but would Joan Holloway see herself in Barbie?

For a while many years ago I was geekishly collecting Star Trek Barbies and X-Files Barbies, so I squee’d when I saw this:

March 10, 2010 — New York, NY — Mattel, Inc., Lionsgate® (NYSE: LGF), and AMC announced today the launch of four Barbie® Collector “Mad Men” dolls available to consumers July 2010. Designed by Barbie designer Robert Best, the “Mad Men” Barbie doll line features key players from the Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency: creative director and leading man Don Draper; his wife Betty Draper; Sterling Cooper partner Roger Sterling; and bombshell office manager Joan Holloway. Today’s announcement marks the first licensed doll line in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection, a signature silkstone collection within the Barbie brand known for featuring couture quality fashions and accessories.

I dunno — the luscious Joan looks a bit too willowy rendered in plastic:

And then there’s this:

The “Mad Men” Barbie Collector doll collection embodies the “Mad Men” series’ couture fashions and accessories, and its iconic 1960s style and aesthetic.

Iconic 1960s style and aesthetic? Do the dolls come with cigarettes and martinis? Somehow, I doubt it.

Still: *squee*!

This has been your OMG Thought for the Day.

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