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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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very cool

Posted by Lady of the Lake on February 04, 2010, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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Mmmm… I’m not a fan of the idea. Jo is an excellent role model (she’s been mine for years), but a Barbie? Really? At least they won’t be sold to the public.

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on February 04, 2010, 11:38 AM report to moderator
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I think its so cool and such an honour but i also have this bizarre desire to crack up and laugh for like the rest of my life! hehehe! the idea of a replica of Jo in 11.5’ platic doll, is kinda funny! I REALLY WANT ONE THOUGH!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on February 04, 2010, 11:42 AM report to moderator
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hmmmmmm hopefully its a good barbie!

Posted by GinnyPotter:) on February 04, 2010, 11:51 AM report to moderator
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:/ Oh dear, oh dear…. that’s just… not good…

Posted by nellythemarrow on February 04, 2010, 11:52 AM report to moderator
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LOL! cool! i want to see it!

Posted by on February 04, 2010, 12:00 PM report to moderator
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whoaa i saw it! :O it looks just like her! (in a way)

Posted by on February 04, 2010, 12:01 PM report to moderator
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JK Rowling.. as a Barbie? Well, I guess she had to be okay with it…..

Posted by Gryffipuff! on February 04, 2010, 12:03 PM report to moderator
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I’m so happy they’re doing real role models!

Posted by Taylor on February 04, 2010, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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What I meant was, before they could have the “okay” to do this, I would think that JK would have to give consent. Wouldn’t she? If it’s good enough for her…

Posted by Gryffipuff! on February 04, 2010, 12:05 PM report to moderator
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I was going to say “Poor Jo!!”, til I saw that they weren’t going to be for general sale. It’s more okay now. But still, Barbie isn’t exactly what I tie in with the term role model, but who knows. Maybe it’s changed since I was into those dolls. :/

Posted by Kissa on February 04, 2010, 12:08 PM report to moderator
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I agree with you Goury. wth?!?!?!

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I agree with you Goury. wth?!?!?!

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Although I am pleased that she was included among this list of women as a role model for young women, I am afraid that the very concept of Barbies gives many a young female the wrong aspirations in life. Barbies induce in many the conviction that they must use their bodies in order to achieve success when they do not.

Posted by Kirk on February 04, 2010, 01:11 PM report to moderator
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Although I am pleased that she was included among this list of women as a role model for young women, I am afraid that the very concept of Barbies gives many a young female the wrong aspirations in life. Barbies induce in many the conviction that they must use their bodies in order to achieve success when they do not.

Posted by Kirk on February 04, 2010, 01:13 PM report to moderator
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