New From Mattel:
Royal Wedding Barbies

Royal Wedding
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Photo: Courtesy of Mattel

If you choose to purchase Mattel's Royal Wedding William and Catherine Barbie dolls, $100, do your memorabilia collection a favor and keep them away from children with markers. My sister made that mistake and her Barbies' faces paid the price. It would certainly be a shame, after all, to mar the Barbified Duchess's miniature Alexander McQueen wedding gown, trimmed in lace and faux pearl buttons—or her sparkling earrings and tiara meant to represent the 1936 Cartier Halo Tiara and matching diamond dangles lent to Kate by Queen Elizabeth.

Accordingly, plastic Will (with a notably full head of hair) also wears his wedding-day finest in a replicated red Irish Guard uniform and a royal blue sash. Although Mattel plans to officially release the figurines in time for Kate and Will's first anniversary in April, you can order the pair now at BarbieCollector.com. (Just, you know, no Sharpies.)

—Phillip B. Crook

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