Here's your first look at Mattel's collectible Hunger Games Katniss Barbie doll. It's got that classic Barbie design style, but what I like about it most is the fact that she's wearing the outfit that she wore in the games. I think it's a good representation of the character, and collectors are sure to be excited about it. The doll was designed by Bill Greening who told EW in an interview,
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. The doll’s minimalistic style and details — such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look — also really embody the heroic character Katniss.
I am a huge Hunger Games fan and loved all three books, so it was truly an amazing experience for me to be able to design the Katniss Barbie doll. I think it really pays tribute to Katniss and The Hunger Games.
The Katniss Barbie will be available in August and as of yesterday is up for pre-order at BarbieCollector.com and other online retail outlets. Will you be grabbing yourself one of these for your collection?