For generations, little girls have loved playing with Barbie dolls. Now, in an unusual move, Mattel has introduced a new line of collectible Barbie dolls based on the adult television drama series, Mad Men.
While adult-themed Barbie’s are nothing new (for example, there have been I Love Lucy and Bewitched Barbie doll lines), the Mad Men theme has some parents scratching their heads.
According to the Parents Television Council, the AMC series, which is set in the 1960’s, feature graphic sexual content, adulterous relationships and plenty of martini drinking. Not exactly behaviors one would associate with Barbie.
The Mad Men line features Barbie dolls based on the series characters Don Draper, Betty Draper, Roger Sterling and Joan Holloway. Martini shakers not included.
So in the Philadelphia area, where will the Mad Men Barbie dolls be sold? Don’t worry, your kids won’t be begging you to buy them on your next trip to Toys R Us. Instead, the premium-priced dolls will be available on the websites BarbieCollector.com and amctv.com as well as select specialty shops.