J.K. Rowling to be Turned Into Special Edition Barbie Doll
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!
i am sad that she agreed, cause if you agreed to getting your own barbie…that’s sad.
but, she’s still the greatest.
question: are there harry, hermione, ron, malfoy, ginny, etc. barbie dolls?
well i think this is really cool, way to go jo!
i think the point is finally making a barbie doll into a real role model, which jo definitely is!
JKR has spoken to young girls about trying to maintain a barbie doll figure. She would be stearing young girls to aspire to being something more important than just another pretty face… but to follow their dreams. I say ….WAY TO GO JKR! I wish I could buy yours and Ophrah’s dolls. Sometimes I envision the two of you meeting because you both have the same kind hearts.
I’m not quite certain how I feel about this, I mean it’s cool but unless they build the barbie like J.K. is actually built, I don’t think that I’m okay with it.
However, it doesn’t mean that I’d object to having one.
Um, weird much? Barbies do not represent people, they represent plastic. Why turn yourself into one? I mean, I really don’t have anything against Barbies but I think that making them after people is just a bit weird.