Monday, 8 December 2008

Grrl Power?

Barbie has cut Bratz off at the knees.(Via) This is their last Xmas:

"Mattel...after a four-year legal dispute with MGA Entertainment Inc., touted its win in the case Wednesday after a federal judge banned MGA from making and selling its pouty-lipped and hugely popular Bratz dolls.

"It's a pretty sweeping victory," Mattel attorney Michael Zeller said. "They have no right to use Bratz for any goods or services at all."

U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson rocked the toy industry with his order that MGA must immediately stop manufacturing Bratz. He allowed MGA to wait until the holiday season ends to remove the toys from store shelves."

In other news: one in three toys tested in the States was found to contain toxic chemicals such as lead, flame retardants and arsenic.

I can't help wondering how many lawyers were employed on the Barbie v Bratz case compared to those involved in combatting the poisonous toys?

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