Last night when I cracked open my season 3 dvd collection of Mad Men, I was presented with a sketch of Betty Draper as Barbie. "What the what?!" was my first reaction. I jumped on the Google to get further details, and I found out it gets even better!!! Not only is Mattel making a Betty Barbie, they're also making a Joan Barbie and Don and Roger Ken dolls as well!! The Barbie Collector website describes the foursome as follows:
Gracefully molded of Silkstone®, a material that resembles the look and weight of porcelain, each doll is stylized in iconic costumes from the series, and comes with accessories true to their show counterparts. Don Draper wears his classic, polished red-lined suit and comes accessorized with a hat, overcoat and brief case; Betty Draper’s classic look is captured with unparalleled detail, from her faux pearl necklace to her pumps; Joan Holloway looks chic in a purple skirt suit and perfectly styled coif with her staple accessory — a pen necklace; and Roger Sterling is looking dapper in his monogrammed shirt.
To be released in this summer (2010), the suggested retail price of the dolls will be $74.95. The website doesn't stipulate whether that's the price of the set or if it's per doll. I'm hoping the former because although I'm not a Barbie collector my recent obsession with Mad Men just might make me become one. Will an MCM Barbie Dream House be next? We can only hope.
For more details about the collection and the Mad Men series, follow this link to Barbie Collector.