Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tini Puppinis  

I get an instant migraine when looking at the utterly appalling toys that are being marketed to young girls today. If you thought Ty Girlz was bad, please brace yourself and take a look at Tini Puppinis. They have now taken stuffed puppies and dressed them up to emulate a Bratz doll meets Ivana Trump.

There's three Tini Puppinis, each with their own (not) unique personality. Just take a look at the description for Tisha:

Tisha is a girly-girl and a true romantic at heart. She has refined taste and a gourmet palate. This Parisian pup loves shopping for high-end designer fashions and knows just where to find them. Her favorite way to spend the day is having long chats with her Puppini pals at the country club.

As a feminist and a dog-lover, this truly breaks my heart. There's even a games section of the website that allows you to put makeup and "bling" on the Puppinis. Shudder.

Where are the toys that teach girls to grow up to be intelligent, strong, independent women? Because really all I'm seeing is the toys that teach them to grow up to be superficial, materialistic, and "girly."

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4 comments: to “ Tini Puppinis

  • November 19, 2008 at 12:19 PM  

    Sexualized, gender-polarized kids toys are bad enough, but add "animal" to it and it's just plain creepy.

    Why do dogs need make-up or jewelry? Why can't they just have puppy toys and that's it?

    These kinds of toys encourage girls to be superficial, materialistic and really, stupid.

    I could go on about stuff like this all day.

  • November 20, 2008 at 1:12 PM  

    Anyone one else just hung up the fact the dogs are romantic and love shopping? Their dogs! I'm a little confused with what their going for here. Is it just to get girls to see EVERYTHING through this feminizing lens? Weird.

  • November 20, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

    Yeah... it creeps me out that a dog can apparently be romantic. Anthropomorphism FTW! (or not)

  • November 20, 2008 at 5:29 PM  

    Why would you want to put makeup and mini-skirts on a DOG?