Iran wants to ban the American icons of consumerism to protect “Iran’s culture and revolutionary values.” As far as Barbie goes, ban her there, ban her here, I’m in agreement with that. I can proudly say that I am one of the few American girls who NEVER had or wanted a Barbie. (Although, I did have the charlie’s angels Kate Jackson action figure.) Barbie is a cultural problem for everyone. She is an unobtainable icon and figure.
Batman, I’m little partial too. Besides, actions figures can save anyone, anywhere in any language. He doesn’t have to speak English.
Harry Potter is beyond me, although the two movies I saw were pretty funny.