First Barbie Video Girl was unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace who quickly voiced their fears the doll would be used to further pedophiles twisted agendas, now Mattel has another addition to Barbie’s increasingly crazy product line.
He’s always been a snappy dresser (though he does spend most of his time naked on a heap of outfits and plastic furniture) but now Ken is a smooth talker as well! Barbie Sweet Talking Ken is the Ultimate Boyfriend for every little girl’s Barbie Sorority because he only says what they want him to!
Here’s the official product description from Toys r Us.
Our Barbie® Sweet Talking Ken Doll says whatever you want him to say – you talk, he records up to 5 seconds of sound, and plays back. Just press the button on Kens chest to record your voice – a microphone is built into his chest – and then by pressing 3 different buttons on Kens lower back you can playback in a high, normal or low pitch.
What would you like your Ken doll to say today? Sweet talk, of course!
Sweet talk? Really? Does anyone think Ken is only going to spout poetry or words of encouragement for his on again/off again girlfriend?
Even Barbie’s target demographic is going to record some pretty choice words for Ken to broadcast to the world, never mind what the adults are going to do when they get their hands on this thing!
No word yet on when Ken can expect to be anatomically upgraded, by the way.
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