April 19, 2012

Hot Off the Barbie Press #52

It's the latest and greatest news about your favorite collectible dolls, straight from Barbie Headquarters! The Hunger Games is the biggest movie in America right now, and the Hunger Games Katniss Doll is making waves with her photo debut and early pre-order. Plus, Barbie's newly announced run for president, and the first anniversary of the royal wedding have dolls popping up everywhere!

Serial Career Changer Barbie Now Running For President 
Jenna Goudreau, Forbes.com 4/4/12
Watch out, Mitt. Barbie has stepped onto the campaign trail and will officially announce her bid for President on Thursday. The I Can Be…President Barbie doll by manufacturer Mattel and in partnership with The White House Project, a nonpartisan nonprofit that aims to involve more women in politics, will be in mass distribution.

Barbie's Back on the Trail! 
Soledad O’Brien, CNN, 4/5/12
O’Brien highlighted the Barbie(R) I Can Be…President doll, prominently displaying the doll throughout the segment. O'Brien showed and mentioned how she “stands on her own,” and went on to say that “her girl [Barbie] does not give up!” when referring to Barbie's fifth attempt at running for president and that she “loves this doll.”

Barbie finally takes a stand — to run for president
Rina Raphael, MSNBC, 4/5/12
Will Barbie go from Malibu Dreamhouse to the White House? Everyone’s favorite 11.5-inch fashionista, who currently has more than 130 careers, has thrown her bubble gum-pink hat into the race. Of course, she had some help – specifically, from acclaimed designer and CFDA winner Chris Benz.

Boiling Hot: Barbie President to Princess 
Good Morning America, 4/6/12
During a pop culture “What’s Hot” segment, Barbie for President doll and the Barbie Collector William and Catherine Royal Wedding GiftSet were featured. Host Ali Wentworth showcased the Barbie for President doll, and though an image of the Royal Wedding Giftset was shown, (spoiler alert) she held up a non-Mattel Kate Middleton doll in box.

'The Hunger Games': Mattel debuts Katniss Everdeen Barbie -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK 

Tanner Stransky, EntertainmentWeekly.com, 4/9/12
EW is happy to share the exclusive first look at the iconic heroine after being filtered through Mattel’s Barbie-making factory. The article includes quotes from Barbie designer Bill Greening about the making of the in-demand doll.

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