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Barbie’s dubious honour

21st February, 2009

Despite turning 50 this year, Barbie has been voted worst toy of the year.The inaugural Toys Oppressive and Destructive to Young Children (Toady) award, as voted for online by 6,000 Americans, went to Mattel’s Barbie Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Doll, which comes dressed in skimpy shorts and stiletto boots. The award was established by the US-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood organisation.

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