Direct from the Capital to your District! Last week Mattel unveiled a Hunger Games Barbie, based on a small little film of the same name.
They've been releasing special collectible Barbies like this for years now, based on movies and TV shows like Gone With The Wind, Star Trek and I Love Lucy. I'm not an expert Barbieologist, but as far as I know this is the first time they've released a Barbie based on a movie that's still in theaters.
As likenesses go, this is a pretty good one. It actually looks like Katniss Everdeen aka Jennifer Lawrence. Usually these collectible dolls end up looking more like Barbie than whoever they're based upon. The outfit looks pretty good too, and she's even wearing her trademark mocking jay pin.
It's a nice looking figure, but I don't see myself buying one. I collect action figures after all, and this... this is a doll. HUGE difference. One is a scale model of a human that comes complete with an authentic outfit and tons of accessories, and the other is a doll. I collect action figures. To suggest that I should collect a doll, well that would be downright silly.
WARNING: If you do decide to collect one, don't be surprised if she starts hunting down all your other dolls until she's the only one left.