- EW has our first look at the Collector’s Katniss Everdeen Barbie in the works from Mattel.Desinger Bill Greening, explained to EW why he chose this look rather than the reaping or Capitol looks for the doll.
“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,” says Greening of the Katniss Barbie. “Of course, she wears her mockingjay pin proudly on her lapel.”
Designers at Mattel created Katniss’ look by going straight to the source and examining the actual costume that Jennifer Lawrence wore in The Hunger Games. “Hopefully Hunger Games fans can appreciate the attention to detail,” Greening says.”The doll’s minimalistic style and details — such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look — also really embody the heroic character Katniss.”
Of course, it took a true fan to create such a doll. “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,” Greening says. “I think it really pays tribute to Katniss and The Hunger Games.”
The Hunger Games‘ Katniss Barbie will be available everywhere in August.
The Hunger Games Katniss Barbie is now available for pre-order from BarbieCollector.com for $29.95 with a limit of 5 dolls per order.
What do you think of the look of the Katniss barbie? This is a “doll”, that is designed more for collecting than play, so will you be pre-ordering one? Let us know in the comments.