There is a challenge going around Instagram where people are either doing their makeup like Bratz dolls or drawing Bratz dolls (you can see some of the posts with the hashtag
) which inspired me to make this post. As a kid, I used to play with Barbie dolls but I just didn't like their fashion sense (and I couldn't afford the collector's editions that had better clothes) and they all sorta looked the same so I really loved when Bratz dolls came out. They weren't all white and blue-eyed, and they weren't only an accessory to Barbie. All Bratz dolls were equally advertised. They weren't sold as one doll being the most important one like with Barbie dolls, they were sold as a group of friends. Which is why I loved the cartoon much more than Barbie movies too.
Barbie owner tried to kill Bratz franchise.
In 2006, Mattel filed a 58-page lawsuit against MGA Entertainment for intellectual property theft because the creator of Bratz came up with the dolls while he was still working for Mattel.
At the time, MGA chief executive Isaac Larian told the Telegraph, “It's an absolute pure act of desperation. Mattel lives in a fantasy land. They don't own Bratz and they know it. It's all fabricated paranoia from a company that's lost its leadership.”
MGA then accused Mattel of stealing their idea because they made the My Scene brand.
You can read more about the war between Barbie and Bratz HERE
Some parents claimed that Bratz dolls were promoting promiscuity with their clothing and make up. Other people claimed that Barbie dolls were all a size 0, while with Bratz you knew that you couldn't grow a head that big, get rid of your feet and nose to match these dolls which implied that it was easier to copy Barbie dolls with more than just clothes.
Here are some of the collections:
First Edition - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha
Flaunt It! - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha
Beach Party - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha
Funk N' Glow - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Meygan
Xpress It! - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Meygan
Boyz - Cameron, Dylan
Formal Funk - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Dana, Nevra (Playset Exclusive), Cameron, Dylan, Eitan, Koby
Funk N' Glow - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Meygan, Dana, Cameron, Dylan, Eitan, Koby
Slumber Party - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Meygan, Dana (Playset Exclusive), Fianna (Playset Exclusive)
Strut It! - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Meygan
Style It! - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Dana
Wintertime Wonderland - Cloe, Jade, Yasmin, Sasha, Dana, Cameron, Dylan, Eitan, Koby, Cade
Boyz - Cameron, Dylan
Boyz Motorcycle Style - Cade
Boyz Nu-Cool - Cameron, Dylan, Eitan, Koby
Spring Fling (Limited Edition) - Jade
Sweet Heart (Limited Edition) - Meygan
Big Bratz (Limited Collectors' Edition)-Cloe, Yasmin, Meygen
To see all of the collections through the years, click HERE
Here are some of the bratz dolls (that I had):