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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

No it is not by any means.  I do not believe the Queen would be amused.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

Well, i don't have any idea what Barbies look like today, but in my day they were an aspirational figure that few of us grew up to be.  So i am not surprised by this.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

None of these dolls are ever made age-relative.  The only one I've seen close to the real person is the Frida Kahlo Barbie, which I have.

 

Look at the Eleanor Roosevelt Barbie-same thing-Barbie dressed as Eleanor.  I don't think the idea is to make them age-relevant but to present Barbie as the person, not the other way around.

 

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

@golding76   That  was my first thought too.  She looks like Helen Mirren!

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

Aww, I like it. It's about time she's has her own Barbie. I'll probably end up getting it. 

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@GenXmuse wrote:

Aww, I like it. It's about time she's has her own Barbie. I'll probably end up getting it. 


@GenXmuse   I believe it is sold out on the Mattel site but prepare to pay more than the original price of $75 elsewhere.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

Sucks, I was hoping she'd by old, wrinkly, with a matronly figure.  The only concession is her white hair.  Otherwise no resemblence. Elizabeth doesnt have a swan neck or hourglass figure.  It's about time for a grandmotherly Barbie.


@Kachina624 

 

per the news release

 

Dressed in an ivory gown with blue ribbon, the doll features details drawn from the monarch's past. It wears a recreation of the tiara worn by the Queen on her wedding day, and pink and blue ribbons modelled after ones given to her by her father George VI and grandfather George V, the company says.

 

Since her clothing is from the past the white hair is ridiculous.  Since the doll commentates her years on the throne, not  her age a coronation theme would work with dark hair when she was young and slender.  Just my thoughts

 

Now a grandmother Barbi would be interesting. 

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

I MUST HAVE ONE!

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@Sooner wrote:

I MUST HAVE ONE!


@Sooner    You're not serious, I hope?

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

I think it's cute.