets hope they stay the hell away from an Amy Winehouse doll :P

Image: Sasha and Malia Dolls - LATimesBlog

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