Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child By JAMES VLAHOS September 16, 2015 A prototype of Mattel’s new talking Barbie, scheduled to be released in November. A prototype of Mattel’s new talking Barbie, scheduled to be released in November. By JAMES VLAHOS September 16, 2015 It looked like a child’s playroom: toys in cubbies, a little desk for doing homework, a whimsical painting of a tree on the wall. A woman and a girl entered and sat down in plump papasan chairs, facing a low table that was partly covered by a pink tarp. The wall opposite them was mirrored from floor to ceiling, and behind it, unseen in a darkened room, a half-dozen employees of the toy company Mattel sat watching through one-way glass. The girl, who looked about 7, wore a…


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