Cross-posted at Ms.
Previously we’ve posted on the sexy makeovers recently given to Dora the Explorer, Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobby, Lisa Frank, Trolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, and the Sun Maid. Here we have three more.
My Little Pony
The original My Little Pony, chubby and adorable (source):
Today they’re thinner, with an open mouth, more provocative stances, and more responsive positions (source):
Vintage Rainbow Brite:
Rainbow Brite today:
Finally, Monika alerted us to the new look for Candy Land. First, vintage Candy Land.
2005:Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.