Some things just aren’t right…

Michelle Trachtenberg
Michelle Trachtenberg Bratzified

Case in point: Bratz dolls. I can’t believe I’m alone in thinking they’re deeply disturbing in terms of look (quite frankly, they give me the heebie jeebies), and now Worth 1000’s running a competition to turn the world into them.

Well, okay, they’re really asking for manga versions of famous film and tv stars and the like, really, but it amounts to the same thing — look what they’ve done to Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Michelle Trachtenberg. Very clever stuff, but ewwww…

… It’s a slippery slope, I tells ya!

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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