Perfect example of bad marketing ruining a perfectly good product. Makes me totally want to cry.
Agnes Dreary. Despite her total cuteness, and her nifty wardrobe, I was totally thrown once again by the tagline:
Agnes Dreary™: Tonner Doll Company gravely introduces Agnes Dreary™ in all her woeful ineptness…
What the hell? I’m I just being too sensitive and emo about this? “Hi, here’s your stupid doll, stupid spooky people.”
Look, I know all the spooky book reading is an affectation (not me though, I really do read books! Wow!) but why romantisize being “inept” or “not the smartest“? Grrr. Just makes me mad. If Barbie can be an archeologist, I think Agnes Dreary™ can certainly manage to tie her shoes. :p