Mattel, the people who brought you Barbie and Ken, are introducing an expectant family of dolls--complete with a father, a now-she's-pregnant, now-she's-not mother, a newborn infant and lots of accessories.
But lest inquiring minds want to know, it's not Barbie who's pregnant.
"They are completely separate lines," Mattel spokeswoman Kathy Thorpe said. "We don't want anybody to think Barbie is expecting, because she's not married."
The new fashion-doll toy is called the Heart Family New Arrival Set and is just beginning to appear in stores, Thorpe said.
Mr. and Mrs. Heart--they don't have first names--originally arrived on shelves early last year with their twin-toddler offspring. "Now there's a third child on the way," Thorpe said.