Thursday, Dec. 09, 2010

Computer Engineer Barbie

Barbie went geek this year after a fan vote ushered in a career change for the 51-year-old Mattel doll. Computer engineering is the 126th career for Barbie, who now sports a neon binary code t-shirt and totes a pink laptop and smartphone — accessories chosen for her by the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering. Once programmed to say "Math class is tough," it's encouraging to see that Barbie has finally taken an interest in academics. Recommended for ages three and up.

Price: $13