Will and Kate Barbie dolls inspired by Royal Wedding sell out (and they haven't even gone on sale yet!)
10:58 GMT, 6 April 2012
A pre-order for the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Barbie dolls has sold out in the U.S.
Tagged the 'William and Catherine Royal Wedding Giftset,' they were released on February
14 which meant it took less than two months for eager fans
to exhaust the giant toy company’s stock.
The set of Mattel's two plastic
figurines, which will be released in stores on April 29 to coincide with
the royal couple’s one-year wedding
anniversary, costs $100.
Sell-outs: The 'William and Catherine Royal Wedding Giftset' has sold out in the U.S. Fans will now have to wait until April 29 to get the Barbies in store
Online shoppers were limited to reserving five sets of the dolls per order.
IN OTHER BARBIE NEWS…
An 'I Can Be… President' doll created by American fashion
designer Chris Benz will be available through pre-sale from Thursday.
The designer has dressed Michelle Obama in
The doll wears a bright pink power suit that includes a
jacket with a ruffled American flag hemline. Office-appropriate
wedges have been put on its feet.
It is just one of a series of 'I Can Be… Barbies', designed to inspire young girls who are beginning to think about future
Designed by Robert Best, the same person who created the Mad
Men Barbie dolls as well as the Grace Kelly bridal doll, the royal couple figurines are wearing tiny replicas of the outfits they wore when they were married in London last
The plastic Duke wears a miniature Colonel of the Irish
Guards uniform complete with a striking blue sash.
His figurine wife wears a
small version of the stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown.
Faux pearl buttons and lace have been stitched into the
little dress while a sparkling faux diamond ring sits upon the doll’s finger.
The royal Barbies are not the only versions of the iconic
doll that have quickly sold out upon release.
A limited-edition red-haired doll by shoe designer Christian Louboutin
sold out on Net-A-Porter.com, its exclusive stockist, in just one day in 2009.
A Farrah Fawcett Barbie, who wore a replica of the actress’
famous red bikini from a swimsuit photo shoot in the late Seventies, sold out last
year in just one month.