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Barbie Bro

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Jian Yang, 33, a media executive in Singapore, told Reuters in September he was concerned about the diminishing respect the Mattel Corp. is giving Barbie, reducing production in favor of trendier dolls like those modeled after "Twilight" characters. Yang is apparently protective of his collection of more than 6,000 Barbies that dominate his row house — which he estimates has cost him nearly $400,000 since he took up the obsession at age 13. He said his parents have come to accept his passion, but acknowledged he had a few "ex-girlfriends" who felt "insecure" around his supermodels. Yang also owns about 3,000 non-Barbies, and on his last trip to New York bought 65 more.

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