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In January of last year, my wife and I asked people to email Mattel, and ask for the Hope Barbie, a Barbie that was surviving cancer, with a bald head and wigs. We wanted her to be called Hope Barbie. This has become a reality, as Mattel is releasing the Hope Barbie, where all proceeds go to benefit children's cancer research.

Mattel told my wife that they do not accept unsolicited Barbie ideas, and yet here we are. Well at least they are making the Barbie, and little girls with cancer will feel more beautiful.

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Post #1   6/19/13 6:13:01PM   

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Awesome dude!

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Post #2   6/19/13 6:58:32PM   

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did they give you any kind of recognition for coming up with the idea? im not really talking money but it would be nice to see them show some appreciation towards the people that came up with the idea. good job getting this accomplished

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We did not receive any recognition, or any thanks. However, it is just so nice to know that we had an impact on the lives of children fighting cancer. We are the ones that started the facebook petition last year, and it was noted that the facebook petition is the reason the Barbie was created. I also wanted to thank the guys who sent emails to Mattel when I posted the original post. I am sure that those emails helped a great deal. Thank you playgrounders, for your support.

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Posted by backalley101

We did not receive any recognition, or any thanks. However, it is just so nice to know that we had an impact on the lives of children fighting cancer. We are the ones that started the facebook petition last year, and it was noted that the facebook petition is the reason the Barbie was created. I also wanted to thank the guys who sent emails to Mattel when I posted the original post. I am sure that those emails helped a great deal. Thank you playgrounders, for your support.


Great cause man.

Post #5   6/19/13 11:17:00PM   

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thxs man

Post #6   6/19/13 11:22:42PM   

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I can't really sum up how cool that is and how much respect you and your wife deserve for championing the idea. Great concept and it's incredible that it has come to fruition.


Congrats backalley101

Post #7   6/20/13 12:17:34AM   

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That is awesome, even if they stole your idea without recognition.

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Post #8   6/20/13 5:19:21AM   

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Posted by ncordless

That is awesome, even if they stole your idea without recognition.



This. Great to hear your hard work paid off

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What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in the playground is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no props, and may the mods have mercy on your soul.


Post #9   6/20/13 8:14:45AM   

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Well played mate. I remember when you originally posted about this. Someone in product development at Mattel is probably riding off your idea and enjoying a fat pay rise right now.

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All proceeds go to research? Pretty awesome man, well done.

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Good job, for a good cause. Says upon further research this idea was made in 2011

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Post #13   6/20/13 1:09:58PM   

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Good on you for reaching out to them whether it was your idea or not

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We have the original email that we sent and we did start a Facebook petition to send to Mattel and I did not know of earlier ones.

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