Beanie Baby Bonfire – who’s in?

Okay, this is just gross. The Ty company, with whom we spent hundreds of dollars buying Beanie Babies (and no, not as an investment – the kids played with them constantly) has now launched “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia” as part of its TyGirlz collection. They have caramel-colored skin and “real doll hair” (it’s nice and straight!) but:

The Oak Brook-based company chose the dolls’ names because “they are beautiful names,” not because of any resemblance to President Obama’s daughters, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen.

Um, sure. Needless to say, nobody got permission from the Obama family to make these non-resembling dolls. Michelle ain’t happy.  I guess after the confident smile and kind eyes plate, we could have seen this coming, but still. Those poor kids.

5 Responses to “Beanie Baby Bonfire – who’s in?”

  1. Kathy says:

    A Ty spokeswoman originally acknowledged to Crain’s that the Sasha and Malia dolls were created with the first daughters in mind. She has since backed away from that statement.

    “They were not designed to look like any living person,” the spokeswoman said of the dolls on Thursday. “Somehow there was a misunderstanding.”

    Can you say, “Liar, liar, pants on fire”?

  2. Bill says:

    Can you say, “I call bullshit”?

  3. Llencelyn says:

    That is messed up.

  4. Nancy says:

    They should pull them or donate EVERY penny to some children’s charity — that is exploitation!

  5. Katy says:

    How many times do you think the spokeswoman practiced in order to say that with a straight face?

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