I leave it to you to decide whether neo-Shortcake is a tool of the patriarchy. And lest you lose your faith in capitalism, please consider that someone is being paid to write and report stories like: "The Shocking Cost: If Strawberry's Shortcake's Makeover was real."
Her makeover goes beyond the work of a stylist, hair iron and tinted contacts, says Scott W. Mosser, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco, Calif. In fact, Mosser says, Shortcake looks to have had a complete facial reconstruction.
"This is not a rejuvenation. The nose is completely different, her eyes are different shapes," he says of the old and new dolls. "Most people want a subtle update, not a fundamental change to what they look like."
Given the eyelid lift, nose job, lip plumping, freckle removal, and various other procedures, Mainstreet.com puts the price at a very reasonable $23,675.19.