There’s Team Edward and Team Jacob. But in the doll making game…
It’s Team William all the way.
Mattel has released a Barbie and Ken version of William and Kate to commemorate their upcoming one-year wedding anniversary.
As you can see, they have given William a full head of hair — something he doesn’t possess in real life — and strengthened his jawline. And although Kate looks a bit like every Barbie I’ve seen, she’s pretty and her gown is spot-on.
No doll marker would risk offending the royal family.
That clearly wasn’t a concern for the Mattel designer selected to create the dolls that recreate the wedding of Bella and Edward in Twilight Breaking Dawn.
I’m guessing he isn’t a fan of the saga. And Edward in particular.
His doll’s face is flat and fat, and his hair looks like an old lady’s wig. I know the white makeup isn’t flatteringly on anyone in the movies, but it eliminates all detail here.
In the words of my friend Tina…
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And now for something completely different — a disparaging remark about “Twilight.”
Well…not really about the saga itself. It seems a member of the “Twilight” family is trying to score a bigger slice of the fame pie.
This instance seems particularly grabby….but maybe I should expect that from a hands model.
That’s right. Kimbra Hickey is a ‘parts model’ — as in hands and feet parts — who lives right here in New York City. Many moons ago, Hickey earned $300 for 2-hours work — the industry rate — to hold an apple for the book cover of “Twilight.”
Of course, at the time, no one knew what a smash hit the books and subsequent movies would be. And now Hickey wants her extra pound of flesh.
The model has taken to hanging out at the cash register at the local Barnes & Noble, telling “Twilight” book purchasers ‘those are my hands’ and giving autographs. She’s also attending “Twilight” fan conventions, selling apple-scented hand lotion.
Her ultimate goal? A role in the final two “Breaking Dawn” films.
Now, as you know, I’m all about self-promotion. But Hickey thinking she deserves special treatment from the “Twilight” movie producers based on that photograph would be like me expecting my own Emmy for being an extra in an award-winning episode of “30 Rock.” Granted, I was, and I joked about it…but I didn’t show up at the after-party and expect to get in, or demand a recurring role on the show. Even I admit that’s ridiculous.
What do you think? How should Hickey be handled? To help you make up your mind, check out her website, where she’s posted ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and her “Twilight” promotional schedule.
Or just visit Barnes and Noble during your next trip to Manhattan. I hear her autograph is free…for now.
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