Gadgetwise asks, you can make a movie with a phone, so why not with a doll?

The Barbie Video Girl Doll ($50, Mattel) looks just like a regular Barbie, but a closer look reveals a camera in her pendant, and a postage stamp-sized color screen on her back, peeking through her blouse.

Powered by two AAA batteries (one in each leg), the doll can record up to 30 minutes of Webcam quality AVI video, with a three-button interface.

You can watch your recordings on the doll’s screen or transfer them to your Macintosh or Windows computer by way of the included mini-U.S.B. cable.

Because the doll can be posed, she doubles as a pretty good tripod. One problem: We drained two sets of batteries by accidentally leaving the recorder on. Mattel estimates just over an hour of recording time per set.

Today, her 256 MB of onboard memory can capture any sight or sound your child desires.

Photo by Mattel.

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