I'll let you in on a little secret and tell you I've never owned a Barbie. My parents were convinced it would counter act all healthy female ideals they had instilled in me and I have to admit, I don't blame them a bit. Consequently, my reaction to the Chat Diva Singing Barbie Doll might be a little biased.

Apparently, the new Barbie Chat Diva doll talks on her cell phone and lip-synchs and bobs her head to the music when you plug her into a MP3 player or CD player. Chat Diva Barbie comes with three preprogrammed song clips and a doll-sized microphone. According to Wal-Mart, "This is more than a doll: it's a cool electronic toy of the future..." Need I continue?