Mattel To Launch 'A Wrinkle In Time' Barbie Dolls

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The “Mrs. W” girls of “A Wrinkle in Time” are being reworked by Mattel into Barbie dolls.

Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) will quickly be obtainable as a collectable set of Barbies, simply forward of the discharge of the fantasy movie — and the ladies who play them are thrilled.

“When a childhood dream involves life!” Witherspoon captioned an image of the doll made in her likeness. “Excited to disclose my very personal @Mattel doll – based mostly off of my Crimson-headed alter ego, Mrs. WhatsIt from #WrinkleInTime!!”

The dolls are described on Barbie’s web site as “for the grownup collector” and can retail at $50 per doll as soon as they’re obtainable on Feb. 23.

The film’s director Ava DuVernay had a Barbie of herself created in 2015 as a part of Mattel’s “Shero” marketing campaign for charity. The corporate later made her doll obtainable for buy after fan demand with proceeds benefiting Colour of Change and Witness.org. DuVernay additionally admired the “Wrinkle” dolls by way of social media.

“When Disney makes Barbies of your film’s characters and also you simply need to stare at all of them day in disbelief since you cherished Barbies as a woman however by no means had any like these,” she shared on Instagram.

New mother Kaling embraced her character’s icy transformation, too, in a publish that has racked up almost 130,000 likes.

“A Wrinkle in Time” premiers on March 9.

 
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