Three cool words … Zombie Attack Barbie
I’m pretty certain that if there was any doll on earth that a boy wouldn’t not only play with, but ask for Christmas, it would be this one … Zombie Attack Barbie. I mean, it’s not an action figure, which us boys distinguish from a girl’s “dollie,” it’s a Barbie. But Barbie’s packin’ heat and ready to end the undead.
From the 1950s onwards girls were encouraged to hone their zombie slaughtering skills in preparation for the inevitable apocalypse. Though young ladies dispose of the undead with ease today, toys such as Mattel’s 1962 ‘Zombie Attack Barbie’ were instrumental in helping to habituate girls to a new social norm where zombie disposal would become a very necessary life skill.
Now a collectors item ‘Zombie Attack Barbie’ played a salient role in ensuring the survival of countless young girls who grew up ready and willing to slaughter the zombie menace. This much loved toy still holds fond memories for so many of the lovely ladies from our Zombie Clearance Squads today.
Now I’m pretty safe in assuming this is an online joke, but Zombies are in now as the undead flavor of the month. And with popular TV Shows like the Walking Dead, who doesn’t want to have a little imaginary zombie play at home? Especially when you can take out your 50 year old boyfriend KEN, who apparently recently turned!
And besides … it’s now with Hand Grenades!
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