The new line of Hunger Games Barbie dolls for Catching Fire, featuring Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Effie, are now available for pre-order! Currently, Katniss, Peeta, and Effie are priced at $24.95 on BarbieCollector.com with an estimated availability date of 12/15/13. The site also has some close up shots of the dolls and a cool 360 degree view feature. Finnick’s doll is not yet up on the collector site, but is available for pre-order at ToysRUs.com for $29.99. Check out the images of each doll below!
I am absolutely in LOVE with the Effie doll! Who better to have her own Barbie doll than Effie Trinket right? Will you be purchasing any of these new dolls? Let us know!read more
As if the new still of Finnick and Mags wasn’t enough to get excited about this week, three new stills have surfaced from The Hunger Games Peru Facebook page! They feature Caesar and Peeta’s interview scene, Peeta and Katniss at training, and Effie on the Capitol train! Check them out below!
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We know how you all love Catching Fire surprises, so we have a new one to share with you! Hunger Games Explorer has just debuted a Victors Banner, with the first banner featuring Katniss and Peeta! Check it out below!
You may have noticed a countdown clock to the next Victor reveal. Over the course of ten days a new banner will be revealed featuring even more Victors! On Friday, August 30th, all banners will have been revealed. We know it will be tough to wait until then, so in the meantime, share your excitement by using the hashtag #VictorsRevealed in all social media posts! Also, make sure you check out the full banner on Hunger Games Explorer. This tiny picture is nothing compared to seeing the real thing!
What do you think of the first banner and who do you want to be next? Let us know in the comments!
We posted earlier today that EW would have a feature on Catching Fire, including a new Katniss still, in their Fall preview issue out this Friday. Now thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s Facebook page we are getting a much better look at that new image!
Make sure to pick up your issue of EW on news stands this Friday.
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It is always great to see Katniss, even though she looks quite sad in this particular image. Remember, there are more images to come to check back!
How do you think Katniss looks? What do you think is happening in this scene? Let us know in the comments!
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As if the Catching Fire still of Katniss and Prim that was released earlier today wasn’t enough of a tease (it wasn’t, we want more now;) ) MTV has debuted a new and exclusive GIF on their tumblr. Featuring an additional millisecond of footage that wasn’t in the original tease, we get a glimpse of Katniss and Peeta as Effie ushers them through the doors of the Justice Building during the Victory Tour. Check it out below!
Only a few more days til we get the real deal! Can’t wait for Sunday!
What do you think of the GIF? Let us know in the comments!
@HeyItsMDouv for the tip!
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When Katniss’ Capitol Portrait was revealed earlier this week, the question on every fans mind seemed to be “Is that her wedding dress?” Well tributes we now have our answer. It is indeed!
Costume Designer Trish Summerville shared details on selecting Katniss’ dress with The Hollywood Reporter.
Katniss’ white gown is by a designer named Tex Saverio in Jakarta. He is amazing! I found his designs quite some time ago and saved his information for a perfectly fitting project, then came Catching Fire – perfect!” she said.
“We did several Skype calls with sketches to work together in designing the wedding dress. I had seen a dress he designed with a similar metal bodice, and I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding-dress design,” Summerville adds.
She also pointed out the bodice, a Swarovski-crystal-clad “organza corset under a metal cage.” The metal pieces rising up are meant to signify fire and flames, while layers of laser-cut feathers at the waist and shoulder tie in the film’s “Mockingjay” concept.
The skirt also has numerous layers of organza and chiffon ruffles giving it grandness but still making it seem airy and fluid for movement. As Summerville explains, “This is very important for the twirling/ spinning Katniss does onstage, per Caesar Flickerman’s request.”
Summerville confirms that Effie Trinket’s red ruffled poster dress and matching shoes are indeed from the house of Alexander McQueen, as THR had reported. But she also reveals that Peeta’s suit is by a Korean designer that she is “obsessed with” called Juunj. “He is unbelievably talented,” she writes. “And Peeta’s boots are by Rick Owens. “
Now that we have confirmation, what do you think of the wedding dress? Are you surprised it was revealed before the film? Let us know in the comments!
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It’s back to business for newly crowned Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence. With Catching Fire filming to finish over the course of the next couple weeks, Jennifer headed to the salon today to get back to her brown Katniss locks. Just last week, Josh Hutcherson went back to blonde to step back into Peeta’s shoes as well.
Jennifer revealed last night on the Oscar red carpet that they weren’t heading to Hawaii for reshoots as some suspected, but instead scenes that they needed to finish filming. If all goes according to plan shooting for Catching Fire should be done by mid-March.
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YA adaptions are all the rage at the moment, what with books such as Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures, and the Mortal Instruments hitting theaters this year alongside Catching Fire. Keeping in the spirit, EW has named their top 10 YA couples and Panem’s star-crossed lovers, Katniss and Peeta have made the list.
Here’s what they had to say about our favorite duo:
Katniss and Peeta, The Hunger Games trilogy
First Encounter: It began with a loaf of bread and an act of kindness…. Though Peeta, a baker’s son, made his first lasting impression on Katniss when he threw her a loaf of burnt bread that allowed her hungry family to eat, the two don’t really get to know each other until they are sent to compete in the nationally televised fight-or-die reality show/sacrifice ritual, The Hunger Games.
Defining Moment: With Peeta injured, ill, and on the verge of death, Katniss kisses Peeta knowing cameras will capture their courtship and sponsors will send them food and medical supplies. It’s her version of returning the favor.
Relationship Challenges: Because of her hard-scrabble background Katniss almost unwaveringly looks out for herself, so there’s little room for anyone else in her heart or mind — though a certain rugged hunting partner named Gale does confuse her feelings. Later in the series, a drastic shift in Peeta’s personality (after he’s tortured with tracker jacker venom) complicates the showmancers’ yin-ang-yang dynamic further.
Why They Work: Peeta is a fundamentally good-hearted, smooth-talking person with sensitivity that balances out Katniss’s edge, self-consciousness, and lack of social propriety. He truly loves her, which she needs and appreciates — even if it takes her a little while to realize it.
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