11:07 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
Yesterday, I saw this New Moon action figure at Walmart yesterday I was a little disturbed! I said to my wife, "what parent would buy a doll of a shirtless teenage boy for their daughter (or son?)...." Becky thought that maybe it was not targeted at kids, but it clearly is in my opinion. While I assume that the shirtless design falls in line with some important part of the movie, I think marketing this overt sexual theme to young girls is creepy at best.
I understand some of you are rolling your eyes and saying "get over it....its just a toy", but think about the pose for a moment. ( And remember, I never had a shirtless Barbie marketed at me when I was 10 years old!) I do not want to try and justify the morality of this doll but I cannot see myself sending my kid to bed with this kind of doll. Can you imaging the throngs of 11 year old girls stroking his well muscled chest and pretending to kiss this thing....lol! It will definitely put the "action" back into action figure!
I am getting old and turning into a prude, but this just seems a bit off for my taste! Creeeeeeeepy!
( Maybe its just a Dad thing?)