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Look: Mattel announces new ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’-themed Barbie set

Aug. 14 (UPI) — Mattel has announced a new line of Barbie dolls inspired by 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope putting a new spin on the classic film.

Mattel will be releasing on Nov. 18 three Barbie dolls modeled after Princess Leia, Darth Vader and R2D2 that feature high-fashion clothing inspired by the original concept art for A New Hope.

The Princess Leia doll comes with an elegant white gown and silver jewelry pieces. Darth Vader is reimagined as a woman with dark hair, sunglasses and a less robotic looking black leather outfit.

R2D2 is transformed into an adult woman with blue hair and a white and blue outfit that is similar to the droid’s original look.

Each figure will retail for $100 and also comes packed with a doll stand and certificate of authenticity.

Mattel recently released a Barbie doll based on late singer David Bowie paying homage to Bowie’s iconic Ziggy Stardust persona from the 1970s.



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