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8-year-old Angelina Giani of Boca Raton, Florida is a huge fan of Bratz dolls with over 30 in her collection. But when she started to notice that the dolls didn’t really resemble her, she decided to write to MGA Entertainment, the company behind Bratz. Angelina told WPTV News Channel 5 that she felt, "They only have like blonde hair, mostly blonde hair and they're like very, very tall.” She wrote to the doll makers requesting that they create a doll that more closely resembled her and even sent designs to accompany the hand written letter. Angelina said her letter began, “Dear MGA, I am a very big fan of you. I love all the dolls you make.” The illustrations depicted dolls with less makeup, shorter hair and longer dresses, which she felt more closely reflected her look. Angelina’s mother, Rosana Giani, said that her daughter is never afraid of being different and customizes her own clothes by cutting long sleeves, or sewing ruffles on pajama pants that are too short.

Four weeks after the letter was sent, LA based MGA Entertainment surprised Angelina and her mom by sending three custom made dolls that were inspired by their fan’s drawings. The company took Angelina’s sketches and transformed them into actual outfits for the dolls, used different shades to reflect the makeup drawn and gave one of the dolls a bob haircut like her illustration. “We were very impressed and touched by Angelina’s designs,” said an MGA representative. Rosana thought the letter was simply a great writing exercise for her daughter, and told WPTV, “I never knew they were going to respond, I didn't think they would take her seriously." Angelina said, “It felt kinda cool, and I felt proud.”

will the custom dolls cost more?
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...They still make Bratz dolls? o.o;
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?
Nope We still sale them.
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


I think Barbie probably ripped off Lisa Frank ... lol
EDIT: I mean Bratz probably ripped off Lisa Frank. Sorry.
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


I think Barbie probably ripped off Lisa Frank ... lol

Barbie's been around longer than Lisa Frank.
I prefer Monster High, anyway.
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


I think Barbie probably ripped off Lisa Frank ... lol

Barbie's been around longer than Lisa Frank.
I prefer Monster High, anyway.


Here's what I mean.

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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


I think Barbie probably ripped off Lisa Frank ... lol

Barbie's been around longer than Lisa Frank.
I prefer Monster High, anyway.


Here's what I mean.


I seriously couldn't care less.
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


I think Barbie probably ripped off Lisa Frank ... lol

Barbie's been around longer than Lisa Frank.
I prefer Monster High, anyway.


Here's what I mean.


I seriously couldn't care less.


Oh, I made a mistake. I meant that Bratz stole from Lisa Frank, maybe.
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


I think Barbie probably ripped off Lisa Frank ... lol

Barbie's been around longer than Lisa Frank.
I prefer Monster High, anyway.


Here's what I mean.


I seriously couldn't care less.


Oh, I made a mistake. I meant that Bratz stole from Lisa Frank, maybe.

Naw, Not enough RAINBOW
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


Mattel lost the lawsuit. But they reduced bratz store items by a LOT. Also mattel is now ripping off bratz with the monster high dolls.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/mattel-loses-lawsuit-with-mga-bratz_n_852223.html

I'm a 20 year old with a 5 year old mind. I still like dolls. Maybe it is just nostalgia.

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That's cute and all... but I think this little girl is confusing barbie with bratz . They have doll variety. They have (or at least had in my time) a blonde, a brunette, a redhead, black haired one, and a black bratz

randomly googled bratz images, pretty sure they aren't mostly all blonde rolleyes

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Barbie's been around longer than Lisa Frank.
I prefer Monster High, anyway.


Here's what I mean.


I seriously couldn't care less.


Oh, I made a mistake. I meant that Bratz stole from Lisa Frank, maybe.

Naw, Not enough RAINBOW
You got that right. One thing I like about Lisa Frank
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


Mattel lost the lawsuit. But they reduced bratz store items by a LOT. Also mattel is now ripping off bratz with the monster high dolls.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/mattel-loses-lawsuit-with-mga-bratz_n_852223.html

I'm a 20 year old with a 5 year old mind. I still like dolls. Maybe it is just nostalgia.

@ article.

That's cute and all... but I think this little girl is confusing barbie with bratz . They have doll variety. They have (or at least had in my time) a blonde, a brunette, a redhead, black haired one, and a black bratz

randomly googled bratz images, pretty sure they aren't mostly all blonde rolleyes

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Well They are shipped based on Ethic Majority to various parts. In Some Cities, more black Bratz are sold verse the Blonde bratz. In Others Hispanic over rule them both. I work in Retail so I been seeing it. Barbie, Bratz, and a few other dolls are like that. It's one reason why I like Cabbage patch kids. They say none them are alike.
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Weren't Bratz dolls pulled from the shelves after Mattel won a patent lawsuit which had alleged that Bratz ripped of Barbie?


Mattel lost the lawsuit. But they reduced bratz store items by a LOT. Also mattel is now ripping off bratz with the monster high dolls.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/mattel-loses-lawsuit-with-mga-bratz_n_852223.html

I'm a 20 year old with a 5 year old mind. I still like dolls. Maybe it is just nostalgia.

@ article.

That's cute and all... but I think this little girl is confusing barbie with bratz . They have doll variety. They have (or at least had in my time) a blonde, a brunette, a redhead, black haired one, and a black bratz

randomly googled bratz images, pretty sure they aren't mostly all blonde rolleyes

User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.
Well They are shipped based on Ethic Majority to various parts. In Some Cities, more black Bratz are sold verse the Blonde bratz. In Others Hispanic over rule them both. I work in Retail so I been seeing it. Barbie, Bratz, and a few other dolls are like that. It's one reason why I like Cabbage patch kids. They say none them are alike.


That's weird I have never seen or heard about shipping due to ethic majority. Lol I remember the Cabbage patch kids.

Still, when I was little I wasn't bothered by the fact that Barbie's main doll was blonde and I am not blonde. I have so many blonde barbies. I also had a friend who played with barbies with me when I was little. She wasn't blonde and did not have a problem with that. We just saw them as dolls.

I don't see why this little girl has a problem with it. Sounds like a little b***h to me.
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I hate Bratz dolls. Those things are ugly.

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