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Toy Fair ’09: Dora’s Explorer Girls Features the Most Unique Interactive Experience Yet

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tweenage dora silhouette 163x300 Toy Fair 09: Doras Explorer Girls Features the Most Unique Interactive Experience YetAt Toy Fair we got to see an exclusive preview of Dora’s Explorer Girls as well as the new and older Dora the Explorer as a teenager . And after seeing the demo in person, we’re pretty confident that this will indeed be one of the hottest toys of the holiday 2010 season. The new Dora doll takes interactivity to a whole new level. There is a fair share of dolls that connect to the internet to unlock a virtual world, but the Dora Links Fashion doll doesn’t just do that – it takes it a step further by letting kids use the computer to customize the actual doll, by literally plugging in Dora via USB to their computer. Want to make Dora’s hair grow? Just a single click will get the actual Dora doll’s hair to grow in length. Want to make Dora have pink earrings? Using your computer, you can also have the Dora doll’s earrings actually turn pink! The customization opportunities are seemingly endless, and the fact that you get to see your personal touches for Dora happen in real time on a real physical doll is quite a feat of modern technology.

Additionally kids will be able to explore Dora’s interactive online world where they can explore, solve mysteries, and more. The Dora Links doll even has a special magical alert system which lets kids know that there have been new mysteries added to the Dora site – even when kids are away from the computer. Dora has grown up and is now in middle school so she has new fashions and a new look that she is ready to strut. The Dora Links fashion doll is expected to retail for $59.99 and there will also be other Dora Explorer Girls dolls and accessories available. We can’t reveal what Dora will look like now but her fans will certainly not be disapointed.





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  • Agnes Gallant

    I think this is completely ridiculous and unneccessary. Children should not grow up to believe that fashion and strutting around with platforms is the \in\ thing to do. Let them learn and have fun leave dora as who she is.

  • http://none Nicola

    I think the dora doll is cool and all and I believe it will be a hit toy but think about it, after a while, you will have tried everything and then the doll will be nothing, unused, unneccessary and thrown away. It actually is pretty pointless even though it might be popular for a while.

  • Tai Palomino

    I think this is awesome. What better way to teach children at an early age how to use the computer than by using someome they already love to learn with. I cant wait to get her for my 3 year old. The price is high but if it does everything its sposed to do then its well worth it.

  • Candy Smiles

    i think it is wonderful that this new thing will teach kids how to use the the computer, although the new version is not ok. when five and six year olds see the new image that is a bit older and more developped and not as “clean” they will wonder why they dont look like that. then they will start to want to look like that. i babysit a little girl and she LOVES dora. what is going to happen when they see it and want to look like that? plus not as many kids will be watching dora when the parents see what they are watching. i really think this should be a show for older kids if the company really want to go this far with her.

  • charlotte

    i think its AMAZING because dora needs to grow up. Kids need to know that you can not be a baby forever. It’s not like dora will be wearing a super short skirt, makeup and a belly shirt. She’s just getting older.

  • angle

    i love it and i think the ppl who hate it is jelouse

  • dora

    how do i see it in color?

  • Isabel

    I’M 11 YEARS OLD AND I LOVE DORA!!!! SHE IS A WHO RE NOW BUT.. I STILL <33 YOU

  • Joleen

    ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY? this is a TERRIBLE idea! have you looked at her body? she looks like a slut! dora is for educational purposes only. if girls wanted to idolize fashion dolls, they could use bratz. im very disappointed that they are doing this. it is disgusting and really shows our priorities in our society.

  • annabel

    OMG!
    THIS IS HORRIBLE!!!!
    HOW COULD THEY MAKE DORA A BITCHY PLASTIC SLUT?????

  • joe

    she looks like a whore. im disappointed in her cuz now shes a whore…=(

  • Anna Sanchez

    I really am upset that you would try to change Dora’s image. She does not have to grow up. She is a fictional character that todlers’ love all over the world. It is not up to us to change her if we don’t like her image. It is about the children loving it and learning at the same time. She is a fictional character. What do we care if she grows up or not. Let her stay as she is so that the next generation can love her just as all other children have. My children watch it and love it just the way it is. If you change her what is that showing young girls. You need to look this way no matter what. That can leave to more girls having eating disorders because they want to look thin. That is what these other characters show, i.e. Barbie and Bratz. Please don’t change a great thing.

  • Ashley

    Well, I honestly don’t think this is the best idea that these morons could come up with. I’m 13 [almost 14] and Dora is a big success at my school. I think that it would be an “okay” idea for a new eye color or something… but THIS is ridiculous. Toddlers watch this! I hope these people realize that Moms are super ticked off that their daughters are going to be all over new clothes and make-up just because of the new Dora. And by the way, cartoon characters don’t have to be great looking to be the best or the new super cool thing. Just look at Napoloeon Dynamite! :) I’m just kidding… I love him. But seriously dudes. Not cool.

  • leahcrashabella

    this is totally stupid, children should grow up having fun and not acting all sluty. i think teenage dora will be the most stupidist thing ever! younger dora is way better. i have a niece that LOVES dora and i dont want her to get hurt cause there will be a teenage dora she is only 3 years old.

  • Jennifer

    This silhouette doesn’t look slutty at all to me. She is wearing flat shoes, not high heels. The dress goes to her knees and is flowy, instead of super short and tight. She has slightly puffed sleeves, not spaghetti straps or strapless. I read a news report on this and mattel states that Dora will wear no makeup and she actually is wearing leggings under her dress. I think the majority of those who are saying this is slutty or whorish are jumping to conclusions. This is merely an older version of Dora, not “street walker Dora”. Her focus will still be on adventures just like the younger version, but for older girls. Girls generally lose interest in Dora once they get past kindergarten. This is mattel’s attempt to provide a still adventurous Dora that older girls will be interested in. Plus this new Dora is in response to many parents’ requests for an older Dora. This is not something Mattel decided to do all on their own. Parents asked for it. Chill out people and give it a chance.

  • swiperno swiping!

    Well the “new” dora dosen’t look “slutty” at all..its a good learning toy for kids and come on how many teenaged girls do u kno that still play with dolls…lol…man by the time i was 13 i dont think i wanted to be caught dead with a doll!!…lol its to childish so who else are they going to aim this feature at?? 6-12yrs olds i guess. it will also teach kids that growing up is a part of life..i mean other then all the positive benifits of this new doll..how is it any differnt than barbie or polly pocket..those are pretty moderinized looking dolls..and bratz!! im all for the education!

  • Taylor

    All of you are saying Dora looks like a slut but she doesn’t. I have seen sluttier things than that. If you take the sillouette of a lot toys on the market they will look like sluts. That doesn’t mean they are. Her dress is long enough. she is wearing flat shoes. So her hair is longer and she’s wearing a dress, boo hoo. She is growing up something that happens to everyone and mattel know what they are doing, they wouldn’t make a slutty doll for little kids.

  • boots

    i dont think this is such a bad thing..its still educational. I think alot of people should stop refering to dora as a whore..considering i’ve never once seen an episode on treehouse tv where dora is working as a prostitute, having unlawful sex or engaging in any sex for money!!…lol its not right to put down an “idol” that so many young children adore..further more, mums should be censoring tv channels their “tots” are watchn..my kids under 5 only watch treehouse tv, tvo kids or if we’re channel surfing or picking out videos/dvds i preview them first or watch it with them to help explain things if need be. nickalodean/ytv and other channels alike are just not ment for kids under 6yrs..for obvious reasons.afterall,..who is really the parent the television/media or YOU..lol

  • kitkat768

    i think this is kool!!! dora should change so kids think that she could be realand also dora can teach the kids more stuff

  • staci

    i think its funny how people talk about dora like a real person shes a character. So now she has a skirt on and looks like more realistic did anyone notice that in her old self she has a belly shirt on no i bet not. change is good and i think over all it will help the company that made her grow as i think they should the rugrats grew up to now its time for all you people that have nothing better to do then complain about the CARTOON characters need to do the same thing and grow up

  • Haley

    This is very, very unreasonable…Dora the Explorer is a hit as it is there is no reason to moderize! The media these days is changing, big time! Most of these changes are not good. I was never expecting to see this from DORA! Dora is a big influence and I do hope the makers do rethink this!

  • ALIX

    WOW I DONT THIK THAT SHE IS THAT BAD…… IM 11 AND KIDS IN MY GRADE(6TH) HAVE BEEN WEARING EYE LINER SINCE 2ND GRADE.I DONT THINK THE WAY DORA DRESSES EFFECTS ANYONE THINK ABOUT IT MORONS(NO OFFENCE) THINK ABOU HOW A FITIONAL TV CHARICTER DRESSES AFFECTS YOU. IT6S JUST SHOWING HOW KIDS GET OLDER.

  • Karlie

    Okay, so like im always like used to seeing this cute little chubby dora thats like “abamano’s.. SWIPER NO SWIPER” And like, i don’t mind the change. It’s just that… like… pooh bear. Who doesn’t love that cute little guy, well he doesn’t change and is a classic as we all know. Kids still love him. Dorah doesn’t need to change either. Why make her older, like a “teen” when no teens are going to watch dora, so theres honestly no point, coming from me.

  • jhgklrsg

    THOSE PEOPLE SAYING SHE LOOKS LIKE A SLUT, I HAVE SEEN THE NEW DORA DOLL AND NOT JUST THE SILHOUETTE, SHE HAS PURPLE LEGGINGS UNDER THE DRESS, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE SKIN TIGHT YOU CAN’T TELL. I STILL THINK THE CHANGE IS IN APPROPRIATE, GIRLS WILL SEE A CUTE GIRL TURNING TO A TALL SKINNY TEEN WHO IS DITCHING OUTDOORS FOR THE CITY. IT’S WRONG.

  • amanda :)

    Okay this Dora thing is not so bad. just b/c young girls are gonna wanna look like her doesn’t mean they’ll do it. She doesn’t wear make-up so its not a big problem I am a 15 year old girl and i watch Dora with my little sisters all the time. I dress like that. Its not whorish b/c its the style. this doll will actually teach girls about what the style is but still educating them by having them being able to access the computer. I don’t see this has a problem at all. We all grow. like it makes a difference, we all know the style we all know what in. as the young girls grow they’re gonna find this out so, i believe everyone is blowing it out of proportion. i could understand if they were giving her mature girl parts, but they aren’t. well there is my opinion…peace.

  • A.

    When children go through puberty, they get a shape.

    Will some of you start calling your children, siblings and nieces sluts when they actually start to get hips and breasts? Consider this – it’s difficult enough for kids enough without having to hear “What a skeezer” in regards to their bodies changing and making them think that gaining a little bit of fat in certain areas is not okay.

    Some people get things to age with their audience. Where were you douchebags when Harry Potter grew up with it’s audience? Or Sailormoon?

  • chelsea bea

    i personally think this is wrong. dora should not be promoting this kind of role moddel for children. isn’t it bad enough that our teens are acting older then they actual are? and now our tods are gunna think its okay to be walking around like superficial barbie dolls. now they’re gunna be aiming towards popularity and wanting to wear make up. as a parent i do not aprove of this blasphemy. and strongly disagree.

  • http://google Ge’Anna

    I THINK THAT THE NEW DORA IS CUTE

  • lopez

    wow i think it would be postive reforcement to the younger youth of america and parents chill dora is awesome your kids arent gonna go and beg for a mini skirt of high heels. she wasnt even looking like a slut at all she real cute so juss chill if it was bad they wouldnt show dora all grown up

  • MB

    I think that the new dora is alot prettier and is NOT a slut.
    Kids grow up, so what big deal. They are still going to have the old one on also. She is still going to go on adventures and stuff, its just going to be aimed at older people so the love can last longer. Anyways, the old dora’s shirt was always high and showed her
    tummy!

  • Bernadette

    i think that the new dora is cute! i am 11 years old and she dresses the way most 6th graders do! and to the people who call her a slut..well i am sorry to burst your bubble but maybe they wont put this grown up dora into the toddler dora the explorer. im just saying that all the people who commented about how its fine..well you are absolutly right! leggings,knee-skirt,flats? completely appropriet!! i mean the rugrats star in ‘all grown up’ and they look and dress of how we do! and you except them and not pretty grown up dora? makes no sence. all i say is just except the new dora as a role model for the older group of girls (8-12) thank you.

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  • LuciaE

    My 2 yr old really enjoys Dora and as much as she drives me crazy I wouldn’t mind if she liked the new Dora, although the new doll may be too interactive for her.

    If you want to SEE THE ACTUAL PICTURE not just the silhouette check out the link below:
    http://www.canadianfamily.ca/blog/familyjewels/hotornot/2009/03/18/dora-the-explorer-or-dora-the-fashionista/

    IT’S NOT AS BAD AS SOME OF YOU FOLKS POINTED…could do without the glossy lips in my opinion.

  • http://yahoo jenni

    omq!!! what moron would tryto change dora!!!!??? she’s a classic and should be left untouvhed!!! shes a freekin cartoon!!! cartoons dont grow up…they stay the same and still get better and better!!! sure she looks pretty…but she should be the same classic old dora every one loves…i like how she looks and what she wears but my little sis love LITTLE dora and so do other kids…they shouldnt forget about little dora

  • ddddddd

    she looks coooooool

  • olivia

    I can not believe that they r doing this to Dora.
    i saw the picture of her already,her face doesn’t look different but her body does.
    :)
    i think i might watch it!!!
    LOL

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