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TOMB RAIDER Fans, There’s a Lara Croft Barbie on the Way!

TOMB RAIDER Fans, There’s a Lara Croft Barbie on the Way!

Who says Barbies can’t raid tombs? Mattel just announced the addition of a li’l Lara Croft to their ever-growing collection of film-inspired Barbies and Kens. Appropriately dubbed Tomb Raider Barbie and crafted in the likeness of Alicia Vikander, the doll will be available March 9, but you can go ahead and pre-order it for $29.99 just in case. Then, on March 16, provided you don’t get too much side-eye from the employee taking your ticket, you can bring the doll with you to see Tomb Raider. (We won’t judge.)

Tomb Raider Barbie’s body is fully articulated, meaning she’ll be able to traverse any make-believe cavern she comes across. (From my experience with Barbies, and I have a considerable amount, that also means she can do the splits and stiffly replicate the motions of “YMCA.”) Lest you worry that she won’t be able to scale any impossibly high cave walls, the included climbing axe fits in her hand for just suck a task. Lara also comes with a map, a journal, and a display stand. She sports a sleeveless tank, belted skinny pants, and modestly heeled boots.

The doll—which is, let’s face it, genuinely awesome—was designed by Bill Greening. This is far from the Mattel principal designer’s first foray into Barbies of pop culture favorites. And while his take on Tippi Hendren in The Birds might still be the greatest Barbie ever created, given how much this doll looks like the Lara we’ve come to know and love in the most recent iteration of Tomb Raider games, Tippi could be dethroned. All I’m saying is I may have to make some room in my already-overflowing toy display case.

Also, please tell Bob Greening I want a Nathan Drake Ken next, preferably one with stubble and a rakish grin.

Which movie/video game character do you want to see as a Barbie or Ken? Let us know in the comments!

Images: Mattel

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