The Seattle Times

Alan Diaz / The Associated Press, 2012
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Barbie battles punks stealing shelf space

Barbie products line shelves at most U.S. toy stores like this one in Hialeah, Fla. Sales of the aging diva are dipping as more edgy challengers win the hearts of kids who seem to outgrow Barbie at ever-younger ages. Vampy teen Monster High dolls are nipping at Barbie's heels, becoming the No. 2 doll brand in just three years.