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(KBTX)   Black Barbie cheaper than white Barbie. Outrage. Black doll more expensive than white doll. Outrage   (kbtx.com) divider line 225
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-12-15 09:09:20 AM  
She wanted an African-American doll

What's the difference between an African-American doll and an African-African doll? Aren't they all Asian anyway?
 
2010-12-15 09:09:37 AM  
Of course they should charge more. It takes a little more plastic to form the ass.
 
2010-12-15 09:16:00 AM  
This is why boys toys are inherently better than girls toys.

Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.
 
2010-12-15 09:24:51 AM  
Aarontology: Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.

It's been a long, long time since I played with GI Joe, but wasn't there at least one black one? And didn't some of the Transformers on the cartoon have quite, um, "ethnic" accents? I know they did in the recent movie, but I'm not counting that.
 
2010-12-15 09:27:50 AM  
Pocket Ninja: Aarontology: Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.

It's been a long, long time since I played with GI Joe, but wasn't there at least one black one? And didn't some of the Transformers on the cartoon have quite, um, "ethnic" accents? I know they did in the recent movie, but I'm not counting that.


You are thinking about Roadblock for GI Joe and Jazz for Transformers.
 
2010-12-15 09:41:38 AM  
Hollywood Cole: Pocket Ninja: Aarontology: Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.

It's been a long, long time since I played with GI Joe, but wasn't there at least one black one? And didn't some of the Transformers on the cartoon have quite, um, "ethnic" accents? I know they did in the recent movie, but I'm not counting that.

You are thinking about Roadblock for GI Joe and Jazz for Transformers.



Ahh...Scatman Crothers. Appropriate voice for Jazz.
 
2010-12-15 09:43:55 AM  
UberDave: Ahh...Scatman Crothers. Appropriate voice for Jazz.

He was so, so awesome in Transformers: The Movie.

/"There's a ginormous weird-looking planet, just showed up in the suburbs of Cybertron!"
 
2010-12-15 09:47:49 AM  
Pocket Ninja: It's been a long, long time since I played with GI Joe, but wasn't there at least one black one? And didn't some of the Transformers on the cartoon have quite, um, "ethnic" accents? I know they did in the recent movie, but I'm not counting that

Yeah they did, but that's because they were specific characters who happened to be black. It's not like there was white Joe and black Joe (at least past the 60's) As far as I know, nobody bought them to build a self image, or made a big deal about any price difference. Boys played with them because they were freaking awesome.
 
2010-12-15 10:44:32 AM  
What's even more outrageous is that Santa says "Ho Ho Ho" with a different inflection when leaving the different color Barbies.
 
2010-12-15 12:01:32 PM  
Just make the black one be 60% of the price of the white one....
 
2010-12-15 12:01:34 PM  
As mentioned in the article - it's called supply and demand. If there's demand for a low stock item, the price goes up!
 
2010-12-15 12:02:35 PM  
You could most likely solve the problem by making all the dolls the same price.

And no, I didn't read the article.
 
2010-12-15 12:02:42 PM  
I_Am_Weasel: What's even more outrageous is that Santa says "Ho Ho Ho" with a different inflection when leaving the different color Barbies.

Hilariously racist and trolly.

/old outrage is old
 
2010-12-15 12:03:10 PM  
UberDave: Hollywood Cole: Pocket Ninja: Aarontology: Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.

It's been a long, long time since I played with GI Joe, but wasn't there at least one black one? And didn't some of the Transformers on the cartoon have quite, um, "ethnic" accents? I know they did in the recent movie, but I'm not counting that.

You are thinking about Roadblock for GI Joe and Jazz for Transformers.


Ahh...Scatman Crothers. Appropriate voice for Jazz.


Exactly. The voice is a pun on his name. Jazz should sound, well, like someone who sings Jazz. Same with the Hydrofoil should sound, well, like he's in the water.
Starscream should sound like he speaks with a scream.

/fortunately they had the good sense to give Bumblebee a normal voice
 
2010-12-15 12:04:21 PM  
Hollywood Cole: You are thinking about Roadblock for GI Joe and Jazz for Transformers.

Didn't the two "urban" transformers from the second move have pretty close to quizzicaldog.jpg names?

Like FoodStamp and CollardGreen or something?
 
2010-12-15 12:04:41 PM  
I call shenanigans.
We all know that black girls just go ahead and have real babies.

/ducks
 
2010-12-15 12:06:06 PM  
Farking supply and demand. How does it work?
 
2010-12-15 12:06:12 PM  
Isn't it also very racist for her not to buy the little white doll? Why so determined to just buy the black one??? If the white one was cheaper, why not buy that one?

Tasha Banks, you are a racist whore, and you sound fat.
 
2010-12-15 12:06:24 PM  
This is why we can't have cheap plastic.
 
2010-12-15 12:06:32 PM  
Ponzholio: Just make the black one be 60% of the price of the white one....

I'm surprised people aren't upset that you can just buy a black woman, like she's your property.
 
2010-12-15 12:06:41 PM  
ZAZ: She wanted an African-American doll

What's the difference between an African-American doll and an African-African doll? Aren't they all Asian anyway?


In Europe, do they call black dolls African-American doll?
 
2010-12-15 12:07:22 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: Of course they should charge more. It takes a little more plastic to form the dat ass.

cache.daylife.com
 
2010-12-15 12:07:28 PM  
TFA: This is a sort of discrimination to me

You're sort of a dumb-ass to me.
 
2010-12-15 12:07:28 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf
2010-12-15 09:09:37 AM

Of course they should charge more. It takes a little more plastic to form the ass.

***
OK that was funny!! Takes a weird mind to come up with that.

And isn't this the same exact frickin story from last year??
 
2010-12-15 12:08:10 PM  
crisitunity: You could most likely solve the problem by making all the dolls the same price.

And no, I didn't read the article.


Obviously. If you had, you would have seen that Mattel charges the exact same price for both dolls.

The black doll was more expensive on Amazon because it was a higher-demand item.

But I wouldn't expect a black lady to understand economics anyway.
 
2010-12-15 12:08:50 PM  
DownDaRiver: And isn't this the same exact frickin story from last year

No. Last year the balck ones were cheaper. That was bad, too.
 
2010-12-15 12:09:48 PM  
Ponzholio: Just make the black one be 60% of the price of the white one....

That's a good compromise.
 
2010-12-15 12:10:44 PM  
CSB time:

My wife gives me a hard time about it to this day, but I bought two of the three wheelchair Becky dolls several years back with the intention of turning them into RC jousting machines.

I was never able to get the third, Special Olympics Basketball Becky, because I was bidding against a woman who's username was basketballmom42 or something like that, and I got all depressed about taking away a doll from someone who was obviously buying it for their handicapped child.

I still have "Share a Smile" and "School Photographer" Becky. Even though these dolls are the rarest modern incarnations of the Barbie line, they're still cheap as hell. I guess that able-bodied guilt overrides rarity in this case, along with the disastrous realization that the chair wouldn't fit in the Barbie dream house, and Mattel had to remove the doll from shelves during Christmas.

/still going to make the RCs one of these days
//just have to get the torque to weight ratio right
 
2010-12-15 12:11:07 PM  
So much Win in this thread...
 
2010-12-15 12:11:08 PM  
HOLY CRAP GUYS! People are charging a premuim for a hard to find toy that's in high demand!

/Good thing Tasha Banks is teaching her kid about playing the race card early, because(if she takes after her mom) she isn't going to be able to get by on her intelligence
 
2010-12-15 12:11:15 PM  
So a black woman is complaining that she had to pay too much to buy a black baby? Congrats. You Americans have come a long way.
 
2010-12-15 12:11:30 PM  
Aarontology: This is why boys toys are inherently better than girls toys.

Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.


Done.
 
2010-12-15 12:11:44 PM  
Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Walk & Giggle Doll.

Starts off like a deliciously twisted pron fetish flick, takes a pedo twist and turns out to be nothing but a joke.
 
2010-12-15 12:11:56 PM  
IdBeCrazyIf: Of course they should charge more. It takes a little more plastic to form the ass.
knowyourmeme.com
 
2010-12-15 12:12:23 PM  
DownDaRiver: IdBeCrazyIf
2010-12-15 09:09:37 AM

Of course they should charge more. It takes a little more plastic to form the ass.

***
OK that was funny!! Takes a weird mind to come up with that.

And isn't this the same exact frickin story from last year??


No, last year it was a black barbie being cheaper than a white barbie, so it was racist and discriminatory because it showed they valued the black one less or some such nonsense. This year, with the situation reversed, it's racist too.

Some people just like to scream about racism because it makes them feel better about themselves.
 
2010-12-15 12:12:48 PM  
I'll bet the black one comes with $35 worth of food stamps.
 
2010-12-15 12:13:07 PM  
Hollywood Cole: Roadblock for GI Joe

can't forget Fridge img694.imageshack.us
Or "Black Adventurer: www.afact.com
 
2010-12-15 12:14:56 PM  
I don't know why they bother with different prices, they're just gonna' steal them

/Sorry
//Ducks and runs
 
2010-12-15 12:14:57 PM  
I would be pissed if they were the same price.
 
2010-12-15 12:15:16 PM  
I bought myself an African-American Wii to improve my self-image.

pulse2.com
 
2010-12-15 12:15:27 PM  
CubeXombi: Or "Black Adventurer

Somebody has to die to convey the seriousness of the mission.
 
2010-12-15 12:15:38 PM  
Just tell black women that $100 is less than $65. They won't know the difference anyway...

/ Got damn, biatch. Sixty-fi fo a piece of plastic! WTF!
 
2010-12-15 12:15:55 PM  
As a Fark Liberal™ I am OUTRAGED by this story!!!
 
2010-12-15 12:16:02 PM  
images.askmen.com

What a black doll might look like.

/Yes, please, Santa.
/I'd even be willing to pay the 40% markup.
 
2010-12-15 12:16:05 PM  
Lesbian Trapped in a Mans Body: Isn't it also very racist for her not to buy the little white doll? Why so determined to just buy the black one??? If the white one was cheaper, why not buy that one?

Tasha Banks, you are a racist whore, and you sound fat.


Using your criteria if white people only bought white dolls, wouldn't that make them racist?
 
2010-12-15 12:16:25 PM  
Of course the black ones cost more; gotta make up for all the losses from them being shoplifted by certain persons of ethnic origin.
 
2010-12-15 12:16:51 PM  
This must be how they ship the dad-
i635.photobucket.com
 
2010-12-15 12:16:51 PM  
Free *cough* markets UberDave: Hollywood Cole: Pocket Ninja: Aarontology: Nobody gives a rat's ass what race GI Joes are. Or what race the Turtles are. Or the Transformers. Why? Because race don't matter when you fire the spring loaded rocket at a stack of cups to destroy evil.

It's been a long, long time since I played with GI Joe, but wasn't there at least one black one? And didn't some of the Transformers on the cartoon have quite, um, "ethnic" accents? I know they did in the recent movie, but I'm not counting that.

You are thinking about Roadblock for GI Joe and Jazz for Transformers.


Ahh...Scatman Crothers. Appropriate voice for Jazz.


Transformers, the movie, the toys, whatever, is totally lame and petulant. Now, please excuse me while I realign my LoTR and D&D figures on the basement window sill. Mommma gets bad if I don't dust them.
 
2010-12-15 12:17:37 PM  
Anyone else remember the Cabbage Patch kids craze?

My parents couldnt find my sister and I white ones, they were sold out everywhere, but the black ones were on clearance....can you tell I grew up in a white neighborhood?

Still have little Alexander, my daughter loves him!
 
2010-12-15 12:19:40 PM  
Ponzholio: Just make the black one be 60% of the price of the white one....

You may be on to something there, Mr. Clay.
 
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