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.
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.
The set, priced at $74.95, will be available on March 23 at BarbieCollector.com, amctv.com 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.