Breaking up is never fun, unless you're manufactured by Mattel: Barbie and Ken have called it quits.
Potential Fallout: The value of Bridal Barbies in unopened boxes being sold at doll collector conventions plummets.
Wal-Mart refuses to stock Barbie next to Blaine dolls for fear of offending customers.
Ken is interviewed on The O'Reilly Factor. Barbie is interviewed on Real Time with Bill Maher. Blaine is interviewed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Fundamentalist religious group makes bonfires out of Barbies as a symbolic protest against feminism and the destruction of the family unit.
Women's activists urge mothers to boycott Ken dolls as a symbolic protest against chauvinism and misogynist marketing practices.
Mattel puts out an Undercover Angelina doll just in time for Christmas. She comes outfitted in sexy lingerie and has her own cheap hotel room key, and outsells Barbie three to one.
PBW immigrates to Tibet.
(*Update: I'm informed that this is old news, and after checking the date of the article, I see that it is. Oh, well. How quickly one falls out of the Fashion Doll/Action Figure Loop)