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It's easy to find offense in mundane, everyday products if you look hard enough. Can anyone say, "injection-molded plastic"? I thought you could.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:48:05 (EST)


As a pagan, I don't know whether to be flattered or horrified!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:46:35 (EST)
Has nayone noticed how intolerance and freedom are natural-born enemies? How does my ability to purchase a toy impact on anyone else's ability to practice their faith? These dolls seem to be a wonderful mix of whimsy, Halloween spookiness, and fantasy fun - the only Nazi's here are those that would prevent the rest of us from buying them -adw
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:45:21 (EST)
this is way cool (never seen in a store thought)
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:43:47 (EST)
I loved it alot!!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:41:45 (EST)
I make "Alternative Barbies" including Goth, trailer trash, hippie and now "Born Again Barbie, with her bible in hand bopping a regular Barbie on the head with a hymn book. Mattel have sued many people for alternative barbies, now they've realized that there is a market for something other than a fairy princess. I've seen Charm in ToysRUs and Target in N. California
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:41:21 (EST)
I love this! It scandalous! Its crazy to think that people have enough time on their hands to even bother crying over a toy like this. I say worry about more important things. If you don't like the doll, DON'T BUY IT! And as a news flash, if a child want's their Barbie to be a "witch" then they'll pretend she is one anyway. In a society where one of the most popular child heroes(Harry Potter) is a witch, its absurd to think that your children aren't already pulling imaginary magical acts into everyday play activities. I grew up in an age when the only witches that were influential were Samantha, from "Bewitched", and the ones from the "Wizard of Oz"(neither shows were a personal fav of mine), and I can honestly say, my Barbie's always had magic powers and mixed "secret brews"..mmm evil..mmm Kool-Aid! No specially labeled piece of plastic doll influenced me. My point, you can take the dolls off the shelf, change the name, BUT you can't take away a child's imagination nor keep them locked away from society. They'll play "Wiccan" Barbie no matter if the Barbie they have to use is "Extremist Christian Rights" Barbie. They don't know the difference, further more they don't care. Its all about fun and play, and that's what makes children so wonderful. They all are born with open minds, adult society is their only enemy. People work too hard to close the doors of personal expression and freedom of others.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:09:55 (EST)
*sigh* Yet another disposable useless Barbie incarnation. Blah.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:08:16 (EST)
I think these dolls are brillant. My daughters are very much into fairies and fanstasy roll playing. This gives them something more then just the lame old princesses to wait for prince ken to come rescue them. Thanks Mattle! When and if I can find them this month my daughters will be getting these. and on religion-people need to be more secure in their own religion and be more secure in what they teach at home. Stop letting media raise your children, be a parent of your own children instead of trying to parent the world.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 10:07:08 (EST)
Promotion of witchcraft? It's a freakin Barbie doll! Maybe people should start raising their children instead of relying on the media to do so for them that way they would stop complaining about every little thing that comes on to the market which doesn't fit their preference perfectly. I happen to find the dolls amusing and would be happy to buy on for my son or daughter if they wanted one.
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 09:58:41 (EST)
where's the fat, hairy legged, vegan, , crone??
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 09:33:34 (EST)
Its about time a set of dolls were made for the rest of the girls who are not into pom-pom's and bubble gum chewing! Bravo!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 09:13:46 (EST)
WOW, i have to say this, i cant believe some people out there. everyone is entiled to there own opinion ect etc and so forth. where does it say these DOLLS are pagan, witches, wiccan ?? do you who are complaining even know the difference? where does it say anything what so ever about religion!! it states "enchanted Charm Girl" seriously people how much life force does a lump of plastic and material have? how evil can plastic figurines be? i think you guys have seen chucky one too many times .. and those who are comapling about it having a bad influence on your children, then simply dont buy it for them. and for those who are complaing about witchcraft and paganism in general, i can say several hundreds things about that but i will respond simply, why dont you do a little bit of historical research yourself of pre-christian times. this is really get absurd. and what is this about all of a suddenly introducing witchcraft to children? just how long exactly do you think whitchcraft has been around and how many people across the globe practise one form of the craft or other, there is more in the craft than spells, if your so against this doll then logically states reasons why? without quoting your bible.. does the color offend you? the style of clothes? their hair? their shoes? the only thing that seems to be bothering you people is the fact that *enchantress, enchanted, and charm* is used in the description, how about you exchange those words with maiden, raidiant and PLASTIC!!!! regardless i think these DOLLS are cool and would be good in any collection of TOYS!!
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- Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at 01:41:26 (EST)
Spells can be cast regardless of your age, gender and/or anything else. Spells don't rely on religious or spiritual conviction as even an atheist can cast a spell effectively. You just have to know about magick ... which for atheists is just "mind over matter". These dolls are harmless. These dolls are as harmless as GI Joe... not every child who plays with GI Joe becomes a soldier and wants to kill. It is just play.
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 23:13:02 (EST)
I found Kayla at a Target store.
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 19:44:03 (EST)
I have all three of the dolls and had to go on one heck of a hunt to find them. I bought an extra Barbie to open it - I'm keeping the rest in box. It comes with an instruction booklet, and inside the plastic box, is a cardboard fold out that has the ingredients for each "spell." Its kind of neat! I'm definetly holding on to these dolls as long as possible. Keep them in the box!
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 19:42:02 (EST)
Thank you mattel I loved barbie as a child and I appreciate all of the versions you have created. My little girl will know that like barbie she can be whatever she puts her mind to.
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 17:05:47 (EST)
I have 2 out of three and am having a hard time finding Kayla here in Oklahoma. I am buying these because they won't be on the market long with the way the Christian Right screams! I think that people need to get a grip about a toy.
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 15:50:58 (EST)
It's a toy!!!! just like any other toy on the market...why do people have to read other stuff into it at all?? what about army men? they teach our kids to kill people?? come on its a toy...and i want them myself!!!!! Brigham city Utah
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 15:38:32 (EST)
BRAVO! It's about time for some mainstream publicity, albeit the "Hollywood" variety. I think it's a hoot! Harry Potter's still with us, movies & books & all the goodies, so hope this Barbie sticks around, too! :))))
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 15:32:09 (EST)
This comment is to the Televangalist. The Nazi's killed millions. The Christians killed nearly as many, if not then more. How many "witches" have you seen slaughter innocent people for not believing in their gods? NONE! How dare you equate them. (I am not saying christians are evil, that is not my opinion at all. I was just making a point :-) )
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 13:54:00 (EST)
I think people should be more interested in what they teach their children than what influence a BARBIE DOLL could have over their children. Remember, if you raise your children correctly then you don't have to worry what toys they play with! ~ Sunny :)
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 13:17:53 (EST)
Which one moves objects with their mind, which one stops time, and which one sees the future. They are CHARMED right! They are apart of the WB's number one show Charmed. They are cool and I am going to buy all three. "The power of three will set us free." That is for you all of you Christians who have way to much time on your hands.
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 04:16:53 (EST)
I thought the Charmed Ones were Piper, Phoebe, and Paige. HEHE People get over your closed mindedness. I am a Christian and a person has the right to believe and buy what they want to
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- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 04:10:44 (EST)
please don't cancel the doll. I haven't had the chance to buy it and it wouldn't be fair to people who are ok with the doll.
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:52:30 (EST)
Oh, for the love of cheese. Did none of you ever dress up as a witch for Halloween? Did none of you ever watch The Wizard of Oz? People take things far too seriously. I'd be more worried about what my kids are DOING with the Barbie and Ken dolls (I remember some rather perverse things we had Barbie and Ken do when I was a kid** Ya'll need to get lives. Just because Barbie is "enchanted" doesn't mean that kids are going to flock to satanism. Give it a break, people. ~ A Realist
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:45:23 (EST)
People take take this stuff too hard. It's not to perturb christians or pagans or wiccans. It's to earn a buck!!
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:44:00 (EST)
Shouldn't the parents be raising their kids? There are families out there who wouldn't mind their child playing with a witch craft doll. It's not like Mattel is saying "ALL YOUR KIDS NOW ARE WITCHES" just because your kid has this doll. Eesh, some people over react. It's a doll, not the Apocolypse.
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:41:03 (EST)
What the heck is a cindy doll?
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:11:49 (EST)
"feed it to kids who cares if it's real or not just market it". Of course it's not real!!!! It's a doll!!!! I don't think the swan princess is real or the nutcracker! And barbies bulemic waste, flawless figure, hair, and face ,AND her smile is real. Yea right!! How boring would it be if dolls were realistic, no imagination required? Answer that please!
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 22:03:58 (EST)
Nazi Ken? Gosh people...... you take this stuff way too far. No one would by Nazi Ken. Mattel isn't that stupid (no offense).
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 21:54:52 (EST)
I have many things to say. Someone said "I can't believe that society would actually stereotype us like this." The dolls aren't wiccans, they're just.....enchanted. And it's Barbie. No one looks like that. They know that. They're just dolls. And this is no attempt to change kids....I should know.....most of my friends are NOT impressioned by barbie. Are religion is our religion and we people treat us like we can't make responsible decisions. Anyway, you people make too big a deal out of this. I,a Christian,think this idea is...cute...and that if barbie was alive, she wouldn't do evil spells. Stop complaining and worry about diseases, murderers, and wild fires!!!! (sorry, California thing):) signed, someone different PS-remember people, America is freedom of choice and of life(lame, I know)
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 21:52:02 (EST)
Typical Mattel marketing. Found in the court of popular opinion witchcraft and the dark arts of the occult. It's popular so they make it... feed it to kids who cares if it's real or not just market it. A doll is a doll and a kid is a kid. Hey Mattel how about this NAZI Ken? If it gets popular you could sell that too... Hey witches... how about this a Televangelist Ken... I'm a Televangelist so why not? Rod Hembree, minister of the Bible and Quick Study TV program host.
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 21:50:54 (EST)
Thanks to Mattel for something different. Barbie can be anything she wants to be! This is NOT promoting Witchcraft. As a Pagan, I do not feel that this doll is offensive - I've have to say Charmed, the Craft and Sabrina the Teenage Witch are offensive too - BUT THEY ARE NOT. A doll is a doll.
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 20:41:28 (EST)
i found barbie and kayla at toys r us in canada, and bought them both because these are the coolest barbies ever!
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 17:33:17 (EST)
I cannot find these dolls anywhere and I am so mad at mattel for teasing us and then cowing down to right wing crap. If you advertise you should sell the things. I think they are cute and i want one very badly
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 15:56:15 (EST)
When will it end! This is another attempt to try and introduce witchcraft and black magic to children. Haven't you cashed in enough with all of the Harry Potter mumbo jumbo? I think that this is an evil attempt to try and turn a generation of already lost children into to pagens and worshippers of Satan. THIS WILL NOT STAND> GOD HAS ALL POWER IN HIS HANDS AND NO WEAPON FORMED WILL PROSPER!!!!!!!!!!!! Sincerly, Devout Christian
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 14:06:04 (EST)
I LOVE these !! It's about time !!
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 12:17:11 (EST)
I think these barbies rock! I want them all so bad for my daughter. These will be collectiable, u can already tell just at how many people are pissed about it. I personally hope to see GOTH barbie in the near future an maybe one day an S&M barbie. The point is its a doll relax. HOPEFULLY humans are smart enough to make their decisons and form their opnions based on something other than the next barbie craze. But really I would love to have these, where can i get them?
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:27:22 (EST)
I am A devote Catholic follower. Before you skip over my comment, I would like to say I find the toy entertaining. I was referred to the doll because some of my friends found it distasteful. I see this as another Harry Potter debate. I, as a Catholic follower, see absolutly nothing wrong with Harry Potter and/or Barbies dressed in robes. Why so many people related this barbie to the pagans? I have no idea! She is labeled a charm girl, I think it's absolutly adoreable......is it considered a sin to buy one?
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 10:14:12 (EST)
Secret Spells Barbie is about as Wiccan/Pagan as Harry Potter... Besides...anyone can cast a spell...no matter what religious beliefs they hold to...
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- Monday, October 27, 2003 at 01:36:38 (EST)
I thought that we were still in a free society and could buy what we wanted and damnit I want the doll and it shouldn't be up to people like most of you have commeted on if I can have the doll or not and oh yeah my 13 year old will be getting one...oh no this must mean the end of society as we know it.
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 15:43:55 (EST)
This is just a doll! All of the people who are complaining about it: DO NOT BUY IT!!!!!
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 15:37:12 (EST)
This is all yet another convincing argument for genocide, in my opinion. It's no wonder the world hates America- look at us. We gorge ourselves until we get diabetes and die on fast food, then argue over plastic dolls and religion like children while people everywhere die of malnutrition. I bet Jesus is pulling his hair out right about now.
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 14:42:00 (EST)
I'm wiccan, and I can't believe that society would actually stereotype us like this. We don't dress like that, nor do we look anything like barbie, I appreciate that you are trying to open the minds of society, but please, a bit of research would go a long way. As to all the christians who are probably trying to get this banned, it's crazy, let people be who they are...and i'm sure there's more than enough christian toys out there for your children, so let the pagan children have a role model now too.
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 14:30:49 (EST)
MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE PRACTICING PAGANS AND WE ARE QUITE SUPRISED THAT OUR USUALLY CLOSED MINDED SOCIE TY AND TOY MANUFACTURERS HAVE FINALLY DECIDED TO BRING BARBIE OUT OF THE BROOM CLOSET. I THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME! I SEE HOWEVER THAT THE SELF SERVING CHRISTIANS OUT THERE ARE ALREADY BASHING AND TRYING TO BANISH THIS PARTICULAR TOY FROM THE MARKET. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ENLIGHTEN THESE PEOPLE BY SAYING WE AS PAGANS DO NOT OPPOSE OR BERATE YOUR RELIGION OR WAY OF LIFE AND TO MAKE AN IGNORANT COMMENT SUCH AS LET'S ADD AN ANIMAL SACRIFICE BARBIE TO THE COLLECTION IS JUST PLAIN RUDE!
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 13:06:18 (EST)
As an educated shopper and a follower of a non Judeo-Christian path, I have read over the entirety of the box for this doll I just bought and I see no mention of any faith or following of any kind. I see three girls in a fantasy environment. They are more reminiscent of the three fairy godmothers from sleeping beauty than anything else. The only ones claiming that it represents us is us. It's really kind of vain, don't you think? I don't recall us getting all riled up when the Potter books came out. If we are going to be offended by everything that has some kind of magical characteristic, claiming ďoh no! This makes us look bad!Ē our lives will be just as miserable as the fundamentalists think they are. If this doll starts making people think that witches have fabulous outfits so be it. The people that care enough to learn the truth about our beliefs will. The others wonít, and will be just as happy following the path they choose. I thought we were supposed to be about giving people the freedom to choose the path that fits them, even if itís not the same one as us. If we ignore that just so we can feel all safe and warm in our little shells, then weíre just as bad as the fundamentalists that are trying to bring back Puritanism and rule everyone with an iron cross, claiming this doll will lead to the downfall of civilization.
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 11:09:23 (EST)
I am laughing my arse off!!! I think the comments are hysterical..It's a Barbie doll NOT a Voodou Doll! ;) Now on a serious note,It is wonderfull to see as a Pagan and having children of my own that have chosen the Pagan Path, that finally there is becomming more of an opening and accepting in society for our children not to be so isolated. I bet Mattel was just cashing in on the whole "hollywood" witchcraft phase...never expecting a religious war to break out over a bloody barbie doll. Good on you Mattel, keep stirring the Cauldron now you have it boiling! Part 2...Barbie Rituals Beware!!
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 10:36:54 (EST)
Barbie does "Charmed", as a practicing witch, all I can say is COOL!!!! Now, how about the differnt branches of our religions. Not all of us have green faces and run around in pointy black hats.
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 10:18:33 (EST)
Toy's R Us carries Barbie and Christie, but I don't think they have Kayla (she's not on the inventory list at my store) also I think they are cute, as I like most anything fantasy (or some other's reality) based.
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 09:25:21 (EST)
I thinks its an AWESOME idea and about time..this is the first I have heard about it..and don't know where they are being sold..but deinatly on my gift list for mY GF and her Niece, get a grip GoD Followers ( as in the Bible) Remember, its not nice to cross a Witch, And when you do you face the consequences..Beware the Crone !!HEE HEE HEE !!Oh BTW I read the comment about wearing charms being against the church..so all ye Christians take note..rip off those crosses, destroy all your St Medals..according to this good church goer they are against the church..and lets rid the curches of the idols..so get rid of the Saints statues..and God forbifd depictions of the Virgin Mary and Jesus..last but not least..who but the Christian Faith worships GOLD IDOLS..Come on..I was Raised Catholic..Wealth is Power..lets leave the poor Pagens alone..and OMG it is a TOY we are talking about !!
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- Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 08:38:39 (EST)
they should be younger and have black robes
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 23:24:54 (EDT)
thank you Rev. M. Chapman HP Order of the Spiral Path - - Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:41:48 (EDT) I think everyone needs to calm down! I am pagan and I know god but I also know the goddess and for that I am lucky!I think these barbies are long overdue to my people and our children you do not have to buy them , but there is many of us who not only will but will do so in large numbers. When you cast aside a persons freedom of religion you belittle ypurself and make the gods very unhappy -ALL GODS including the christain god. We are all differnet and that is how god has made us.THANK YOU GOD!AND THANK YOU GODDESS! I can't wait for them to hit the shelves any one know where we can get them? Jacqueline
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 19:53:06 (EDT)
Hehe, missionaries are not my ideal role model...some people are just so damn pathetic...it's a flippin' DOLL!
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 17:29:51 (EDT)
Galatians 5 19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 17:23:26 (EDT)
I love these doll it is the best in the world.I have lots of barbies no wait millions of barbies,but I only play with the secret spells dolls or barbies.
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 14:48:13 (EDT)
I found them in stock at zooscape.com. Toys R us has them, but they were all out of Kayla, so to get her I ordered online through zooscape
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 12:59:44 (EDT)
i would like to buy one where can i find one
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 12:46:16 (EDT)
I vote for LaVeyan Satanist Barbie next!
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 11:56:13 (EDT)
I would love to see a Reverend Barbie doll.
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 09:42:44 (EDT)
I hear they're planning to churn out animal-sacrifices barbie next
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 09:14:12 (EDT)
And while they're at it they can add Answered-Prayers Barbie who comes with her own prayer journal to record the dates of prayers and when they were answered
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 09:11:09 (EDT)
ok my turn- I want to see Bible-study Barbie out there...or maybe missionary Kayla or how about Pastor or Rabbi Ken. Lets send some positive alternative role-model dolls out there
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 08:51:20 (EDT)
I don't think these dolls have anything to do with promoting wicca anymore than the show Charmed does; and i doubt that was mattel's point. It's just a doll and humans by nature tend to unnecessarily read between the lines. They could have been called Fairy Tale Barbies. I just hope they continue to market and sell these dolls no matter what the hype. I hate it when corporations cave in to the right or the left.
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 02:56:08 (EDT)
oh and why is it that so many LESS people complain when Mattel made the "Angel" Barbies for Christmas? This is no different. Not everyone believes in angels but they didn't throw a hissy fit when Mattel made them. Be TOLERANT and adult about it. No one is forcing you to buy the dolls and play with them sheesh!
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 02:16:20 (EDT)
In February 2004 dolls for a television show on the WB called "Charmed" will be made. Mattel is just beating another company to the punch is all.
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- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 02:09:29 (EDT)
I am sad that anyone's faith is so fragile that it is threatened by a Barbie doll.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 23:31:35 (EDT)
I've been reading over all of this, and this is pathetic! You people think it's mocking pagans and christians. It's to sugarcoated to be evil and probably not meant to represent anyone. Mattel is just "jumping on the bandwagon". It's a doll, and should be thought of as such. So calm down. I think it's a cute idea.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 22:35:29 (EDT)
whoever did October 24 9:54:11 needs to use smaller words(don't laugh out there, I know you're thinking the same thing).:)
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 22:21:55 (EDT)
The only problem I have with this barbie is the belly shirt....but besides that, this is a good idea. It will inspire much imagination to kids. And for all you people, grow up (pagan or christian). Oh, and learn to spell people.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 22:17:41 (EDT)
What store carries these dolls? I can't find it on websites for Wal-mart, KB toys, or toysRus
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 22:13:36 (EDT)
i have to say this dolls is the best .well i got only one of them and that is barbie but tomorrow i am going to get christie and kayla.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 19:23:46 (EDT)
Stumbled onto this site... read the previous comments...adults are supposed to have wrote most of these?.. very amusing. My mind was taken off more pressing issues for a while.. thanks. As for Barbie - thumbs up Mattel your marketing department has obviously done it again, although I still maintain that they are over priced!!
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 18:53:04 (EDT)
none of this is real. barbie or any of the things we're moaning about. how about thinking about your neighbour and people around you instead of lynching people about a bloody doll. this goes for any "side" of the arguement
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 16:15:40 (EDT)
On another note. I've worn green in circle. nothing wrong with a little color
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 15:38:51 (EDT)
I love this doll and I hate Barbies!! I would much prefer a Marylin Manson action figure than a barbie, but his one rocks!! To those pagans and Wiccans yelling about the clothes on them. Kids are attracted to bright colors, not many little 4-5 year olds are going to choose a doll dressed in black to one dressed in Pink. lol I for one think this is cool and am currently ordering one from ebay for my daughter (Who I'm still pregnant with lol)
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 15:33:42 (EDT)
Just a doll!!
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 14:10:41 (EDT)
I have red all the comments before mine and i just want to say....i love the new barbie and will add her to my collection and to my daughters collection and the one im starting for my granddaughter...(which by the way is only 2 wks old.. ) theses barbies are not evil....they are made of plastic and not poppits either...WAY TO GO MATTEL
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 12:29:42 (EDT)
I must admit, I can see what all the fuss is about, but I really don't think that it is needed! If there were a vicar barbie, or something, pagans would complain that their faith was excluded. We get a witch barbie, and everyone says that they are mocking the religion. Could I point out the the barbie is not a hag and has no pointy nose or warts? If they were present, I would also be complaining because of the whole stereotype thing. But as it is, this toy is in fact saying that paganism is a GOOD thing! I must admit, I have noticed that it wasn't called 'witch barbie', because of obvious stigma attached to the word witch, but I actually reckon that it's a step in the RIGHT direction!
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 12:22:38 (EDT)
As i write this, I am listening to Goth music. It does not make me a Satan- worshipper nor a deviant on society. Playing with a Wiccan barbie would not make me a Pagan nor an anti-Christian. I am an open-minded person. If I like something, I'll buy it. If I don't, I won't. Everyone should just get over it and try to accept or at least tolerate things that are different and unusual. Besides, it's only a doll. Pretend she's in a band, or wearing a Halloween costume.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 10:53:03 (EDT)
All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 09:54:11 (EDT)
Just another example of the moral relativism that is destroying our country. "Whatever is right for you is right for you...yada yada yada" There is absolute truth, not many paths, and I hope all of you pagans/witches eventually come to know the God of the Bible. This doll is just a reflection of how we are in the last days. God will be vindicated
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 09:36:39 (EDT)
Now I donít know about Wicca being a religion needing to be respected but this is definitely an outrage I am a proud Pagan and this doll is bs
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 09:14:34 (EDT)
Well I've read most of the comments here and the one I agree with most -- GEEEZ IT'S JUST A DOLL. Would love to address the "religious" comments, both Christian and Pagan, but I believe that would require an essay/novel of mammoth proportions. Get a life - become TOLERANT of our differences. Hope to see many more "fantasy" dolls in the future - Barbie as a nun, Christian priest *Anglican possibly*, Jew, Budhist, Confuscionist, Toaist, High Priestess etc etc etc. Rusalka
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 08:36:34 (EDT)
Hey, the person who mentioned it before has a point !! Where IS pregnant Barbie's wedding ring ? Maybe she hocked it to support the next Barbie line ~ Crackhouse barbie ? It's just a doll kids. heh heh heh
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 03:00:19 (EDT)
Things that make you go Hmmmm. Barbie is intended for little kids to play with ... to use their imaginations with ... and for adults who never outgrew Barbie's appeal to collect. Yeah, I admit the clothes for Christie are flamboyant -- very loud and shiny but that is what catches a little one's eye ! Mattel knows this - I'm sure it's all in thier market research...Mattel is also out to make a buck as all toy companies are- but they are in line for a Kudo from this pagan clergyman and parent of pagan daughters, for opening up the realm of reality in the form of a fantasy doll - there ARE a LOT of faiths out there. No matter what your path is,all I know is, that like the Flinstone's kids,Pagans are one million strong and growing ! Paganism is only an " alternative" faith to someone who is of another religion, not to those who grow up with it or choose it for thier own =o)Stepping off of the soap box and looking forward to these barbies hitting our area shelves and remembering that ALL faiths aside, this is only, a doll ~ D.
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 02:56:42 (EDT)
btw, these Barbies look more like Ceremonial Magicians than Witches. If they are CM's then they're probably Christian and thus alright for the Christian children to play with. Just my observation
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 02:50:13 (EDT)
Gads.All of this over me? A lil' ol' barbie doll ? I am dressed in my signature pepto bismol pink and have no intention of corrupting Catholics,blind siding Bhudists or Perturbing Pagans ! I just want to let little kids play make believe ( thus , the gold lame and groovy ( to a 5 year old ) styles) and let their grown ups remember hours of fun we used to have !! Dang, I know the outfits are tacky ! PLEASE !! Someone out there ( preferably a hip teenager in the know ) go to Mattel and give those boys some new, fresh ideas re: what you REALLY look like, what you REALLY like to wear and what faiths you REALLY follow ! And ya'll know that the potions are jsut sugar, right ?? Okay, just so that we are clear that satan and his minions will not appear if you add water to it :o)Goodness, look at the time, I hvae to run sugar, Charmed is on tonight on the WB !! I will leave you with this thought ~ Remember & live by the five C's ~ they are Character,Compassion,Charity, Communication and Control (of yourself ) Be good ! Luv ~
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- Friday, October 24, 2003 at 02:45:34 (EDT)
It's really disturbing to me how some people choose to remain ignorant of history of their own belief system. Christmas trees and Easter eggs all have their root in paganism. I bet you let your children watch cartoons with fairys in them. Fairys are from the pagan tradition as well. This doll is as harmless as Tinkerbell.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 23:37:44 (EDT)
How incredibly offensive. Wicca is a religion that deserves to be taken seriously, and it is not about "enchanted charms" and "delicious potions."
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 22:53:15 (EDT)
People really need to open there eyes to where religion started from, there is nothing wrong with this. How many people watched the movie Practical Magic, My point exactly. Keep up the good work.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 22:45:25 (EDT)
People are threated by the plastic doll because they are mindless zombies created by the church..
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 20:12:43 (EDT)
After reading ALL of these postings, I can only say 3 things...1. Matel has created another stroke of marketing genius...look at how many people have taken time out of their day (myself included) to not only notice, but comment on these dolls. 2. I think the dolls are awesome, from both a collector and parent standpoint. 3. Why is it that Christians, at least the majority of those sampled here, are so easily shaken and threatened by a plastic doll???????????? ~Pagan Angel
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 20:02:57 (EDT)
Note for all the Christian parents that are angry about this... Christianity stole the Pagan holidays, like Midwinter and Samhain, and turned them into their own. Why exactly was Christ born on Midwinter? Hmm? Was your God a Pagan too? Did he want his son to be born on Midwinter? No, 'Jesus' was probably born in the middle of summer and they edited it when they wanted more Pagans to convert.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:52:58 (EDT)
As a parent and a Wiccan...I LOVE THESE DOLLS, My daughter and I Both want all 3!!! I just hope the religious right doesn't have a fit about these the way they have about the Barbie with the Tattoos and the pregnant Barbie that came out last Christmas.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:51:18 (EDT)
Whoo HOO! Now my pretties, I give you... A WHORE! I want to steal one just so I can burn it at the stake and have a whorish doll reinactment of the Salem Wytch Trials for my history class's project... Just a quick question... How many children will be snorting the 'magic powder' that is included with the Barbie? Barbie is a spell caster, but she is no Wytch? No, she's a 'Magickal Enchantress'! Why not just call her Sorceress, or Wiccan. What went wrong here? I think she looks more like a 'Flower Child' makin' drugs than a spell casting doll... Note: If Barbie was real, she would have to walk on all fours. Also, I agree, there should be a Goth Barbie. If you're doing Spell Caster whore-o you might as well do a Goth Barbie... Maybe she could come with a Morticia poster and a complimentary black lip-paint. And Satanism? By the Goddess! What doll could promot Satanism when she isn't wearing all black and her face isn't covered in the blood of a Christian babe? Oh... Another Idea... Make a Satanist Barbie and give her a sacrificial Christian babe along with an Altar and a poster of Satan himself...
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:49:37 (EDT)
As the 13 year old girl says, no self respecting witch or devil worshipper would be caught at or on the altar wearing a pink tube top. Odd
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:48:21 (EDT)
What frightens me most is how so many of these posters blindly belive what they post, instead of doing research and educating themselves on the history of THIER OWN religion, whether Christian or non. As with all things in the US, Freedom of choice. If you like it, buy it, if you do not like it, don't buy it. But NONE OF YOU have the right to force your oppinion on others. The pagan people will buy it and the Christians will not. Everyones happy and people have jobs. I'm a military vet who's put his life on the line for this country, and it's Constitution. One of the rights granted is Freedom of Religion "to practice and believe as you wish!!!!" So please, everyone. Relax. Enjoy your faith and let others enjoy theirs. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!!! I belive that fits ALL faiths. "Do unto Others" "An it Harm None" sound the same to me. Rev. M. Chapman HP Order of the Spiral Path
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:41:48 (EDT)
This is an AWESOME doll!! As a Pagan Parent and Leader in Many Pagan groups, I can say that although I think Barbies are disgusting, this Rocks!! I am going to go to the store and buy one of each for my 3 daughters and myself!!
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:30:19 (EDT)
O' contraire, Satanism has many faces, and Satan is no Deity except to those who don't serve the one true God of the Bible. These dolls, as innocent as they might seem, promote Satanism plain and simple.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:27:10 (EDT)
I can't dictate to anyone else what they will and will not purchase. I am a Christian. You have every right to be what you wish. You have every right to train your children to be anything you wish. However, my children will not have these dolls. My friends and family will be advised to do the same. I believe that Mattel has made an error in judgment in this product -- and has lost my business as a result.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:16:46 (EDT)
The Craft is Not Satanic - Christians invented Satan to have someone to blame the evil in the world on. Satan is a Christian Diety and has nothing to do with Paganism.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 19:14:33 (EDT)
If an evangelical Barbie with conservative clothing and a Bible were put out, there would be an outrage. Many folks who posted below would have cried out the loudest. Truth is they (Wiccans/Pagans) are intolerant of our intolerance. This is clearly a religious doll, and promotes the craft (just another form of Satanism)
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 18:46:02 (EDT)
Feminist Barbie would be a good idea. Pink flannel and detachable armpit hair -- fun! And yes, etherclinic = teh shiznit.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 18:42:10 (EDT)
This sin't the first time Barbie has been a witch. In the Barbie Loves Pop Culture collection, she has been Samantha from "Bewitched" and Lily Munster. http://www.barbiecollectibles.com/showcase/series.asp?series_id=150063
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 18:26:57 (EDT)
I think that nothing under the sun will ever be created that wont also draw controversy. Quote: "...No matter how innocent a spell may seem, it's still a spell and has power. It also opens the door to more powerful spells." Lighten up! It's a doll! It's plastic! If you think this has some semblance of effecting a childs reality through doll interaction, consider this. Barbie had a hot corvette called a fun car, at one time. Did you worry that your keys might go missing as little sally decided to take a ride after her Barbie Playtime!? And how about the fashions that Bab's wears? Perhaps it's not just shorty acts like Brittany & Christina that inspire little girls to seek out wardrobes far beyond their years! And for those who will eventually approach puberty, how do you explain that little missing part of Ken beneath the shorts!? This is a doll! If a doll can shake a christian childs faith, then the parents should look to themselves and their church for the answers to "Why"! Not to Mattel or any other manufacturer who's business is to make toys to entertain children. NOT apply morality and faith in the minds of the children of the world! Why should anyone concern themselves with the objection of any religious sect when shopping for a toy!? Have faith and let the toy manufacturers do their job. Your protests won't detract from mass marketing of anything. However what it does show is the ignorance and insecurity that those groups suffer, as they see enemies to that faith in every corner. Even on the shelves of toy stores! Save you soul say no to Secret SPells Barbie!? Well, I guess it's to be expected after one televangelist tried to gain protest support against a tele-tubby, because it had a purple triangle on it's head and carried a purse. Run fast run far, the fictional characters are after your soul! Be afraid, be very afraid! Clearly the conservative vision has gotten a bit clouded as they seek their "Devils" behind plastic masks and costumes. Perhaps their bored with the old enemy and now seek THEIR entertainment elsewhere! Were there really a Devil one thing could be said. He certainly gets a chuckle watching those who believe in him see him around every corner! But to see him in something 11.5 inches tall is not only laughable it says alot for his taste in wardrobe! *winkies & grins*
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 18:19:36 (EDT)
As a Practitioner for over 15 years, and a Mother of two girls, I think this is great! When I went to Highschool in the 90's(in California), I was set apart because of my beliefs,these dolls dont represent what we look like, any more than Barbie dolls have ever represented what real females look like, or wear...what these dolls represent is an awakening in the American culture to the fact that Paganism is alive and well, and that witches don't have green skin and a wart on their noses.This is an open-armed acceptance...maybe made for profit, but none the less something amazing to see. I just wish Scott (Cunningham), a former mentor of mine, had been here to see this, he would have laughed, and said something cliche like "The Goddess works in mysterious ways."...Sing, dance, rejoice in this giant step away from the steriotype of an "Evil" witch...as to witches being given a bad name Young One...what do you think they've had for the past thousand or so years? Gifts from the gods come in all kinds of packages...dont reject this one because you don't like the wrapping.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 17:58:20 (EDT)
Ok, folks, everyone needs to chill out. For you Christians who are bashing, why not take the time out of your schedule to check up on what Wicca and Paganism is all about first. Then if your kids get confused, guess what, you can be the one to teach them!! Wow! "So you say, this is what our family believes, but some people believe this..." Not hard. For Pagans who are bashing, give me a f-ing break! I'm Pagan too and I think this is the coolest thing out there. Finally someone sat up and took notice that there are a LOT of people in this country who are Pagan/Wiccan and we got a Barbie! I cant wait for them to come out with a Jewish, Muslim, Budhist, etc. Barbie. This country was founded for TOLERANCE!! everyone should get a Barbie. Besides, for all you parents who are worried about what your kids will think, grow up. When I was 5 and played with my Barbie, I could care less what her "name" was, she had a cool outfit and I wanted it (and the convertable and house and blah blah blah). Kids aren't going to care about a spell book and whatever, she's got a cool new outfit to add to the collection and switch between the 50million Barbies he/she has already.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 17:54:42 (EDT)
ok i'm a witch and i do not dress like that.i used to love barbie (i'm 13 by the way) and when i heard that there was going to be a witch barbie i was oh how cool i want one.then i saw it.this is supposed to represent "Charmed"???no. this represents hooking.no witch is going wear a pink tube top and gold pants with a pink trench.i mean unless youre a hooker then i don't think you'd even be caught dead wearing that tacky outfit.especially not in a circle.that's just plain tacky and it gives witches everywhere a bad name.we don't do spells like that and we don't go around wearing a ponity hat everywhere.yeah barbie's pretty but she looks like she's high.this is so tacky.mattel you need to take back ALL of these misrepresenting dolls.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 17:16:38 (EDT)
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 17:02:26 (EDT)
i think thats b.s. you shouldnt do a spell casting barbie because you dont know what its all about.you dont know what is behind it.yeah it seems cool but society looks down on magic and believes its not real.you shouldnt make childs toys about stuff you have no idea about.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 16:59:10 (EDT)
woohoo, lets see the over bearing uptight california born religousely brainwashed parents have fun with this.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 16:59:09 (EDT)
Mattel has scrapped plans for Buddhist Barbie. Seems 12 year-old girls aren't thrilled about accessorizing her with only a bowl of rice, sleeping mat, and cosmic wisdom.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 16:58:55 (EDT)
I haven't seen this anywhere, and I don't want to, this barbie is liying to children telling them that there are love spells. You can't make some one fall in love with you if they aren't really in love with you already, you can however make the realise they love you, but only if the already do love you!
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 16:42:35 (EDT)
I was hoping for Vatican Inquisitor Barbie or Southern Baptist Rattlesnake Handling Barbie. You could do a Goth Barbie, but only if you ship her with a CD from the band etherclinic. etherclinic and Goth Barbie would be tha shiznit.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 16:39:06 (EDT)
I have not seen them for sale here but I for one LOVE it... I am not a Barbie fan but this is marvelous... finally a toy that is aimed at the non Christian sector... as a Pagan I give her the big THUMBS UP!!!!! I want all three! Cat
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 16:03:33 (EDT)
I'm horrifed that this is being marketed, especially to children. Innocent though it seems, it condones and promotes the practice of magic, which is going to mess up a lot of young lives down the road as they eventually play with forces they believe to be non-threatening. While non-Christians may unwisely not be worried, Christians beware! The slope is getting slipperier. No matter how innocent a spell may seem, it's still a spell and has power. It also opens the door to more powerful spells.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 15:23:39 (EDT)
This is not surprising. My daughter has 52 Barbies in her collection, but she will not have this one. You can say what you want but this promotes witchcraft. This is just another one of the prophesies of the Bible coming true.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 15:09:39 (EDT)
It can be found on e-bay! And so can the secret spells Kayla doll.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 14:40:03 (EDT)
this doll doesn't hold a candle to harry potters vibrating plastic broomstick.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 13:42:56 (EDT)
When will they make Guru-Barbie? What about all the Hindus and Buddhists in the States too? Barbie could come sitting on a zafu and pour green tea and throw the I Ching. She could do yoga, too, teach the kids what's good for their bodies.. That would be really cool!! :) Live, love and don't forget the All Pervasive One loves us all.. Tolerance of Barbie, please!!!
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 11:25:35 (EDT)
This toy appeals to forces I take seriously too! Congrats on making a toy with real spiritual diversity and freedom of religious choice. That's what makes this country great. Heather
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 11:21:26 (EDT)
I don't see any reason for people to be upset or offended. Pagans should be happy that they're NOT being pictured as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Christians should stop making Barbie into some kind of False Idol. I'd really like to know how many of you read fortune cookies, have had tarot readings, or palm readings, for that matter. I bet most proclaimed catholics here even have christmas trees (which, by the way, was originally a pagan tradition). You all need to grow up and worry more about war and disease than a harmless plastic doll.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 11:18:11 (EDT)
I am happy to see such diversity in the barbie collection. I am the proud owner of Kayla, along with the Fortune Teller barbie and both Halloween witch barbies. I think I need to get Spellcaster Barbie for my niece!
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 10:24:05 (EDT)
Yikes! When my wife and I heard about the "Secret Spells Barbie", we thought for sure people were exaggerating. Our four daughters have quite a collection of Barbie dolls, but this one is for sure one that we would never buy! We think that the company would be wise to discontinue this item.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 09:42:39 (EDT)
Brilliant, I love all of you who have got outraged by this. By far the most worrying thing is Barbie's thirty five year out of date flares! Your time could be better spent worrying about real problems, and your money could be better spent trying to improve the quality of life for the poor asian children forced to make these things in the first place. You knows it clart!
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 09:34:46 (EDT)
Wish I could fnd them near me! To everyone who's complaining and who is also a Wiccan or Witch? Come on, at least Barbie is pretty! Maybe she isn't a "real" image of a Witch, but neither are the green-faced, warty, straggly-haired stereotypes real! Hooray to Mattel for giving us an attractive image for a change! I think more Pagans are complaining that Christians, for heavens sake!
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 07:53:08 (EDT)
The bobbing head Jesus isn't beneficial either. The point is this types of toys aren't meant to benefit society they are for children to play with and let their mind grow. I would buy this product and think the company is getting their heads out of the sand.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 07:14:09 (EDT)
I don't think this type of "toy" is beneficial to society. It appeals to forces I take seriously. I would never buy this product for my children, and I would lose confidence in a company that would market it.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 06:48:25 (EDT)
what does this have to do with Wicca, exactly? (I'm wiccan, by the way) I mean, it doesn't have anything to do with the earth or the God or Goddess. Well, whatever. Just doesn't seem like anything to get worked up over.
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- Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 03:22:04 (EDT)
Today's word for all you Wicca, Pagans, Goddessites (sp?) and Religions (Other).... Increase your meds and find something really constructive to do with your life.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 23:51:54 (EDT)
I don't see the third doll
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 23:31:01 (EDT)
I have been looking all over for these in the stores.. I can't wait to get one for my sister who by chance is Wiccan.. I would much rather my child play with this doll than a pregnant barbie... After all Practical Magic is one of my girls favorite TV shows...
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 23:15:40 (EDT)
If this doll was evil..wouldn't it wear black?
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 21:46:39 (EDT)
No 12 year old is going to decide she wants to "dress like barbie". I should know...I'm 13. This is a cool idea.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 21:38:18 (EDT)
...well this is new...
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 21:37:46 (EDT)
Ohhhh way cool. Where do I get one. I might be 44 years old but I can use a new Barbie!!!! Marsha
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 21:18:45 (EDT)
Mazel Tov Barbie? That is a fantastic idea! I would buy that. But Yenta Barbie would be better!
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 21:08:29 (EDT)
I'm only 15 I've always been into Barbies AND witches. Me and my friends would do little spells in elementary school. I think it's cool that that they have a Secret Spells Barbie.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 20:46:16 (EDT)
I still like Swan Lake Barbie best :)
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 20:19:26 (EDT)
Hey wait a minute...I'm pagan, have been for 20+ years and I dress similar to this. I guess I'm tacky!! Cool another statistic I am...I love these dolls!!!
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 17:57:52 (EDT)
I wonder why they didn't promote it as sky clad barbie? Oh wait, they have to sell excessories, because they make more money that way.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 12:38:11 (EDT)
It's Barbie for Goddess sake, I mean come on. She almost always wears pink. And don't you think that if Barbie decided to be Wiccan or Pagan that she'd still wear pink? And isn't being Pagan all about being true to yourself and self discovery? Barbie is obviously being very true to herself. And aren't they still marketing to little girls not some Witches with thier panties on a little to tight because Mattel thinks they have bad fashion sense. The way it looks, there are more Pagans pissed off about this then fundies. and we should be happy regardless of tacky clothes. The point is that they are semi-average looking dolls that do spells. Do all of you Witches walk around in your pointy hats all day? I don't.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:47:01 (EDT)
You've never seen the characters on Charmed dressed like this? I watch Charmed all of the time and those people put Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan in some pretty strange outfits. I am a Wiccan and neither this doll or that TV show reflect me. But to those getting their panties in a wad: it's just a toy! Geez.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:41:50 (EDT)
As for the hype of dressing, considering "Charmed"'s Rose & Alyssa's characters are dressing like $7 ($2 for the girl & $7 for the room) hookers now, the clothing suits the Barbies in the 'Charmed' style. As for the rest of it, it's all cute and make-believe. I've got both & have them on top of my book case.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:40:19 (EDT)
goofy as all get-out and will probably piss off the fundamentalists. way to go, mattel.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:35:23 (EDT)
When I first heard ther was to be a witch barbie I was thrilled.After seeing her I am appalled.That is no repersentation of a witch.A color blind hoochie momma maybe.I find it not only in poor taste but insulting.If we are to be represented as a doll that is not a trumped up hollywood mockery at lest give it some taste and fasion sence!
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:09:39 (EDT)
wow they encourage kids to drink what they find in a cauldron? poor christie is colorblind and can't tell she is tacky
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:08:23 (EDT)
The gold lame pants, and sheer busting tube top are a new one on me.I don't believe I have ever seen those at a circle before. That wouldn't happen to be a technicolored dream coat would it? lol
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:05:37 (EDT)
Tacky... very tacky... representing the girls on Charmed?? never seen em dressed like this... never seen a fellow Pagan dressed like this... never even seen a non Pagan imitating a witch dressed like this... of course... maybe we just don't have the sense of style to get a hot pink and orange robe?
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:01:27 (EDT)
well, I must admit, I am scared. first the cheer leading one, that was frightening. but THIS is disgraceful. much shame to you, Mattel.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:00:43 (EDT)
Ok ..uh I like barbie but talk about gross! I mean I'm a magick being and follow the great goddess (be blessed) but this is to far man! Sure a magick barbie's fine but loose the tackiness PLEASE!
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 11:00:11 (EDT)
what if she decides to work skyclad? guess you'd (finally) have to make anatomicaly correct dolls for the american market:) (as a pagan) I have mixed feelings about, but overall, favorable
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 10:50:23 (EDT)
I was excited when I first heard there was to be a witch barbie, until I saw it. I was shocked at the gaudy trampiness of them. Kayla had best be careful or she will split that see thru tube top. And Barbie's outfit nearly made me go blind. I have never seen a witch/wiccan or pagan of any sort, not even teen ones, dressed like that. And what is with the bugs? I have to say I am in full agreement with Cerridwen DragonOak Connelly. Even if they called them Color Blind Pole Dancer Hootchie Barbie I'd still be shocked by them. I hope they chose to put more thought into the next version.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 09:50:31 (EDT)
Um, doesn't anyone care that these girls' crop tops are about to pop over their chests? What happens when the 12 year olds want to dress "Just like Barbie!"? Screw religion, I want these girls to put some clothes on! Although Kayla does look really cool in the full outfit.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 09:10:53 (EDT)
And then longstanding Bewitched, a classic American television show. I wonder if that got the reaction this toy is getting.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 07:53:00 (EDT)
I saw both the Barbie and Kayla dolls, and they are beautiful. I can't wait to buy them, and I am far removed from childhood. As another person said, TV allows us to live in other worlds and believe -- if only for an hour -- that things we know are not real, ARE real. As they also said, Charmed is wonderful, and shows three lovely GOOD witches, saving the world from evil beings. Everquest is a fantasy role playing games, where casting types such as an Enchantress is acceptable and sought. There is nothing wrong with this fantasy. Imaginations have been stuffed with so much garbage with wars and hatred spreading all over the world as of late. Allow those who wish it to use their imaginations in the pursuit of something more pleasant. I would suggest a Wizard Ken or something like that, in keeping with the Everquest theme. Or Paladin Ken. Who knows. :-)
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 07:52:07 (EDT)
With shows on TV such as the wonderful Charmed, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel, and The SIMS Makin Magic about to premeire, Barbie as a witch or enchantress seems perfect. Come on people. Too many of us played Dungeon and Dragons, or even currently play Everquest (Like me). It's an imagination for heavens sake. Allow us to use them. The doll is lovely. I can't wait to get one -- and I'm no where near a child. Who cares. :-)
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 07:44:51 (EDT)
Look, it's a doll, children have been fascinated by magic and fantasy for ever and will carry on being! Just chill out, it's not pagan its an overpriced plastic toy (BUT I REALLY WANT ONE)
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 06:07:37 (EDT)
oh my god. that's just what all these little teeny-bopper, preppy little wanna-bes need, barbie telling them that nothing is sacred and its ok to completely bastardize ancient forms of worship and philosophy. what's next, mazel tov barbie, i don't know, maybe crucified barbie, that ought to really get people excited. lynch mob here we come. just because something is not a majority doesn't mean it has any less merit. thank you, and monkey bless.
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- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 00:18:50 (EDT)
I think Secret Spell Barbie is a wonderful idea, Wicca and Witchcraft are becoming more popular as a spiritual following in the United States (weither you like it or not) and the fact that Mattel is embracing this and not showing predjudice is wonderful. Christians wouldn't complain if the doll was a Nun would they? Let other religions be represented, you aren't the only ones buying them.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 23:32:16 (EDT)
Barbie's a witch? God, with that body I'm gonna become both a witch and a when I grow up. Thanks Mattel for the power of suggestion!
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 23:23:32 (EDT)
You're all missing the real point here.... Mattel needs to bring back the Mackie face in the playline! This - and most other playline dolls - would be so much prettier with it. Good thing they have awesome molds like Kayla to make up for it now!
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 22:05:45 (EDT)
To some people, not all Christians are like that. There are just some who are very religous. Though I'm Christian, I think it's just a doll and that it will not affect anyway of life. It will not corrupt our kids....it's not even real magic (there is no such thing as real magic) so relax.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 21:27:35 (EDT)
this doll is so cool.i also love the things inside the spell book.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 21:17:21 (EDT)
This barbie people!! Why are you so suprised she is now an enchantress? Or "witch" as you may say? And it's not like if barbie was real, she would rise demons or anything. She's barbie!!
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 21:15:43 (EDT)
I love this doll i play with it all the time. The spell book when i hold it it gives me luck doing my homework.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 21:15:12 (EDT)
What next? How about a bulemic Barbie that can project vomit? 0.o
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 20:25:34 (EDT)
Barbie has always dressed like a harlot, and now she even casts spells, both going against God. Is anyone really suprised?
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 18:50:48 (EDT)
With the Secret Spells Kayla it looks like green as well.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 18:49:35 (EDT)
LOL! This is amusing. As a Pagan Priest, and as a Dad, I think this is great! I will get one for my child. Oh and as for Cerridwen DragonOak Connelly, itís a TOY for Danuís sake! Besides how do you KNOW ALL Witches and Pagans donít dress in Pink and Gold? I know more than a few who would love to! Clothing doesnít make a Witch or Pagan.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 17:16:22 (EDT)
Can I mention that most of these comments border on dementia? This not: Mattel giving equal time to ther religions :It's called jumping on a market bandwagon This is not Mattel promoting witchcraft: It's called jumping on a market bandwagon This is not some mockery of wicca or paganism: It's called jumping on a market bandwagon The only amusing part is we have offended pagans and christians posting comments. Finally, something they can unite over! -m
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 16:52:22 (EDT)
I'm sure my daughter will ask for this when she sees it. Everything else aside, it is just a doll, people. If we always have to be perfect, and politically correct, then we might as well close down the publishers, book stores, movie theatres, and yes, our imaginations. Get real.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 16:49:52 (EDT)
This is wonderful! I am going to email my friends and run out and buy some. It was about time! djc
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 15:48:31 (EDT)
Can anyone say Fluff Bunny? Get real. Obviously the designer's haven't even met anyone who knows anything about magic(k).
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 14:54:38 (EDT)
I am Regional Coordinator for Western Europe for the Pagan Pride Project, and a practising Witch in Britain, well-known to the British media. I heard about (before SEEING the photo of the doll) Secret Spells Barbie and thought this was a positive move not only for Paganism but against sexism - giving equal time to female dolls (unlike the Harry Potter male dolls). But now that I have SEEN your new Barbie, I wish to tell you that Witches and Pagans do NOT dress in pink fluff and gold lame. Get real Mattel or cancel the line. You are doing no child a favour with this. Appalled, Cerridwen DragonOak Connelly
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 13:55:13 (EDT)
Whats the big deal about another Barbie? If it sells it sells if not kids will make still believe and play and parents will influence their children. Who knows where the ideas really came from for making it. and lastly doesn't what really amter is waht poeple decide in their own minds about things. A thing is only what one makes it after all.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 13:43:37 (EDT)
The devil is good my friend, I would like to see something a little more on the edge like Black Mass Barbie. It would be cute to see her and Ken giving what they go to the Dark Lord (goat would have to be included)
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 13:42:35 (EDT)
I think it's excellent! Way to go Mattel!!
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 11:14:33 (EDT)
Actually all in all. Not that many people that i've read in this forum have been against it. I'm happy to see that and I'm sure mattel is too. It's ugly as sin tho'. But it's a step in a good direction. That direction I'm not sure but a good direction. :D
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:33:46 (EDT)
To the 2nd comment before this: Red Sea and all those in your list are miracles, not magic. Interesting product, but nothing I'd ever buy for my own future kids.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:29:46 (EDT)
As to the grandmother in the original comment- American Tradition? You mean like slavery, segregation, gluttony, and war? Oh gosh, oh gee, I sure hope they don't go after THOSE time-honored traditions NEXT! And don't even get me started on how Barbie just perpetuates the idea that little girls need to be rail-thin, blonde, and have a flawlessly unrealistic boyfriend to be normal.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:23:55 (EDT)
If this were meant to be a 'pagan' Barbie, then the title would be "Pagan Barbie", not "Secret Spells Barbie" It's simply meant to be a toy, not to represent one 'religion' over the other. But of course since 'magic' (ooooh bad word) is involved, the Fundamentalists are going to get their panties in a bunch. Doesn't go with their usuall "Shove our views down your throats whether you like it or not". "Christians"...read your Bibles, there's a lot of 'magic' in there...Parting of the Red Sea, feeding 5,000 with a few fish and loaves of bread, water into wine, healing of the sick...it's all in there...you're just too blind to see it. In History, the Christians have been some of the worst people imaginable. They claim that they are persecuted, but they have done some of the worst persecutions in History. Read up on it...oh wait, reading makes you smart, and we can't be having smart Christians can we? IT'S A TOY..IT'S MEANT TO BE FUN AND IMAGINATIVE (oops, another bad word).
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:21:23 (EDT)
Haahaa Kick ass Barbie, and all you weeping Christians, get a life!!!
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:15:16 (EDT)
I agree with you.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:11:56 (EDT)
Ah, nothing like a oh-so-slightly controversial book, TV show, or toy to help take everyone's minds off the important issues and give Christian parents something to blame for their own lack of respect for others beliefs and/or proper parenting skills. Next someone will be pitching a fit because they'll claim Easy-Bake ovens teach children how to make bombs, or that GI Joe supports gays in the military... you know, something completely asinine like that.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 10:10:16 (EDT)
This is sick! What's next, a demon Ken doll?
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 08:15:33 (EDT)
Erm...its a doll. I dont think it was made to represent Paganism or Wiccan but more about the growing trend of childrens programs like 'Sabrina'
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 07:36:07 (EDT)
I believe it is a step in the right direction as far as accepting the fact that we pagans and witches are here and proud of it.I have to admit she looks more like a birthday party magic act than an actual witch but it's a doll so we can't expect too much.I personally would buy it for my daughter,as would I also purchase the African princess,Vicking princess,the Scooby Doo gang.....if it's a matter of being against your beliefs then I would simply suggest you purchase a different Barbie and let us witches have the option of something more our style.Although I know very few witches who wear so much pink and glitter...besides Glinda.(but hey..to each their own.)I think it's great and plan on buying the first one I see.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 03:12:12 (EDT)
I think it is kind of tacky, I have never known a pagan to dress like that. But, if they are trying to diversify then I would like to see Dominatrix and Submissive barbie with action pump strap on.
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- Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 00:41:08 (EDT)
ok everyone is missing the point...THIS ISNT A PAGAN DOLL it may be loosly based off a religious practice but that is like saying harry potter is a message that kids should go to wiccan schools its all bull this is a doll based offa the new media hype coupled with halloween
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:59:52 (EDT)
Neat! Definitely a collector's item. I was at a Pagan gathering where a Moon Goddess Barbie was a big hit as a raffle prize.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:58:55 (EDT)
I agree with the guy/girl who said that christians and pagans need to chill. Do you think matel wants to have people to strike on them? I'm positive JK Rowling didn't want people to strike against her books. They just want to do what they love or what will make people have fun. If you don't agree with this, just don't get your kid the doll. It's not brain surgery.....all they want is to see what you think of the doll...that's it.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:57:41 (EDT)
Who goes on this site? Are these people or town debate teams?
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:46:56 (EDT)
Yes, I'm sure most sane Wiccans go around making secret potions out of dragonflies and wearing enough hot pink to scare a hummingbird off sugar. I really don't think this is meant to be a recognition of alternate anything. Now, *some* people do those sorts of things, but I specified 'sane' here.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:37:32 (EDT)
There is no such things as witches!!! There are wiccans and pagans but not witches. As someone once said,"It's just a bunch of hocus pocus."......
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:36:14 (EDT)
whoever said i claimed to be a Christian is trippin' big time. I am full Christian and I will be forever more. This is a subject not everyone will agree on. People are all sorts of religions. I myself, think that Mattel is just making sure everyone is included as there are many types of barbie. Everyone should open there eyes and mind......I wish I said that sooner. And there is no such thing as prostitute barbie, I should know.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:29:15 (EDT)
ok for real all of you out there that are bashing matel...if you really think about it...there already a prostitution barbie, the one that you can make her look prganant and "have a baby" that is retarded if you ask me.....for all of you out there that are bashing us pagans, do some research on all religions and you may just find that all religions parallel each other and that there is no right or wrong answer
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 23:03:24 (EDT)
1) She looks high, in the photo. 2) ANY Barbie is crap. This one and EVERY OTHER ONE. Why are people surprised, here? 3) Even if it was "Axe-Murderer Barbie", it's JUST A DOLL and isn't making people go out and do things. Don't like it? Don't buy it for your kid. Wow, that was difficult.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 22:52:48 (EDT)
I really dig Barbie's gold pants :)
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 22:11:08 (EDT)
They have a Muslim Barbie.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 22:02:51 (EDT)
I think I'm more amused by the fighting then any aspect of the doll. its like the e-crusades. (ps: go pagans :D )
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 21:42:33 (EDT)
Why are people getting their panties in a bunch over this? They need to calm the heck down. It is a doll. No one is saying, "do this!! it's the RIGHT thing to do!!". No one is forcing ANYTHING onto anyones children. And for those of you who are posing an argument either way, please learn to spell correctly, for the love of god. You don't sound very intelligent spewing nonsense anyway, but you could at least spell it right. And there ARE real witches. Are they what society makes them out to be? Absolutely not. It is a religion. Just like Christianity is a religion, just like Hinduisum is a religion, just like Islam is a religion...I could go on and on. And you all know it. Get over yourselves and find something better to complain about. A doll is not the end of the world. And for those pagans out there who say this is mocking their religion, it probably is. But a lot of things that the media is selling lately mocks paganism. And there isn't really a damn thing anyone can do about it. People are going to do what they want to do. And for all you Christians out there who are convinced that Paganism is the work of the devil, take a look at how you view other religions in GENERAL. Any view different than yours (for the most part) you believe to be the work of satan. But honestly, go study up on it before you make all of these wild accusations. You would sound a hell of a lot smarter if you knew what you were talking about.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 21:16:44 (EDT)
Dear person way at the bottom of the page: Witchcraft is a family activity and an American tradition. So's baseball. You don't like witchcraft? I don't like baseball. :)
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 21:12:52 (EDT)
Dear me. So very pink and glittery. I'm more likely to do spellworking in jeans, a comfy shirt, and an apron, myself, if I'm mixing some sort of potion. Cute dragonfly, though. --A Witch
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 21:08:11 (EDT)
Fundamentalist Christians don't need to get their panties in a knot! Leave Barbit go! There is not such thing as real witches anyway! They're all frauds!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 20:30:35 (EDT)
I think this is a great idea, even if it isn't necessarly as a human witch really is... and glorifies the Hollywood image.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 20:17:51 (EDT)
Cripes, she looks more like a Las Vegas magician than a witch...
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 20:11:33 (EDT)
I am not a very religious person in any religion. But I do believe in God. But I also believe that things are what you make of it. If you make things evil, then they will be evil. Just like Halloween. Costumes are fun. If you make your kids believe it is evil to dress up in a costume, then that is your problem. But again, there is nothing wrong with it. I will be in line to buy this Barbie. Too bad they did not have one when I was little. It is no different than any other doll, i.e., Chinese, etc. We are all different. But that does not make us evil or bad. Long live the Spell Magic Barbie.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 19:20:24 (EDT)
did it have to be so pink though *laughs* i know, its barbies signature color but hot pink???
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 17:42:21 (EDT)
if i had a little girl i would definatly get this doll for her. all the accessories, the fact that mattels come out with a pagan barbie. maybe people are finally warming up about us. there seems to be a little controversy on here about her just as there is about harry potter from evengilistic people but might i remind you, your kids may turn their heads to harry potter but jk rowlings a multi millionaire and loved by most everyone. for those kids theirs also an endless number of other barbies more of their religious taste. im definatly buying one and saving it up for one day when i might have a little girl just as i have done with my HP hardbacks. this is a great thing....
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 17:33:20 (EDT)
I will be waiting anxiously to buy this one for my daughter. As a 3rd Generation Pagan, I think that this is a wonderful idea! Kudos
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 17:31:34 (EDT)
Way to go - make a(nother) buck while being inclusive. Too bad my daughter recently decided she's too old for Barbie... maybe I'll get some for my young niece & granddaughters... There are a lot of us pagans out here!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 17:08:00 (EDT)
While I have not yet seen the "Secret Spells Barbie" in stock, as Wiccan lady, I think this is great! I appreciate Mattel's recognition of alternate spirituality!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 17:05:42 (EDT)
yeh, barbie finally came out of the broom closet; i always knew she was a pagan!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 16:28:24 (EDT)
Well, I think WB probably has a valid case for copyright infringement vis-a-vis "one of the Charm Girls". A little to close to "the Charmed Ones", but I am sure their lawyer already made his adjustments to the copy...
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 15:40:38 (EDT)
I would echo the comments of other Pagans here. The only blemish, in my view, is the almost certainly unintentional "edible poisons". I am CERTAIN the copy should have said "potions". Otherwise, Blessed Be!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 15:38:21 (EDT)
The person that claims to be a Christian needs to read their Bible. Your asleep in the light. I have dealt with this stuff personally and it's not a toy. Spiritual Warfare is real and this is just the start to opening your spirit up. The devil is sly and creeps up on you.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 15:29:16 (EDT)
I have not seen it and don't want too. I have a neice and I believe that even she will be put off by this barbie. I have always liked barbies and used to play with them for hours. I just can't grasp this one. My kids turn their heads when they see harry potter things and they wouldn't care for this either.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 15:27:11 (EDT)
I don't agree with this idea and if I had children I would not let them play with this doll. I also do not agree with the whole Harry Potter craze. It may seem like all fun and games to most people and no big deal. And people may think just because these toys and stories are doing good that they are OK. But you couldn't be more wrong. These things do really existed in sociaty, yes and there are people who can perform these acts, but that doesn't mean that they are gifts from God. It's sad that people do believe this and it truely shows how little they know about their creator.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 15:11:32 (EDT)
Cool.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 14:48:43 (EDT)
I think it's a decent idea. Not a big supporter of Barbie myself, but the fact that paganism is finally being reprsented is a good thing to me. However, maybe removing the whole "TV charecter" aspect you could create a Barbie for children of actual pagan parentage... Just a thought.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 13:49:18 (EDT)
I want one!!!!! Haven't seen it anywhere, but if I do, it's mine! I hope the other two have better outfits, though. Pagans have been waiting for toys for their children that relate to pagans. Blessed Be to Mattel!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 13:49:13 (EDT)
This is one of the best things Barbie has thought of in a long time. I can't wait to find my own set, I haven't seen them in store yet. It is about time Wiccans/Pagans were represented. Blessed Be
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 12:36:59 (EDT)
What a Faboulas Idea. I can't wait to get my hands on one. Although I would like some different outfits to put her in maybe something more traditional. I still think it's a faboulas idea.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 11:10:45 (EDT)
I think Wiccans and Christians both need to chill. Open your mind and let people enjoy what they wish with out having to put up with you sorts looking down your nose at things like this. I as a Pagan like that she is not wa green warty faced crone. This is something I shall proudly give to my daughter.
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 10:50:15 (EDT)
"If it were, she'd be wearing a wool cloak and traditional folk-jewlery, and she wouldn't be caught DEAD in so much gold lame!" Well, sorry to burst your bubble but I have been known to wear gold lame. Not all Pagan wear wool cloaks and folk art jewelry. some of us where business suits!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 10:48:09 (EDT)
About time--goddess bless
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 01:51:05 (EDT)
I think it is AWSOME!!!!!I have yet to see it on selves!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 01:50:22 (EDT)
where can i get them?
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 01:19:51 (EDT)
Way to go Barbie! Goddess Bless!
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 00:21:38 (EDT)
Guys, this has nothing to do with religion! This is just about all that craptastic "magic" garbage on TV now. I'm a Christian, and I just think it's funny. I mean, come on, what little girl doesn't dream about being able to perform magic spells and be like Glinda the Good Witch? Wouldn't we all love to use magic and have it be real- no offense to you wiccans/pagans who believe in such things. This Barbie is based on fairy tales and pop culture, and certainly not on pagan or wiccan ideals. If it were, she'd be wearing a wool cloak and traditional folk-jewlery, and she wouldn't be caught DEAD in so much gold lame! I'm mean, really, no self respecting barbie would ever wear that! Let's discuss this barbie's real issue: her complete lack of fashion sense. Barbie, where did you go wrong?!? *sigh* it's just been all down hill since pregnant barbie. You know, the one with no wedding ring? ;)
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- Monday, October 20, 2003 at 00:17:10 (EDT)
Oh geez granny. "witchcraft" is certainly a word used in my household and millions of others. go play bingo and get off the computer before you hurt yourself.
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 23:48:06 (EDT)
I don't care how sugar coated the doll might be I'm just glad that they did it and I hope that I can get my hands on it before they take it off the market. After all they did it to butterfly tattoo barbie and look how harmless that was. And what's the difference when they put out samatha barbie and there are sabria toys out there. I'm wiccan and I love the ideal. YAAAAAAAAAAAa!!!!
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 22:38:19 (EDT)
Oh my God! This is hilarious! If this is so "evil" and demonic as you bible-thumpers claim, then why is she dressed in tacky gold pants and a pretty pink jacket? I think this is a slap in the face for Pagans and Wiccans alike. Although I do applaud Mattel for putting forth an effort to make a diverse doll like this... but come on! If you're going to make something that represents a society of people at least make it accurate! And I agree with the coments made earlier about Christians... don't spew your judgements at us when you probably do more elicit things than us "evil" folk. Give me a break!
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 21:57:28 (EDT)
What is the big deal ? Its a doll, and any girl would love to have it, I want one too ! You have to love Christians, they will find anything to blame their shortcommings on ! Come On People, its a doll, besides, Barbie is the girl with everything, she's been every thing else, why not a witch, GO BARBIE !!!!
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 20:51:37 (EDT)
Where can I find all 3 secret spells doll
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 18:35:44 (EDT)
I love christians, honestly, you guys crack me up. I myself am pagan and this in no way represents any form of true witchcraft, its just mattel jumping on the commercial sucess of Harry Potter and Charmed. And how is this any different from Swan Lake or Rapunzel Barbie? Honestly, its just an overpriced toy that will have parents cringing that this is a three doll set and christmas is coming up.
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 16:15:25 (EDT)
are you people on crack? LOL this is soooo funny! You know this demeans those who actually practice Wicca don't you?
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 15:15:42 (EDT)
With all the Harry Potter stuff floating around the markets, Mattel had to get its digs in with Barbie...
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 14:54:48 (EDT)
Haven't seen it yet...but I can honestly say, to promote "religion" in any way shape or form, whether it was intentional or unintentional, will get Mattel crucified. Not that they are wrong in doing this, but there are certain religions sects that just have too much time on their hands and doesn't know what to do. Magick and Witchcraft is a reality, as real as the air everyone breathes, censoring it and banishing it doesn't mean it'll go away. Christ...how come they didn't ban Harry Potter figurines? Anyway, a final note, the TV series these dolls might be based off of is WB's "Charmed"...starring Alyssa Milano, Rose Mcgowan, and Holly Marie Combs. Have fun, enjoy, and may "God" be with you at all times.
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 03:29:17 (EDT)
Wonderful! Great for fantasy-lovers AND religious families who believe in magick! My girls will ADORE these! I even want one... I found these available in a couple of places: http://www.mikelman.com/barbie_2004.htm and http://www.mailorderexpress.com/B2787_Mattel_Secret_Spells_Barbie.asp
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 03:02:14 (EDT)
to the grand mother that is upset.... get over it...i bet u also bought them pregant barbie that looked 12 years old.... get over it...a doll is a doll..by the way i liked pregnant barbie.....and its about time we got a doll like this.....
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- Sunday, October 19, 2003 at 01:55:37 (EDT)
I first saw the ad for SSB on tv yesterday. While I'm really pleased that Mattel is taking this step (I think it's really brave and I hope that they will continue to offer more dolls in this line) I also have reservations, because the doll doesn't truly represent modern witchcraft. The SSB doll is very sugar-coated. That said, I'd still like to congratulate them on taking this first, positive step toward a more humane and enlightened world. Just as an aside, I'd like to refute the idea that witchcraft is "evil." It was labeled "evil" during the Spanish Inquisition, a time when Christian holy men committed horific atrocities against millions of innocent people. I suggest that those who spew hatred against witches go back and re-read their history books to learn the truth and then judge for themselves what constitutes "evil" in this world.
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 23:42:08 (EDT)
Magic Happens
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 23:33:26 (EDT)
Great I hope I can find her I'll be looking out for her. Please don't take her off the market. Hope I don't have to go to ebay
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 23:05:06 (EDT)
There is a war going on.....serial killers are running a muck.....gangs are taking over thanks to rap.....and people let their kids watch 'X'rated movies.....and your worried about a stupid doll? I'm Christian and it doesn't offend me. If your going to prevent this then you might as well make kids stop dreaming or having imaginations. You should let kids have fun and worry about more important things...
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 22:51:30 (EDT)
I love this idea. I can also see why Mattel has done this, after all isn't magic in right now...look at harry potter and all his toys. Why can't girl have dolls like it? I think they know it is a trend right now and will probably boom for a while with it. Thumbs up.
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 22:44:33 (EDT)
It's just a doll people!! It's not supposed to mock anyone. Little girls aren't gonna say "I think I'll change my religion because Barbie's a witch.". Mattel doesn't want to mock anyone....they just want to make dolls. It's not that serious,so chill. (OMG...people always have to complain about something)
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 22:33:07 (EDT)
Absolutely disgusting. How could you let this product onto the market? Witchcraft is evil, and thus it should be reserved only for Cindy dolls.
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 19:20:27 (EDT)
Mattel is asking for hell from Conservative Christian types. This one is probably a collectible, as it will most likely be torn from the shelves in short order.
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 16:01:35 (EDT)
stoopid
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 15:26:11 (EDT)
I am happy to see tolerance of *all* walks of life being reflected even it is motivated by commercialism*chuckles* Shame instead goes to the narrow minded folks who think that this doll is going to have little kidlets going around zapping folks with spells...anymore than kids will learn to fix their glasses by saying 'ocular reparis' Kudos to Mattel for promoting open mindedness and diversity :)
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 12:07:47 (EDT)
I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's much more familiy orientated then bondage barbie atleast.
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 11:03:23 (EDT)
Hehehehe, you stupid twats. You people make me laugh.Get a life and get some medication.
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 11:01:11 (EDT)
It's a Barbie doll people! I highly doubt that a child's choice for their lifetime religion will be based on 5 dollars of cheap plastic... Get lives people... hehe
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- Saturday, October 18, 2003 at 10:59:12 (EDT)
This is NOT a religious doll, this is a doll based on a TV series... It's rather a joke and quite disgusting.
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- Friday, October 17, 2003 at 23:31:48 (EDT)
I'm glad that they finally are recognizing a religion that is not mainstream! Finally a doll that my daughters will be able to identify with!!
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- Friday, October 17, 2003 at 22:58:18 (EDT)
You people take this stuff wayy too far. THEY ARE KIDS TOYS! Look at all the fairytales and such. They are good fun and not here to "convert" our children into anything. Has everyone forgotten what America is about? Freedom from religious prosecution!Stop whining and let the kids have fun. They already pretend and dream about fairytales, let them have a doll. Worry about something more serious than a toy.
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- Friday, October 17, 2003 at 22:05:59 (EDT)
What a pity!
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- Friday, October 17, 2003 at 21:54:10 (EDT)
Whose religion are they going to MOCK next??? How about Nun Barbie - complete with habit and toy (candy) rosary beads!
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- Friday, October 17, 2003 at 18:40:26 (EDT)
The ads are on tv in the U.S. but I haven't seen it in the stores.
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- Friday, October 17, 2003 at 16:14:15 (EDT)
I don't think it is on Amazon yet.
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- Friday, October 12, 2003 at 12:06:44 (EDT)
I have two granddaughters ages 6 and 7 years old. In their life times I have purchased hundreds of dollars of Barbies and accessories. I believed Barbie to be a household name and part of my children and grandchildrens cultural toys, no more. I am extremely displeased with the promotion of witchcraft in what used to be considered a family doll and part of an American tradition. You should be ashamed.
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- Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 22:43:12 (EDT)