It wasn't like that when I was a girl...

>> Sunday, 6 February 2011

Lordy, the times they are a-changing.

Firstly, I read this post by Lindsay Ferrier on 'bare-floor' teens that showed me just how behind the curve I really am (note; whilst the post itself is illuminating, it's the comments box that you especially need to check out). And then yesterday we had a new arrival Chez Potty.

This is GT. She arrived via a partybag (well, of course she did; she's a party kind of girl) in a Lego Minifigures pack.

Since she's arrived she's made my older son cry (because she wasn't a cowboy), made my younger son giggle (because she's wearing lipstick & has boobies - nothing wrong with his powers of observation then - although I knew that already...), and made my Husband and I suspect that someone on the Lego design team is having one hell of a laugh right now. (Seriously, I used to work with toy designers; I know their sense of humour first-hand).

She's also caused me to check out the cast list of Baywatch on Wikipedia (neither Husband nor I could remember Pamela Anderson's character's name, which was CJ in case you were wondering), and to need to explain to my sons that the red thing she's carrying is a flotation device whilst simultaneously withholding the fact that the original woman on which this doll was modelled had no need of such things since she had two inbuilt flotation devices all of her very own...

And to ask the question; am I imagining this, or is she REALLY wearing a swimsuit with a thong?

See what I mean?


PippaD aka Mummy 6 February 2011 at 19:17  

I am not saying a word... but I bet she doesn't work at a pool or the local beach!

Potty Mummy 6 February 2011 at 19:40  

Although I think I may have seen her at the ice hole in the lakes near our house in Moscow...

Expat mum 6 February 2011 at 20:04  

Good Lord! What on earth is the purpose of this? I'm speechless. I mean, a Barbie doll yes, but Lego? All wrong.

nappy valley girl 7 February 2011 at 16:24  

Definitely looks like one that slipped through the net when Lego was doing the quality control checks......

bet it gave your boys a laugh, though!

Pig in the Kitchen 7 February 2011 at 18:37  

eeew, check out the camel's foot! and yes, that's a thong...

Tattie Weasle 7 February 2011 at 19:05  

Nope definitley not in my lego set when I was young adn now thinkig I must frantically check with teh boys lego....seriusly disturbed of Suffolk

planb 7 February 2011 at 20:04  


Sorry! Am agape! A lego figure in a thong?!

Absolutely hilarious. Couldn't make it up! Thank you so much for posting!

ps won't she get awfully cold in Moscow?

worldofamummy 7 February 2011 at 20:56  

Oh my word! Things have changed since the days when Cindys and Barbies used to wear evening dresses all day!

worldofamummy 7 February 2011 at 20:56  

Oh my word! Things have changed since the days when Cindys and Barbies used to wear evening dresses all day!

Iota 7 February 2011 at 23:14  

You are so funny. I'm glad you told us about the flotation device. Was wondering what that was.

GT? Gina Tonic?

Iota 7 February 2011 at 23:15  

What's the red frame-like object that goes up her sides and across her shoulders?

Potty Mummy 8 February 2011 at 06:50  

EPM, wrong, wrong, wrong. But good blog post fodder, when all's said and done.

NVG, well not Boy #1 who still shuns her due to her lack of being a cowboy...(hmmm)

Pig, only you would mention the camel's foot...

TW, so did you find anything?

PlanB, luckily our central heating is pretty good. Although maybe not swimsuit good...

WofAM, they certainly have!

Iota, could be G&T. Could also be - let's see - Got txts...(listen like I said, I know toy designers. It's possible.) As for the frame, that's just her body where the paint job hasn't been carried through to the sides. Classy, huh?

Paradise Lost In Translation 8 February 2011 at 09:42  

wow, even a lego figure with that mch hair looks all wrong. Tho since reading yr link to lindsay ferrier, I wish I hadn't said that......It made me feel very very old & out of touch. I hadn't even heard the term 'bare floor' (Brazilian yes of course)but then I guess at 44 I am a dinosaur. My teenage friends and I never used to be preoccupied with such things.

Lauren Jackson 9 February 2011 at 13:41  

That's so funny. It's a thong, I like to think it's a thong

Muddling Along Mummy 9 February 2011 at 13:56  

That's a thong!

What has happened to Lego since I was a child???

Sparx 11 February 2011 at 11:14  

Whoa. I was thinking it might be time to get Charlie some lego... guess not!!!!

geekymummy 15 February 2011 at 05:14  

awesome. That is a keeper!

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