Today is Barbie's 51st birthday, which means you can buy a made-over SuperStar Barbie for a reduced price. Also on markdown at one WalMart: black Barbies!
According to a press release from Mattel, 2010 SuperStar Barbie is an update on a 1977 version of the doll, "introducing a fresh glam look." A side-by-side comparison reveals a disturbing inflation rate in the size of facial features — in addition to the "20-inch waist, 27 inch bust and 29 inch hips" a 5'6" woman would need to look like Barbie, it seems she'd also have to sport eyes the size of tennis balls. Can Alien Head Barbie be far behind? The good news, we guess, is that this week you can get those dewy, doe-y eyes and everything they're attached to for the original 1977 price of $3.