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Ken Speaks: ‘I Will Always Love Barbie, No Matter Her Size’ – TIME

Friday, January 29, 2016

More Amy Schumer Denies Accusations of Joke TheftWhat Not to Do on an Airplane First of all, I want to say that no one loves Barbie as much as I do, for as long as I have. From the moment I first set eyes on her in 1961 she has been the light of my life, the fire in my—well, let’s not overstate things here. Let’s just say she has…

The Hulk Is Getting A Standalone Marvel Story, According To Mark Ruffalo – Cinema Blend

Friday, January 29, 2016

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Barbie breaks the mold with ethnically diverse dolls – Los Angeles Times

Friday, January 29, 2016

When Barbie was introduced to her young fans 57 years ago, she was more than a blond bombshell. She was an astronaut, a doctor, a business executive — what every little girl in America could aspire to be. But somewhere along the way, moms began to think that her impossibly thin body, out-of-proportion bust and sky-high stiletto pumps sent the wrong message to their daughters in an increasingly image-conscious world….

Barbie Adds Curvy and Tall to Body Shapes – New York Times

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Lego, In A First, Will Unveil A Minifigure In A Wheelchair – NPR

Thursday, January 28, 2016

i An image taken from a video by Lego fan website Zusammengebaut shows a new minifigure in a wheelchair. The toy will go on sale in June, the company says. Screengrab of Zusammengebaut video by NPR hide caption toggle caption Screengrab of Zusammengebaut video by NPR An image taken from a video by Lego fan website Zusammengebaut shows a new minifigure in a wheelchair. The toy will go on sale…

Barbie’s new shapes: Tall, petite and curvy – USA TODAY

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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Cape Watch: Marvel Is Officially the Show That Never Ends – WIRED

Thursday, January 28, 2016

It’s been another packed week in the world of superhero movie news. Disney’s boss has confirmed that Marvel will outlive all of us like some sort of superpowered celluloid cockroach that people love, while we also learned that Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight will actually be the Darkest Knight, and—perhaps most shocking of all—that the third Thor movie might actually be good. Shocked? You won’t be after you read the highlights of the superhero…

Lego Will Unveil A Minifigure In A Wheelchair, In A First – NPR

Thursday, January 28, 2016

i An image taken from a video by Lego fan website Zusammengebaut shows a new minifigure in a wheelchair. The toy will go on sale in June, the company says. Screengrab of Zusammengebaut video by NPR hide caption toggle caption Screengrab of Zusammengebaut video by NPR An image taken from a video by Lego fan website Zusammengebaut shows a new minifigure in a wheelchair. The toy will go on sale…

Barbie makeover – CBS News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just weeks short of her 57th birthday, Barbie is getting a major makeover. The normally blue-eyed slim blonde bombshell with unusually long legs is changing her look. The company is adding tall, petite and curvy body types to a new line of more ethnically diverse dolls, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal. The new models will be sold alongside the original model. Barbie has evolved as the times have changed….

How Can the Oscars Actually Fix Their Diversity Problem? – Vanity Fair

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The primary story about this year’s Oscars has had nothing to do with the nominations themselves. In the two weeks since nominations were announced, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, a series of protests and open letters from celebrities, and an ongoing debate about Hollywood’s diversity problem has dominated the conversation and spurred the Academy to make sweeping changes to its membership. On this week’s Little Gold Men, we dive into the ongoing…

Don’t worry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘will go on forever’ – HitFix

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just in case you were concerned about the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allow Disney chairman Bob Iger to console you: there will be no end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever.  “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” Iger told BBC Newsbeat in an interview. He also said he doesn’t think audiences are growing “weary” of the films, because: “I think…

9-Year-Old Is Collecting 1000 Barbie Dolls for Homeless Girls Her Age – ABC News

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Over 700 Barbie dolls currently fill the room of 9-year-old Gianni Graham’s home in Norfolk, Virginia. “There are barbies everywhere, it’s like we’re living in Barbie-land!” Gianni’s mother Whitney Graham told ABC News today. “But Gianni has no plans to open or play with the Barbies.” The 9-year-old is actually on a mission to collect 1,000 new Barbie dolls for 1,000 homeless girls her age, her mother explained. “Girls in…

Lego reveals first ever toy figure in a wheelchair – The Independent

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A campaigner has hailed Lego’s first ever figure of a young person in a wheelchair as a step towards ending the “cultural marginalisation” of children with disabilities. Charities also commended the move, saying it would boost the confidence of disabled children. The figure of the young person using a wheelchair was first seen at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany on Wednesday but Lego has said it will not be available to…

Watch Barbie’s 57-Year Evolution in 37 Seconds – TIME

Thursday, January 28, 2016

For the first time since her 1959 debut, Mattel is offering Barbie in three new shapes—tall, petite and curvy—which will be sold alongside the original body starting Jan. 28. It’s the most radical change to the most popular doll in history. That’s not to say that Barbie hasn’t evolved over the last 57 years. Mattel has tweaked Barbie’s face, makeup and fashions to keep up with the times. Her mouth…

How Barbie Got Curvy: Inside the Radical Remake of an Icon – TIME

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Barbie has been a lightning rod for controversy since her debut at the New York Toy Fair in 1959. Mattel has made subtle changes to the doll’s body and face over the years, but none as dramatic as the changes they are making now by adding three new body types: tall, petite and curvy. Barbie’s sales have dropped dramatically in the past few years in the face of fierce competition…

Don’t worry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘will go on forever’ – HitFix

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just in case you were concerned about the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allow Disney chairman Bob Iger to console you: there will be no end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever.  “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” Iger told BBC Newsbeat in an interview. He also said he doesn’t think audiences are growing “weary” of the films, because: “I think…

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: The Kotaku Review – Kotaku

Thursday, January 28, 2016

As a movie-based LEGO game, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers doesn’t go far off script. As a Marvel Comics fan service vehicle it’s absolutely nuts. If you’re new to licensed LEGO action-adventure games both movie-based and otherwise, then congratulations—you’ve somehow managed not to play any of the 17 games released prior to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. These include: That’s 17 games that all play the same way. Popular characters in the form of…

Don’t worry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘will go on forever’ – HitFix

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just in case you were concerned about the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allow Disney chairman Bob Iger to console you: there will be no end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ever.  “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever,” Iger told BBC Newsbeat in an interview. He also said he doesn’t think audiences are growing “weary” of the films, because: “I think…

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: The Kotaku Review – Kotaku

Thursday, January 28, 2016

As a movie-based LEGO game, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers doesn’t go far off script. As a Marvel Comics fan service vehicle it’s absolutely nuts. If you’re new to licensed LEGO action-adventure games both movie-based and otherwise, then congratulations—you’ve somehow managed not to play any of the 17 games released prior to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers. These include: That’s 17 games that all play the same way. Popular characters in the form of…