Mattel reveal their new ‘Barbie’ tribute to Rock Hudson and Doris Day doll giftset at the 2011 New York International Toyfair

February 17, 2011 17 Comments

Photos By Michael Williams/ – The Mattel and Barbie Collector booths at the New York International Toyfair in the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY, February 13, 2011.

Later this year, the American toy manufacturer Mattel will release a new celebrity collection of ‘Barbie’ doll gift sets which are dressed up in outfits associated with some of the most legendary stars and characters of TV, film and music.

One of the sets which has been produced pays tribute to Hollywood’s ultimate golden couple Rock Hudson and Doris Day. It celebrates their most iconic on-screen pairing in the 1959 motion picture “Pillow Talk”. The two dolls feature authentic fashions from the award-winning romantic comedy which centred around the perky interior designer Jan Morrow (Doris) and “womanizing” cad Brad Allen (Rock). The set was notably produced with the approval and assistance of Ms. Day and her management.

Other celebrity Barbies will be of “Frank Sinatra”, Grace Kelly, Reba McEntire, Elvis Presley, “I Love Lucy”, “Bewitched”, “I Dream of Jeannie”, Dynasty’s Alexis and Farrah Fawcett.

Mattel revealed their new dolls at the 2011 New York International Toyfair. The series is expected to be available across the USA this summer from all good toys stores such as Toys “R” Us and Walmart. We have also created a special page devoted to the “Pillow Talk” doll set with links to buy it online.

More news will be provided as we have it. We understand the “Pillow Talk” set (item #V7160) should retail around $70USD.

17 Comments to “Mattel reveal their new ‘Barbie’ tribute to Rock Hudson and Doris Day doll giftset at the 2011 New York International Toyfair”
  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sarah Stone Innerst and forrest6969, Doris Day. Doris Day said: Mattel reveal their new 'Barbie' Doris Day and Rock Hudson doll giftset [...]

  2. Melissa Fortuna says:

    Oh my!! This news has thrilled me to tears! I am so excited to see this! My day is officially made — just as my summer will be.

  3. Critago says:

    Wow…I am not into collecting Barbie’s but this is a must have for me since it is of my favorite star, Doris Day! What a nice tribute. Doris Day has always been my idol and I love all of her movies. Her movies with Rock Hudson are especially still fun to watch and I can’t help but watch them again and again each time they are on TV. Doris thank you so much for providing such wholesome entertainment over the years. You will always be special, not only for your movies, but also for your kindness to animals.

  4. Hope Macmillan says:

    How can you say you love Doris Day and look at the doll and say it is great, It does not even look like her. It is an insult to Doris to compare her to this doll. Please!!

  5. Keli Green says:

    OMG!!! (Goodness)

    This is the best set mattel could have ever put out. What a duo worked together and were the best of friends. Going to have to be a must.. Thanks to both of them for making movies and music what it should be… :)

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  7. David Fox says:

    What wonderful news. I have hoped and hoped a doll in honor of Doris would be created and to have one for Rock is beyond excitement. I cer-tainly will be purchasing them. Thank you to all involved. I think it is a wonderful tribute to them both.

  8. Steve Weaver (UK) says:

    The Rock doll bears a likeness but the Doris doll looks NOTHING like our Doris… It looks more like Grace Kelly!!!

  9. [...] to release them during the summer in stores like Walmart and Toys "R" Us, as well as online. [DorisDayTribute] Posted by Joseph Pedro at 09:35 | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) Trackbacks [...]

  10. [...] Hudson and Doris Day Barbie Dolls Posted on February 18, 2011 by Stephanie Post WOW!!! Discovering Doris just posted news that later this year Mattel is planning on releasing a set of Rock Hudson and [...]

  11. Erik Boarman says:

    A Doris Day doll will be beautiful.

  12. Pat Dalton-Graham says:

    A Doris Day doll will be wonderful! Doris is my favorite actress/singer of all time. She’s a national treasurer.

  13. [...] this year, Mattel will release a new celebrity collection of Barbie dolls honoring legendary stars and characters of TV, film and [...]

  14. [...] Discovering Doris just posted news that later this year Mattel is planning on releasing a set of Rock Hudson and [...]

  15. Sonda says:

    I agree with some others. The doll does not look like Doris Day at all. Not even as pretty as she is!!

  16. alisa says:

    doris day has been my all time fav since jr high what a great lady very talented.. cant wait to get te doll set alisa

  17. [...] aka Screen Goddess Doris Day and  Handsome Hunk Rock Hudson. Since the set made its debut at New York’s Toy Fair in February 2011 both dolls have noticeably undergone a bit of “plastic” surgery to ensure they look [...]

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