The Moxie Teenz are here – I guess to compete with Bratz dolls. Why leave all that money to the maker of Bratz?
I bought a Stick-ball bat today for my kid Nodari. I can’t tell you how many old timers had something to say about it on the way home. Even the guy who sold it to me…. “When I was a kid we just used a broom handle and a Spalding.” What kid knows what a Spalding is?
For girls it was David Cassidy parties and Tiger Beat magazine. I think we still have pictures of my sister Mandy – yes THE Amanda McLane (who’s video “Thank You” just came out – you can see it on her site http://www.amanda-mclane.com). I guess she had Barbie dolls. Barbie was a stewardess, or a princess or whatever…
Now there should be poll dancing Barbie, Brawling Barbie, cocaine-sniffing barbie, DWI Barbie and Rehab Barbie, etc. But you can use your imagination in the story line because there’s BRATZ and MOXIE TEENZ DOLLS. How come I never had a Johnny Rotten Doll? Oh because I was already playing in my first band by that point going to shows.
Could you imagine the destruction you would have done with your Sex Pistols dolls? Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Sid Vicious and Paul Cook? And a Glen Matlock Doll perhaps too? Comes complete with Tour Bus and Red Necks throwing beer bottles.
I say give the Moxie Teens a break – and the Bratz too. Equip one of them with a Coke spoon to go along with her compact, another with a lesbian lover, another with a get out of jail free card!!! Do we want our kids following the Moxie Teens. My god – let little girls grow up? And instead of our boys knowing all the latest gangster rap lyrics and dressing like ding dongs with their baseball hats off to the side and pants on the ground, or playing x-box and Play-Station all day – what about Stickball?
I’m letting Sofia get her hands on a Moxie Teen, or a BRATZ DOLL. I don’t want her even seeing it on Nickelodeon which – the more I watch it (with Nodari), I’m convinced is for adults. It seems that the brand being established by the Moxie Teens and BRATZ are to go out and have a good time, to wear the trendies clothes and… drive cars, get past the velvet rope…. and then the fantasy takes over.
Come On – What did you do with a Barbie and Ken Doll? Now me – My Star Trek Barbie and Ken are still in their original un-opened box…. oh yeah – I bought that when I was in my thirties. But you see my point. Boy Doll, Girl Doll?
If you go to popcrunch or type in Celebs behaving badly you’ll get this liist: Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears,
Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Jamie Lynn Spears, Megan Fox, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Beckham, Ashley Tisdale, Angelina Jolie, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Linda Hogan, all seemingly a good fit (and again – just my take), for the MOXIE TEENZ and the BRATZ.
I bet you can get a doll for each one of them. In fact, why disguise the fact. Whether it’s that super-size actress from that movie I never saw “Gabbi Sidibe” (I guess you have to Google it), or Lindsay Lohan, again, again, again, I wonder if we have to think about the influences we’re putting in front of our kids.
Now I’ll let the RAMONES tell you what I think about the MOXIE TEENZ AND THE BRATZ.
Curious what the Marketing Doctor John Tantillo would have to say on this. Look for him soon in an upcoming post.
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