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Ken and Barbie’s fate put to Facebook vote
肯尼能否與芭比復合 臉書投票決定

Ken and Barbie are shown in this image taken from the website barbieandken.com on Thursday.
插圖內的圖片是週四從barbieandken.com網頁翻攝,肯尼與芭比的照片。

Facebook users are being asked to vote on whether one of the most iconic US couples ever should be reunited after a seven-year split.

Barbie and Ken, two half-century-old dolls marketed by the world’s biggest toy company, Mattel, split on Valentine’s Day 2004 after 43 years together, and now the public is being asked to weigh in on whether they belong together.

After the big break-up, Barbie began a dalliance with an Australian surfer dude-doll called Blaine and Ken dumped his role as Barbie’s eternal sidekick and “stepped out in a big way,” Mattel says on the Facebook page for the two dolls.

Ken went on to win critical acclaim for his role in Toy Story 3, and also made appearances at Fashion Week in New York, the page says.

But even as he revelled in his new-found celebrity, Ken’s aim was always to win back Barbie, Mattel says.

“Having explored the singles scene after his starring role in Toy Story 3, Ken now knows Barbie is the only doll for him,” Mattel said in a statement outlining some of the “epic romantic gestures” the boy doll is making to win back his girl.

One of those gestures is professing his love for Barbie on billboards in New York and Los Angeles, one of which reads: “Barbie, We May Be Plastic But Our Love is Real.”

Mattel is now asking fans of the two dolls, who have retained their youthful good looks and seamlessly changed with the times, to vote on either doll’s Facebook page or on barbieandken.com to determine if they should get back together.

Ken reportedly wants to win back Barbie by today, which is Valentine’s Day.

(AFP)

臉書網友被賦予投票的使命,決定最具代表性的美國情侶是否在分手七年後破鏡重圓。

年過半百的芭比與肯尼娃娃,由世界最大玩具公司美泰兒推出。它們四十三年的情侶生涯,在二零零四年的情人節告吹。如今民眾被邀請參與它們是否可以重修舊好的票選活動。

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. iconic adj.

具代表性的 (ju4 dai4 biao3 xing4 de5)

例: The Rolling Stones is one of the most iconic rock bands of all time.

(滾石樂團是最具代表性的搖滾樂團之一。)

2. dalliance n.

調情 (tiao2 qing2)

例: She left me because of my dalliance with that other girl.

(她因我和那位女孩的調情,離我而去。)

3. critical acclaim n. phr.

好評 (hao3 ping2)

例: Almost no one went to see the movie despite all the critical acclaim it received upon its release.

(儘管這部電影一上映就獲得好評,不過還是沒人看。)


美泰兒在為這兩隻娃娃成立的臉書上說,在震撼的分手後,芭比開始與一位名為布雷恩的澳洲衝浪男娃調情,自此肯尼一掃只是芭比身旁配角的印象並「跨出大膽的步伐」。

臉書網頁上說,肯尼隨後在「玩具總動員3」中的角色深獲好評,也在紐約時裝週上出席。

美泰兒指出,儘管肯尼縱情於他新找到的名流生涯,他的目標終究是想贏回芭比。

美泰兒在一份列有這位玩偶「史詩般浪漫示愛」挽回他女伴的部分清單說,「經歷演出玩具總動員3的單身場景,肯尼現在知道挽回芭比是他唯一的心願。」

清單中的一項示意是表明他對芭比的愛,在紐約與洛杉磯的廣告看板上,其中寫道,「芭比,我們雖然可能是塑膠做成,不過我們的愛是真的。」

美泰兒正邀請這兩隻保有年輕面貌、毫無歲月痕跡娃娃的粉絲們,在這兩隻娃娃個別的臉書上或是在barbieandken.com,投票表決他們是否應復合。

據說肯尼希望在今天情人節再度追回芭比。

(法新社/編譯:林亞蒂)

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