Monday, July 11, 2016

Petition Mattel for a Limited Edition Gabby Douglas Barbie

One-of-a-kind Gabby Douglas Barbie, part of the the Sheroes Campaign

The above and following images, quoted text, and videos are from a Barbie Facebook page status update posted on July 11, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.

We're excited to honor US Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas with a one-of-a-kind ‪#‎Barbie‬ doll made in her likeness! Watch as Gabby talks about inspiring girls to be true to yourself and dream big.‪#‎YouCanBeAnything‬ ‪#‎Shero‬











The Gabby Douglas Barbie is a one-of-a-kind.  Perhaps if Mattel is flooded with requests and/or petitions for this doll, they will follow through and produce a limited edition.  Pleas, petitions, and requests worked to make the Ava DuVernay Barbie a reality, so let's do it again!


Update
A petition for the Gabrielle Douglas Barbie has been created. Please sign it here.
The actual URL:  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petitioning-mattel-to-produce-a-limited-edition-gabby-douglas-doll.html  

Please share the link and ask others to sign, too.  

Thank you in advance!

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34 comments:

  1. Gabby Douglas is just too cute. I'd love to see a limited-edition doll done in her likeness!

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    1. She really is a cutie with a huge personality. A doll, mass produced, in her likeness will be great for so many reasons but the main one is to inspire girls to follow their dreams, too.

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  2. I think Mattel is definitely testing the waters by making this OOAK doll and showing her to us.
    That doll is a good likeness of Gabby Douglas, too.

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    1. You're probably right Maricha. Right now I am being teased with the OOAK.

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    2. I forgot to add that with the Made-to-Move body already being manufactured (and being perfect for this), getting this doll into production would be much easier than it was for most other celebrity likenesses.

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    3. Good point, Maricha! They might already be using components of the MTM Barbie body with the OOAK Gabby Douglas Barbie.

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  3. The doll has got Gabby facial features almost to the point (or is it to the tip?). I love that. Hope the petition will work.

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    1. Mattel is usually great at creating portrait dolls. They have some of the best sculptors. They did not disappoint with the OOAK Gabby Douglas Barbie.

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  4. Wow, the doll is really cute. It looks just like her. I hope the petition goes through and that the actual doll looks as nice as this prototype.

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    1. I hope so, too (the petition goes through), JMD. I really like this doll.

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  5. My daughter loves Gabby and hopes to follow in her foot steps one day. She did a Black History month project on her and presented it to her class while dressed in a leotard. I would love to buy this doll for her 9th birthday on July 17. She is an excellent role model & I hope this doll becomes available soon.

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    1. Your daughter's Black History project on Gabby Douglas sounds wonderful. She must really be inspired by her. I hope the doll is massed produced so girls, like you daughter, can own one.

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  6. This would be the 1st doll I've purchased in a VEEEERRRRY long time! Yeah Mattle!

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    1. If produced, it would be great as a first doll in a long time for you or for one of your granddaughters, Lee.

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  7. I love seeing these kinds of projects from Mattel - and as people have said, with enough buzz maybe this one will end up on the shelves at some point too!

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    1. Here's hoping, jSarie. I may have to start the petition myself.

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  8. I would definitely sign that petition! There are other OOAK dolls I would like to see limited edition productions done too, like Zendaya, for example.

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    1. I always hoped they would create additional Janet Jackson dolls like the OOAK of her several years ago that was auctioned for a charity, but I am sure there are licensing issues and other legalities involved in creating or preventing the creation of dolls for profit.

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    2. I just saw Carlyle Nuera's instagram and he posted ". . . if there's enough public demand, she might be mass produced!" Here is the link to his post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHvXdLNDKgm/?taken-by=carlylenuera

      So, if you know how to get a petition started --

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    3. Oh great, Phyllis. Thank you for sharing this. Someone was gathering reasons the doll should be produced, but as far as I know she has not completed the petition. I will pass this information on to her and share the link to the petition if she completes it. Thanks again!

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  9. I'll sign! Has a petition already been initiated.

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  10. I'll sign! Has a petition already been initiated.

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    1. A petition has not been initiated as of yet. If and when one is started, I will share the link.

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  11. I love her! I wish they would mass produce her so I could get one for me and each of my grandgirls. I never was able to get a Ava DuVernay Barbie! :-(

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    1. I'm sorry you missed out on the Ava DuVernay Barbie. I'm sure your granddaughters would love owning a Gabby Douglas Barbie.

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  12. Gabby has grown up to be so elegant! I would love to have this Barbie doll! Just in the tracksuit alone!! Awesome! They really should produce these as an official series the response and sell through for Misty Copeland & Ava DuVernay shows that there is a market for dolls that represent heroes of every culture. (I also love that they gave Gabby a Made to Move body!). :)

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    1. You are absolutely right, Julius. Mattel should produce a series of their OOAK sheroes. If I create the petition (if one has not already been created by the time I can breathe enough to sit down to research this and/or compose one), I will point this out to them. It's not like the dolls won't sell.

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  13. Very nice! Are you aware of an active petition we could sign? I would love to have this doll. I imagine they probably wouldn't offer the bar and mat as shown because it's huge. If the doll becomes available, I will have to make her one of those bars.

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    1. I haven't had the time to check to find out if there is a petition but I don't think there is. If Mattel produces the doll, including the bar and mat would be ideal.

      If I find a petition (or create one) I'll share the link.

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  14. I would love to add her to my collections. If Mattel makes this a reality this would be awesome.

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    1. Yes it would be awesome if Mattel would do the right thing and produce at least a limited edition of the Gabby Douglas Barbie. Little and big girls would be thrilled.

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  15. A petition for the Gabrielle Douglas Barbie has been created. Please sign it here. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petitioning-mattel-to-produce-a-limited-edition-gabby-douglas-doll.html

    Thank you in advance!

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  16. I wasn't familiar with Gabby Douglas before I saw this awesome doll, but I really hope it gets made. It's such a lovely face sculpt. Signed and shared the petition!

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    1. Thank you, Anderson's All-Purpose, for signing and sharing the petition!

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