Mezco Toyz introduced Gangsta Babies, a set of four 10-inch vinyl baby dolls decked out like refugees from a 2004 ad agency trend board. They illustrate perfectly the risks of designing a product that parrots fleeting trends instead of trying to attain an actual creative vision. Though that red-haired one does give me an idea for a series of baby unfunny comedians that'd include Carrot Top, Joe Piscopo, Carlos Mencia, and Jeff Foxworthy. Or Larry the Cable Guy? Wait, aren't they the same guy?
flickr's kbaird: "this is worse than Bratz" [flickr, here's another closeup shot]
Gangsta Babies are available for pre-order, which means they'll be even lamer when they finally arrive. [mezcotoyz.com]