Friday, 11 February 2011

Smooth Operator Ken

As you all know (pfft, as if...), the 2011 New York Toy Fair kicks off on Sunday. Each year the Toy Fair invites all major American toy companies to come and showcase their wares for the upcoming year.

Naturally, I'm shitting myself and glued to nerdy toy websites for pictures. However, some press releases have been released a few days early. The one that piqued my interest was Mattel, makers of DC Universe, Masters of the Universe, and Barbie.

The toy giant already released one image from their 2011 Barbie line. He's called "Sweet Talkin' Ken". Their write up is:
Now girls of all ages can have the ultimate boyfriend for every occasion with Sweet Talkin’ Ken™. Featuring a built-in microphone, Sweet Talkin’ Ken™ records up to five seconds of sound, allowing girls to record playful phrases and play the message back in three different voices, including “Ken’s” voice.
I can't tell you how bad I want to abuse this! I could recreate so many awesome scenes from Maury or Springer, all with Ken's likeness and voice!

I've compiled a few options that Sweet Talkin' Ken could say that would really appeal to girls:
  • "I promise to stay after the baby's born."
  • "I'd never pee in the shower."
  • "You're more beautiful than your sister."
  • "Did you get less fat?"
  • "I'd never ask to stick it in your ass."
Yup, I'm sold.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Did You Know...?

... that actor Earle Hyman who played Russell "Grandpa" Huxtable on the Cosby Show was also the voice of Panthro on ThunderCats?

It's true!

And now you know...