Jan. 30 - A new Barbie-themed cafe opens in Taiwan featuring corset chairs and desserts bearing the name of the doll fashion icon. Elly Park reports.
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She is plastic and she is fantastic.
It's of course Barbie, and the famous doll now has her own café in Taipei, Taiwan.
It's the first café of its kind authorized by toymaker Mattel, and it costs owners 50 million Taiwan dollars, or about $1.7 million US dollars to complete.
From chairs, to walls to even food, the space is filled with Barbie themed items.
Many women have had a Barbie at one point in their lives, spending hours of play time with the doll and patrons admit that the café made them feel nostalgic.
SOUNDBITE: 30-year-old Housewife Shiao Yu, saying (Mandarin)
"I feel like a Barbie doll in a fairy tale world, and I feel like a princess. It's very dreamy."
The café offers lunch, afternoon tea and dinner for about 10 U.S. dollars, complete with a calorie count for the fans wishing to stay as slim as their childhood idol.