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What Have They Done To Christina?

By Wyatt Earp | August 9, 2010

The person who designed this doll should be shot . . . then hanged.

Voluptuous actress Christina Hendricks has been immortalised by the makers of Barbie – as a stick-thin, size-zero doll. And the move has been criticised by a leading dietician as another alarming example of children being encouraged to conform to ideals which do not exist.

Miss Hendricks, 35 – who plays sassy secretary Joan Harris in the hit TV series Mad Men – was recently described by Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone as being a role model and having the ‘ideal shape’ that British women should aspire to.

But instead of promoting the fuller, hour-glass figure of size 14 Miss Hendricks, Mattel has produced a flat-chested and skinny-hipped doll version of her TV character.

At the risk of going against character, I am siding with the medical weenies on this one. If you are going to create a doll in Christina’s likeness, why not make is at least somewhat similar to the real woman? If nothing else, it may assure some girls that just because they are not a size three doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful.

*Plus-sized hat tip to Fenway Nation for sending the link.

Topics: Babes | 17 Comments »

17 Responses to “What Have They Done To Christina?”

  1. RogerDee Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Ah yes, My Monday Christina fix. Mattel designers need to get a grip… on some handles…..
    Thanks Fenway!!

  2. Ingineer66 Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    No doubt. There are plenty of size 0 starlets for girls to emulate by throwing up their dinner. Why make a phony doll of one of the few real sized actresses that are out there.

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I’d pay a few extra bucks for more plastic in the right places. Does Mattel sell the martinis and Lucky Strikes separately?

  4. Fenway_Nation Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Even if they got it right, it’s not like I would’ve run right out and plunked $75 down for a doll action figure….

    But good gawd! Hendrick’s curves are what put Mad men and herself on the map. It would be like marketing a super-detailed David Ortiz action figure only to put Urkel in a Red Sox jersey and batting helmet on the shelves.

  5. Fenway_Nation Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Does Mattel sell the martinis and Lucky Strikes separately?

    I think that’s strictly DIY.

  6. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    What about a smoke filled Dream House?

  7. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    The designers were just jealous of Ms. Hendricks’ obvious assets, that’s all.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    RogerDee – I never wanted to grip something more in my entire life. Oh, I’ve said too much.

    Ingineer66 – A real actress that blows most of them away in the looks department.

    Mrs. Crankipants – Yes, unless you buy the Supreme Christina package.

    Fenway – It would be like putting out a stick figured Babe Ruth doll.

    Mrs. Crankipants – My only deal breaker when it comes to the babes. Smoking. Ugh.

    Bob – The designers were probably women.

  9. Wagonsux Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    They took the easy way out, and popped red hair on Barbie. ALL the Barabies have the same head and body.

  10. Rick Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:56 am

    After the designer is shot then hung.I suggest burning at the stake.

  11. Sally Anne Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    That is SO lame. Barbie dolls are sickening. Sure, I’m a size 3, but I am not six feet tall, so I can laugh at this crap too. Look at this sometime too. Plenty of bizarre images of women photoshopped down to creepy alien shapes. Legs too long, no hips, waistlines shaved away.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Wagonsux – It certainly looks that way. Lazy manufacturing.

    Rick – I’m in!

    Sally Anne – Oh, that’s just not right!

  13. metoo Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 11:48 am

    They did away with all her jiggly parts.

  14. Jon Brooks Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    The Braveheart treatment is warranted here. Drawn, quartered, disembowled, their legs sent to the 4 corners of the fashion world and their heads put on pikes at all the major fashion runways. Time to go mideveal on em.

  15. John A Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Even the original Barbie would be disgusted by this travesty. She, after all, was based on a full-figured Berlin hooker.

  16. Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN Retired Says:
    August 11th, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Not to mention drawing and quartering!

  17. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    MeToo – And jiggly parts are the best parts!

    Jon – Can we moon them first?

    John A – Ich bin ein hooker!

    Glenn – I’d like to draw her naked . . . oh I’ve said too much.