Saturday, September 15, 2012

China: No to Barbie, Yes to Books

Mattel shut its China-based Barbie flagship store in March of last year after it learned that Chinese parents would rather have their children read books than take a doll for a spin in her plastic Corvette. 

-from "Home Depot Learns Chinese Prefer Do-It-For-Me" in today's WSJ.

Meredith Wilson had a word lyric for this problem.

Lego Stores in China?  That's an altogether different matter, and of course there are.

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