I’m serious. I have to have this. I’m no Waylon Smithers with his “Malibu Stacy” obsession, but I do own a few Barbies: specifically, Barbie and Ken as unnamed Star Trek (the original series) crewmen, with Barbie looking sort of like Yeoman Janice Rand; Barbie and Ken as The X-Files‘s Scully and Mulder; Barbie and Ken as Morgan LeFay and Merlin; and the Barbie Fairy of the Forest and Fairy of the Garden (for my fairy and elf collection).
Funniest, though, is the reaction of one of the reviewers on Amazon’s site, “lotr_gurl”:
For shame mattel. You’ve taken one of the greatest epics in history and made it into a brabie doll!! Don’t you even care that barbie stands for a materialistic snob and that Aragorn is no pampered “Ken”? Arwen may be a princess, but she is loyal to her man and Aragorn may be a king, but it is he unique qualities as a friend and ranger that make him so great. If I was ever given this set as a gift, I would personally burn it and dispose of the ashes. Lord of the Rings is no barbie doll matter. It is that of friendship, loyalty, strength, and honesty. For shame.