Barbie's Sugar Daddy?
There is one man in Palm Beach who hasn't lost his fortune in a Ponzi scheme: Ken.
For those of you who thought Barbie's boyfriend couldn't be any more emasculated, Mattel is releasing the "Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken".
This Ken is like a Florida version of Mr. Blackwell, dressed in "a dashing jacquard-patterned jacket with a light pink polo shirt and crisp white pants."
Entertainment Earthis preselling the dolls for $70, which is already a markdown from $82, and the doll's not even available until April.
But Ken as Sugar Daddy?
Is that the message you want to send to those young girls playing Barbie?
We have it all wrong, according to the New York Post. Ken is the daddy of "Sugar" — the name of the little white dog which comes with the doll. Wink, wink.
Besides, Mattel says this Ken isn't being marketed to girls. Or boys. He's designed for the toymaker's adult Barbie collection. The Palm Beach Ken hopes to meet "popular demand from Mattel's Barbie adult enthusiasts, who wanted a Ken doll that could hold his own as part of the already popular Barbie Fashion Model Collection..."
I think I'll pass on the Sugar Daddy Ken.
However, on the collector Web site, I found Ken as Star Trek's Mr. Spock.
Neither feel emotion, and both have difficult relationships with women.
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