Toys Come w/Messages. Toy figures & cartoon figures r stand-ins 4real people. Consider barbie, ken & friends: do u remember seeing a wide range of body types? Of racial features? Even manufacturers of more realistic barbie-like dolls have stuck 2a narrow range of types. Ever see an overweight barbie- or ken-type doll? A below- or above-average height one? If such dolls were hyped on tv & sold, what msg would kids get?
See below. It would help to know how old your child is. But, it is highly unlikely that either would have an effect on your child's body image. This is normally effected by social pressure, pears, and the media.