So when we said earlier today that the Katy Perry Barbie doll would be released in the near future, we meant a few hours after the Nicki Minaj doll. It’s all the same deal: The auction on CharityBuzz runs til December 19, the proceeds go to Project Angel Food, and already someone’s bid $1,350 for their doll-size replica of the brightly-attired, formerly Christian-rock pop star.
Matching Katy’s love for inserting food into her costumes, performances, and music videos, the Barbie has a dress whose skirt is meticulously covered in cupcakes. She comes with a little waffle-cone stage sprinkled with gummy bears; obviously the Mattel designer, named Amy Lee, was inspired by Katy’s “California Gurls” video. (So does that mean you can buy Snoop Dogg separately?)
If I were a doll collector, I’d want to snatch up this one if only for the gorgeous costume. What would make it the best would be if the Katy doll came with a second outfit of a more daytime-appropriate dress and a phone… in order to snap her many Twitpics, of course.