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Old Feb 16, '12, 9:39 am
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Default Royal Wedding Dolls: Mattel's Prince William And Kate Middleton Barbie Dolls Set For Release

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For those who still can't get enough of last year's royal wedding, Mattel is releasing a Barbie and Ken version of Prince William and Kate -- just in time for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's one-year wedding anniversary.

The company's royal dolls feature the plastic pair in their wedding-day regalia, with Barbie Kate in a floor-length, ivory taffeta replica of her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, complete with lace and faux pearl buttons. The Duchess of Cambridge doll also wears a veil, sparkling tiara, diamond earrings and even a mini-version of her sapphire engagement ring.
Is it me, but the groom looks a bit like Prince William, but the Bride is Barbie, Not Princess Katherine.

They cost $100.00
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Is it me, but the groom looks a bit like Prince William, but the Bride is Barbie, Not Princess Katherine.

They cost $100.00
I wonder why a company as big as Mattel can't hire sculptors who can make the dolls' heads look like the subjects.
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Sorta thought this might have been released last year. Doesn't appear to make marketing sense to me.
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I suppose the idea is cute.
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Sorta thought this might have been released last year. Doesn't appear to make marketing sense to me.
You under estimate the fanatic devotion of hard core Barbie fans. A few years back they released Barbie dols based on well known DC comics characters, some of these now trade hands 2 or 3 years later for ridiculously large sums of money. I predict something similar will happen with these dolls.
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You under estimate the fanatic devotion of hard core Barbie fans. A few years back they released Barbie dols based on well known DC comics characters, some of these now trade hands 2 or 3 years later for ridiculously large sums of money. I predict something similar will happen with these dolls.
But still, they would have got loads of casual sales if the release was timed with the wedding itself.
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