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Following three successful seasons of 'Mad Men,' Mattel
plans to bring out versions of Barbie and Ken styled after
four of the show's characters. The collectors' series will
include Don Draper, the show's leading man; his wife, Betty;
his colleague at the Sterling Cooper agency, Roger Sterling;
and Joan Holloway, the agency's office manager who was
Roger's mistress, NY Times reports. The dolls are scheduled
to be released in July to promote the fourth season of 'Mad
Men,' which will begin that month on AMC. There will be
7,000 to 10,000 copies of each doll, to be sold in specialty
stores. The dolls are part of a premium-price collectors'
series for adults in the Barbie Fashion Model Collection,.
Mattel is licensing rights to the characters from Lionsgate,
the studio that produces 'Mad Men' for the AMC. While the
dolls will come with period accessories such as hats,
overcoats, pearls and padded undergarments, no cigarettes,
ashtrays, martini glasses or cocktail shakers will be
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