Mattel reveals Barbie Doll of The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games is proving to be a monster success at the box office on both sides of the Atlantic, and all three books are currently still inside the top ten bestsellers list. Given its success there has been a lot of related memorabilia turning up. You can wear your own Mockingjay Pin, or even play The Hunger Games board game. Mattel are contributing to the phenomenon with a Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll.  

The Hunger Games Katniss doll comes with a hooded jacket, top, and military-style trousers, inspired by the costume that actress Jennifer Lawrence wears in the film. She also has a bow and quiver complete with arrows.

Designed by Bill Greening, he is a Barbie collector himself and a big fan of The Hunger Games. “It was truly an amazing experience for me to be able to design the Katniss Barbie doll,” he says. “I think it really pays tribute to Katniss and The Hunger Games.

When creating the doll’s attire, Greening said, “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. Of course, she wears her mockingjay pin proudly on her lapel. Hopefully Hunger Games fans can appreciate the attention to detail,” Greening added that, “the doll’s minimalistic style and details – such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look – also really embody the heroic character Katniss.

The Katniss Everdeen doll is currently on backorder and is expected to be available from August 1st. Fans can order one for $29.95 (£19) by visiting Barbie Collector. However, it’s worth noting that Barbie Collector doesn’t ship overseas, so if you’d really like one, then you better have a good friend in the US or Canada.

Source Barbie Collector | EW

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