Barbie’s Friend Ship

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Ned Hastings on January 11, 2019

    I remember that flight. I had the lasagna.

  • Gamera977 on January 11, 2019

    If my sister had owned one of these Ken would have been doing a Dan 'D.B.' Cooper impersonation…

  • Anonymous on January 12, 2019

    Vintage child-oriented product-placement is pure nostalgia. It started to lose its charm in the 80s thanks to "Too Much Of A Good Thing". But this is sweet and Barbie looks downright snappy as a UA stewardess.

    Gamera's on to something. Captain Ken just abandoned the plane on auto-pilot? Stewardess Barbie is in peril? This looks like a job for the GI-Joe Action Team! Hey, there was a "Turbo Copter" and a "Flying Rescue" pack. So the Joes had apparently planned for this scenario.

    Gamera's sister would probably get bored when the action on The Friend Ship began resembling a good Saturday morning cartoon. If the Adventure Team rescue is the worst Barbie has to put up with, she should count her blessings.

    Just wait until the Kenner Alien sneaks out of the aft storage compartment. See… that's the REAL reason Captain Ken bailed out. He just read Special Order 937.

  • Gamera977 on January 12, 2019

    Anon, I like the way you think!

    If the Joes couldn't make it I could see a Mister T figure making his way forward from the economy seats to face the Xenomorph figure:

    'I don't like flying to begin with and if you think I'm putting up with your alien jibber-jabber you gotta 'nother think coming fool!!!'

  • Anonymous on January 14, 2019

    Well, that settles it. I know whose house I'm playin' at next Saturday!

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