Mattel Has Transformed Texas A&M's Formerly Respectable Yell Leader Into a Ken Doll

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At about this time each year, Mattel rolls out a new collection of University Barbies®, who are invariably clad in pom poms and cheerleading outfits, the logo of their favorite educational institution emblazoned across their perky plastic chests.

This year, the toy maker threw the Barbie-collecting community a curve ball. Rather than a homogeneous lineup of Barbies, they threw in a couple of Ken dolls as Aggie yell leaders. Here's the description from BarbieCollector.com:

Rally round, Aggies! Ken® doll joins the Texas A&M cheer squad in a white jumpsuit and red athletic shoes with articulated arms ready to basket toss or build a pyramid. "We're gonna beat you all to Chigaroogarem, rough, tough, real stuff, Texas A&M!"

That pretty much sums it up. All that's left to say is that the Longhorns can go ahead and declare permanent victory in their century-plus-old rivalry. And that we're really disappointed that neither of them is Rick Perry.

(h/t Liberally Lean)


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29 comments
Obummer
Obummer

Yo as long as Sandra Fluke be get’in her free birf controls pills what diff’ do it make?

Aggie_Anna
Aggie_Anna

Making fun only shows how jealous people can be.

Aggie_Anna
Aggie_Anna

Will always be proud to be an Aggie with traditions.  Please check the product description again.  It has been changed.

Threeboys
Threeboys

If you stick a needle into one does Johnny Football feel the pain?

MattL11
MattL11

I'm just happy they're both the same price. 

pak152
pak152

"we're really disappointed that neither of them is Rick Perry." isn't that cute. never let an opportunity to gig Perry pass you by

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

I'm waiting for the inflatable doll version...

alteredjustice
alteredjustice

"Ken® doll joins the Texas A&M cheer squad in a white jumpsuit and red athletic shoes with articulated arms ready to basket toss or build a pyramid."


Um, what? There is no Texas A&M cheer squad. And there's no basket-tossing or pyramid-building going on either.

Tim Smathers
Tim Smathers

He needs to look more effeminate, like Rick Perry.

Angela Thompson
Angela Thompson

I was more familiar w/ the military style outfits for them. Can't make Barbie figures out of those...those would be 'action figures'.

Angela Thompson
Angela Thompson

Well, that's pretty much what they look like. I never realized they did barbie dolls of them- that's what's silly.

Joel Kunze
Joel Kunze

That's about how everyone outside of the Texas A&M University System already views them anyway.......no disrespect or anything.....

scottie1620
scottie1620

@Montemalone Do you know why the Aggie Cadet Corps wears polyester uniforms?

There is no virgin wool within 200 miles of College Station!

Hook 'Em, Horns!

DallasGuy
DallasGuy

@MaxNoDifference I think there was a small disclaimer that said "sheep sold separately" I heard that they are included in the Governor's Mansion Dream House that they share, though...

scottie1620
scottie1620

@Joel Kunze It's hard to respect a university that pulls up its pants and runs away just because they were perpetual losers. Now, they have gone to a conference where they can get beat up by a different bunch of better teams, last year being an amazing exception, and for that I tip my hat to the Aggies. Let's see if that was just a fluke, or if they can repeat that performance. From what I have read, Johnny Football is disgruntled and publicly stated that he could not wait to get away from Texas A&M. What's up with that?

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