Torture: adults and children love it so
An academic study has discovered that children "routinely torture" Barbies. And, they're quite creative about it: "The methods of mutilation are varied and creative, ranging from scalping to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving."
Can't blame it on a few rogue children. Apparently, the abuse is being perpetrated by children everywhere: "Violence and torture against Barbie were repeatedly reported across age, school, and gender. No other toy or brand name provoked such a negative response."
Perhaps Mattel and the Pentagon can put their heads together to exploit this market.