“Weird Barbie” is an unexpected fan favorite in the Barbie movie. Mattel has produced dolls for President Barbie (Issa Rae), Gloria (America Ferrera), Tourist Ken (Simu Liu), and the two main leads. When I say “leads,” I’m referring to the characters played by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. People relate to her because she is the outcast of Barbieland, isolating herself from the other pretty Barbies. She used to be one of the most beautiful Barbies, but the girl who owns her is abusive towards her. The abuse has given her a special ability to fix other Barbies when they get broken. As a result, she helps others, but they mostly avoid her.
Mattel is on a high right now because of the success of Barbie. Right Wing personalities tried to sabotage it by saying its “Anti-men”. It has some feminist elements but it is not misandry as it criticized extremist feminism and patriarchy. It is more of a humanist film that wants you to empower yourself whether you are a Barbie or a Ken. As of today, The movie made $774,502,851 worldwide. No flopping in China and ban from Vietnam stopped this movie from dominating the box office worldwide.
Netflix has the full Power of Greyskull lately as they’ve partnered with Mattel to put several He-Man and the Masters of the Universe shows into production. First came the critically praised retake on She-Ra, then Kevin Smith’s reimagined take, then a proper He-Man reboot for kids…it was all supposed to be topped with a live-action He-Man movie on the streamer, until today.
Barbie is coming!
Significant interest has been paid to Warner Bros’ Barbie since it was first announced last year. A mere screenshot appeared two months ago and generated major social media buzz. There was a time when news of a Barbie movie would NOT be greeted with unbridled enthusiasm from a crowd of adults, but everyone seemed to get what director Greta Gerwig was going for, and this was BEFORE the trailer made it all clear.
Ever since Netflix teamed up with Mattel to produce the new, critically acclaimed version of She-Ra, it’s been to the “Masters” side of the Universe repeatedly. A new CG He-Man series for family audiences premiered last fall, and so did a two-part epic aimed at adult fans from Kevin Smith. Now we’re hearing about ANOTHER project set in Eternia — a brand-new live-action movie.
In WWE, a fan-favorite tag-team called The New Day has a fake cereal with them on it called Booty-O’s. They use it to hype up their “brand of positivity”.
Hot Wheels is never afraid to go beyond the bounds of rational thought in order to make something really cool. Take for example their X-Wing carship, a standard Hot Wheel by many standard. But, then they decided to make a life-size version of it.