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    Popular Toys of the '80's

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    The 1980’s were a decade full of spiked hair, hot pink leg warmers, and toys like Lincoln logs and the rubric cube. Many new and exciting toys were on store shelves. From pets that were merely rocks, to boards that could connect you to the spirit world, the 80’s toy trends were totally unique. The children of this decade defiantly had a wide selection of toys to choose from. Some of the most memorable toys came in the form of board games, dolls, and videogames. Many board games came to be in

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    to look up to. A good role model includes being ambitious and doing good deeds. Most little girls look up to the doll named Barbie. The doll has played a very important roll in many childhoods. She was introduced in the 50’s and manufactured by Mattel. Barbie is an up beat character and is always up to date on the latest trends. She has long blonde hair, beautiful blue eyes that go with her perfect makeup, and is tied all together by her medium tanned curvacious body. Barbie is portrayed as

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    destructive. Piercy and Cisneros cleverly use the title of their respective works to bring attention to the underlying criticism. Talking about Barbie, what comes to mind is the girls all time favorite toy doll, manufactured by the American company Mattel Inc, that "is white, physically appealing, not poor, heterosexual, popular, fashionable, and forever young" (Romo 127). But it is not just a toy, it is also a symbol of ideal feminine beauty and associated role in the society. Using Barbie doll as

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    Barbie's image through the shape of her body and all of her accessories is beginning to lead to many issues in our world. Barbie is portraying a negative impact on society through her influential being as a plastic doll. In 1965 the slumber party package was on the market showing buyers how straight forward she is with her products and accessories. The package had all of the normal slumber party things like a robe, comb, and hair rollers but it also had a weight scale set at a permanent weight

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    American Girl Doll

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    Girl Doll helped her through life. How the book showed her that race doesn’t define you, and telling the truth always is the best option. She expresses her dislike of the new dolls, throughout the essay, and how the author of the american girl dolls, Mattel, “traded in substance for style, history’s great moments for mani-pedi outings.” This article is influential because it shows the commercialism of American Girls, the impact of the dolls have on other people’s lives and the way this change will affect

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    Barbie As A Role Model

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    unrealistic body. Barbie was created in 1959 by Ruth Handler. Ruth stumbled upon the idea while watching her daughter, Barbara, act out real life situations with her dolls. Ruth suggested the idea of an adult sized doll to her husband the co-founder of Mattel Toy Company. Her husband wasn’t thrilled with the idea and didn’t approve. In the late fifties and sixties it was very unusual for dolls to have breasts, most dolls then were infants or children, in fact research was done and came with the results

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    Video Games

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    success with Pong the same year. This success snowballed into the arcade age, where many arcade games such as Pac-Man, Asteroids, and Space Invaders were seen in malls, movie theaters, and even grocery stores (“History of Video Games”). In 1980, Mattel created the Intellivision system. It was not very popular (Herz 16). Then, in 1982, the Colecovision debuted but still wasn’t very popular (Herz 18). Many more consoles were produced, but none were very well known, and most people preferred to just

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    China Case Study Essay

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    AliExpress export website shown a list of 50 companies producing interlocking brick toy with probably 25 companies were doing toy similar LEGO type. Those manufacturers based in Chenghai that is core producer for world reputation toy company like Mattel and Hasbro as well. According the huge demands of valuable box sets produced by LEGO, especially some product line featured licensing animation like Marvel and DC comics super hero. Due to the related movies were keep released in these 5 years, it

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    Embodied within the image of the ideal is the dynamism between empowerment and conformity. Within the sphere of conformity the masses become a "collective coercion of bodies" Thus, the state has possessed the mind in order that it might possess the body. Humans, therefore are willing agents, since the body has been shaped or as French philosopher Michel Foucault would explain "in the form of habits and behavior…the body [is] subjected to training" This training often happens without conscious knowledge

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    Mattel Mission Statement

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    The Mission Statement of Mattel states, “Mattel makes a difference in the global community by effectively serving children in need. Partnering with charitable organizations dedicated to directly serving children, Mattel creates joy through the Mattel Children's Foundation, product donations, grant making and the work of employee volunteers. We also enrich the lives of Mattel employees by identifying diverse volunteer opportunities and supporting their personal contributions through the matching gifts

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