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October 1, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake redux

In 2006, I wrote a post about how a New York Times article was inaccurate and figured it was going to be the last time I was going to be able to do it. And it basically was. But...

Check out this article about revamping Strawberry Shortcake for the 21st century, or if you don't feel like it, just look at the image from it:

Now look at the official Strawberry Shortcake website.

Strawberry Shortcake never looked like the Times' version. I'm just sayin. Diogenes Club 2, Times 0. Also, the article says that she's made $2.5 billion since 2003, how the hell did that happen?

And as long as I'm talking about 21st century revamps, Hasbro is modernizing Clue to make it more relevant to kids today, which I find odd, because it wasn't like old timey colonels with monocles and grand dame widows were popular when we were kids and we still put up with Clue.

Posted by Will at October 1, 2008 2:07 AM


I saw an ad for this new Clue and was saddened by it. For some reason I have a lot of nostalgia about Clue. I bought a used copy a few years ago of the version (the one in which each room is represented by a close-up photograph of a fabric or other surface) that existed when I was a kid. I'm especially disappointed to see that the characters have changed. My brother and I would always fight over who got to be Professor Plum.

Posted by: diana at October 1, 2008 10:01 AM