14-03-09

Barbie Beetle

HERNDON, Virginia — Barbie now has her choice of at least two rides as she celebrates her 50th anniversary this week. Volkswagen of America has rolled out a customized dolled up with pink paint, rhinestones and a motorized vanity in the trunk. Last week, Fiat and Mattel presented a shocking pink Fiat 500 in honor of Barbie's golden anniversary New Beetle convertible

VW put its Malibu Barbie New Beetle on display at the Malibu Dream House, a real-life home decked out for Barbie's birthday. The house includes a chandelier made of her hair.

The Barbie New Beetle convertible gets a white leather interior and convertible top, hand-stitched floor mats and pink quilted leather door pockets and arm rests. "Even the dipstick is painted to resemble her favorite lipstick," VW of America said in a statement.

Car customizers including ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather and Interiors and FoamMolders worked their magic on the Barbie New Beetle.

It's perhaps fitting that a German automaker decided to roll out a Barbie-themed vehicle.

According to the new book by Robin Gerber, Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, Barbie may have some German roots. The book says that Barbie's creator, Ruth Handler, noticed that her daughter, Barbara, was "fascinated with a buxom doll that Gerber said was based on a female German cartoon character, named Lilli, who used sex to get what she wanted." Handler took the doll back to the U.S. and insisted that Mattel designers use it for inspiration.

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