Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ladies of the 80s

Guy just alerted me to these amazing new Barbies!

When I was in the eighth grade, I thought Cyndi was the coolest, most beautiful woman in the world. I wanted to be her. In retrospect, I can see the down side: did I really want to be the person who irrevocably conferred celebrity status upon Hulk Hogan? But in her defense, how was she to know that he would never, ever go away?

Years later, in the 90s, I went through a Joan phase and finally listened to her records. It helped that I was cat-sitting for a few weeks for a couple of lesbians who owned every single thing Joan had ever recorded.

For some reason, Debbie never did capture my imagination, at any age...but I know that her fans are legion. LEGION! No disrespect, Debs.

Here are their official (slightly hyper) descriptions from Mattel (I think their copywriter must have been hopped up on goofballs):

Have you ever said (or sung) "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"? If so, you're gonna love this doll! An acclaimed guitarist and one of the greatest leading ladies of rock, Joan Jett is a legendary singer and songwriter. Featuring her look and rock 'n' roll spirit, the Joan Jett Barbie Doll is part of the Ladies of the '80s collection and a must-have for her many fans! Includes doll and guitar, and stands approximately 11 1/2-inches tall.

Call on Debbie Harry for your collection!..."One Way or Another," you better find her! The platinum-blonde punk goddess of a decade, Debbie Harry is singer, songwriter, and front woman for Blondie. The Debbie Harry Barbie Doll captures her sassy spirit and famed beauty, and it's the first doll in the Ladies of the '80s collection. Just like Debbie, it screams charisma! She stands about 11 1/2-inches tall and comes with a dress, shoes, doll stand, and certificate of authenticity. Call on Debbie Harry for your collection! Ages 6 and over.

"She Bop," no?..."Girls Just Want to Have Fun"… especially Cyndi Lauper!...This Barbie Doll is Cyndi-stylish and shows her spunky personality.
You'll find yourself looking at her "Time After Time"! "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"… especially Cyndi Lauper! Cyndi is one of the foremost female singer/songwriters who left her mark on pop culture, and this Cyndi Lauper Barbie Doll really displays the popular singer's trend-setting fashion sense and spunk. She's part of the Barbie Ladies of the '80s collection. Have some fun of your own as you gaze admiringly at her "Time After Time"! Stands about 11 1/2-inches tall.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen the photos, but I had NOT read the text - ick. The dolls are cute enough to sell themselves. Love the red sneakers on the Joan Jett doll.