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Would You Buy Your Child a Katniss Barbie?

Ever thought you’d see the day when a Barbie doll could shoot an arrow through someone’s throat?

The online Hunger Games community has discovered a placeholder page on the Entertainment Earth retail site for a Katniss Barbie doll from Mattel. There are no images to go with the listing, unfortunately, but a release date is project for April 2012.

The merchandising choices behind The Hunger Games have been pretty interesting so far. Is this reducing Katniss to a mindless walking clothes hanger or will this be a subversion of what Barbie dolls are commonly known for?

We suppose it all comes down to whether they include Katniss’ signature weapon. Would you buy your child a Katniss Barbie?

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