Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Barbie Dolls Arrive!
Toy manufacturer Mattel is releasing a Faith Hill Barbie doll, along with a Tim McGraw doll, in honor of the country music duo’s 15th wedding anniversary, Entertainment Weekly reports.
According to Linda Kyaw, designer for Barbie Collector, Hill and McGraw were involved in the design process, especially from the outset. “Tim and Faith sent us photos of every detail” of their outfits for the dolls, Kyaw told Entertainment Weekly, “including Tim’s complete suit, piece-by-piece; and Faith’s dress, make-up, and clear shots of her hair preference. The couple knew exactly what they wanted to see in doll form, and they helped us achieve the best possible results.”
Kyaw told Entertainment Weekly that the design process was lengthy. Creating the prototype alone took about two months. “It really takes an army and the process can take anywhere from a weeks to a few months,” Kyaw said. “With real celebrity likenesses, it is definitely more challenging because there are a lot of factors to consider. Our vision is to capture the true essence of the celebrity — and I think we did just that with Tim and Faith!”
The Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Doll Gift Set, as it is known, will officially be available in September for $69.99 at BarbieCollector.com.