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Have not seen in stock- think its a great idea. A friend sent me the website
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 06:36:17 (EST)
I'm Wiccan-and I have a sense of humor & you can darn well bet that I & a number of my coveners are going to have these in our homes soon. And no, not for my kid (I don't have any!) it'll be for ME! :)
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 06:34:20 (EST)
maybe good for collectors as it could be pulled right away.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 05:55:24 (EST)
I got this link off a Pagan newsgroup, and while I think the doll is rather fluffy bunny, I think who ever did the comment section is a bloody Marketing Genius. ;)
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 05:38:23 (EST)
i must say that i find this to be extremly sad on the part of Mattel, because they will be causing more problems then they really need. For example i am a member of a wiccan group as well as a practicer of the religion. i will tell you right now that at least 50 group i know of will be protesting the sale of this doll. children don't understand the what can happen if magick is used wrong, what reason will the Mattel company start to try to make potions that end up killing the cat or worse.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 04:58:24 (EST)
Looks like this last one was provided by Mattel... its truly free spiritted and optimistic... in its over all non offensive to the majority... doll... Cheers to Mattel with thier several years of a succesful product... of the child's imagination... I have yet to find statistically a high percentage of mal contents that enjoy having a Barbie in their midst. Okay it may be bad in breeding Republicans... who don't believe in rights for mal-contents... however... ah never mind... don't split the vote vote vote for an independant that has no ties to Reagan... just kidding I liked Reagan till he became a puppet... like.. tieing this all in... like Barbie however Barbie never dealt with Iran-contra affairs
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 03:24:47 (EST)
She puts on a "Charm Girl jacket" to "mix up delicious potions"? Whatever happened to an apron? And what self-respecting "enchantress" has a dragonfly as a familiar? Hey -- maybe that's what her cat turned into when she fed it a "delicious potion"! :-) The whole thing is cute, silly, and about as saccharine-sweet as the "magic powder". I wonder if the "secret compartment" in the book is big enough to hold an M&M.... Say, I bet those gold pants would go with some of the other Barbie outfits; and I wonder if that stand would work for holding Easter eggs (or do I mean Ostara eggs? :-) ).
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 03:07:13 (EST)
I am a wiccan and I think that this is a great doll, I have been looking everywhere for it and I have not succeded, but the reason that I think that this doll is so great is because for years wiccans have been outcasts and now it is becoming more of a common thing, and this really does help people become more adapt to the idea of wiccans.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 02:56:09 (EST)
they are trying too hard and yet somehow barbie still comes out fake as ever
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 02:37:14 (EST)
Wow, this apparently has struck nerves with a lot of people, Christian and Wiccan alike. There are people from both camps who both love it and hate it. I have read some, not all-I have a life- of these comments, and the dissenters need to get a grip. It is a toy. If your child comes to you and asks if witches are real, and if she casts a 'spell' on the neighbor boy, will he really fall in love with her, be honest and tell her no. Do not condemn Mattel for making this doll. If you are that narrow minded, then don't buy it. Lots of other people will, and your non participation will not be noticed by Mattel. If you do buy it, no one will come knocking on your door to ask if you are Pagan or Wiccan. I notice on the side over here that there is a unicorn barbie? and a Mermaid barbie? If I buy a mermaid barbie, does that mean that mermaids are real? Yes, witches exist. Not the Hollywood type that can make you fly across the room or conjure up demons. We are nature lovers, more in touch with the elements and seasons than most of the rest of you. We seek to preserve life, all life, and not destroy things. We let you Christians live in peace, have the decency to do the same for us. Goddess Bless....
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 02:08:13 (EST)
Oh, puckernuts! They're cute dolls. Most of us here who admit to being willing to snap up a couple of them for themselves (and/or their kids) seem to have a good sense of humor and of the absurd. I wonder if Mattel would be so kind as to consider a great women of myth and the ancient world series: Demeter and Persephone? Athena? Pheadra? Rhiannon, Maeve and Morrigan? et. al.? Hmm? Pretty please, huh?
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:51:30 (EST)
LMAO
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:50:42 (EST)
I agree with that being stoned to death idea brought into this debate/commentary; thus what they need to make em all happy is a stoned to death child out of wed-lock barbie of the biblical days of the pre-second testament kind. Ditto on Elvis. Cheers
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:27:39 (EST)
*what do you know a new learning curve?*
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:23:55 (EST)
Hey Barbie is as important as Elvis... anyways don't Christian's know that Jesus was a pagan deist? Turning water into wine in his very own cauldron... perhaps what they need is a Jesus Barbie doll.. to stir the brew along side Barbie... even if Jesus being a man had less need to keep things like having a child out of wedlock a secret
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:22:09 (EST)
Forget the pagan stuff out of it, it's a doll for pete's sakes.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:18:38 (EST)
Some of you have just taken this way to seriously. Wiccans, pagans and christians alike don't get your knickers in a twist over a Barbie.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:00:18 (EST)
Why all the discussion? Oh yeah, that's right, we live in such a "politically correct" society -- globally -- that something as trivial as this actually causes controversy...over a DOLL! ...almost made me forget that people are dying needlessly in a war that neither side should be fighting.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 01:00:07 (EST)
Why all the discussion? Oh yeah, that's right, we live in such a "politically correct" society -- globally -- that something as trivial as this actually causes controversy...over a DOLL! ...almost made me forget that people are dying needlessly in a war that neither side should be fighting.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:59:53 (EST)
Why all the discussion? Oh yeah, that's right, we live in such a "politically correct" society -- globally -- that something as trivial as this actually causes controversy...over a DOLL! ...almost made me forget that people are dying needlessly in a war that neither side should be fighting.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:56:33 (EST)
I think Barbie Secret Spells is adorable. Granted, love charms supposedly didn't have ingredients as inexpensive or easy to get as kool-aidô (and.. shhh.. the intended recepient of a love-spell is usually supposed to drink the potion), but I seem to think the actual ingredients are always different anyway. So all in all it seems quite realistic. How their darling, impractical little outfits would sparkle and glow by firelight! The Oldest arts always used whatever fashion choices and materials that were available, i've read.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:52:55 (EST)
We all know the "offensive" parts are going to be the first pieces vaccumed up, lost, stepped on and left in the car anyway, right? Yeppers
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:52:54 (EST)
neato. and, hey, buy the damn doll. We all know the "offensive" parts are going to be the first pieces vaccumed up, lost, stepped on and left in the car anyway, right? I AM a pagan. I AM built like Barbie. I WISH i could find clothes as outrageous as Barbie gets. Damn, i think more people need to regress and play a little more often.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:48:05 (EST)
Oops, there were a few posters , it's not the fourth letter down anymore, a little farther down & you'll see what Christian prissy I am referring to...
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:32:29 (EST)
This is in reply to the 4th letter down from mine....Satanic Disco? evil dancing? unbuttoned shirts? ROTFLOL, dear Goddess what decade are you stuck in? Go watch FootLoose for crying out loud! If this doll offends & or frightens you so much, let me just say that your ranting offends my ears, or eyes as it were. I am rushing now to every dept store to DEMAND that they remove your BIBLES, crosses & all the Christian symbols which offend mine eyes dear Brethern! I certainly don't want my children/grand children growing up with an attitude such as yours, filled with fear & hate of anothers religion. Perhaps you should consider having GI JOE removed too, because as we all know he promotes war right? Right? Of course not you stupid idiot! Go away, meekly fold your hands in your tightass prissy lap, read your bible & leave Mattel alone.GO AWAY NOW!
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:30:54 (EST)
why is it offensive to anyone... spell casting goes pretty much along the lines of all religions of course depending on how you view them... white magic black magic... and even god magic... or buddha... allah... thor... zues... etc etc... its all in that spirit realm... and its just all the same as a harry potter barbie or star wars barbie... etc... use the force luke... oh my star wars how anti religious... eesh
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:23:07 (EST)
how bout a Normal Barbie... just plain nekked... hey...
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:19:51 (EST)

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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:16:55 (EST)
Hasn't Mattel had a Christmas Barbie every single year? Did pagans ever write in and threaten to stop buying a doll that was an offense to their religion? No, get a grip y'all.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:07:58 (EST)
I'm in love. Not so much with the doll, but with the effect it is having on the xtian fundies. I have to buy all three just because I'm so happy to support anyone who gets the right's panties in a twist. heh heh
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:07:19 (EST)
I would use her as a poppet if I could figure out who actually has a figure like hers.
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- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 00:01:18 (EST)
Wiccan? Well as a Wiccan I absolutely want a a spell casting Kayla to have in the house but no where on her do I see anything about her making some kind of religious stance. Do the crazed angry Christians also protest fairy princess dolls too? What's the difference between fairy tale magic and having a cute little doll taht mixes magic kool-aid? And does anyone think children will be changing their religion based on a toy?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:57:33 (EST)
Wow...is this pathitic....I have to say for those who dont' like this then don't buy it, they are toys (cool ones at that) but toys. Look I have never been into barbies, I was the girl who helped my brother destroy many of them. But these are ones I would like to get, and when my daughter gets older give them to her. My mom ordered on for my, is goin gto give it to me so that I can hide to from my dad(who is totally against anything pagan,wiccan, or non christian.) Everyone grow up, let girls be girls and allow them to think for themselves. My 2 cents
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:54:26 (EST)
The evils of dancing are well-known to those who have been given divine law, and the gold of the pants of Witchcraft Barbie offers false, baleful riches compared to those of a higher Owner. Are we to take these figures into our homes and day-care centers as if to teach the future mothers of our proud progeny some ghastly Satanic disco lifestyle? Are we simply to sit by with meekly folded hands while these "toys" twist the suggestible minds of young girls with lurid images of "night fever," unbuttoned shirts, and bodies writhing in sickening, driving rhythms under colored strobe lights? Brethren and Sistren, I implore you: demand to see the manager of *every* department store, toy store, and drug store that could possibly carry these "things," and demand that they *Do Not Order It!!!*
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:50:48 (EST)
You people think way too much......it's not supposed to represent anyone. And if it is, who cares! I'm no expert on Pagans but they could dress anyway they want. And my fellow Christians need to relax. The doll won't affect anyone. If you see 8-year-old girls blowing up people and raising evil spirits then we'll talk.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:50:11 (EST)
Hey!Christians have feelings too! I'm only 13 and a christian and have more common sense then most of you out there(no offense).I think this doll is cute and I will soon be getting it. And if un-alive dolls suddenly have evil powers then how afraid are you of people on the street? Think it over........
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:46:27 (EST)
Laughable
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:43:48 (EST)
<H1>WOW!</H1>
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:30:01 (EST)
What is up with the gold pants?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:25:57 (EST)
I actually love this .... how funny... can you believe it?! I can't wait to see what the Catholics have to say about this.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:22:57 (EST)
*~*~* who cares? why are people so up in arms about Christians protesting a plastic toy? i'm much more upset that they're already parading around in the U.S. government and telling us who we can and can't marry. get some perspective. *~*~*
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:22:33 (EST)
If you dis-agree please send money to mynotsohappyfund.com ~not grinning~
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:21:04 (EST)
Oh dear lord she looks just like me, I'm going to sue for non-disclosure... or something... if you agree please send money to myhappyfund.com ~grin~
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:19:33 (EST)
oh man. this is totally the coolest thing i've ever seen, ever. i totally hate barbie, and yet i just bought myself secret spells kayla. i'm not going to get all up in arms about popular culture making a mockery of paganism or anything like that. she's a doll, mattel wants money and can see a market for "witchy" things right now. i say just enjoy it for the humor it brings.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:17:59 (EST)
I thought the Finding Nemo toys were the toys of Sybermoms..but hey what do I know?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:14:11 (EST)
wtf is up with the gold pants? is she magically doing a wiccan disco routine?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:12:55 (EST)
a lot of pagan hearts were wrenched from their happy homes the day this went on the market...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:09:26 (EST)
where is my sybermoms doll? I want mine with a tuna cone, please.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 23:02:02 (EST)
Oh dear god... What is this world comming to? Why is it that the ADULTS in this world have to pick on toys, books and cartoons??? It's for CHILDREN!!!! *rolls eyes* As far as I'm concerned I think it's cute, and fun and something for the imagination! Just as Harry Potter is and all sorts of other toys are. They are for CHILDREN (and some adults *L*) And I just want to say to the Post at Wendsday Oct.29th/03 @ 19:31:19 (EST) - Get a grip... You need SERIOUS therepy.....
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 22:53:10 (EST)
I think they are wonderful, and Where is everyone getting the information that Barbie is WICCA??? I have read the description (See Above) a few times and did not see any reference to WICCA or Barbie's Religion....
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 22:21:59 (EST)
Where can I buy one
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 22:16:44 (EST)
In response to: Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:47:44 (EST) Look at your keyboard. On your left, under the button marked Tab, there is another button marked Caps Lock. Press this once, then release it. If there is an indicator light on your keyboard, it should no longer be lit up. Help preserve everyone else's eyesight by not being an ass. For everyone else who keeps bitching about the doll, there are more important things to get pissed about. If this is all you can do with your time, I suggest finding a hobby, unless that also goes against your tender beliefs. Life sucks, people. Get a helmet.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 22:12:49 (EST)
i for one think the barbie is adorable,and who cares wht religion anyone thinks it is, we all have to come to terms with the fact that pagans are here and here to stay. So why can't barbie be a witch and who said she does love spells? It just says she does "potions" i do "potions" but they are really recipies for lotions and oils and all that. It's a nice touch of fantasy, atleast she's not green with a black cloak and hat and huge wart on her nose right?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 22:00:02 (EST)
i think it's cute... this wiccan is sold ...end of story.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:58:16 (EST)
and tell where you have seen it in stock Is that even a cauldron? it looks more like a pisspot for pretty girls..but hey what do I know?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:50:25 (EST)
You think if Barbie is now magic she will finally magically cut her hair?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:48:57 (EST)
All this, and we still don't have a Sybermoms Barbie. The disGRACE of it all. Sigh.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:26:44 (EST)
I, as a Witch, am outraged and disgusted with such a mockery. Where is the Ken doll Preacher, or the Barbie Goth, or how about the Ken doll skater punk? And lets also include Lesbian barbie while we are at it. Remember the gay Ken doll that was later banned? This is just another marketing gimmick to make more money off of People's stupidity. I am sure all of the "Fluff Bunnies" who call themselves "Wiccan" are loving this.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:24:58 (EST)
Oh, WOW, man!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:18:13 (EST)
I can't wait to buy all of them! I practice wicca and it will be fun to have a barbie that matches that.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:15:27 (EST)
I think this is so cute i wil buy the whole set for my daughter!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 21:07:26 (EST)
My first reaction was "Blech!" Now that I've read through the comments, I'm very tempted to go out and buy one. (I'm amazed at the threat fantasy seems to be for some folks, who apparently can't distinguish reality from imagination.) Still . . . helping Mattel make more money? It's a struggle.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:59:20 (EST)
*sigh* There's outrage over and discussion of the new "Wicca Barbie" all over the net. People are promoting her as "Wiccan Barbie" on e-bay, so we might as well just accept that that's what she's being perceived as by the general public. I highly doubt little girls will put two and two together, since they're more likely to know the difference between fantasy and reality than most adults, but if you don't like her there's a simple solution: don't buy her. I think Kayla is pretty cool, myself, but I wish they had a caucasian brunette in purple :( Doesn't everyone know that purple is the witchiest color around?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:57:43 (EST)
Who cares about the doll? This comments list is a scream! Thanks for a free chuckle tonight, {{{{Everyone}}}}! And Blessed Be! And Happy Samhain!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:57:19 (EST)
FIRSTLY,WICCA WAS NOT AROUND BEFORE CHRISTIANITY - IT WAS INVENTED BY GERALD GARDERNER. PAGANISM/WITCHCRAFT HAS BENE AORUND LONGER AND I FIND IT HIGHLY OFFENSIVE THAT BECAUSE BARBIE IS MIXING POSTIONS SHE IS AUTOMATICALLY A WICCAN. MORE IMPORTANTLY IT IS A DOLL...IF CHILDREN WANT TO BE WITCHES WHEN THEY GROW UP I AM SURE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO RESEARCH WHAT THEY WANT TO BE, AND AS SUCH WILL NOT GET ANOREXIA FORM ONE BLOODY DOLL....GET A GRIP!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:47:44 (EST)
It's hard to believe most of you people are adults. Grow up. It's a toy. Don't buy it if you don't like it, but to all the hypocrites out there, pull the sticks out of your asses. To those of you of the Christian influence, I'm talking mostly to you. Get your heads out of the sand and abandon your ignorance for once. Shut up and read about something before you criticize it. Otherwise, shut up and realize that it's not all about you, you, you. Wicca was around long before Christianity. Perhaps it should be pointed out to you that many of your Christian holidays were pagan in origin. But that's not what this is about. Suck it up. If you don't like it, don't buy it, and don't waste your money, and our atmosphere by burning mass quantities of plastic. It's a toy, if it's that much of a threat to you, SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:35:07 (EST)
A new quest!! I want all three!! Thank you Mattel for giving me something else to want to collect! As for those that would complain, it is still a free country and no one is forcing anyone else to buy these cute dolls. Maybe if everyone repeated the phase 'just be nice' intolerance wouldn't find a home. Thanks again Mattel. Off to start looking for Barbie, Christie & Kayla..... Autumn Blessings!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:24:33 (EST)
I like the Viking Barbie a bit better... as well as the Holiday Fantasy Barbie and the Princess of Ireland. These aren't bad, but the clothing is a little tacky. Love the dragonfly! Haven't seen it in stock yet, and there are probably others that will nudge these out of first place, though I wouldn't mind being given one. Notice I'm refusing to step into the ridiculous fight over this?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:23:54 (EST)
That is TOOOOO sweet! I can't believe that this has ACTUALLY been done! I'm waiting for Pat Robertson to have a hernia over this one!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:21:15 (EST)
HAPPY SAMHAIN! THAT'S WHAT MY SECRET SPELLS BARBIE SAYS WHEN YOU PULL HER STRING! MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:17:00 (EST)
You people are great at generating really snortingly funny stuff!! When will you be doing Arch-typical Christian Barbie? This is a little pathetic! But it's great conversational fodder for the next assembly of my coven... We may even buy one and give her a seat of honor... Toooo Funnnny!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:15:13 (EST)
i LOVE it
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:10:09 (EST)
Let's not say "Wiccan" Barbie, just now, ok? That's a surreal leap not worthy from this glittery plastic perversity. It's almost cool that a tacky toy corporation like Mattel would allow even this toxic approximation of magick on the shelves of this God-fearin' country, but it's still tasteless. It could be worse, but I guess it gives the religious right something to do while the rest of us concern ourselves with real world issues. And it's nice when Paganism is in the news -- we deserve a little press and healthy thought provocation now and then. Blessed be and have a hallowed "Halloween".
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:01:35 (EST)
HAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA Okie really im laughing my a** off here, this has got to be the stupidist most pathetic thing i have ever seen. Grown adults (regardless of religeon) arguing about a Barbie! I mean really, its a friggin Barbie! Any little girl who says "I want to be a witch" when she looks at it will probably end up having anerexia nervosa, so that she stays then. If your going to burn Barbie for being a witch, you should also burn her for teaching little girls to starve themselves so that they will be thin.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 20:01:27 (EST)
theres nothing funny about burning tons of barbie dolls. think of all the chemicals it will release into the atmosphere. then again it will probably make everyone around the fire sick. i take back what i said.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:55:34 (EST)
*sigh* Okay... I do like that they're finally doing something different, but it portrays "witches" all wrong. It gives little girls the illusion that they can perform love spells on boys by drinking the magic potion(That I would imagine is probably akin to Koolaid). I've seen the commercials. BLAH. I don't like the way the dolls have been marketed. As for all you God believing folk... Get off your high horses. The only reason kids believe in God as a child is because you do. While I don't agree with these dolls, I think it's a change. Let your children think for themselves. Culture them, and be open to the possibility of any belief structure they might adhere to in the future, rather than punish them for being curious. Many people believe in many different things. No one belief is the One and True belief. Get over it.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:52:14 (EST)
*gasp* *gasp* *panting for breath* ROFLMAO!!! Ohhhhh, I'm laughing so hard I'm crying! And not because the Barbies look so darn silly!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:49:01 (EST)
Hell, "wild revelry" and "illicit pleasures"? I've got to find this coven...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:45:43 (EST)
Go, you Wiccan Barbie burners! Why do you think Mattel produced this doll?? So you could spend gobs of money collecting them for your barbeque, that's why! Mattel only cares about its profits, which you'll be contributing to, and the Wiccans will bring their marshmallows because they think you're a hoot! Yahoo, lemme go grab my weiner roasting stick.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:43:52 (EST)
it rocks
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:35:56 (EST)
wow... the day wiccans look like that! this is OBVIOUSLY make believe... it would be a LOT more realistic if they made the wiccan barbies overweight with glasses and bad complexions... well, i suppose it IS realistic in the fact that the "magic" doesn't work...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:32:38 (EST)
The enemies of America want to destroy us with all possible means, and so they produce crap like this to poison the minds of our little girls. So-called "toys" like this, showing the female form in revealing garb and ridiculous appearance, are a symbol of the moral decay of this country in the first place. And in the second place, the true colors of the terrorists are revealed in the celebration of occult rituals and so-called "witchcraft" that is the primary means Satan uses to do His dirty work in the world, by encouraging the youth to be torn from their true faith and abandon themselves to wild revelry, illicit pleasures, and body-piercing. This doll should be bought up by the Godly, every single one, and then *burned.*
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:31:19 (EST)
http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/morford/
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:30:33 (EST)
Do the dolls come with broomsticks they can "ride"? Seriously, isn't this just a pathetically transparent attempt on Mattel's part to steal some of the Harry Potter marketing magic?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:29:13 (EST)
This would make any Witches daugther happy (as well as the mom!) I love it!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:17:56 (EST)
great!!!! I'm seriously considering buying a couple if only I can find them in stores. other years I have looked for Barbies and found none
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:16:51 (EST)
When does tortured and burned Barbie come out? You know, accessories could include a rack, thumbscrews, and a stake with plastic fake fire. Oh, I'm sorry-- Barbie already has a rack! Kudos to Charmed and Silver Ravenwoof for paving the way for these brilliant knockers--I meant knockoffs.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:11:46 (EST)
I'm Pagan and- please don't hate me- I can understand why the more conservative Christian moms are a bit up in arms over this new Barbie. She *does* look a bit Wiccan (she's got the robe-esque outfit, a little critter for the nature loving goddess, a cauldron and a "book of spells"). Those con-xtians (conservative Christians) who really and truly believe that witchcraft is evil will not want their child playing with "Barbie the good witch", who makes casting spells seem like a pretty cool thing to do. Nobody likes to have their religion labeled as "evil", which is why the Pagans and Wiccans are taking serious offense at some of these comments...but the con-xtians *do* have the right to raise their children as they see fit, and that includes keeping controversial playthings out of the house. Now, most Pagans I know were raised in Christian families, and I'm well aware of the effect reverse psychology can have on kids: make it "forbidden fruit" and it instantly becomes attractive. So the enlightened Pagans know how this story ends. No need to raise a ruckus, IMHO. Maybe we should feel sorry for the moms who will unintentionally repress their kids into "acting out" when they're teens, or will be in for a big shockaroo when beloved 20-something daughter announces that she's joined a local coven. That can't be fun for a mom who really believes her child will be going to hell, and I do feel for moms put in that position. Seriously, I think it could be traumatic. Well, c'est la vie, and whatever. Blessed be, all, and I do mean *all*.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:10:57 (EST)
Okay Mattel? Obviously you have a great product. Just look at the response! The positive sure seems to outweigh the outraged. From what I understand there is no mention of an actual religion, so those offended by the doll - Don't buy it! Mattel is out to make money, not converts. If you are so concerned about the image this is communicating to your children then educate them. That is your job as adults and parents. Duh. My fellow Wiccans - it's just a doll and has nothing to do with Wicca, only spells, and as we all know magick/spells can be caste in ANY religion, as per our belief system. Don't believe me? Go to your local Christian revival and feel that energy/magick. I think they are cute and quite obviously have no basis whatsoever on any religious or spiritual principles. Mattel, please don't let the silly people (Christian, Pagan, and Wiccan alike-yes I'm lumping you all together, who are letting your religion, as has been stated before, be threatened by a piece of plastic) interfere with a potiential marketing genuis, that could make you a ton of money, and a lot of us out there who want one (I want Kayla!) really, really happy!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:10:34 (EST)
LoL. As long as Mattel is going into the Religious figures category, what's next? Joan of Arc Barbie and St. Teresa of Avila Barbie? Can't wait!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:05:48 (EST)
Wow I got this link from a "pagan" group I belong to... i so needed a good laugh thank you
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 19:05:17 (EST)
LOL I have enjoyed reading all the comments! Remember folks it is just a doll. Pagan and Proud!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:56:17 (EST)
Wow, more great comments! I've got a whole day full of laughs out of these comments. Who would have thought a doll could cause so much controversy? If I didn't know better, I'd think these dolls morphed into satanic Barbie with optional spinning heads! To all you indignant Pagans and bible-thumping Christians out there - keep those comments coming! I bet the execs at Mattel are the ones with the spinning heads now.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:53:50 (EST)
I think this is wonderful.. what a awesome way to give young girls a postitive outlook that they CAN achieve anything they wish!! Thank you!!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:53:38 (EST)
Point to me where this touts anti-Christian or pro-Druidism, please. These dolls are for amusement purposes only. A child's plaything. They aren't meant to incite moral outrage or general huffiness. For crying out loud! I never have seen Barbie as a doll Christian children should play with anyway. She has always been modeled after a risque adult cartoon. If you don't believe a toy appropriate, don't buy it. Do not, however, force your views on others by causing such dissention that a for profit organization can't peddle their wares. Lets remember that the first 'Americans' came to this land to escape religious persecution, eh?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:50:58 (EST)
Do they really make Inquisitor Ken? Sounds kind of...kinky ;0)
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:48:55 (EST)
Can Crack Ho Barbie be far behind? What about AIDS infested Ken? I now the collectors out there will for sure want Menonite Midge & Catholic Christy. There's nothing here but toys folks, keep the line moving.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:46:53 (EST)
All of my grand daughters will be getting one for the Holidays...which holiday you may ask? If you aren't Wiccan & don't know, then just blow! Honestly, the idiots in "holier than thou" land need to clean up their own backyard instead of attacking plastic dolls. Yes, they are cute, yes they may be a Charmed rip off, but it was inevitable that sooner or later someone would think of it, especially after that silly Harry Potter crap. Find a hobby & leave the toy companies alone. I suppose you are picking on the toy gun companies too aren't you? WELL, aren't you? NO? Then you better hurry up & run over there, because they just might sell some .....hurry.....run now....
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:43:23 (EST)
Wait for it...Ten Commandments Barbie! She comes with a plastic monolithic travesty inscribed with her rapidly-vanishing-from-American-mores ideals. Also included is a set of tiny castors for moving "Barbie's Boulder" into the townhouse basement when Ken and Skipper complain...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:37:05 (EST)
I'm a 46 yr old Wiccan & there's nothing wrong with these dolls other than the headache the Bible thumpers have given them. Don't you people have anything IMPORTANT in life to waste your time on? It's a cute little toy & maybe it's about time that Pagan & Wican children have something they can identify with. Get a life all you joy suckers out there. If you don't like the dolls you have a choice not to buy them....jeeeeezzzz
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:35:39 (EST)
What!!!!!!!!! This is just sacrilige.....
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:31:16 (EST)
Congrats Mattel. By posting this comment box you have made SSBarbie an overwhelming marketing success. Not only have you gotten everyone and their sister to come visit this website ( including me), now I'm sure you can charge an arm and a leg for them from all the people who want one. Does this remind anyone of Tickle-Me Elmo fom a few years ago?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:30:50 (EST)
I think they're cute 8-)As far as everyone getting their drawers in a twist over them... They're toys!! How many of the same people complaing about these dolls would have no problem allowing their young male children to play games like GTA?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:26:46 (EST)
Heck, since everyone's getting so uppity about this, I'd love to get one and display it proudly, just to piss people off who have nothing better to do than attack children's toys as "hellspawn" or some crap like that
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:26:03 (EST)
ooo! i can't wait for dominatrix barbie and sadomasochist kenn to come on the market! comes with real pvc and vinyl!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:25:44 (EST)
Get over it already!! They're just dolls!! If you're all bent over this, I'd hate to see you all in a real crisis situation.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:25:40 (EST)
you call that a hootchie mama??
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:25:13 (EST)
it sounds like they are baretenders
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:24:14 (EST)
Personally, when I saw the doll, I took it to be just a cute new Barbie. Everyone is reading way too much into the issue. It wasn't meant to represent or anger any one of any religion. It was meant to be cute and to appeal to little kids that haven't learned how much fun it is to attack each other in court like the rest of our country.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:22:59 (EST)
This is Way Cool! Why didn't you think of it before? It is just what is needed to teach Pagan children that they, too, are included in America. Kudos 3x3x3! My daughter sent me an e-mail containing a link. Thanks PS: Could be a little more authentic, with emphasis on nature, the Goddess, etc.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:20:25 (EST)
get a grip guys, the only thing these dolls are promoting is mattle. the promotions dont mention on thing about religion of any kind, and those who are insulted by it, come on reality check, your being insulted by a plastic figure head. do these dolls really represent anything at all? and yes guys there is a hippy version of a doll out too, her name Feral Cheral, look her up.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:18:32 (EST)
well as a christian they really bother me and you better believe that this, just like that pregnant doll, will become a collectors dream. because its going to be destroyed before it ever hits the shelf
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:17:23 (EST)
So Mattel considers it is okay to mock a specific religious/spiritual belief - to capitalise on it and reduce it to nothing. I wonder if Mattel will produce a "Muslin" Barbie, a "Pope" Barbie, or even "Hindu" Barbie.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:17:17 (EST)
As a Wiccan and practicing Witch, these dolls do not bother me one bit. They are just dolls, and meant for amusement, people!!! If they sell, great!! If they don't, oh well.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:14:26 (EST)
I think this is a refreshing change... Showing that witches don't have green skin, warts, or eat babies. It's amusing if you don't take it seriously.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:04:27 (EST)
Gee, I really hate pagans and their nature loving, psychologically liberated ways! Their religion is FUN and, oh blast, I've finally figured it out. *snort* And where, may I ask, is Barbie's athame?? Can you really expect her to cast a circle with a dragonfly? Honestly!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:04:04 (EST)
let me get this right they stoped producing pregnant barbie because people complained that it was against their religion to have premarital sex. but its completley fine to have a barbie that cast spells? o no, but its alright, beacause she only cast "good" spells? yea, o.k
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 18:03:51 (EST)
BURN THE BITCH!!!! BURN THEM ALL!!! Isn't that what Christians want??? Why does your "Religion" get to be the only one? I have had too much fun reading all this "I'm right, no I'm right" Thank you to all who posted, priceless. Harry Potter Rocks!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:55:13 (EST)
first of all, i think this is awful. i thought harry potter was bad enough at making wicca seem like some sort of strange, otherworldly thing. it's a very natural and organic practice, as most of you true wiccans know. there are no evil monsters and spells and all of that crap. it's about earth and light and natural forces. beyond that, as my co-worker pointed out, it's REALLY not a good thing to be teaching little girls to be mixing stuff together by themselves and drinking it. i can just see the lawsuits now -- "little girl drinks bleachwater; Mattel sued for endangering children".
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:54:43 (EST)
Yuck! Charmed is already an awful show... and now Barbies copied after it? GROSS!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:52:06 (EST)
I haven't done the math but judging from the postings it would appear the "far right extremist thumpers" are rather underepresented.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:33:49 (EST)
Wow... can you get any more offensive with this hip, teenster pagan/Wicca stereotyping? You should be ashamed of yourselves.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:25:07 (EST)
***WITCHEZ RULE***
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:12:39 (EST)
Oh, for crying out loud! They're a "Charmed" rip-off! The only thing magical about these Barbies is how much more $$$ they'll rake in from spoiled rotten little girls who so NEED five hundred Barbie dolls (plus accessories!) There are people starving in the world and we can't think of anything better to do with our $ than line Mattel's pockets with it. To the woman whose daughter has 50+ Barbies, what on earth are you thinking?! How dare you criticize others when you're wallowing in materialism hell! Crass consumerism is the devil, not a dam doll.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:06:10 (EST)
How can anyone possibly get upset about this after all the Harry Potter and Charmed hype? It's just a trend, not a social statement.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:03:51 (EST)
The people who are so offended have obviously never seen the Jesus Action Figure. *rolls eyes*
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:01:56 (EST)
AAAAAHHHHHHHAAAAA! Ai jus knew tha little pink tart wus inter muckin with the oh-colt!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 17:00:16 (EST)
seriously, people. lighten up. there are REAL issues elsewhere in the world to spend your energy on.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:53:18 (EST)
I feel I must take issue with an earlier posting ref. - Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 23:37:44 (EDT) It is my experience that Tinkerbell is far from harmless.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:45:22 (EST)
Listen up, Mattel. If you know anything about the kind of ladies (moi included) who will flock to the stores to get their kids and themselves a SS Barbie, you have *got* to do one with black hair, big brown eyes, and a dark purple velvet outfit. Totally witchin' Until then, I remain unmoved by these Barbies' charms. They look like saccharine Wicca pops, yuck :P
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:44:56 (EST)
Bwhahahahah..ther're so funny in a kitch sort of way.. i wonder if they have reached New Zealand yet!! they have kinda made me smile so it can't be all that bad can it? so are we now going to get religions barbie? you know jewish barbie, christian barbie, islam barbie, buddist barbie, bonpo barbie (thats tibetan) zen barbie etc etc.... *smiles*... wonder what the kids think of them. ?? Poodle tips and religious barbie bits Osprey Wellington New Zealand
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:44:55 (EST)
Ok, having interviewed with the people at Mattel (specifically for Barbie) I know a bit of their philosophy, at least part of which is keeping Barbie in tune with the changing role of women in society. Since magick has come out of the broom closet, it's not surprising to see Barbie following suit (after all, for hundreds of years it was considered a "woman's art"). And there is nothing wrong with fostering a sense of community and imagination among young women. These are obviously not meant to insult ANYONE OF ANY FAITH. come on folks, draw the line between reality and fantasy and begin to trust that you've taught your kids the best of both. Trish www.loresinger.com
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:41:38 (EST)
Anyone who wants to see this latest Barbie thing disappear under its own "spell"---and also get Mattel quaking in its "public relations disaster" boots---should look up the very interesting hush-hush material on the secret life of the late Mr.Ryan. He was a Barbie Biggie back when "You can tell it's Mattel--it's swell" was their big slogan. He would have identified with these new "offerings" in more ways than one.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:40:13 (EST)
Barbies to look out for in '04! Haitian Voodoo Barbie Salem Witch Barbie (comes complete with dunk tank and "stake") Vegan Barbie (blonde dreads and hairy parts included) Condi Barbie (with hangable PhD diploma) Rocker Barbie (looks like Gina Gershon) Ann Coulter Barbie (see Satan Barbie) Bearded Lady Barbie (part of the circus freak Barbie collection, including Rubber Man Ken, and Fish Gill Barbie) Activist Barbie (with protest signs, see Vegan Barbie) Soccer Mom Barbie (set includes Oversized SUV, Venti Triple Latte from Starbucks, Prada bag, and Nine West shoes) Plus size Barbie Sherpa Barbie (yaks sold separately) Muslim Barbie with interchangeable burkas The Honorable Judge Barbie
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:39:35 (EST)
Rrrrreeeerrrroooooow. Secret Spell Barbie, cast a prozac spell on these people right now!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:39:01 (EST)
Damn, let me explain something, Christians are arrogant hate mongers for the most part, and pagans are looking for attention. What makes me laugh the most at all of you is that you take all this so seriously. They are dolls you morons. To the grandma who is ashamed of matel, get out of the 1800's you intolerant ignorant hilbilly, and to the pagan who is offended , quit being so ultra sensitive you tree hugger, not everything revolves around you and not everyone gives a damn what your religion is. To everyone else, the fact that you bothered to post here about something so trivial and stupid shows that you really need to get a life, oh I posted to, whats the world coming to.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:31:56 (EST)
I wanna see Celtic warrioress Barbie: she's covered in sworly blue tattoos, has flaming red hair, and will kick your arse if you dare to criticize her.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:11:04 (EST)
What a pathetic collection of human beings we have become!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:06:20 (EST)
I want all three! Thanks Matell for coming up with a new and interesting product! BTW: I'm Asatru, when are the Viking Barbies coming out???
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:04:39 (EST)
I think that a short reading of the posts here should give any reasonably intelligent marketing executive enough of a hint to pull this product quickly. Perhaps Mattel should put out a help wanted ad for a reasonably intelligent executive.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:04:16 (EST)
best thing for making a magic spell is a big old slug of chocolate milk....root beer works too.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:04:08 (EST)
Mommmmmm, I want a Hypocrite Barbie for Christmas! Oh please, oh please, oh please! She comes with a little bible that has all the prohibitions against witchcraft and divination and that kind of stuff highlighted, and the prohibitions she thinks are "silly" (laws against eating shellfish and wearing two kinds of material in the same outfit) are blacked out--and that's so's she can pretend she's really following God's word, though it says on the box that she's just foolin' herself and lookin' for reasons to pretend she's better than non-Christians. Ooh, ooh, and she also comes with a collection of Christian rock CDs so's she drown out Jesus' voice when he tells her how sad it makes him to see her spewing her hatred and bringing up her kids to hate people who are different. Mommmmmmm! Look, you can also buy Disgusted Angel Barbies that cry -real tears-whenever they get within five feet of Hypocrite Barbie. Did you get that, mom?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:02:10 (EST)
witches? Come on ...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:02:00 (EST)
Good Grief!! Next will be bag lady barbie complete with clothes that smell like garbage, sores on her ankles and whisky breath....oh yeah, wind her up and she babbles if she forgot to take her antipsychotic meds. Oh, well....perhaps that wouldn't sell as well and it is the money...right?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 16:01:36 (EST)
Interesting - with one product they've insulted two (at a minimum) religions! Nice going Mattel! What next, a gay Islamic Ken doll?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:49:23 (EST)
I really hope this doll stays on the market and doesn't get pulled because of religious zealots. I think its cute. Its certainly not the worst thing Mattell has ever made and I WILL be buying one for my daughter. I think its great.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:28:33 (EST)
We're going decadent faster than ancient Rome
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:23:03 (EST)
I'm Wiccan and I think Secret Spells Barbie and her friends are cute. They look more like Harry Potter meets Bratz....trendy teens with magical powers. More glam than Hermione but with all the magic. ;) These aren't supposed to be "Wicca Barbie." They're presented as magical fantasy, like Sabrina or Harry Potter, and there's no harm in that. And who's really to argue with kids being taught that magic is positive? Finally, a witch they can relate to in a friendly way, as opposed to horror-movie-scary and evil. I also like the fact that they did a Christie doll, that sorceresses can come in all colours :)
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:19:09 (EST)
jeez, i was all set to buy a 'baby jesus butt-plug' from blowfish.com but now i don't know! kayla or the plug, what to do .. what to do .. I know! I'll ask Jerod!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:16:50 (EST)
way groovy!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:16:24 (EST)
Thankyou for creating a doll that embraces all religions, and helps to open people up to tolerance rather than hatred. It is a great addition to the barbie line.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:15:34 (EST)
neet. But how about these possibilities as part of the religious mockery line... Bible Thumper Barbie, Buddha Barbie, Jihad Barbie, Christian Coalition Barbie, Satanic Cult Barbie(complete with upside down cross and a book of satanic verses), Voodoo Barbie(complete with a bag of pins), Jehovas Witness Barbie. I'm sure we can all think of some more. Why single out just wicca?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:03:21 (EST)
Sweet Jebus - where do all you people get the idea that she's a wiccan or a pagan? It's a horribly dressed doll that can cast "spells". It's not about tolerance or diversity, it's about selling a few extra chunks of plastic to little girls who like sparkles...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 15:02:14 (EST)
What about Augurist Barbie. She can come with her own entrails to divine from!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:56:00 (EST)
Oy, Vey!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:52:38 (EST)
LMAO
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:51:41 (EST)
I saw these the other day in the store with a friend of mine and we both just fell over in the isles laughing. They are fun and funny and wa-a-a-ay to kitschy to be taken seriously. They remind me off the times when we get all dolled up in High EpiscoPagan drag. For the people who believe that these dolls are Biblical prophesy coming true as a sign of the end times ... *snicker* ... you really need to relax and re-read Revelations. Unless I missed it, I don't think that God had Barbie in mind as one of the 4 horsemen.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:50:17 (EST)
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:44:45 (EST)
If High Priest Ken is going to have an antler headdress, they better make sure he's got the other antler he's been missing all this time.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:43:31 (EST)
That's just wicked! I want one!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:42:34 (EST)
jeeeeesus. promotion of witchcraft? bitch, please.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:40:19 (EST)
I think these are obviously generated by the popularity of the show Charmed. Cute girly witches! Whateva', I like the Bratz dolls better, although I think the concept of witch barbie is almost too funny to be true.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:36:25 (EST)
What a hoot! How many Witch Barbies would you have seen even 10 years ago? I gotta have one. Now they need High Priest Ken with an antler headdress.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:34:26 (EST)
She put a Spell On ME......
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:34:09 (EST)
I think Mattel internally tried to develop Cocktail Drinkin' Barbie but switched to ride on the Harry Potter craze. Looking forward to Marlboro Smokin' Barbie though.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:33:22 (EST)
Is this even real?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:31:59 (EST)
OK BRING HIM OUT! We all know that Christian Inquisitor Ken is on his way to strip down secret spells Barbie and look for signs of signs of Devil Posession. Let's see that Inquisitor Ken with the lucite drool in the corner of his mouth as he searches her entire body for un-christian birthmarks!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:31:22 (EST)
I think it's a rather lovely idea. No it does not show Wicca accurately, but if you want to get technical, Wicca doesn't necessarily mean witchcraft -- and witchcraft is not a religion.... But anything that puts either in a positive light is an improvement. So...when do we get Fundamentalist Barbie, with family-sized Bible, and no make up, and framed depiction of death by torture (crucifixion)?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:31:14 (EST)
Oh! So this is what happened to 'Bartender Barbie'! Mmmm... 'edible potions'. To which I say "DRINK ME!"
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:29:11 (EST)
These are just silly, but as an interesting side note: Barbie originated from a popular German sex doll. So anyone spouting about "teaching children about the occult" should give a second thought when purchasing any Barbie, whether it be Princess, Vet, Doctor, yadda yadda... In essence? Barbie is lame. Just my opinion though.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:28:48 (EST)
These are just silly, but as an interesting side note: Barbie originated from a popular German sex doll. So anyone spouting about "teaching children about the occult" should give a second thought when purchasing any Barbie, whether it be Princess, Vet, Doctor, yadda yadda... In essence? Barbie is lame. Just my opinion though.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:28:09 (EST)
Come on guys. "Witch Barbie?" As a pagan I am deeply ofended and fairly confused.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:27:32 (EST)
This is fabulous! How exciting to see witchcraft finally becoming more normal and less mystical and frightening. A spell is just a prayer with props. Go Mattel! It would be nice to see all religions represented though, or someone is going to get offended.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:26:12 (EST)
as a witch I think they dont represent us at all. they look like good fairy tale witches to me. although they have great outfits that any witch i know would love to have. We are not all black and evil. Most of us are trying to save nature form distruction. we are good fun loving peaceful people who are just trying to help our planet and get people to understand us. We are as far from satianists as the christians. Blessed be and THank you
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:21:54 (EST)
Oh please, any kid "influenced" by a Barbie has pretty lame parents...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:19:32 (EST)
I think it's awful and dangerous to encourage girls to practice witchcraft. Young girls don't know any better, and the powers of the occult are enticing and real. You are taking girls down the path of playing with fire.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:12:08 (EST)
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. Gore Vidal (1925 - )
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:11:47 (EST)
I notice that they wear pants. Must be some connection....
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:10:45 (EST)
***** What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III *****
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:10:27 (EST)
Does Roman Catholic nun Barbie come with sugar-based eucharist cookies and a child abuse cane?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:05:39 (EST)
They need to make a Terrorist Barbie so GW doesn't sound like such an idiot when he insists they're coming to get us.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:02:07 (EST)
Yes! Anything that pisses off christians is fine by me. And this will undoubtedly piss of christians!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 14:00:46 (EST)
wow...and here I thought being a witch was a social no-no... I've been keeping it from all the kids at my school because teachers aren't supposed to be witches (or Wiccans, or whatever) and all I had to do was have the right colors and OMG! the right makeup and the huge bust, and I could finally come out of the broom closet.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:58:35 (EST)
intersting fact: Barbies are petroluem-products. Where did those resources come from? Well our oil buried under Iraq of course! Support the war on terror, nuke the Pentagon
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:50:51 (EST)
Hey wait, I have an idea, spend that 20 bucks on an ACLU donation and maybe we'll still be able to have open (albeit pointless) discussions on the internet 6 months from now!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:48:55 (EST)
A HUGE slap in the face to REAL witches. AACCKK!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:44:48 (EST)
Consumerism is a social disease! Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Die
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:41:52 (EST)
when will you come out with fiestaware ken??
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:37:21 (EST)
what do these toys have to do with our commander in chief leading us into fraudulent war?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:33:49 (EST)
I love all of you people. You are what make being alive so much fun. :)
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:33:34 (EST)
Um, is this a joke!? if I had a daughter, i wouldn't want her to have to tell her friends she's a witch, and then they hold up they're barbie doll and say, "Like This?"
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:30:32 (EST)
I like it and would buy it for my daughter. She doesn't know what whtch craft is and all she will see in this doll is a cool new outfit that will be at the bottom of her toybox and a naked barbie in her jeep:P
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:29:27 (EST)
Witches are real, these are dolls... unrealistic versions of reality in other words... TOYS!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:28:00 (EST)
Fabulous! Totally Unrealistic, but fabulous. We all need to play some, but still, Barbies of every faith would be a good thing.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:26:31 (EST)
Huh? Come again? Witches are real honey, we just don't dress like THAT.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:23:32 (EST)
Wow... real problems in the world and people make a stink over a barbie doll?!?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:22:47 (EST)
Are these dolls anatomically correct? Will the spells they cast actually work?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:18:48 (EST)
Witches are in fairy tales like the Wizard of Oz, they are imaginary. Tinker Bell at Disney land is a little witch too. Big deal!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:17:40 (EST)
Huh, none of my pagal pals look anything like this... definately fantasy, fairy tale material for children!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:16:18 (EST)
These remind me of Jem and the Holograms =P If only Barbie had pink hair and Christie had purple. That would make my nostalgia complete. Blessed Be All
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:13:15 (EST)
You should do Barbies of all faiths! Pagan, Hindu, Christian, Moslem... all the Barbies of The Spiritual World except they all play together IN PEACE!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:12:52 (EST)
Pagans deserve to have Barbies like them too... everyone else has them!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:11:34 (EST)
I love it
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:10:37 (EST)
I found my Diety! Goddess Barbie! HA! Love 'em, keep 'em comin'!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:09:53 (EST)
They are TOYS PEOPLE, just dolls... fairytales never hurt anyone and encourage IMAGINATION Like Harry Potter is a STORY not a way of life... Read up on real witches, and see they have nothing to do with fairy tales and these dolls
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:09:44 (EST)
Excuse me, have you seen the new dolls with thick lipstick lined lips? This is tammed Barbie at her best!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:08:24 (EST)
This will certainly make dinner conversation a lot more interesting...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:06:33 (EST)
Where can I get one of these Non-Christian based dolls?!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:03:12 (EST)
Kutos Mattell!!! Way 2 Go!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:02:08 (EST)
It's about time!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 13:01:11 (EST)
To the poster of October 23 who said "I believe that Mattel has made an error in judgment in this product -- and has lost my business as a result." -- You shouldn't be buying your girls Barbie dolls anyway. They are much too sexual. They teach girls to have an unrealistic body image. They are too commercial. I think Christians should abstain from popular culture in general and Barbie in particular.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:57:13 (EST)
Ai! These are cute(I like Kayla myself)^_^ And what's all the religious fuss about? I'm Wiccan, and I like them. If you don't, that's fine. It's called the freedom of CHOICE. My choice does not have to be your choice, and vice versa. I have to hand it to Mattel, too, I haven't wanted a Barbie this much in years. P.S. Magic IS real. Remember: Believing is seeing. signed, A real person
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:56:51 (EST)
Put some body hair on it and then maybe you'll be heading in the right direction, eh?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:53:31 (EST)
I think it is interesting to see that witches and witchcraft are becoming less stereo typed and more accepted in the mainstream. I myself being wiccan am not offended, just think it is kind of silly. But wheres the broom? LOL
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:47:00 (EST)
If Mattel bows to pressure from the religious fanatics and intolerant extremists of the far "Christian" right, they will lose my business forever. Instead, I will give my money to companies who respect the diversity that makes America great, and who refuse to be steamrollered by the same religious fanaticism that leads people to shoot doctors, allow women to be abused, and advocate for the destruction of all other faiths.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:45:13 (EST)
Uggh. They've associated Barbie with Wicca. Excuse me while I go throw up.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:41:06 (EST)
Actually, as a Wiccan, I'm offended. My 8 year old daughter thinks the outfit is cool and the idea is "just plain stupid".
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:38:50 (EST)
oops I do not want to offend any one with my spelling, sorry... Christian
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:34:46 (EST)
I love them!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:31:34 (EST)
Oh my, have you people read what you have written. You are so foolish! This is a child's doll, not pagan or christen, just a doll. I think it is neat and the kids will love it.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:30:48 (EST)
Wow what a great new babrie abd without stereotipical "witch" dress. If I had a daughter I'd buy one - I may even put it on my Xmas List!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:25:04 (EST)
Go Mattell. These are awesome, I even want one, even though I never played with Barbies as a kid. For once, witches that don't look like Baba Yaga, all green and warty.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:18:07 (EST)
Long Live Barbie!! It's Glam and it is fun.. Right wing seems to always be preaching sin, probably because they are the extreme sinners .. Barbie is a doll, life is life Complainers get over yourselves sincerely, Vinylmistress
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:11:27 (EST)
I want one!!! I have always hated Barbie. A doll based on a German prostitute? NOT what I want little girls playing with. However I am an adult and --- THIS one I want for myself!!! Too cool. I love it!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:10:43 (EST)
Ken is gay? That explains a lot. Barbie has never reflected the reality of women (physically or any other way) so it is no great suprise to see this take on magic. I won't use the word Witch or Wiccan, because Mattel has obviously not intended to represent anything real. Barbie and her posse just represent shallow little mall rats that want to "dabble" in magic so they can seem "cool". As to the Christians that keep thumping your bibles, you guys are the best! I almost wet myself laughing everytime I read one of your posts. Keep it up.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:08:02 (EST)
I think it's great. Buy it, don't buy it. They don't look like any of the Wiccans I know, but then again IT'S JUST A DOLL. Very cute. I think my girls will love them, and if they don't, they'll just play with their brothers cars or read a book. Who cares? I'm glad Barbie's branching out ... a little. ;oP Sharon
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 12:05:15 (EST)
My favorite quote of all these comments: "Truth is they (Wiccans/Pagans) are intolerant of our intolerance." How dare they! You are so righteous in your indignation, and they go judging you for that?! I was always taught in my Christian upbringing that your kind of judgment and hate is a sin. Judgment is God's department, not ours. One suggestion for everyone here: put down the dolls and go read a book. The illiteracy of the people posting comments is frightening.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:57:44 (EST)
personally I'm sick of death of all these different Barbies. All it is is the same old doll, different clothes. Its time to retire the old girl
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:56:50 (EST)
I think this goes to prove reincarnation is real. Barbie is just a metaphor.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:56:37 (EST)
Oh no--all our little girls are going to turn into paleontologists because they bought paleontologist barbie!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:55:01 (EST)
Do you have any with spells that will remove Bush from office?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:54:46 (EST)
personally I'm sick of death of all these different Barbies. All it is is the same old doll, different clothes. Its time to retire the old girl
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:53:49 (EST)
In all seriousness folks, if you don't like it, don't buy it. To those who are afraid it's going to warp their children, if you are that inconfident about your parenting skills, then you should spend more time with your children talking and listening, rather than buying them toys or complaining about what kind of message a toy is sending.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:51:17 (EST)
Barbies are looking so fun these days! I wish I had all these different ones when I was a little girl.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:50:39 (EST)
I agree with the comment that ends with the word "dictionary." It blows my mind that people don't seem to know the difference between "its" and "it's" and "their" and "they're."
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:47:50 (EST)
HELLO PEOPLE IT IS A TOY NO NEED TO GET YOUR BRITCHES(PANTS) INA BUNCH WICCANS,PAGANS AND CHRISTIAN ALIKE. I AM A WITCH I AM NOT A BARBIE FAN AT ALL NEVER HAVE BEEN(THEY MAY BAN THIS COMMENT BECAUSE OF THAT) BUT IT IS STILL A TOY. BY THE WAY; WAY TO GO MATTEL
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:47:31 (EST)
I'm more concerned about the fact that so many of you can't spell than I am with wiccan barbie's spells. (no pun intended). As a role model for your children you should be teaching them the difference between plurals and possessives and how to look a word up in a dictionary.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:45:15 (EST)
they have a sponge bob barbie?
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:43:28 (EST)
Oh come on--it's not that wiccan barbie is offensive and stereotypical, it's that BARBIE is! If you're looking for offense, you really have to be offended at the whole line of barbie.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:42:06 (EST)
'Looking forward to talking Pope Barbie: "Latin is hard!" ' HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:40:24 (EST)
Bicker, bicker, bicker. To all the children out there who wrote in, get lives. To all the open-minded people who are williing to accept that no one is perfect and "who cares... they're cute", you guys rock. I can't believe how childish the world has become. And neither sides of the argument sound very educated to me. If you're going to be ignorant, don't take it out on a doll. One doll is not the collapse of a culture. Ignorant people like you are.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:36:28 (EST)
I'm going to buy this doll and cast lots of creepy spells on my mean neighbors and get the boy I like to kiss me and make ants crawl into my teacher's pants. I might be going to hell, but at least it'll be a nice ride!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:35:55 (EST)
Ummm, your daughter has 52 barbies? I'm more worried about your daughter and her 52 barbies than I am about a witch barbie. Also as a Christian I want to ask--how many of you who are offended had bridesmaids at your wedding? Really? Did you know that they are to confuse demons so they don't go after the bride? How many of you threw rice or birdseed at your wedding? Or carried flowers? Funny, that those are fertility symbols from Astarte's fertility cult (read your old testament). Evil must be accompanied by malice or evil intent. Which come from the hearts of people, not from a piece of plastic. Though I would still worry about someone who has over 50 barbies...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:34:14 (EST)
I'm totally crushing!! -sherry w.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:29:52 (EST)
!!! This is great! A religious war brewing over Barbie dolls. Well, I got my laughs for the day. Two main points already stated many times below: 1. Some people have way too much time on their hands 2. It's a doll. People, get a life. And please don't take these dolls off the market because of narrow minded people of whatever religious persuasion, I really want them for myself and my daughters. They are great, tacky clothes and all!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:26:11 (EST)
Lovely and fun. I might get one.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:24:13 (EST)
OK, just so you know, not all Christians are "offended" by this. I, for one, think the dolls are pretty cool. C'mon folks, God is WAY bigger than some piece of plastic (or for that matter, WAY bigger than some old book written by men).
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:22:40 (EST)
Satan-worshippers are actually followers of a variation of Christianity...Pagans don't have a Satan...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:16:56 (EST)
Are they going to come out with annoying door to door christian book selling barbie too? If so, put me on the list to buy one. Then they need to come out with Buddist Barbi, Hindu Barbi, Jewish Barbi, and Muslim Barbi
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:14:03 (EST)
Wow, now I'm going to get a sparkly jacket and call myself a witch...
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:13:19 (EST)
LOVE IT!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:11:58 (EST)
I love these Pagan Barbies! I have two daughters and will buy one for each of them. This is the best incarnation of Barbie YET.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:08:46 (EST)
go vegan!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 11:05:11 (EST)
maybe kids now will delve into the readings of real magick! i'm not much of a barbie-lover....but i might get the red haired one.....since i'm a witch myself....i'll make a cone hat for her
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:58:26 (EST)
I think its just lame, either way. pagan, christian, whatever. the dolls are seriously lame. peace.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:58:09 (EST)
Its really up to parents whether they buy it or not. The responsibility is on them not Mattell. Who cares, I see nothing wrong. Its halloween for godsake.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:57:11 (EST)
Looking forward to talking Pope Barbie: "Latin is hard!"
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:57:05 (EST)
GOD, I love watching christians squirm. When will they realize that their stupid cult is not the only one? Bravis, Mattell!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:51:45 (EST)