A Tomb Raider Barbie Doll Arrives Next March With The New Movie
A Barbie doll based on Alicia Vikander's portrayal of the iconic character will launch in March for $30.
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Toy giant Mattel has announced its next Barbie doll, and it's none other than iconic video game hero Lara Croft. Based on Alicia Vikander's version of the character from the upcoming movie, the collectible launches in March just ahead of the new movie, according to IGN.
The doll is priced at $30, and pre-orders open on February 19 through the Barbie website. There are a few accessories included with the Barbie, including her pick axe, journal, map, and more, as well as a certificate of authenticity. You can see an unboxing video below, courtesy of the Panic Pixie YouTube channel.
This is not the first video game Barbie. In 2016, Mattel launched a video game developer Barbie for its Career of the Year line. It does, however, appear to be Mattel's first Barbie based on a specific video game character.
The new Tomb Raider movie comes to theatres on March 16. Vikander, who won an Oscar for her role in The Danish Girl opposite Eddie Redmayne. Dominic West (The Wire), Walton Goggins (Sons of Anarchy, The Hateful Eight), and Daniel Wu (Warcraft) also star. The director is Roar Uthaug, who previously helmed the acclaimed disaster movie The Wave.
Like the 2013 video game reboot, the movie sounds like it will tell an origin story. "She has all the fierce, tough, curious, intelligent traits," Vikander said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "But we've stripped away all of her experience. She hasn't gone on an adventure just yet. She thought she was a stuck up businessperson living in the modern youth culture of suburban London, but then this whole box of information. This is the beginning."
A new Tomb Raider game is on the way. Official details remain a mystery, but last year, the title "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" was potentially leaked, though it's unclear if that was real.
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