If you haven't heard yet, there has been a great deal of controversy over the new Black Canary Barbie doll. A British religious group criticized it, calling it "filth". Obviously they haven't been tuning into some of the BBC's saucier shows, taking a stroll around the Nuts.co.uk site (nsfw), or checking out Page Three for the hot boobie ads. I laughed myself sick, and then went over to the BarbieCollector.com site to investigate.
With the kind of prices that are being asked, and the collectible nature of said items, I don't believe they are being marketed for kids. Our local Toys'R'Us branch has a glass case of the collector Barbies, and I have only seen grown-ups buy them. These Barbies are much spendier then the regular ones. This is a bunch of hooey over nothing.
I do have some news for the lovely new Black Canary Barbie. Watch your back. Cabaret Dancer Barbie was here first, and she is wearing a spectacular pair of Fishnets!