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!
:/ Oh dear, oh dear…. that’s just… not good…
Hay! Much better then those pretty-girl barbies!
SOOOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!! I WANT TO WATCH THAT BARBIE!!!! XD
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. .
that’s so funny but so cool at the same time!
Oh, sorry for the double post!
That is so cool. I once had a Mulder and Scully Barbie collectable. I would definitely get this.
This is what barbies should look be averge looking people!!
ahahahahhaha i want a jo barbie doll!!!!! JEALOUS!!!! shes so perdyy :D
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.
O_O Oh noooo….
Please not this! Jo is a great role model for everyone but she does not need to be immortalized as a Barbie.
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.