Friday, January 23, 2009

Michelle Obama not happy about the Sasha and Malia (Beanie Baby) Dolls

I don't blame her. Ty Inc., released the "Sweet Sasha" and "Marvelous Malia" dolls trying to make money off the Obama Girls. Let's just call it what it is, the company got caught with a backlash of people pointing fingers at them for capitalizing off of these kids, which Ty Inc. is doing. Then Ty Inc., puts a statement out that these dolls are not of the Obama Girls. I mean come on, this statement was released AFTER the backlash, do they think the public is stupid?

Anyway, Michelle Obama is weighing in and her weight is significant.

First lady Michelle Obama is not pleased about the marketing of a pair of dolls that bear the same names as her daughters.

“We believe it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes,” Ms. Obama’s spokeswoman said.

Ty Inc. released its “Sweet Sasha” and “Marvelous Malia” dolls this month. Both dolls have bronze skin and dark hair.

The dolls are part of the Westmont-based toymaker’s TyGirlz line. The company is also the creator of Beanie Babies, which have reportedly generated more than $6 billion in sales since their debut in 1994.

Again, the only thing that is selling in this bad economy is the name, Obama.


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