MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fans of “The Hunger Games” can now bring the main character Katniss Everdeen home to play.
Mattel, which created a Barbie doll of Katniss, unveiled the doll as part of its Barbie Collector line on Monday.
The replica is dressed in what the District 12 tribute wears in the Games – green pants, black shirt, boots and a black jacket with orange trim. She carries Katniss’ weapon of choice, a bow and quiver of arrows, and has a gold Mockingjay pin on her lapel. Like Katniss, the doll’s hair is secured in a loose braid.
According to Mattel: “The Katniss Barbie doll depicts the strong and ever resourceful heroine as she enters the arena to defend herself in a brutal Government sponsored game which she has entered after volunteering to take her younger sisters place.”
The doll retails for $29.95 and is available for pre-order on BarbieCollector.com. It will be released in August 2012, to coincide with the DVD debut of “The Hunger Games.”
“Katniss” joins other dolls in the Barbie Collector line, including Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and “Twilight” characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.