It was probably inevitable, given that their empire currently includes everything from Twitter-themed nail polishes to televised marriages , but now it appears that the Kardashians are set to make the final push in their bid for pop-culture supremacy: becoming Barbie dolls.
Yes, according to
Us Weekly, Kim, Khloé and Kourtney are set to be immortalized as Barbie’s pals in a “limited-edition” series of dolls. Us also cites a source who says that the dolls “will reflect the girls’ measurements and may even come in Kardashian-designed outfits.”
Kim seemed to hint that a team-up with the folks at Mattel — the brand behind the iconic doll — was in the works during Christmas, when she took to her Twitter account to post a series of messages to Barbie’s “totally official and completely fabulous” account.
In one tweet, she sent “Barbs” holiday well-wishes and asked what her longtime beau Ken got her for Christmas.
In another, Kardashian teased to the doll that “I’m sure we will be seeing lots of each other” in 2012.
E! News then reported that the Kardashian Barbies are in the works and should be available later this year. They added that the limited-edition dolls are unofficially being referred to as “Dash dolls,” since they’ll be outfitted in fashions that can be purchased at the Kardashian’s Dash boutiques (of course).
There’s yet to be any sort of official confirmation from Mattel about the Kardashian dolls. When reached by MTV News, a spokesperson for the toy manufacturer would only respond that “we do not comment on product rumors.”
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