Completely Random Photo of the Day: Hairless Dolls

As you may (or may not) already know about your friendly neighborhood jman (here I am, baring my soul to the interents, once again), I’m into comic books and comic related stuff.  And by “comic related stuff” I really mean toys.  So much so, I even run another site called “the Container”.  Nonono.  This isn’t a shameless plug.  At all.  This is not an attempt for me to garner more “likes” on the Container FB page, either.  No.  How dare you make such assumptions.  There’s a reason for me to mention the Container here.  And the reason is you. I’ve found a reason to show, a side of me you didn’t know.  A reason for all I do.  And the reason is you thus:

just minding my own business when...?!?!?
just minding my own business when…?!?!?

I was walking through my local Toys R Us, on my continual search for a topic for yet another article, when out of the corner of my eye I spotted these dolls.  I thought to myself, (who else would I think to?  You?) as I whizzed through the Barbie aisle:  Is that doll bald?

It puzzled me so much, that I actually went back to get a second look (and take some pictures of course).  And sure as shit, the doll was bald!

I stood there, probably for hours.  My small brain, trying to wrap itself around what my eyeballs were taking in.  At first, my brain came up with:  It’s gotta be some sort of hair/wig changing thing.  Girls are all into makeup and hair styling and shit.  Why else sell a bald doll?!?!?

don't blame me! i'm not his mind. i control bodily functions and such. there's no scientific proof your mind is in your brain!
don’t blame me! i’m not his mind. i control bodily functions and such. there’s no scientific proof your mind is in your brain!

Don’t get mad at me.  This was my brain talking.

All this was ping ponging between my ears, until I got a better look at the doll.  Which, as it turns out, was a boy doll!?!?!

Man, this shit was just getting weirder and weirder.

Lo and behold, it’s not just doll makers trying to cash in by exploiting bald people.  No, the dolls are for cancer research.  That is to say, the doll was created to show that the makers of Bratz dolls support cancer research.  I don’t know if the doll itself actually supports cancer research or not.  I don’t want to presume anything, either. Suffice it to say, I was impressed by the gesture.

Not enough to buy one, mind you.  But, enough to pass the message along to you, at least.



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