Who saw this coming? Mattel has released a Katniss Barbie Doll in light of the enormous success of The Hunger Games. The photo of the new Barbie is below, and we wonder: Do you think it looks like the Jennifer Lawrence character? We think no, she is simply too made up!
The Katniss Barbie Doll has the Mockingjay pin, bow and arrow… but does that make it authentic?
Barbie designer Bill Greening crafted the doll and spoke about it in a statement to the press. "I chose to dress her in the outfit she wears during the games, since this is where all the non-stop action takes place and is instantly recognizable by fans,” Greening said.
“Of course, she wears her Mockingjay pin proudly on her lapel. Hopefully Hunger Games fans can appreciate the attention to detail. The doll's minimalistic style and details -- such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look -- also really embody the heroic character Katniss."
If you like what you see, the Katniss Barbie Doll will go on sale in August. You can pre-order by visiting the Barbie homepage.