Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010
The dolls are part of a premium-price collectors’ series for adults that Mattel calls the Barbie Fashion Model Collection. Although there have been Barbies and Kens based on other TV series, among them “I Love Lucy” and “The X-Files,” the dolls will be the first licensed line for that collection, Mattel says, with a suggested retail price of $74.95 each.
Mattel is licensing rights to the characters from Lionsgate, the studio that produces “Mad Men” for the AMC cable channel. There will be 7,000 to 10,000 copies of each doll, to be sold in specialty stores and on two Web sites, amctv.com and barbiecollector.com.
The characters to become dolls are Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the show’s leading man; his wife, Betty (January Jones); his colleague at the Sterling Cooper agency, Roger Sterling (John Slattery); and Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks), the agency’s office manager who was Roger’s mistress.
That two dolls represent a relationship outside wedlock, and Don Draper’s propensity for adultery, may be firsts for the Barbie world since the brand’s introduction five decades ago. But for the sake of the Barbie image, her immersion in the “Mad Men” era will go only so far: The dolls come with period accessories like hats, overcoats, pearls and padded undergarments, but no cigarettes, ashtrays, martini glasses or cocktail shakers.
Source: NY Times
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Posted by LiveFor on August 12, 2009
Twilight merchandise is a lucrative business to be in, and Barbie’s jumped on board for a piece of the action. People StyleWatch has the first look at the dolls based on Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. The Cullen doll even comes complete with “shimmering complexion” and “trademark gold eyes”! Want one? Me neither.
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Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2008
For those parents who want to psychologically damage their young daughter, here is the Christmas present for you. It is an actual Barbie version of Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock’s excellent film, The Birds. Because nothing says Merry Christmas like a doll being attacked by fake birds!
Here is the official site’s description of the doll.
In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, gave us a tale of terror not soon forgotten in his film “The Birds.” Dressed in a re-creation of the stylish green skirt-suit worn by the film’s ill-fated heroine in an iconic scene, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Barbie® Doll celebrates the 45th anniversary of the acclaimed film. From the doll’s classic ensemble to the perfectly painted expression to the accompanying black birds, every aspect captures the film’s infamous appeal.
A Note to Parents: The Birds is rated PG-13. Consult http://www.filmratings.com for further information.
Production doll may vary from the photo shown above. Mattel reserves the right to modify the fashion/fabrics, sculpt, hair color/style, and accessories. Doll cannot stand alone as shown.
Of course the doll cannot stand alone, it’s being attacked by birds!
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