So the outfit says Soundgarden, and the zine says Bikini Kill, but the bedroom set definitely says Chemical Brothers. We all know what a schwa pillow means, and these raver girls are way too young to be candyflipping and taking nootropics that don't even have street names yet.
This is like if Cock Ring Ken's box said "New! Comes with a cock ring!" in a puffy font.
It's pretty rad that the computer makes dial-up noises, though.
Some of us don't know what a schwa pillow is or means, and google is useless.
Fascinating, I had no idea there was a specific artist to credit for alien iconography. From context I guessed he was referring to the smiley face which screams "PARTY DRUGS" much more strongly to me. But the overall effect is more "straight-laced teen consuming rave iconography devoid of context from Hot Topic long after it was culturally relevant" which was definitely A Thing around the millennium (and hell I think might be A Thing again today considering how goo-goo the zoomers are for the era), so for the doll I think it tracks.
thanks! in the 90s my schoolfiends just called that specific way of drawing aliens a 'schwa' and we didn't know why
Oh my god, it's got the inflatable chair. I'm going to die.
Though I maintain the cordless phone is an anachronism. Should be a corded phone in red or orange transparent acrylic.
I was a teen in the '90s and remember all the big fashion trends. I clearly remember every girl in my class matching their wardrobe to the most influential film of the generation: Tank Girl.
None of those dolls look anything like Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, or (soundtrack-producer) Courtney Love!
It'd be interesting to see what the target audience makes of Nicki being afraid of 'Y2K bug'.
Soundgarden really is an odd choice, but they did have some (one?) scene-adjacent elements: