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DC Shocker: WB Licensing Ruins Super Best Friends Forever

Written by ThanosCopter on Monday, July 29 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

DC Shocker: WB Licensing Ruins Super Best Friends Forever

Warner Bros. has turned the layered superhero shorts into wide eyed, generic bratz characters.

Source: The Nerd Signal

This is Super Best Friends Forever, a series of cartoon shorts featuring Wonder Girl (who spoke with a distinct Greek accent), Batgirl and Supergirl designed by Lauren Faust, who was also behind the recent My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

SBFF was a hit amongst comic fans, who loved the quirky humor and the fact that the characters all had unique designs, characteristics and voices.  Not surprisingly, the powers at WB thought that the concept also had some potential to kickstart a line of superhero costumes for young girls, which they licensed out to Rubies.  Here's what the geniuses came up with.

Goddamnit, guys. 

Now, I get that this is a marketing campaign that's trying to sell superhero skirts to little girls.  I get that they'd rather use the actual costumes they're selling instead of the original costume designs?  But c'mon, do we need to whitewash characters and reduce them to little twigs?  How did a concept that used diverse body types and characters turn into generic Bratz dolls? I mean, Bratz are the worst thing to happen to girls' toys since the infamous "Math Class is Hard Barbie".

UPDATE:  It's been pointed out by intrepid staff writer IvCNuB4 that it was DC's licensing department that approved this disaster of a marketing campaign for a third party vendor. We've updated the article to reflect who to be upset at. 

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