Apr 2, 2009

The NEW Tween Dora

Hey Moms....
Let's cause a riot!
(insert loud screams here)
That's right, Dora is growing up and some mom's are MAD!
But WHY??
Mad because after 10 years of being 4-5, she is finally getting a little older?
Mad because she's moving to a bigger city?
Mad because she's going to middle school?
Mad because she's getting a NEW LOOK?
What is the big deal ? Someone please lay it out for me because I do not understand.
One of the articles mentioned this as being the problem :

Dora is going to be a BLACK Silhouette...no wonder everyone is going crazy!
OH MY ! For the love of BOOTS! Say it 'aint so.
Ok, she's not really going to look like that. It's just a TEASE of the REAL DORA to come. Some say she is going to look like a tramp. Some say she is too GIRLY (umm hello? She IS a GIRL, ya know?) and some just don't agree with the change.
To calm everyone down they went ahead and released the REAL DORA behind the silhouette.

Does she look like a tramp to you? At least she is wearing tights and not some HOOCHIE MAMA clothes like those NASTY looking BRATZ dolls. Now there's something that should make you mad.
I am still not getting the big deal? Kids have to grow up eventually. I am surprised she stayed 4-5 for as many years as she did. If she were a kid on a soap opera she would have grown up overnight.
What are your thoughts?
Will you let your kiddos play with the new Dora doll or will you boycott it?


ParentingPink on April 2, 2009 at 5:07 PM said...

Funny! I just wrote a post on the "tween" Dora last week :-) Personally, it doesn't matter to me, but I have to wonder why they "aged" her. I mean, do tween girls really want an older Dora? Why not just create a new cool character for them? Augh, I love the marketing genius of it all though :-) LOL

Felicia on April 2, 2009 at 7:59 PM said...

I wonder if they are going to keep the young dora too?

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Alesha @ Full Time Mama on April 3, 2009 at 11:28 PM said...

I think the new Dora is cute and modest, which is great. But I also agree with ParentingPink above.
I totally agree with you about those horrid Bratz dolls too! Awful and skanky!


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