Rocker girls can have a serious jam session with this electric guitar endorsed by number one cool girl Barbie. Definitely a toy rather than a real kid-sized instrument, this guitar has buttons along its neck instead of strings that emit different sounds in each of the four modes. When set to Strummin mode, each button produces a different guitar riff against an electropop backbeat. In Guitar mode, buttons each make a single echoing string sound and Jammin interjects background noises, such as cheering crowd sounds or comments from Barbie (such as "What a star!" and "Wow!), while girls strum the strings. (Parents, hold your ears for both of these modes!) Finally, the Karaoke button plays one of three top 40 hitsDestinys Childs "Survivor," Hilary Duffs "Come Clean," or Christina Aguileras "What a Girl Wants." Girls can plug the included headset into the guitar and sing along with their favorite stars or create their own lyrics to self-composed tunes. Separate volume controls for the guitar and microphone ensure that vocals wont get drowned out by the loud music. Girls can also alter the sound by adjusting the echo or bending the pitch down with the whammy bar. Other song cartridges are available separately with different song selections. This guitar operates via four "AA" batteries or a jack that plugs into a home stereo or amplifier and is covered by a one-year limited warranty. --Cristina Vaamonde
Rock out in Barbie style with the white-and-pink Barbie Karaoke Guitar. Choose between the "karaoke," "jammin'," "guitar," or "strummin'" buttons along the bridge to get the music going. Or push any of the purple flower keypads for a different guitar riff. Plays pop hits and has a jack for use with your home stereo or stand-alone amplifier.