We Can't Make This Stuff Up: Mad Men Barbies, Real-Life Jetpacks and "Forehead Tittaes" Edition
Three strange but wonderful products launched this week.
MAD Men Barbies
Just when we thought Barbie couldn't get cooler than computer geek and president comes news that Mattel, AMC and Lionsgate are co-launching four MAD Men collectible figures: Joan Holloway and Betty Draper Barbies and Don Draper and Roger Sterling Kens.
Given that Barbie's more or less a blend of Betty and Joan -- and that she was born around the same time as Sterling Cooper, it makes a certain retro sense. On the other hand, I'm not sure what little kids will be expected to do with their Don Draper Ken that doesn't involve a soaking at Barbie's Dream Bar and a walk of shame from a Bratz doll's house.
According to the New York Times, there will be no little martini glasses, nor Barbie-sized packs of Camels, but Joanie's signature pen necklace is included. (No word on the awesome Sterling Cooper set in the photo. I'd buy that to decorate an aquarium with.)
Price: $74.95 each
Meanwhile, a Northern California company announced the launch of the first "practical jetpack." Finally!
Price: Only $86,000
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard's new product redirects the male gaze to "the general area of the brain."
Price: Alas, as a satire, not on the market.
Which of these would you buy?