Mattel Presents Ooga Booga Barbie

Over at the Bleat, James Lileks took time out of talking about how great the olden days are to illustrate that, though we live in an age of Hooker Barbies, it’s not like they just started being offensive.

Exhibit A: Aboriginal Barbie. We love her. A cave woman in an outfit sewn with sinew out of the steaming skins of koala bears; a ‘fro of wild, unkempt hair. We’re amazed Mattel didn’t go the whole nine yards, file her teeth and put a kangaroo femur through her hair.

From the children’s book Barbies of the World.

Aboriginal Barbie at Lileks’ Bleat