Barbie's Dog Eats His Own Poop
Toy giant Mattel has had a tough time of it lately. A 90's buying binge put companies like Fisher Price & Matchbox Cars in the same toybox, but recent years haven't been as good to the toy giant. A widely publicized health risk lead to a recall across many toy lines, and this year even Mattel's core brands are having difficulties.
Barbie has always been a reliable property for Mattel, but when they offer up toys like Tanner the Pooping Dog, then it's not hard to see why the company is in trouble. Tanner was quickly muzzled, but not before commercials offering the pooping pooch hit airwaves. Barbie has always been proffered as a way for young girls to role-play about a future (through unrealistically glamorous) adult life, but should that really include scooping doo outside the Malibu Beach house?