What`s So Great about Generation Girls?

5 Feb

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So, I could say that its the ahead-of-their-time pop-punk clothes. The rainbow-streaked hair. The more poseable than usual limbs. The delicate, separated fingers with painted nails (around this time, I remember having to travel 15 miles to Stockport Market to get black nail varnish, but Mari got hers straight from Mattel). But what I really like about the Generation Girls is the focus on friendship, education and aspiration, as opposed to boys, clothes and fantasies of wealth and fame. Its not the only Barbie line to focus in on this, but I think its one of the best. The multiculturalism is maybe a little heavy-handed (ONE Japanese girl, ONE black girl etc) but at least it left us with some great non-white dolls.

Still on the lookout for a Lara, a Blaine and maybe an Ana too …

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(All GGs wearing Fashionista dresses – Barbie wears Sassy, Nichelle wears Sweetie, Tori wears Cutie, Chelsie wears Artsy and Mari wears Sporty)

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3 Responses to “What`s So Great about Generation Girls?”

  1. Fulliem January 20, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    I love Generation Girl! Although I only 4 dolls (Nichelle and Chelsie from the first two sets) I love the series a lot! Great characters with awesome faces.

    • barbielea January 23, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

      Me too Fulliem – I haven’t bought any new GG’s for a while now, but I still think they’re brilliant, beautifully designed original dolls – I need to do more with them! Thanks for commenting 🙂

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