A Quick Word on Sweet Talkin’ Men

18 Mar

I’ll admit it–I’ve fallen behind on the latest news of Barbie and Ken. Despite my college education and interest in the world around me, I didn’t know that America’s original “it” couple had broken up (in 2004, after 43 years of…marriage? were they married?) and I didn’t know that they’d gotten back together (just recently, on Valentine’s Day, no less). However, more interesting than the plastic power couple’s on-again-off-again relationship status–the new Sweet Talkin’ Ken.

Sweet Talkin’ Ken is touted as “the ultimate boyfriend.” You can record compliments, thoughtful messages, and other sweet nothings, and Ken will repeat them back to you like a good little parrot. The microphone is located in his heart region (where else?) and the play buttons on his lower back allow for regular, low, or high voice responses. (The high voice option makes Ken sound like he’s been sucking helium, and the low voice option sounds like what the news uses to disguise witnesses’ voices.) 

It seems to me that this is a toy that big girls (or boys) would appreciate more than little ones. The concept is intriguing and, let’s face it, funny as hell. The folks at Children’s Technology Review made a short video of Sweet Talkin’ Ken in action, and you can tell they got a kick out of it–I was amused by their amusement.  

So? What would your Sweet Talkin’ Ken say?

13 Responses to “A Quick Word on Sweet Talkin’ Men”

  1. shreejacob March 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    “Where have you been all my life?? You make my heart flutter and that causes me to become breathless! I tear up every time I think of the thought that might loose you! You are like my angel, my beauty, my sweetness, my candy cane, my little jelly bean!” – at which point I think I’ll barf!


    • Oh My Words! March 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      Oh my word, your Sweet Talkin’ Ken is creatively poetic! You don’t hear endearments like “my candy cane, my little jelly bean” too often! haha

  2. earlybird March 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    I just loved this post! what a world…

  3. belleofthecarnival March 19, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    Hahaha! My sweet talkin Ken would say “Baby sit back and read. I’ll do the dishes.” That would be music to my ears 🙂

    • ann March 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

      like your attitude nice one lol

    • Oh My Words! March 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

      yes, that is sweet talkin’ for sure!

  4. ann March 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Would not be my cup of tea not impressed.Sorry each to there own.

  5. broadsideblog March 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Too funny!

    Luckily, my sweetie says plenty of things I like already, so no need to trade him in for a plastic doll. Whew!

    • Oh My Words! March 22, 2011 at 12:46 am #

      that’s good–real life sweet sweeties are much better than repeat-after-me plastic ones! 🙂

  6. Chinasaur March 22, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    1. Set on the high voice responses 2.” Come here, sexy” haha.

    • Oh My Words! March 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

      haha, who wouldn’t want to hear that in a Chipmunk voice?

  7. WobblyWords March 26, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    You know, I had a beau once who couldn’t even repeat spoon fed compliments… he was great for other reasons though (right?) hahaha 🙂 As for ken doll, scary and funny!

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