Here’s Priscilla Presley…Oops, It’s Priscilla Barbie!

March 13th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by GD  

Barbie, the most sold doll from Mattel has once again donned a new avatar and this time she is looking like Priscilla Presley. She even married a Ken doll that looks like Elvis Presley. In the new reincarnation the icons come together for the first time as the wold’s most popular doll and the world’s most popular performer hitch up.

Barbie turned 50 last Monday with a real birthday bash at a Malibu beach house.

The Presley dolls mark the 31st anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and wear replica outfits of what Elvis and Priscilla wore on their wedding day in Las Vegas in 1967. While Ken wears a black paisley-printed tuxedo with boutonniere and black boots, Priscilla

Barbie wears a gown of white chiffon and satin, complete with a tiara and veil.

The Priscilla Barbie will add to the other reincarnations Barbie has taken on from time to time. Apart from numerous professions, Barbie was also seen like the 1970s and 1980s Cher, in a tribute to Hitchcock’s “The Birds”, as Lucy and Ethel in the Chocolate Factory, and as Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins, among others.

Mattel has made the Elvis and Priscilla Barbie Doll Gift Set available for sale at shopeelvis.com and Wal-Mart stores for $59.97 saying it will make a great collector’s item.

Another version of Barbie wearing a number of tattoos and red fishnet stockings will also be introduced soon though adult opposition to how the tattooed Barbie may influence young children is already brewing. Over the years Barbie has been a style icon and many parents have voiced their opinion about the way Barbie is shaped with big breasts and a very small waist may affect children’s perceptions about being accepted.

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