Iranian Lawman Blasts Barbie

Top prosecutor calls for ban on Western toy imports
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 7:42 AM CDT
Iranian shopkeeper Hamid Reza Delband displays a doll at his toy shop, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, April 28, 2008.    (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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(Newser) – Barbie, Batman, and Harry Potter have no place in the Islamic Republic of Iran, says the nation's top prosecutor. He warned of the "social danger" that toys and other Western cultural imports pose to his country and has called for a ban, the BBC reports. Barbie is a big seller in Iran, and the country's little girls haven't been as keen on the more modestly dressed, Iranian-made alternative.