Benign Girl Bootleg Barbie Phone

Submitted by Nessa January 24th, 2011
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

My friend Katherine sent me this Bootleg Barbie Phone a few years ago.  She got it at a dollar store in Chicago.  Isn’t it hilarious?  “Benign Girl?!”  Well, I guess that’s a compliment.  I guess.

“Super Telephone?”   There is just too much awesome going on here.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t work and I haven’t wanted to remove it from the package to put those extra batteries in there, though I guess I should try to carefully open it.  Of course, it was made in China. =)  The bootleg picture of real Barbie dolls is the topper on this one.

I NEVER find cool stuff like this at dollar stores where I live, ours don’t get the cool cheap-o Chinese stuff.

7 Responses to “Benign Girl Bootleg Barbie Phone”

  1. Allee Willis

    I don’t usually award the highest Museum honor, the Classique D’ Camembert, to anything Barbie as as popular as Barbie might have been she’s too legit to go all the way kitsch. But this particular Barbie sends chills up and down my spine. So wrong for so many reasons!

    First of all, the translator should be fired. To name any toy for a child “BENIGN Girl” Is CRAZY. I suspect his or her finger slipped down from “Beautiful” when locating the translation he was looking for.

    The bootlegged photo of the real Barbie, especially as large as she is, means the company owner was probably in jail by the time this photo was taken.

    I love that this Benign Girl photo was taken on top of a blouse.

    • Nessa

      Haha, thanks Allee! I’m honored. I’ll have to tell Katherine of this prestigious award.

      I did look up “benign” and one of the results is “gentle,” so maybe that’s what they’re going for?

      This was actually taken on my raincoat, haha!

      I’m glad you like it. =)

  2. windupkitty

    Benign Girl has got to be THE best superhero name I’ve ever heard!!!!! Where’s there’s trouble, she’ll be there! …… Ya know, just being nice…..