Fashion Fever Shopping Boutique, the correctly named Barbie toy, features a built-in credit card swiper and a life-size credit card for young children to use when buying outfits for their dolls. According to the Amazon website, “Once the balance hits zero, it will reset so you can continue to shop.”
We can’t find a copy of the commercial online (can anyone send in a link?), but according to posts all around the web, it features a little girl crying out, “And you never run out of money!”
[Update: thanks to readers Wesa and Pda_tech_guy, here’s a low-quality YouTube clip of the commercial.]
We think Mattel should introduce the “Dang, I Grew Up” Barbie playset, where Barbie spends her entire paycheck on Rent-a-Center furniture while trying to make the minimum payments on her dozen or so 30% interest rate cards. But then again, since this is Barbie, once her credit score hit 300 or so the playset would probably just bump it back up to 800. Responsibility is so for nerds and foster children.
(Thanks to David!)