Why does Barbie elicit such controversy? Moms either love her or hate her. I for one LOVE her. I played for hours and hours with them. I did their hair, cut their hair, painted their nails, dressed them over and over, and drove them around the house and yard in a pink convertible. I never thought my body should look like hers, she has feet permanently in the shape of a high heel, and a waist to hip ratio that wouldn't let her stand if she was real. She also didn't resemble any real woman I have ever seen. So the poor body image argument is lost on me. I had Strawberry Shortcake too, but I never thought my head should be 4 times the size of my body and smell like fruit! I loved all Barbie's accessories, and Ken's lame hair and tacky Cabana wear. I loved Skipper and her preteen clothes. These simple dolls offered my sisters and I literally hundreds of hours of fun! Now, granted as we grew up my friends and I used to put Ken and Barbie in bed together after a hot date, but Ken's underwear was molded on so nothing actually happened! If and or When I have a daughter I will gladly haul out all my Barbie stuff and happily sit down and comb out all the tangles and spiff up the pink convertible again. A small caveat- BRATZ are not Barbie and I think they are ridiculous and look like "Ladies of the Night" to put it nicely. She will never play with those, nor will I ever buy them or their products.