These BarbieGirls MP3
players are bizarre for more than their creepy doll shape: Apparently
they are designed to teach your kids about exclusion and peer pressure.
When you plug the $59.99 device into the included dock, they unlock
exclusive content and chat rooms that only other kids with dolls can
access, making them a My-First-Country-Club gadget as well as a
portable music device. And yes, it gets even worse.
512MB of internal memory and SD card support players that will also
have additional "outfits," which will unlock even more chat rooms. One
can only assume that buying even more accessories will get you into
even more exclusive chat rooms, until you end up virtually discussing
the merits of jelly over peanut butter with the daughters of world
leaders and A-list celebrities.
Article Link (Gizmodo)