The doll, which will be available from Monday on Barbie's official website, has 'Doctor Who' fans in a bit of a frenzy.
'Doctor Who' returned to screens this week to rapturous applause, as Jodie Whittaker's first female Doctor sees the highest viewing figures the series has had in years. Not only that, but Whittaker's take on the Time Lord has received glowing reviews from fans, which is probably the biggest obstacle to overcome when changing a beloved character's gender.
Now, to everyone's surprise, Barbie have announced that they will be releasing a 'Doctor Who' version of the iconic children's toy. Here she is with "her signature suspenders, lace-up boots and sonic screwdriver, this #Barbie doll is ready to time travel into your collection!"
Introducing the all-new #DoctorWho Barbie doll inspired by the iconic series’ Thirteenth Doctor. With her signature suspenders, lace-up boots and sonic screwdriver, this #Barbie doll is ready to time travel into your collection!
Available Monday 10/8 at https://t.co/JDeqzI59nX. pic.twitter.com/hmbh6eX1z2
— Barbie (@Barbie) October 7, 2018
Without a question, the new doll will be on a lot of Christmas lists' this year, and pre-orders are already being taken by website Forbidden Planet:
— Forbidden Planet (@ForbiddenPlanet) October 8, 2018
Fans of the 'Doctor Who' series have been sharing their opinions on the new Barbie, with a mostly positive reaction to the news:
Where's the Doctor Who Barbie at?!? @Barbie
— Emily ðŸ•·ï¸ÂÂ? (@emi_anemone) October 8, 2018
I think Barbies are generally harmful for women's body image, and they've messed with her body shape A LOT. I prefer the other doll that actually looks like Jodie.
But kids don't buy their own toys. So if they're gonna be given a Barbie, I'd be happy it was this one. https://t.co/r2ZuZoKGM8
— Whovian Feminism (@WhovianFeminism) October 7, 2018
I love that this exists. Love it. So many little kids are going to send the Doctor on so many incredible adventures (other Barbies have been having incredible adventures for decades) https://t.co/rFntmgrAkl
— la jellybean (@la_jellybean) October 8, 2018
It took me a minute to realise the show hadn’t gone in a COMPLETELY different direction ðŸ˜‚ðŸ¤
— Bells Hells (@bblace) October 7, 2018
I haven't owned a Barbie doll in 25 years and I no longer watch Doctor Who regularly but I somehow desperately want this, so anyway, capitalism works.https://t.co/fh9ZDyzfnq
— Approximately Jane (@sgtjanedoe) October 8, 2018
We just hope that the release of Whittaker's Barbie doesn't turn into a 'Jingle All The Way' scenario, because that might ruin a few children's (and adults) Christmas':
I hope adults remember that this is a child's toy and don't buy them all up to resell on eBay at a massive markup so kids can't have them for Christmas. https://t.co/LBx7ihisXJ
— Ailbhe Leamy (Readifood SMS 70070 RFFB24 £10) (@artbyailbhe) October 7, 2018