Am I the only one who's slightly creeped out by Hasbro's brilliant Christmas gift idea: the Baby Alive Doll series?
I'm not one to slink away from disturbing play things. I do have the Jane-in-the-Box bride of Chuckie doll after all. But Baby Alive is different. It's the kind that comes off as something innocent ... and then, when you least expect it... it shocks you to pants-peeing heights! It's kinda like Damien of The Omen. Evil lurking beneath those angelic eyes.
Overdrama aside, Hasbro says that the Baby Alive dolls are meant to teach young girls how to be responsible and caring with absolute realism. True. I get that. Nothing teaches quite like an actual experience. But if I'm ever left alone in a room with these dollies, I swear, I will get a heart attack!
Baby Alive is a novel idea in doll love. Seriously. And I'm not holding back my two-thumbs up because of that work of genius. I'm pretty sure daughters everywhere will want one Baby Alive this Christmas and Hasbro will make a killing in sales.
But if it were up to me, I would've taken this doll on an elaborate 2-and-half-month launch --crossing Halloween and Christmas!