I suppose I should no longer be surprised when DC Comics or DC Licensing does something idiotic.
I have disappointed lately in the comics and in the movies. So why not the toys?
And so I provide this link to The Outhousers and there story covering a new look at the Super Best Friends Forever: http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/123360-dc-shocker-wb-merchandising-ruins-super-best-friends-forever.html
And the above picture is that new promotion for the characters.
The horror. The horror.
Did we really need to morph the BFFs into Bratz-style girls? Giant eyes. Microscopic waists. Smothered in pink. Donna's jumpsuit becomes a mini-dress.And Batgirl looks like she is leaning against a stripper pole.
It is the most generic and most depressing interpretation there could be.
What is this for? Dolls? Party favors? A new cartoon series (shudder).
I hope they aren't calling them the Super Best Friends Forever. Because this look is about as far away from that interpretation of the characters as possible.
It just doesn't make sense.
Especially when Lauren Faust's real Super Best Friends Forever is out there. It was wildly popular. People are clamoring for more. And we have a variety of body types and not a drop of pink. It has a more classic interpretation of the characters' costumes.
And we have seen these characters in stories. In five brief shorts, we got to know their personalities.
Why not leverage the popularity of this existing interpretation? It is beloved.
You wouldn't be happy seeing that first picture either!