Mattel to make The Hunger Games Barbie doll

The collector's Katniss doll will be in stores in August.
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Following its initial resounding success at the box office The Hunger Games looks set to be a huge kids franchise, and now its licensing programme has scored a victory in the credibility stakes with the addition of number one fashion doll brand Barbie.

The dolls designer Bill Greening told Entertainment Weekly: "The doll's minimalistic style and details, such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look, also really embody the heroic character Katniss."

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