Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Alaskan Barbie Collection -- Part Five

The Bush

Barrow Barbie:

This Barbie comes with blonde hair with dark roots, kuspuk and parka. Accessories include a 650cc Skidoo snowmachine, dried salmon slices, an authentic-looking ulu and baleen carving kit.

Ken alternates between being a whaling captain and working for the North Slope Borough.

Available at the northern-most KFC store.

Bethel Barbie:

This Barbie has a teensy little substance abuse problem, but she has admitted that she has a problem and is working on it. Comes with just two outfits, both from Value Village in Anchorage, with matching plastic shopping bag suitcases. She likes to shop, but since this entails buying a ticket to Anchorage, it's not much of an option any more. Comes with a house consisting of a cardboard refrigerator box and 2 sleeping bags.

Ken lives in the box next door.

Available on special order from Costco in Anchorage.

Ft. Yukon Barbie:

This Barbie comes with a Honda Big Red, a 24 foot boat with ancient outboard that would better be kept in the Evinrude Museum, hip boots, little marten trapper hat and snogo suit. She lives in a nice little log house and goes to all the basketball games. A lot of her groceries are flown in too, but she is outfitted with a selection of knives and knows how to cut fish, skin a lynx AND pack moose.

Ken is not in town much. He claims to be on the trapline or at fish camp, but someone saw him in Fairbanks.

Available at AC Company.

Dutch Harbor Barbie:

This Barbie comes with a yellow slicker and rubber pants, as well as really cool looking rubber boots. Her face is permanently arranged in a screaming expression, to reflect the effect of high seas and ferocious wind in the general area. She carries a commercial fishing license and has an assortment of hair accessories to keep her hair out of the nets and crabbing lines. However, she rarely works on the crabbing boats as she fears someone might mistake her for a crab herself, so she recently managed to score a job on a fish tender, moonlighting at night on shore as a bartender where she earns the really big bucks. Pet walrus or seal available separately.

Sometime boyfriend Ken also works in Dutch Harbor on a fishing boat, but they rarely see each other as they are literally on two ships passing in the night. Barbie often consoles herself with whatever doll comes along.

Available at Reeve Air Aleutian counters.

(*~*  found various places on the internet *~*)

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