Barbie: Reverts to form…put a ring on it!

There has been a lot of coverage this past month celebrating Barbie’s careers…Anchorwoman and Computer Engineer both scheduled to be her latest professions.  I have enjoyed the memory lane of Barbie’s past professions…Miss Astronaut Barbie who is packaged with a bubble that says “Yes, I am a rocket scientist!”

Miss Astronaut Barbie

Nurse Barbie

Or Nurse Barbie with the bubble “Get new shoes and call me in the morning!” This Barbie is from 1961…so she wasn’t talking about Jimmy Choos.

Jimmy Choo

I can be...Bride Barbie

I was feeling happy for Barbie…until  I discovered in the same box… I Can be a Bride Barbie…complete with a Beyonce-worthy massive rock on her finger.

Barbie wears Beyonce worthy bling!

Yes, marriage is great and yes little girls think about being married and having kids…it just seems like for every step forward, Barbie still takes three giant steps backwards to her 50′s roots.  I don’t think most women or men today think of being married as a profession.   I understand the role play appeal of being a bride…but why include it in the I Can Be series?

2 thoughts on “Barbie: Reverts to form…put a ring on it!

  1. Hi

    I’m looking for toy inspiration for a wee boy who will be 3 years old next week. Barbie is out, but any other ideas gratefully received…….!

    Nick

  2. Hi Nick, Visit our site, toyportfolio.com…and look under the Platinum Award winners for preschoolers–there are lots of great toys we’ve reviewed. From my point of view…you can’t go wrong with a wooden train set, a big set of wooden unit blocks…he’s really in the fun zone of toys now!

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