The Katniss, Hunger Games merchandising is now full speed as Mattel brings forth a Katness styled Barbie, as commented on by Crushable. It was announced at Toy Fair Joe tells me, but the discussion is picking up.
OK, now the Hunger Games merchandising craze is getting a little ridiculous. It makes sense that there are action figures of Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, but now word has it that Mattel will be rolling out a Katniss Everdeen Barbie this April. Entertainment Earth (via fansite HG Girl on Fire) alleges to have the inside scoop on the doll, with the option to pre-order the $28 toy. Here’s what we know:
With this Barbie Hunger Games Doll you can style Barbie just like Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games movie! Hunger Games, a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence, is adapted to film from the original young adult novel by writer Suzanne Collins. This doll’s outfit is made to replicate the very same one worn by the feature character in the movie, and it measures around 12-inches tall! Ages 6 and up.
Since it’s for ages six and up, it’s likely that Katniss will be without her signature bow and arrow….read the rest on Crushable
It will be very interesting to see what we will do with Hunger Games, and I know that Cleolinda – a huge Katniss and significant Tonner fan on Twitter @cleolinda – is hoping that Katniss is going to be on the Tonner menu. The Hunger Games figures are still a ways out but we’ll be treating the main characters so it seems safe to say that marvelous Katniss will be among them.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, the theatrical trailer: