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Hunger Games Barbie Doll

hunger-games-barbie-dollsKatniss a Barbie

At last:  a Barbie that can kick butt!  Katniss from The Hunger Games now has an uncanny likeness in barbie form.  And she's pretty beautiful just like the actress who plays her, Jennifer Lawrence.  Mattel chose to design the barbie in the main outfit Lawrence wears throughout The Hunger Games, with her loose braid off to the side and her signature quiver of arrows complete with bow.  She even dons the famous gold pin of the mockingjay on her lapel, just like the character.  The Katniss barbie's designer, Bill Greening is reported to have gone as far as studying the actual outfit Lawrence wore as Katniss, to ensure the doll would be an accurate likeness.  And we think he did a magnificent job!

Jennifer Lawrence Barbie

Lawrence was prepared for the hype that was to ensue from playing Katniss in The Hunger Games.  When she was offered the role, she reportedly took some time to think about accepting the challenge because she knew it would thrust her into the spotlight, just as the Twilight Series did for Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The latest numbers from The Hunger Games is that the movie has made over $460 million since it premiered in late March 2012. 

It will be interesting to see how much money the Katniss Barbie will make.  Interested fans can go to the website BarbieCollector.com and pre-order the doll, which will not be released until August 1.  The Hunger Games Barbie is retailing for just under thirty dollars.

Mattel is no stranger to turning actors into barbie dolls.  The company has made several of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, most lately, of their wedding scene, complete with tuxedo and dress from the movie, Breaking Dawn.  The company  has even made a doll in Taylor Lautner's likeness.  And guess what?  His doll is not wearing a shirt!  We'd be willing to bet he has those six-pack abs.  The Twilight barbies went on sale in February of 2012 and can also be found on the barbie collector site for the same price.

The Hunger Games Trilogy

As difficult as it will be to wait, the next Hunger Games movie, named "Catching Fire," while not show in theaters until November of 2013.  Even more perplexing is that the director, Gary Ross will not be returning to direct the next two Hunger Games movies.  As of late, a new director has not yet been found. And the longer it takes to find someone new, the longer we will have to wait!  After "Catching Fire" is released, the final movie, which is patterned after the third book, will be called "Mockingjay."

So in the meantime as we eagerly await "Catching Fire," we can always snatch up the inevitable future Hunger Games Barbies Mattel comes out with and re-read the books over and over again!  Will you be buying the Jennifer Lawrence barbie?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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Shannon Walker

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