As with anything really freaking cool that I want really badly even though I know it’s totally dorky and all my friends will make fun of me, Volkswagen’s limited edition Barbie Beetle is only available in Mexico. And there’s only going to be thirteen of them. I might have the only partner in the world who would support my desire to camp out in front of Volkswagen of Guadalajara in hopes of buying one at $24k plus, but he probably wouldn’t go so far as to take off work for it, and then who’d watch the kids? I’m too lazy to get them passports and bring them along.
My Spanish is just crappy enough that I can barely figure out where the VW dealerships are in Mexico, much less which lucky dealers will be flogging this bakers’ dozen of cupcakes on wheels. I am fluent enough to wonder why the heck VW doesn’t sell SportVans in the US, although it doesn’t come in pink anyway so I don’t know why I care.
You know, we’ve got all those cars wrapped in advertisements here–I must see a Red Bull PT Cruiser every day on the freeway. How come we can get paid to drive around in a Snapplemobile but I can’t pay them to drive a Mitsubishi Hello Kitty car? Where’s the licensed character love for the US auto market? I’m honestly just a little bit disappointed in Mattel, Disney et. al for not following up on this market. A very little bit, but still.