Mattel Debuts ‘The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen Barbie

You’re probably wondering how Katniss Everdeen and Barbie could show up in the same sentence together but there you have it: Mattel is debuting a new Barbie doll modeled after The Hunger Games heroine.

EW shared the first look at the upcoming doll and she’ll be wearing her arena-outfit based on Jennifer Lawrence’s actual costume in the film including her weapon of choice – bow and arrow, forest-tromping boots, and her iconic braid.

But what’s certainly not missing is her symbolic mockingjay pin – in miniature! Designer Bill Greening states: “Of course, she wears her mockingjay pin proudly on her lapel.”

But why that outfit and not her District 12 hunting outfit or reaping dress? “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,” says Greening of the Katniss Barbie.

Greening is a huge fan of the trilogy: “I think it really pays tribute to Katniss and The Hunger Games.”

The doll will be for sale in August but pre-orders start now at BarbieCollector.com. I’m not sure if hardcore fans will purchase the doll but that’s just me. What do you guys think?

Source: EW

Source: EW
GS Reporter: Sharlene

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