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Uptown girl

When we were young, my sister and I spent many a fun-filled afternoon playing “camping” with our Barbie dolls — and our brother’s GI Joe action figures — in our family’s formal living room.

(Other than Christmas, it was the best use of that room.)

The green carpet was obviously the grassy forest floor. We used Kleenex as sleeping bags. And Dr. Seuss books tilted open were the perfect tents. Plus, GI Joe had a jeep, so there were lots of four wheelin’ and other shenanigans.

Those were simpler times. Barbie wanted simpler things.

Today’s doll?

barbie camping



The Daily Show may be smarter and funnier.and The Colbert Report more cutting edge.

But The Onion News Network?

They’ve got action figures.

And not just dolls of the lead anchors like you might expect them to sell — even Stephen Colbert has one of those — but action figures for names that appear daily in their newscast…like ‘missing sorority girl,’ ‘trunk mom,’ and ‘noted author pundit doll.’

Awesome sauce.

It’s the quality you demand in your children’s action figures. They want to play with ripped-from-the headlines toys, and The Onion News Network is bringing them to their playrooms and sandboxes.

Here’s the commercial for the figures, but be warned.  If your kids see it, they’ll want ’em.

So be prepared…to take action!