Monday, March 16, 2009
Strawberry Shortcake's not the only one getting a makeover
...and it's not just Hasbro that's redesigning hot properties. The image above is supposedly a nine-to-ten-year-old Dora the Explorer, who will apparently become a Nancy Drew-like tween come this Fall (her official design wasn't supposed to be revealed until then, either, but angry parents forced Nickelodeon and Mattel's hand). The redesign is an attempt to reach the girls who grew up on Dora (who has been on the air for almost ten years, after all), although the original Dora series will continue to air. As far as I can tell, the Tween Dora will be more about an online game than a tv series, with an interactive doll ala Webkins.