The First Lady Agrees. This IS Getting Out Of Hand.

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Sounds like Michelle Obama may put an end to those Beanie Baby fools trying to make a profit off of her two girls. Livesteez reports:

First lady Michelle Obama is not pleased about the marketing of a pair of dolls that bear the same names as her daughters. “We believe it is inappropriate to use young private citizens for marketing purposes,” Ms. Obama’s spokeswoman said. Ty Inc. has released the 12-inch plush dolls as part of the company’s “TyGirlz Collection,” introduced in 2007. The Sasha doll has pigtails and wears a white and pink dress with hearts.

The Malia doll has a side ponytail and a long-sleeve shirt with capri pants. The Oak Brook-based company chose the dolls’ names because “they are beautiful names,” not because of any resemblance to President Obama’s daughters, said spokeswoman Tania Lundeen. “There’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls,” Lundeen said. “It would not be fair to say they are exact replications of these girls. They are not.” Public figures have a legal right to control how their images are used, but Lundeen would not comment on legal issues or if the company’s lawyers have become involved with the dolls, according to NBC News. “I’m not an attorney. I can’t answer that,” she said. The dolls have “real doll hair” and the suggested retail price is $9.99, Lundeen said. The dolls were introduced in early January and a limited supply has been shipped to retailers.

Beanie Babies, small plush toys that developed a cult following after they were released in 1994, have reportedly generated sales of at least $6 billion for Ty, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. In the real world, 7-year-old Sasha and 10-year-old Malia have been the focus of intense interest. A throng of reporters followed their first day at school. News reports detailed what they wore on Inauguration Day. That fascination will make the Ty dolls a success, said Denise Gary Robinson, president of DollsLikeMe.com, an online specialty doll boutique that specializes in ethnic dolls, toys and gifts. “Girls all over the world, of all colors, will be looking for these dolls. They want to identify with these two girls.”

Someone needs to sit those sheisty ass doll makers the hell down. We know people are out there trying to make a dollar, but those wanksters should’ve known when to draw the line. SMH.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/ocky_j Octavia

    I’m glad she is saying something. Ppl need to leave the kids alone.

  • marteaus

    SMH

  • http://www.myspace.com/ocky_j Octavia

    And did I read this correctly?

    ” Ty spokeswoman originally acknowledged to Crain’s that the Sasha and Malia dolls were created with the first daughters in mind. She has since backed away from that statement. “They were not designed to look like any living person,” the spokeswoman said of the dolls on Thursday. “Somehow there was a misunderstanding.””

    Uh-huh. So the names were just a coincidence?

  • http://myspace.com870bg bg

    C’mon man!!!

  • Mrs...B*tch to You!

    I want one!! LOL

  • KMBPYT

    Whatever its not that serious.

  • onesxymexgrl

    first

  • Mrs. Rance

    I don’t care what they look like. A pair of black dolls named Sasha and Malia are clearly referencing the first daughters. They ain’t even trying to be slick about it. How about putting out white Sasha and Malia dolls? I’ll let them slide on that. Are companies really able to profit off of people like that without their permission? And the president’s family no less?

  • onesxymexgrl

    lol well top ten

  • http://bossip.com tasty t

    THAT’S RIGHT MICHELLE DONT LET TY COMPANY CAPITALIZE OFF OF YOUR GIRLS AND GET THEIR POCKETS FAT, YOU ARE RIGHT TO SAY SOMETHING AND I WAS HOPING THAT YOU WOULD, YOUR GIRLS ARE MORE THAN A BEANIE BABY ESPECIALLY HOW THEY LOOK. MICHELLE YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THIS NOW SO USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO GET WHAT YOU WANT STOP THAT MADDNESS. I CAN SEE IF THEY WERE DOING CHILDREN STORIES BUT THESE ARE SOME BLACK ASS DOLLS THAT LOOK A FOOL SO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO MICHELLE

  • Roe ski Love -GO STEELERS

    You learn something new everyday! My 9 year old daughter has the Sasha doll, I had no idea that it was to resemble the presidents doll. Shes had the doll for about a year.

  • sickofitt

    The dolls are cute, They should just change the names of them to Jessica and Sarah or something like that.

  • Black.Woman

    At first I said the dolls were cute, and I still think they are. But I agree that those little girls should be able to be little girls. It’s nice to see that Michelle is not a stage mom! 🙂

  • http://www.liveagl.com Alex Delarge Of Liveagl.com

    I don’t think you can stop that, unless Michelle copyrights her daughter’s name..so what if they are role models for little children..wouldnt that be a good thing

  • Anthony

    Stop this shit. I don’t remember a Caroline Kennedy doll or an Amy Carter doll. Last week I saw some f*ucking loosers with the President’s face on their f*cking unoffical inaugural soca concert flyer. And stop referring to the President as Barack and the first lady as Michelle, they are not your f*cking friends. It’s the President and First Lady, thank you very much. Nip this shit in the bud right now. F*cking disrespectful.

  • grillfixer

    ZZZzzzzzzz!!!

  • told you so

    The dolls are a bit much. I hope they get hit with a law-suit of maybe the super secret service will knock on there door late one night.
    And I have to agree with Anthony, President Obama and the First Lady deserve a little respect. Though the media did set precedence with Bill and Hillary.

  • Lady Architect

    I feel Michelle. She may be first lady, but she is first a wife and a mom and she don’t want people capitalizing off the little girls. What mother is not protective of her child. She doesn’t mind Barak and herself being in the spotlight, but she has always asked to leave the children out of it.

    Ty knew what they were doing because most of their beanie babies are animals and cartoon characters. The only beanie babies that looked like humans were white anyways. Clearly all they saw were dollar signs not pretty names.

  • Sydney

    I hope they release a commemorative action figure of Barack’s penis. Just the thought of wrapping my fingers around it gives me a tingle in my nethers.

  • The Twinz Mama

    I have to agree with First Lady Michelle. As a mom myself, I’d be pissed, and would move to have those things pulled off the market IMMEDIATELY!

  • http://Bossip Kimberley

    I smell a lawsuit. Handle that Michelle!

  • whoozdat1

    Malia is not even a common name. How many people do they know named Malia. Obviously a cop-off.

  • whoozdat1

    And displayed in front or a Barack Obama sign.

  • whoozdat1

    * of *

  • free

    what about all the people in the hood that are selling all kinds of sh*t with the obama’s on it? the dolls are cute but i can see where this can lead to problems later on.

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