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J.K. Rowling to be Turned Into Special Edition Barbie Doll

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Posted by: Rosi
February 03, 2010, 06:04 PM

A Sky News article reveals today that a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling Barbie doll will be showcased at the world's largest toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany, dressed in a "black wool suit and hot pink top combination." U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey, German prime minister Angela Merkel, 2009 U.S. Open winner Kim Clijsters and Swedish Crown Princess Victoria are among the other women to be turned into special edition Barbie dolls for their "role model" status, although the dolls will not go on general sale.

The senior vice president of Barbie International, Rosa Zeegers, commented on why these particular women were selected:

They are true models for girls of all ages, embodying the essence and values of Barbie.
Whether you are four years old or 70 years old, we all need aspirational role models in our lives.
The outfit chosen for the J.K. Rowling doll is based on her wardrobe choice for the 2009 Monsters and Critics Award Banquet.

Many thanks to MuggleNet for the heads up!

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92 Comments

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1830 Points

:/ Oh dear, oh dear…. that’s just… not good…

Posted by nellythemarrow on February 03, 2010, 08:46 PM report to moderator
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Hay! Much better then those pretty-girl barbies!

Posted by deatheater111 on February 04, 2010, 10:22 AM report to moderator
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SOOOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!! I WANT TO WATCH THAT BARBIE!!!! XD

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3526 Points

yaaaay !!

Posted by DesQueJteVois on February 04, 2010, 10:37 AM report to moderator
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Personally I’m actually disappointed that she agreed for such a thing. This is just too much. I like the books but I’m against the pop cultural abuse of Harry Potter . For the same reason I dislike the whole theme-park idea. Of course this is my opinion and I respect the fact that not everybody will agree with me. .

Posted by Goury on February 04, 2010, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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that’s so funny but so cool at the same time!

Posted by calliet2b4g on February 04, 2010, 10:47 AM report to moderator
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Oh, sorry for the double post!

Posted by Goury on February 04, 2010, 10:48 AM report to moderator
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That is so cool. I once had a Mulder and Scully Barbie collectable. I would definitely get this.

Posted by Eccentra on February 04, 2010, 10:55 AM report to moderator
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yaaaay !!

Posted by DesQueJteVois on February 04, 2010, 11:00 AM report to moderator
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This is what barbies should look be averge looking people!!

Posted by The Nerd on February 04, 2010, 11:00 AM report to moderator
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ahahahahhaha i want a jo barbie doll!!!!! JEALOUS!!!! shes so perdyy :D

Posted by theREALGinnyWeasley on February 04, 2010, 11:04 AM report to moderator
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this is horrible. they are going to depict her like barbie and not like herself. none of the barbies of famous people actually look like them.

Posted by gingerr_kat on February 04, 2010, 11:08 AM report to moderator
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155 Points

O_O Oh noooo….

Posted by ?????? on February 04, 2010, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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Please not this! Jo is a great role model for everyone but she does not need to be immortalized as a Barbie.

Posted by hrhgnl on February 04, 2010, 11:31 AM report to moderator
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I agree with you Goury. I’m also surprised that she agreed to associate herself with a doll that has very little to do with what I consider a “role model” for girls (and, from what I understand, what JK herself considers). Barbies glorify shallow beauty and obsession with fashion. An icon for skinny girls with eating disorders and empty brains, but not for those who want to be something more than an empty pretty package.

Posted by Iceholic on February 04, 2010, 11:34 AM report to moderator
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