When I first came to BA, I thought it was weird that there was so much merchandise around a female doll. Little did I know that Mafalda was a cartoon that many South Americans had frown up with and is even politically inclined! The 6 year old little girl is concerned with humanity and world peace, and is tastefully done as a comic. I am still yet to be able to understand it, but that is my goal studying Spanish! To sit through one episode of Mafalda and understand the whole thing without having to refer to subtitles!
A book on Mafalda by one of the street bookstores.
These dolls were being sold everywhere!