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(NYPost)   It doesn't make math any easier, but Barbie is trading in her Mailbu home for a more sophisticated one in Manhattan. "It's a place for her to meet with great minds"   (nypost.com) divider line 53
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2013-05-20 11:39:07 AM
Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?
 
2013-05-20 11:45:56 AM
She just wanted in on being able to line jump with the help of disabled folks. Coming soon to a toyland near you "Line jumping, entitled disneyland barbie, with wheelchair buddy."
 
2013-05-20 11:46:04 AM

Andromeda: Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?


Apparently not enough yet. Surprised they didn't tap China, though.
 
2013-05-20 11:47:48 AM
I read as far as Barbie and Penthouse and figured like every other aging celebrity she was trying to keep her name in the spotlight.  Haven't we seen this enough lately
 
2013-05-20 11:48:12 AM
I'm picturing her moving to Manhattan and turning into Glenn Close's lawyer character from Damages.

"I'm sorry, Ken, but I need to kill you. You're getting in the way of my career."
 
2013-05-20 11:48:34 AM

Andromeda: Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?


A realistic Indian apartment?
So now they'll be making Barbie with one hand three shades browner than the other?
 
2013-05-20 11:49:03 AM
Sex In The City Barbie?
 
2013-05-20 11:49:30 AM
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/fify
 
2013-05-20 11:50:11 AM

Andromeda: India? Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?


On a trip to India many years ago, I made it a point to purchase an Indian Barbie for my niece.   So they do sell some.  And her Indian dream house would be pretty badass, if they can just keep the poor girl out of Dehli or Mumbai.  Both cities are loud and crowded, with traffic that I would never take that convertable on.
 
2013-05-20 11:50:54 AM

UrukHaiGuyz: Andromeda: Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?

Apparently not enough yet. Surprised they didn't tap China, though.


Too small a market for little girls in China.
 
2013-05-20 11:51:20 AM
Kept woman dream apartment Barbie.

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2013-05-20 11:52:18 AM
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Ah.  There she is.  The one that my niece got is long gone.
 
2013-05-20 11:52:56 AM
Don't underestimate Barbie.  She is, after all, a doctor, an astronaut, a teacher... probably got more jobs than Buckaroo Banzai.
 
2013-05-20 11:53:11 AM
Yoga Barbie : now with joints that twist into every bloody direction.
 
2013-05-20 11:53:21 AM
FTFA "As a workingwoman with over 135 careers, Barbie is proud to have a Manhattan home," Pantel said.

Barbie has 135 careers and jumps from job to job and she's looked up to as a model for women?
 
2013-05-20 11:53:26 AM

wildcardjack: UrukHaiGuyz: Andromeda: Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?

Apparently not enough yet. Surprised they didn't tap China, though.

Too small a market for little girls in China.


That and they can just make their own. Harder to sell.
 
2013-05-20 11:53:46 AM

fireclown: Andromeda: India? Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?

On a trip to India many years ago, I made it a point to purchase an Indian Barbie for my niece.   So they do sell some.  And her Indian dream house would be pretty badass, if they can just keep the poor girl out of Dehli or Mumbai.  Both cities are loud and crowded, with traffic that I would never take that convertable on.


Plus the rape of a blond Westerner is almost assured if she takes the convertible through the streets.
 
2013-05-20 11:54:03 AM
I'll have what Barbie is having.
 
2013-05-20 11:55:29 AM
Watching too much Dexter dream kitchen Barbie.
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2013-05-20 11:55:53 AM

wildcardjack: UrukHaiGuyz: Andromeda: Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?

Apparently not enough yet. Surprised they didn't tap China, though.

Too small a market for little girls in China.


Ha, fair point. One-child strikes again!
 
2013-05-20 11:57:53 AM
Just what NYC needs another anorexic.
 
2013-05-20 11:59:31 AM
It's a plastic doll.
 
2013-05-20 12:00:13 PM
What Barbie's Indian dream house may look like (exterior concept view)

blogs.lse.ac.uk

Interior view

static.dezeen.com
 
2013-05-20 12:00:23 PM

Uranus Megahertz: FTFA "As a workingwoman with over 135 careers, Barbie is proud to have a Manhattan home," Pantel said.

Barbie has 135 careers and jumps from job to job and she's looked up to as a model for women?


She had unmedicated bipolar and ADHD.
 
2013-05-20 12:00:46 PM
Even from a male perspective, I never "got" Barbie. I mean, I had the standard boy oriented toys as a kid, Star Wars, TMNT, GI Joe, Transformers. There were loads of characters and you collected them.

The girl-centric toys mostly worked the same way. The Ponies, Strawberry Shortcakes, Rainbow Brite. Loads of characters and you collect them.

But Barbie is just Barbie. Same person. She has a boyfriend and a couple of token minority pals, but really it's the same toy over and over. You just get her new outfits and accessories, right?

So why in the fark did my female cousins have 40 of the damn things? All identical. Walking into that playroom was actually a little disturbing, just dozens of blue eyes and white smiles looking at you. And they were usually naked as well, you so can't even claim that the point was to have them in different outfits.
 
2013-05-20 12:04:02 PM

YoOjo: A realistic Indian apartment?
So now they'll be making Barbie with one hand three shades browner than the other?


wildcardjack: Too small a market for little girls in China.


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2013-05-20 12:07:17 PM
Barbie's dream apartment in Manhattan, only $3,750 a month.

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2013-05-20 12:09:39 PM
So where is this Mailbu place?
 
2013-05-20 12:35:51 PM
I keep having weird flashbacks from Addams Family Values:

Debbie Jellinsky: My parents, Sharon and Dave. Generous, doting, or *were they*? All I ever wanted was a Ballerina Barbie. In her pretty pink tutu. My birthday. I was 10, and do you know what they got me? *Malibu* Barbie.
Morticia: Malibu Barbie.
Gomez: The nightmare.
Morticia: The nerve.
 
2013-05-20 12:41:10 PM

Uranus Megahertz: FTFA "As a workingwoman with over 135 careers, Barbie is proud to have a Manhattan home," Pantel said.

Barbie has 135 careers and jumps from job to job and she's looked up to as a model for women?


My ex-wife made 5 career jumps in about 5 years; then ran off with a wealthy attorney.

/her name was "Petitioner"

/Guess who got the gold mine; and who got the shaft?
 
2013-05-20 12:51:02 PM
It doesn't make math any easier, but Barbie is trading in her Mailbu home for a more sophisticated one in Manhattan. "It's a place for her to meet with great minds  assholes."

Fixed that for ya, Mattel.
 
2013-05-20 12:59:46 PM

megarian: Addams Family Values
Barbie


1.bp.blogspot.com

/"All your life"
 
2013-05-20 01:17:28 PM
Exactly what of any value is produced in New York City? No, stock trades and electronic money don't count.
 
2013-05-20 01:18:31 PM

Wade_Wilson: But Barbie is just Barbie. Same person. She has a boyfriend and a couple of token minority pals, but really it's the same toy over and over. You just get her new outfits and accessories, right?

So why in the fark did my female cousins have 40 of the damn things? All identical. Walking into that playroom was actually a little disturbing, just dozens of blue eyes and white smiles looking at you. And they were usually naked as well, you so can't even claim that the point was to have them in different outfits.


Barbie is whoever you wanted her to be.    Mine were usually straight up sluts with porn star names, screwing GI Joe or Ken.   I had to pretend the same Ken doll was someone else because I had far more barbies than Kens.  Keep in mind when I was younger it was the Lifetime movie version of sex because I had no idea what really went on under those covers.    When I finally figured it out I was like, damn Barbie, you whore.      Apparently, your cousins ran a brothel out of their playroom.
 
2013-05-20 01:18:36 PM

Nacc: She just wanted in on being able to line jump with the help of disabled folks. Coming soon to a toyland near you "Line jumping, entitled disneyland barbie, with wheelchair buddy."


Ahh. Becky. I have one of those...(a gift from a friend...thought it was cool because I use a wheelchair, and did have a camera at the time, although it's been a long time since I was in school, even since I went back to college in my 40s!)
www.becomingwhitney.com

Well, yes, I did have a Barbie when I was a kid, about (mumble mumble) years ago, when they only had one version of her...the bubble hairdo...and a Ken as well. Never got many of the fancy outfits though. A cousin had the convertible, and I was envious of that. I didn't go in for dolls much. But that convertible, oh yeah.
 
2013-05-20 01:19:18 PM

bmihura: Exactly what of any value is produced in New York City? No, stock trades and electronic money don't count.


Human capital. Welcome to the new global economy.
 
2013-05-20 01:21:12 PM

Cheron: I read as far as Barbie and Penthouse and figured like every other aging celebrity she was trying to keep her name in the spotlight.  Haven't we seen this enough lately


Like Madonna.
 
2013-05-20 01:30:58 PM
If she moves to NYC, can we please get a hipster Barbie?
 
2013-05-20 02:11:07 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Andromeda: Toymaker Mattel has hired a team of top-notch interior designers to create three "dream houses" - in New York, California and India - and will announce its choice in August.

India?  Do they really sell that many Barbie dolls there?

Apparently not enough yet. Surprised they didn't tap China, though.


Tapped China:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-20 02:13:06 PM
Why don't they have the dream home be a one story ranch house of the middle class, because they way this administration is taking the country that style home will be a dream.
 
2013-05-20 02:30:52 PM

bmihura: Exactly what of any value is produced in New York City? No, stock trades and electronic money don't count.


Texas. Figures.

/ moran
 
2013-05-20 02:34:49 PM

bmihura: Exactly what of any value is produced in New York City? No, stock trades and electronic money don't count.


Brooklyn Lager?
 
2013-05-20 02:45:24 PM

neednap: Ahh. Becky. I have one of those...


I remember her. Big hubbabloo when Becky's chair didn't fit through the door of the Dream house.
 
2013-05-20 02:53:31 PM
What?!?! She's leaving the 'Boo?
 
2013-05-20 03:18:00 PM

 bmihura: Exactly what of any value is produced in New York City? No, stock trades and electronic money don't count.


there are huge natural deposits of irony in Williamsburg and parts of Brooklyn.  Enough to supply the entire US for years.
 
2013-05-20 04:11:58 PM

FunkOut: Yoga Barbie : now with joints that twist into every bloody direction.


If Mattel is really wanting to pretend that Barbie is an empowering role model for girls, they should ditch the idea of a dream house Indian Barbie and replace her with Aghori Barbie - charnel ground playset (ashes, kapala, a Ken corpse, and a copy of the Shiva Sutras) included.
 
2013-05-20 05:24:48 PM

Lollipop165: bmihura: Exactly what of any value is produced in New York City? No, stock trades and electronic money don't count.

Human capital. Welcome to the new global economy.


It is a lot of 'soft stuff', but it's nevertheless real.

Television programming.
Live theater. 
Advertising.
The middle part of the publishing value chain (art, editing, etc.)

/why doesn't fark do HTML-ish bullets??
 
2013-05-20 05:42:57 PM
Where is she going to park all of those cars?
 
2013-05-20 06:05:21 PM
Crack House Barbie?
Come one Photoshopers you can do better.
 
2013-05-20 06:10:32 PM
Manhattan?  that's where all the Oompa Loompas live
 
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