Katniss Everdeen: The Newest Edition to Barbie’s Family

No lie.

Barbie has had a make-under, as revealed in the first photos of the Katniss doll, inspired by the heroine of the Hunger Games.

Mattel has launched its special collection doll, based on 16-year-old Katniss.

The make-up free figurine is decked out in her signature boots and black-and-orange jacket, with a trademark mockingjay pin, braid and bow and arrow.

It is a far cry from the traditional pink-loving Barbie doll, of the the Malibu Dream House and stiletto heels variety.

Since its 2008 release, the Hunger Games book trilogy by author Suzanne Collins has sold more than 11 million copies, and has been published in 47 foreign-language editions.

The movie has stayed atop the box office for three consecutive weeks after its $155 million opening last month, and has now passed the $300 million mark in total revenue.

The doll’s precise resemblance to Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence in the film, is another example of fans’ loyalty to the franchise.

Source: Daily Mail
Source: Barbie Collector

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Katniss Everdeen: The Newest Edition to Barbie’s Family

  1. Pingback: The Newest Edition
  2. rubahillawi says:

    hmmm… very interesting how Barbie is releasing a pink-free heroine. As a child the only reason I used my barbie dolls was to serve as overly girly girl victims who couldn’t do anything for themselves while the ninja turtles saved them… yet again. Looks like Barbie play time may have a very different dynamic soon!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s