Volkswagen Releases Malibu Barbie New Beetle For Doll's 50th

March 10, 2009

Proving once and for all that the Volkswagen New Beetle is NOT a vehicle for manly men (or perhaps strictly for the closets of their secret mountain cabins), Volkswagen announces a proud, pink, rhinestone-bedazzled Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible in honor of the dysmorphic doll's 50th. Said VW: “Like the New Beetle, Barbie has made a remarkable impact on pop culture history, and still remains a cultural icon today.” They rolled the thing out at Barbie doll’s Malibu Dream House exclusive birthday celebration.

Volkswagen Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible

Volkswagen Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible

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Check these details: pink quilted leather lined door pockets and arm rests. A motorized vanity in the trunk. "Plenty of rhinestone accents." Vanity mirrors galore. Even a pink painted dipstick matching Barbie's favorite lipstick. Snaps for vee-dub; sounds like a no-brainer for Legally Blonde 3.

Volkswagen Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible

Volkswagen Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible

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While the economy goes down in flames and dealers set fire to their cars, the folks at Volkswagen and Mattel seem delightfully unaware of the maelstrom around them. Or perhaps they're just dealing through distraction, amusing themselves by mixing "over five shades of paint to create the perfect pink color."

The original VW Beetle was about laughing with, but the New Beetle has now moved into the realm of being laughed at. Herbie would be ashamed.

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