Entertainment Weekly just found out that Jennifer Lawrence, the leading character of “Hunger Games”, was used as an inspiration for the new Katniss Barbie doll. The new toy, which is identical with Lawrence’s character, Katniss, will be available in stores starting August 1.
What better way to promote a second-rate movie than to appeal to children’s innocent hearts? This is what the producers of the movie must have said to themselves when they hired Mattel to create an identical representation of the “Hunger Games” character, Katniss. There are many chances for the toy to be well-sold in America because it is a “badass” version of the beloved Barbie doll.
Unlike the previous girly versions, the Katniss Barbie doll is just as tough as the movie character. It has dark hair that is gathered in a loose braid and it wears the same outfit that Jennifer Lawrence displays in the movie’s fighting scene. Designer Bill Greening admitted that the film character was thoroughly studied, so he won’t miss a detail. As a result, the doll’s costume was provided with a mockingjay pin on the lapel, as well as specific accessories, such as, a bow and an arrow bag.
The makeup of the doll is different from the one of the previous Barbie dolls. According to Mattel’s spokespersons, the Katniss doll wears a minimalistic makeup, whereas the previous models had pink or red lips and blue eye shadow.
Jennifer Lawrence agreed to speak about the new Barbie doll. She told reporters that she was aware that her life would never be the same after accepting to play the part of Katniss in “Hunger Games”. As a matter of fact, the actress asked producers to give her some time before making a decision. It took her three days to accept producers’ offer because she knew it was time to “kiss her personal life away” and to accept that everything would be flipped upside-down.
The Katniss-like doll will cost $29.95 and it will be released on the market on August 1. Fans who want to see the “Hunger Games” sequel, “Catching Fire”, will have to wait a little bit longer, that is, until November 22, 2013.