It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Dollhouse

Mattel just announced a whole new retro-line in their Barbie doll line: the cast of Mad Men. Not all of them, just a few favorite fashion icons from the Sterling-Cooper offices: creative director Don Draper; his wife Betty Draper; Sterling Cooper partner Roger Sterling; and bombshell office manager Joan Holloway.

Design your own Mad Men adventures with these retro action figures

Yeah, they’re a little creepy – Roger apparently got a facelift in the transition, Don is reduced to a blank blandness and Betty is generic Barbie with a sixties flourish. But at least Joan doll suggests the bombshell original, even if she doesn’t look much like her.

My Mad Men self portrait

The set, priced at $74.95, will be available on March 23 at, and select retailers (including, one hopes, at Corky St. Claire’s memorabilia store, where the Mad Men can have dinner with Andre in Corky’s brand new production). Wet bar not included, sadly. I’d love to see a selection of cocktail glasses as accessories.

More details at the New York Times here.

Me, I’ll just stick with my Mad Men portrait, courtesy of MadMenYourself at AMC.

Everybody should have one.

Heck, everybody should be one.

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website ( I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View ( I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly,, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

One thought on “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Dollhouse”

  1. Great posting, and you get a ZILLION thumbs-up for referencing “Waiting for Guffman” – is that not the best movie or WHAT? 😀

    Are you going to own this set? 😀

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