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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

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Re: Queen Elizabeth II Barbie Doll

Anything to make a buck

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I wonder if they needed her permission to do this?

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@Oznell wrote:

I think it's huge fun, and not to be taken too seriously.

 

I find the resolute set of the lips of "Barbie/Elizabeth" to be rather eerily accurate--  I've seen that expression over the years, on the current monarch.


@Oznell , You expressed what I was thinking when I saw the doll. It is definitely the Queen .

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Too bad its not a two doll set; one as she looked in 1952 and one today.  The today model should incorporate a more realistic body ( Mattel might find it sells surprisingly well).

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Just for fun, I looked to see if Amazon had this $77 doll in stock ( no, backordered).  Then I looked on Ebay ( its there for $250 and up up up).

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queen elizabeth barbie doll

 

[It seems to me that the position of the doll in this photo as well as the greater distance of the doll from the viewer more successfully captured the essence of Queen Elizabeth than the presentation in my original post.  It's the same doll, of course, but there is something special, something that suggests Queen Elizabeth a bit more in this one.  Golding76]

 

From Harper's Bazaar:

 

“The Barbie design team captured all the details from the Crown Jewels to the little medallions on the riband to bring this regal representation into reality,” a statement sent to BAZAAR reads. “The tiara is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara, and the little medallions on ribbons are the Royal Family Orders. The Queen’s look is inspired by the style and color of a gown that she’s favored in royal portraits of herself—following her signature look of simple, white, or ivory designs.”

 

Indeed, the details on the royal Barbie even include the queen’s Order of the Garter, with her blue sash adorned with a silver star representing Britain’s most senior order of chivalry founded during the Middle Ages in the major courts of Europe.

 

“The gown is not a copy of any one dress she wears, but rather a gown inspired by the style and color of gown that she’s favored in royal portraits of herself for the past several years,” senior director of Barbie design Robert Best explains. “If you look at those portraits or how she dresses for important events, she very much has a signature style and look—always a very simple design in white or ivory, which makes sense given that she must then wear all the accompanying jewelry and sash as befits her rank.”

 

At $75, the doll may also be the closest most will get to owning a version of the queen’s iconic Fringe Tiara. First worn on her wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947, and then by royal brides Princess Anne and Princess Beatrice, the gold, silver, and diamond-encrusted headpiece is estimated to be worth around $9 million!

 

Even the packaging is royal, with a Buckingham Palace–inspired depiction of a throne room to pay tribute to the queen’s accession to the throne in 1952. It also comes with a doll stand to display the queen in a number of regal poses.

 

packaging of queen's barbie doll

 
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I don't think they are trying to replicate what she actually looks like today. It definitely has her likeness. I like it. 

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I think she's lovely (the doll and Her Majesty) but at first glance I'm thinking "oh, look, a Helen Mirren doll" (who I just love).

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Spacrazy, a few of us mentioned that the doll bore a striking resemblance to Helen Mirren.  That is odd, isn't it?

 

Maybe QVC is going to surprise us with some commerorative knick-knacks honoring Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.

 

Tea towels?  Tea tins?  Bobble-head dolls?  I hope they have something but most likely they won't.  Oh well, one can dream...