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The return of the Golliwog?

By Skidbladnir - 16 December 2011 57

golliwogs

Have you seen many golliwogs around town?

There’s a shop in Tuggeranong with a front window packed full of them, claiming they’re again quite the popular toy for children.

What’s Your opinion?


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The return of the Golliwog?
JennD 4:38 pm 17 Dec 11

johnboy said :

JennD said :

Bring on the CALD dollies! I’d be happy to let my kids play with toys that are an example of the world they do live in rather than examples of the ‘right’ world. Especially representative of the worlds many valid faiths and religions.

Linguistically diverse dollies?

Fair call – except for those that have recorded ‘voices’.. Although having dolls that say “mama” in a variety of languages probably won’t be made for they wouldn’t sell I suppose.

johnboy 4:18 pm 17 Dec 11

JennD said :

Bring on the CALD dollies! I’d be happy to let my kids play with toys that are an example of the world they do live in rather than examples of the ‘right’ world. Especially representative of the worlds many valid faiths and religions.

Linguistically diverse dollies?

JennD 3:26 pm 17 Dec 11

astrojax said :

my son has the one you can see with the yellow shirt, right middle. it sits next to mr squiggle and a monkey on top of his indoor cubby. he loves it; and as there are more dark skinned people on the planet than light skinned people, it shouldn’t be surprising that inanimate representations are both fair and light coloured, really… where are the olive and light brown dolls, but?

what are dolls like in china, anyone?

I think dolls in China are often white, wide eyed and with blonde or red hair like ‘ours’. This probably contributes to the skyrocketing levels of young Asian women who are having surgeries to appear closer to the apparent western ideal.

Bring on the CALD dollies! I’d be happy to let my kids play with toys that are an example of the world they do live in rather than examples of the ‘right’ world. Especially representative of the worlds many valid faiths and religions.

chewy14 1:39 pm 17 Dec 11

Racccccciiiiiiisssssssstttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!

Henry82 1:05 pm 17 Dec 11

dungfungus said :

I would rather have my children have one of these that one with a burka.

not sure if trying to be funny, or just very stupid

astrojax 12:33 pm 17 Dec 11

my son has the one you can see with the yellow shirt, right middle. it sits next to mr squiggle and a monkey on top of his indoor cubby. he loves it; and as there are more dark skinned people on the planet than light skinned people, it shouldn’t be surprising that inanimate representations are both fair and light coloured, really… where are the olive and light brown dolls, but?

what are dolls like in china, anyone?

RegGrundies 11:14 am 17 Dec 11

Useless tidbit – Jeff Kennett has one of the largest Golliwog collections in Australia

TheDancingDjinn 10:18 am 17 Dec 11

dungfungus said :

lizw said :

I think they’re just called “Gollis” these days.

I would rather have my children have one of these that one with a burka.

Seriously? one of the most stupid comments i have ever read. If this country letting in people of other races and relgions bothers you – then maybe you should f*** off, coz we’re full.

Jethro 10:17 am 17 Dec 11

I noticed this when I moved to Canberra about 4 years ago. They’re everywhere. I like them.

dungfungus 8:39 am 17 Dec 11

lizw said :

I think they’re just called “Gollis” these days.

I would rather have my children have one of these that one with a burka.

Mr Waffle 8:00 am 17 Dec 11

One of the pharmacies in Belconnen mall stocks them, always a bit surprising to see…

Pandy 12:13 am 17 Dec 11

Try that in Harlem.

RedDogInCan 11:25 pm 16 Dec 11

The biscuits are called Scallywags these days – I still enjoy nibbling their hair off, then the arms and legs.

lizw 7:48 pm 16 Dec 11

I think they’re just called “Gollis” these days.

taninaus 6:58 pm 16 Dec 11

I know they are supposed to be politically incorrect – but I have one I got as a child that is almost as tall as I am that sits around in the easy chair enjoying life and occasional cuddles from the cat and visiting children.

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