If you’ve ever wanted to hold Katy Perry in your trembling hands, bend her into all sorts of interesting positions or perhaps even have her re-enact the “I Kissed a Girl” video with a cast of your sister’s Barbies and Bratz dolls, well, you’re in luck. (You’re also kind of weird.)
Perry will soon be hitting stores as a 12-inch doll, fulfilling the next inevitable step in her career and placing her among the ranks of other cast-in-plastic pop luminaries like Gwen Stefani, the Pussycat Dolls (you know, before Hasbro pulled the plug on their line ), Fall Out Boy and, uh, Ghostface Killah .
The Perry doll — made by the folks at Integrity Toys in collaboration with fashion designer Jason Wu — comes decked out in a wardrobe modeled after the singer’s “I Kissed a Girl” clip (belted gold minidress with an accordion-pleated skirt, black stockings and pink heels). It features 12 points of articulation and will be packaged in a box featuring exclusive “whimsical artwork.” It retails for $49.99, and only 500 will be made, which might explain why — as of Monday morning (September 29) — there’s already a waiting list for the doll over at Integrity’s Web site.
Eagle-eyed fans might recognize the Perry doll from an early appearance it (sort of) made in her “Ur So Gay” video: Several figures from Integrity’s “Fashion Royalty” line (on which the Perry doll is based, though, according to the manufacturer, the “Fashion” line dolls have a “smaller bust”) made cameos in the clip.
The first batch of Perry dolls is expected to ship in late fall. There’s no word on whether Integrity will allow fans to complete their Perry set by releasing a quietly seething doll version of her boyfriend, Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy.