Where there is a franchise, there is merchandise, and where there is merchandise, there are Barbies. Well, that may not always be the case, but for something like the rapidly forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns, Barbies crafted in co-leads Emily Bluntâ€™s and Lin-Manuel Mirandaâ€™s likenesses make all the sense in the world. Mattel sure thought so, and thus a new Barbie and Ken were born.
Um, these Barbie Signature dolls of Mary Poppins & Jack The Lamplighter (that's me y'all) are on sale 11/1...(👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀)*this is fine gif* pic.twitter.com/hrT7lWhYpK
â€” Fiendstyle Lungs ToScream (@Lin_Manuel) October 29, 2018
As with all Barbies made to mimic real people, the resemblances the dolls bear to Blunt/Poppins and Miranda/Jack are pretty striking. Iâ€™m not sure Maryâ€™s cheekbones can cut glass quite as well as Bluntâ€™s, but the smile is on point. And you canâ€™t mess with that accessory gameâ€”the Mary doll comes with Poppinsâ€™ magic bag, a scarf, a hat, and heels to match.
Jack has a hat and a lamplighter, befitting his name, which is apparently Jack the Lamplighter. I donâ€™t know about you, but I learned something today!The dolls retail for $39.99 each, a small price to pay for a miniature Angel of Verdun or Alexander Hamilton. (Note: youâ€™d have to make your own outfits if you wanted to dress them in Edge of Tomorrow and Hamilton garb respectively, and I encourage you to do so.) And theyâ€™re available well in advance of Returnsâ€™ December 19 release date. What better way to get hyped for that?What other Mary Poppins collectibles would you snatch up? Let us know in the comments!