Hello, dolly: Mad Men TV characters to become Barbie dolls!

Hello, dolly: Mad Men TV characters to become Barbie dolls!
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Mad Men’s Joan Holloway, Don Draper and Betty Draper to become Barbies

Four characters from the smash-hit TV show Mad Men are to be made into Barbie (and Ken) dolls: Sterling Cooper ad man Don Draper (Jon Hamm), his wife Betty (January Jones), colleague John Sterling and sexy secretary Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks).

Barbie was launched in March 1959 – exactly a year before the setting of Mad Men's first season (which continued into 1962 and 1963 with its subsequent seasons). Season 4 of Mad Men is due to begin in the US this summer and will hit our shores soon after… here's hoping we'll see some Swinging 60s fashions!

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We can’t wait to see Joan’s doll – her va-va-voom curves are surely just waiting to be immortalised in Barbie form. What's next for the iconic doll? We're dreaming of a SATC Carrie Bradshaw Barbie, a True Blood Sookie Stackhouse Barbie… or best of all, when will we see the cast of Glee in doll form?

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Toy company Mattel is making the dolls as part of a “Barbie Fashion Model” collection, to retail at around £50.16. Each will come with period accessories such as hats, jewellery and 50s/60s underwear, but the cigarettes, cocktails and racy behaviour will be left on set.

By Harriet Reuter Hapgood

 
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