Works Calling up your ex and asking to get married Saying, “If you don’t make love to me, the terrorists win.” Putting a toy camera in your shoe and pretending to be a CIA operative Asking, “Want to fool around with my night-vision goggles?” Doesn’t work Calling up your ex and demanding your CDs back […]
Hipster Dave When this wunderkind is hit with a torrent of adulation, he breaks into a bunch of little publishing ventures. The king’s horses and the king’s men gather round to bid for the movie rights to the likable, self-effacing toy. Comes complete with first masterpiece, The Unbearable Greatness of Me. Art accompanying story in […]
Napster Baby While doing battle with his archenemy, Metallica, Napster Baby downloads plenty of popular music–for free! Your parents will think you’re doing homework. New villains coming in 2001: BigMusic, Journalist With a Fondness for Writing at Length About Copyright Litigation, and Godzilla. Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo […]
Dot-Com Barbi Pose her as a programmer, developer, or e-commerce queen–this doll loves to spend VC money till there isn’t any more. Comes with everything you need: personal computer, cell phone, and pink slip. Also available: Dot-Com Kenn Just like in real life, his black turtleneck matches Barbi’s. Comes with your choice of dog (golden, […]
Compassion Fatigue Elian You’ll play with nothing else for months. Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo and styling/Godfrey Carmona.