Barbie and her peeing cat will make a great impression at the dinner table. RAUL RUBIERA/Herald Staff|
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Suggested by Mo Larson of Rockville, Md.
If you ask any little girl to name the two most things you need to have a really, really fun time, she will answer:
2. Kitty litter.
Here, at last, is a toy concept that combines both of these elements. Kitty Fun Barbie is a Barbie doll who comes with a cat named Marshmallow and various accessories, including a litter box and some pretend kitty litter, played by sand.
The idea is that the child squirts some water into Marshmallow's mouth, and then holds Marshmallow over the litter box and squeezes her (or him), and then -- Marshmallow makes weewee! Then the child uses the little scooper to scoop out the wet kitty litter. Then the child -- Gosh, we suppose the child does this again. And again. And again, until eventually there is wet sand everywhere, and the child wanders off, wondering if there is more to life than this.
Kitty Fun Barbie has a lever on her back that makes her arm move up and down a short distance in a petting motion, which also provides nanoseconds of entertainment. We don't know what happens if you squirt water into Kitty Fun Barbie's mouth and then squeeze her, and we don't want to know.