Toy manufacturer, M-Bates, have filled the void left by their contentious recall of the previously popular Battered Barbedie dolls by releasing the Anatomically Correct Lap Dance Barbedie.
The Battered Barbedie play set included repositionable bruises, a handgun and a card for Social Services, the associated Kev doll was sold separately, and is still available, leading to many feminist groups complaining bitterly about double standards at M-Bates. The Battered Barbedie doll was quite popular as young girls played out scenes from their own homes, despite the lack of clothes and other accessories that normally come with a Barbedie doll.
After several complaints from men that M-Bates preferred not to argue with, the doll was hastily recalled last week, and has been replaced by M-Bates's new line.
The Anatomically Correct Lap Dancing doll is a diversion from their usual line of anatomically incorrect dolls in that it has legs, arms and a neck in proportion to the body, making it look more lifelike. This particular model comes complete with a Kev doll fixed into a sitting position with its arms by its side, as well as a range of accessories. Accessories include a pole, a pink padded booth and a range of clothing (sold separately) such as the Naughty Nun, Naughty Nurse and Basque Separates.
Early indications indicate that the doll is going to outsell the Battered Barbedie, and M-Bates toys are considering releasing a Peter the Pimp doll to go with the set, available at Christmas.